at YWCA Central Alabama (view profile)
Location Birmingham, United States
Date Posted 09/19/2018
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Program Overview:

Provides support and assistance for operation of YWCA Domestic Violence Services Department by providing support and resources for victims/survivors of domestic violence.

Essential Functions:

Show understanding and willingness to listen and assist victims of domestic violence.

Communicate professionally and compassionately with victim/survivors and with members of the community.

Be present in the office on a regular basis to receive potential clients by phone and in person to provide information and assistance.

Assist in providing support and guidance in the justice system for victims of domestic violence.

Assist with providing domestic violence education and awareness through public speaking engagements, personal contacts, law enforcement and judicial training, etc.

Assist in maintaining follow-up of clients through thorough documentation.

Assist with making contact with victims from local police reports and internal referrals.

Assist with ongoing client case management.

Assist with making referrals to community resources.

Assist with volunteer recruitment, training and services.

Assist Crisis Line volunteers with making appropriate referrals for long-term case management services.

Assist in providing clients information with Protection from Abuse procedures.

Participate in training for ACADV certification.

Maintain proper documentation of the services to clients & AmeriCorps service hours.

Maintain statistical information as required by the YWCA DVS Program.

Represent the program at meetings and in-service, as requested.

Ability to read and write, with some understanding of the legal system regarding domestic violence.

Attend required meetings, in-service trainings and service projects for DVS and/or AmeriCorps.

Adhere to the policies of the YWCA.

Marginal Functions:

Perform all other duties deemed necessary for the smooth operation of the program and the agency as directed by the Director of Domestic Violence Services, COO and CEO of the YWCA.

Academic and Experience Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Benefits include:

  • $13,732 AmeriCorps living allowance
  • An educational award of $5,920 upon completion
  • Health insurance for full time members
  • Student loan forbearance and interest accrual
  • Child care subsidy and SNAP eligibility for those who qualify
  • An opportunity to serve with some of Birmingham’s premier nonprofit organizations
  • Some flexibility in scheduling
  • Networking in YWCA and community
  • Extensive personal and professional development

The AmeriCorps position starts September 2018 and concludes August 2019. The position is located in Birmingham, AL and serves Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Some evening or weekend service is required.  Men and women are encouraged to apply. A passion for serving the community and commitment of one year is expected of all. Extensive background checks are performed on members.

Please view the AmeriCorps Powerpoint and complete the application for the Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program found at: Please email a resume, cover letter to be considered to: Phone calls and unscheduled visits are discouraged.

AmeriCorps is akin to Peace Corps for citizens who desire to serve within nonprofits in the United States to help with capacity building and direct service. YWCA Central Alabama is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a workplace free of unlawful discrimination. As such, the YWCA Central Alabama does not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or physical or mental disabilities.

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