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at YWCA Central Alabama (view profile)
Location Birmingham, United States
Date Posted 07/05/2018
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Description

Program Overview:

Provides support and assistance for operation of St. Clair County satellite office and shelter service delivery for victims of domestic violence and their children, including crisis intervention services, assist with providing safety planning services, housing and legal advocacy and outreach education.

Essential Functions:

Assist with providing crisis intervention services, including monitoring program participant activities, conducting intake procedures and assist with answering domestic violence hotline calls.

Assist with planning and support of client permanency goals, including gathering data to explore client eligibility for various housing programs, identifying and assist with updating housing and community resources information.

Provide assistance with referral services for job readiness, financial literacy, safety planning, legal advocacy and other community resources to remove barriers to obtaining and maintaining permanent housing.

Assist with providing transportation services (in agency vehicle) for shelter clients to complete self sufficient action steps.

Assist with implementing special events, new programs, and support services for domestic violence victims in St. Clair County as requested.

Maintain detailed statistics and evaluations on programs.

Assist with the data entry needs of organization and various programs.

Attend required meetings and in-service trainings.

Assist with volunteer recruitment, oversight, training and service delivery.

Assist in recruiting schools in St. Clair County to participate in the YWCA's Healthy Relationships program.  Provide support to coordinate and facilitate the healthy relationship sessions as needed.

Represent the YWCA at speaking engagements and community events as requested.

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.

Academic and Experience Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree preferred. Some college courses required. 

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 Pell City, 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: http://www.ywcabham.org/americorps. Please email a resume, cover letter to be considered to: americorps@ywcabham.org. 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.