Domestic Violence Services Specialist - AmeriCorps


Domestic Violence Services Specialist AmeriCorps Member

YWCA Central Alabama is currently hiring for its Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program in the area of educational support. Qualified candidates interested in full-time, paid service to the community are welcomed to apply. 

The DVS Specialist provides support and assistance for operations 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. The Specialist will serve directly with victims and survivors of domestic violence that could trigger physical, psychological and/or emotional responses in individuals who may have witnessed or survived domestic violence in their own lives. It is recommended that individuals who are currently experiencing domestic violence or have a recent DV experience (within the last two years) carefully consider whether this is an appropriate placement. While the disclosure is not required or mandatory, it should be offered to applicants as an important consideration.

Academic and Experience Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Some college courses required.
  • U.S. citizen, a U.S. national or lawful permanent resident alien in the United States
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma OR received a General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Able & willing to commit full-time service (38+ hours/week) primarily during regular business hours (M – F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM), serving a minimum of 1720 hours before August 14, 2020
  • Available for flexible service schedule (including early mornings, evenings, and weekends) to be set by Program
  • Reliable transportation to service and service-related events
  • Submit AND pass a criminal background check AND clearance from the National Sex Offender Registry.

Benefits include:

  • A stipend of $1100/month (pre-taxes)
  • An education award of $6095 upon completion
  • No cost health insurance
  • Student loan forbearance and interest accrual
  • Service with some of Birmingham’s premier nonprofit organizations
  • Extensive personal and professional development and FUN while serving

AmeriCorps positions start September 3 and conclude August 14, 2020. All positions are full-time, Monday through Friday during normal business hours with some evening and weekend expectations. Members must be able to serve during the day each day. Some college is required. A passion for serving the community and commitment of one year is expected of all.  

Please email a resume and cover letter to americorps@ywcabham.orgPhone calls and unscheduled visits are discouraged.

AmeriCorps is akin to the 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 based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or physical or mental disabilities.