The Barren River Area Safe Space, Inc. is looking for an individual to work with homeless victims of domestic violence. A unique opportunity to help homeless and low-income women and children find safe, decent and affordable housing.
Position will assist to address safe, affordable housing challenges by offering credit counseling, budgeting, and job development training. Position will also help develop partnerships and networks with community agencies and provide valuable resources to victims of domestic violence.
AmeriCorps Housing Counselors serve to address homelessness prevention by helping to keep people in stable housing. Responsibilities include: to insure timely rental payments, mediate community, landlord, or neighbor disputes, and will insure that residents and clients have access to appropriate supportive services.
Must commit to a year of service, be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED. Living allowance, basic healthcare and education award available. To apply or for more information visit www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps.
FULL TIME BI-LINGUAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCATE POSITION (Spanish/English)
The Domestic Violence Advocate provides services to victims of domestic violence while performing advocacy duties for victims within the criminal justice system; assists with court advocacy, crisis intervention, safety planning, support groups, and community education; explains and assists with filing of Crime Victims Compensation applications; provides services to Spanish-speaking clients; assists with victim impact statements; participates in relevant multi-agency meetings; maintains data as required by grant.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Two (2) years college course work in criminal justice, law enforcement, social science, social work or related field; AND Two (2) years advocacy experience; AND experience coordinating cross-agency collaboration with multiple community partners; OR any satisfactory equivalent combination of education and training and/or experience relevant to the position.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
- This position provides services to Spanish-speaking clients; therefore, fluent bilingual Spanish/English skills are required.
- Must possess, at time of hire, a valid Kentucky driver’s license and proof of current vehicle insurance.
- Must pass a criminal history background investigation; however, conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual for this classification.
- Willingness to travel to rural counties.
Qualified candidates are asked to send cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 professional references to: Personnel Search, Barren River Area Safe Space, Inc., PO Box 1941, Bowling Green, KY 42102 or
Email to: email@example.com No phone calls.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer