AmeriCorps Empowerment Corps

Economic Empowerment Specialist

The Economic Empowerment Specialist will provide a comprehensive array of services to help survivors become economically self-sufficient.  The person in the position will assist in housing search & placement, employment, educational referrals and home ownership.

Job Responsibilities

Complete 40 hour onsite training.
Become acclimated to the agency’s program and learn the intersection between economic justice and domestic violence.
Keep all required documentation and statistics.
Assist survivors to apply for emergency assistance, public and mainstream benefits and resources.
Conduct housing assessments and provide information on housing options.
Conduct housing search and placement based on individual needs and resources.
Establish partnerships with landlords and provide information on housing needs of domestic violence survivors.
Coordinate housing paperwork and make referrals for financial assistance.
Facilitate financial education groups, assist with credit reports and credit counseling.
Assist with Individual Development Account (IDA) applications and follow up on a monthly basis.
Assess the need for a micro loan and make appropriate referrals to KCADV.
Provide free tax-preparation services and ensure survivors claim the Earned Income Tax Credit. (EITC).
Recruit volunteers to assist with tax preparation, financial education groups and other shelter related services.
Coordinate agency recycling program with staff and residents.
Develop bi-monthly “recycled thought” memo for staff.
Assist with crisis line.
Attend required trainings and staff meetings.





The Shelter Housekeeper performs custodial duties in order to keep campus buildings in a clean and orderly condition. These duties are performed either on the 1st shift or another alternative shift based on the needs of the organization.  Please send resume by January 4th to Tori Henninger, PO Box 1941, Bowling Green, KY 42102 or


Maintain all facilities, offices, common areas and restroom facilities (including the shelter, EJI, Housing/ Children’s building, and Administration building) to ensure they are clean, stocked, organized, and running properly
Dust furniture and equipment, cleans draperies, and upholstered furniture
Polish wood and metal work
Clean windows/sills, door panels, wash walls and ceilings
Gather and empty wastebaskets, segregate recyclables and transport trash to disposal/ collection areas
Clean building floors by sweeping or vacuuming, mopping, and scrubbing
Complete house laundry as needed and in between clients
Transport equipment and/or supplies between buildings as required
Inventory all donations received by the organization
Complete weekly grocery shopping for the shelter
Inventory food pantry, restock outreach and shelter pantry
Assist Executive Assistant on supply needs/ shopping list
Observe any conditions that need maintenance/ repair and leave a message for the Supervisor
Clean agency vehicle as needed, notify Facilities of any maintenance needs
Attend all required staff meetings and trainings
Perform all other duties as assigned by Executive Director


Highly motivated, self-starter
Experience in a similar position or proficiency in a similar task
Ability to work as part of a team and interact with Advocates, clients, and children
Must be able to work a flexible schedule of nights, days, weekends, and holidays
Knowledge of dynamics of domestic violence


At least 18 years of age.
Commitment to adhere to the Revised Victim Service Standards of the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association.
Completion of all required staff trainings
Valid Kentucky driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance.

Submit to criminal background check.


Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)


The Crisis Intervention Advocate is a part-time evening, night, and/or weekend position (schedule requires overnight shift Thursday-Saturday).  The Crisis Intervention Advocate is responsible for answering the 24-hour crisis line, providing crisis intervention, and appropriate referrals.  The person in this position is under the supervision of the Assistant Director and Shelter Coordinator.


Answer the 24-hour crisis line.
Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, and referral services.
Initiate intake process on clients entering the shelter or outreach services.
Assist in the orientation of new residents to the shelter.
Complete intakes and assessments.
Complete exit process, if resident exits on assigned shift.
Complete daily service notes for residents.
Compile and report statistical information on residents as required by funding sources.
Supervise routine evening, night and weekend activities in the Shelter.
Check security system at beginning of each shift to assure all doors and windows are locked and that security system is intact.
Monitor the interior of the shelter at regular intervals during each shift to assure the safety and well-being of residents.
Facilitate emergency response and safety procedures with shelter residents.
Observe any conditions that need maintenance or repair, and leave a written message for the Assistant Director.
Work on holidays according to designated shift.
Attend all required staff meetings and trainings.
Perform all other duties as assigned by Executive Director.


At least 18 years of age.
Two years college with coursework in social service related area, or five years experience in victim services.
Knowledge of dynamics of domestic violence, safety planning, justice system, and client-centered services.
Adhere to the Revised Member Program Service Standards of the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Commitment to complete required (for fulltime) training for Certification as Domestic Violence Advocate.
Completion of First Aid, CPR, and Blood-borne Pathogen Training.
Valid Kentucky driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance.
Submit to a criminal background check.


To apply for any of these openings, please email your resume by
February 10th to:

or mail to:

PO Box 1941
Bowling Green, KY 42102

No phone calls.