Victim Services Specialist- Asheville

Victim Services Specialist - Asheville Area

Funded through September 2023 and anticipated to renew until September 2025. Required to reside in the area surrounding Asheville, NC.

Our Mission:

The LGBTQ Center of Durham supports LGBTQ+ people through services, programming, resources, and support networks that center their well-being and allows them to thrive.

General Description:

Located in downtown Durham, North Carolina, the Center has a staff of fifteen, an eight-member Board of Directors and an annual operating budget of approximately $2,000,000.

This position is funded through the LGBTQ Domestic Violence Response Initiative. The goal of the LGBTQ Domestic Violence Response Initiative (LGBTQ DVRI) is to enhance the capacity of communities in North Carolina (NC) to respond to domestic violence experienced by QTBIPOC folks by creating safe, effective, and culturally relevant services.

The Victim Services Specialist provides advocacy services to QTBIPOC survivors of intimate partner violence and contributes to capacity building efforts across the Durham community, regionally, and statewide across NC. The Specialist will provide assessment, case management, crisis intervention, coordinate advocacy services, and participate in a leadership capacity within the organization and community-wide in service of the project’s scope of work and on behalf of survivors of all ages.

The Victim Services Specialist position is considered full time, non-exempt in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, and requires regular hours as well as frequent evenings and weekends.

Work experience requirements:

  • Experience working with individuals who have experienced intimate partner and sexual violence.
  • Experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma and have significant mental health needs.
  • Lived experience as a racial minority or significant experience working with communities of color.
  • Lived experience as an LGBTQ+ person or significant experience working with LGBTQ+ communities.
  • Knowledge of Victim Advocacy practices, policies, procedures, and governing legislation, including VAWA laws, nationally and in NC preferred, but not required.

Education Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in social work, counseling, or similar, or 2 or more years of experience in relevant anti-violence settings required.
  • Graduate degree in social work or a closely related field strongly preferred.

To see the full job description, click here.

Instructions to apply:

All applications for the Victim Services Specialist must be received by Monday, November 28, 2022.

To ensure a complete application, we strongly encourage you to use our application page to apply for this position. Alternatively, you may email a formal cover letter and your resume to jobs@lgbtqcenterofdurham.org, or mail both items to:

LGBTQ Center of Durham
attn: Job Opportunities
112 W. Main St, Floor 2
Durham NC 27701.

We will not review incomplete applications. Given the number of anticipated applications, we request that you follow-up by email only -- no phone calls, please.

For questions, contact jobs@lgbtqcenterofdurham.org to learn more.