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Legal Advocate – Lackawanna County

JOB TITLE: Legal Advocate (Lackawanna County) HOURS: Full time CATEGORY: Professional Staff, exempt RESPONSIBLE TO: Economic Advocacy Director PRIMARY FUNCTION: Provide crisis intervention and empowerment counseling to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking in a manner consistent with the mission of WRC and in full compliance with all policies and procedures […]

JOB TITLE: Legal Advocate (Lackawanna County)

HOURS: Full time

CATEGORY: Professional Staff, exempt

RESPONSIBLE TO: Economic Advocacy Director

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Provide crisis intervention and empowerment counseling to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking in a manner consistent with the mission of WRC and in full compliance with all policies and procedures of the agency. Advocate for program participants within the civil and criminal justice system and other related areas to help program participants navigate systems and ensure systems are responsive to needs of battered women and sexual assault victims.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. * Uphold the mission of WRC and abide by WRC policies and procedures outlined in WRC General Operating Manual.
2. * Provide, by telephone or in-person, direct services including but not limited to: crisis response, support, advocacy, accompaniment (legal or medical), case management, individual counseling, and information and referral. Develop and monitor individual service plans with each individual program participant. Plan for and provide safe follow-up contact.
3. * Act as an advocate for program participants with legal, medical and other systems.
4. * Assist program participants in assessing their needs related to legal systems. Provide support and information regarding legal options
5. * Assess with program participants on an on-going basis their safety risks specific to involvement with legal systems.
6. * Conduct systems advocacy as planned by supervisor to improve the response to victims in all relevant systems including the community, law enforcement, courts, law profession, and social service organizations.
7. * Provide information and educational materials to program participants preparing for court filings or legal proceedings including but not limited to judicial protocols and court process/procedure
8. * Develop, update and distribute resource materials regarding victim’s compensation, victim’s rights, judicial system protocols, state and federal laws, pending legislation and public policy, and other related topics.
9. * Maintain program participant case records in accordance with WRC policy and procedure.
10. * Serve as agency on-call worker when assigned.
11. Develop educational materials for legal professionals, court personnel, district justices, and law enforcement officers. Participate in training seminars as assigned.
12. Establish and maintain working relationships with court and legal system personnel.
13. Update staff regarding court schedules, court system protocols, and other related activity.
14. * Participate in trainings required by funding sources and WRC.
15. * Participate in WRC legal advocacy team meetings.
16. Participate in WRC staff meetings, in-service training, and organization activities as assigned.
17. Participate in advocacy activities on a local level including but not limited to the Lackawanna County Domestic Violence Task Force.
18. Participate in advocacy activities on a local, state and national level, specifically, but not limited to, the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) Legal Committee, PCADV Legal Advocacy Committee, and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) Legal Committee.
19. Other duties as assigned to further the safety and security of the person being served.

LEGAL ADVOCATE QUALIFICATIONS :
• Bachelor’s degree in social work or related human services field or
• A combination of four years education, experience and skill in working with victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
• Applicant must successfully complete the WRC crisis intervention training within six months of hire.
• Travel is necessary and access to reliable transportation is essential, including for training and development which may necessitate being out of the area for a period of time over night stays.
• Pass Act 33, Act 34, FBI Clearances and required clearances to meet with incarcerated survivors.
• Must be willing to schedule working hours to coincide with the priorities of the Center.

Submit Letter of Application and Resume to:

Economic Advocacy Director
Women’s Resource Center, Inc.
PO Box 975
Scranton, Pa 18501

Or E-Mail to:
CarolS@wrcnepa.org

Deadline: Monday February 10, 2020

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Teen Counselor Advocate

JOB TITLE: Counselor Advocate HOURS: Full time CATEGORY: Professional, Exempt REPORTS TO: Lackawanna County Program Manager PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Counselor Advocate will assist teen and young adult victims of sexual and domestic violence, dating violence and stalking residing in Lackawanna County. Provide empowerment counseling to victims/survivors of sexual and domestic violence, dating violence and stalking […]

JOB TITLE: Counselor Advocate

HOURS: Full time

CATEGORY: Professional, Exempt

REPORTS TO: Lackawanna County Program Manager

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Counselor Advocate will assist teen and young adult victims of sexual and domestic violence, dating violence and stalking residing in Lackawanna County. Provide empowerment counseling to victims/survivors of sexual and domestic violence, dating violence and stalking through individual and group counseling. Provide accompaniment to court and hospitals for support and advocacy. Assist victim/survivors in navigating the criminal justice systems and advocate within systems to ensure responsiveness to the needs of victims. Educate area teens and young adults on safety and risk reduction for dating violence, sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking in collaboration with other community agencies.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. *Provide crisis intervention, individual and group empowerment counseling to teen and young adult victims of sexual and domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, who are impacted by the trauma.
2. *Facilitate support groups for teen victims of sexual and domestic violence, dating violence and stalking both on and off site.
3. *Develop and monitor individual service plans for program participants and make appropriate referrals to other agencies when necessary.
4. *Answer agency hotlines and respond to crises involving program participants. Provide accompaniment to police, hospitals, and courts as needed.
5. *Act as an advocate for teenage and young adult victims of sexual and domestic violence, dating violence and stalking and assist with victims’ compensation claims if and when applicable.
6. *Serve as agency on-call worker.
7. *Maintain client case records. Assist with collection of data for progress reports regarding victim’s knowledge on dynamics of violence and safety measures.
8. Act as a resource person for staff regarding teen and young adult dating violence, domestic & sexual violence.
9. Pursue ongoing professional training and education regarding domestic violence and sexual assault, feminist theory, community resources and other related topics related to underserved rural population.
10. Work in collaboration with other agencies in the community working with teens and young adults to conduct outreach activities.
11. *Attend staff meetings, participate in in-service training and volunteer training, and attend related professional activities as assigned.
12. * Uphold the mission of WRC and abide by WRC policies and procedures outlined in WRC General Operating Manual.
13. Provide notification and information to survivors on their rights as a victim, provide accompaniment to court, assistance with VCAP claims and preparation of victim impact statements in accordance with the terms of PCCD VOJO funding for victims of juvenile offenders.
14. Other duties as assigned to further the safety and security of the person being served.

COUNSELOR ADVOCATE QUALIFICATIONS:
• Master’s degree in social work or related human services field or
• A combination of four years education, experience, and skill in working with teens and/or victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
• Applicant must successfully complete the WRC crisis intervention training within six months of hire.
• Travel is necessary and access to reliable transportation is essential, including for training and development which may necessitate being out of the area for a period of time overnight stays.
• Pass Act 33 and Act 34 Clearances.
• Must be willing to schedule working hours to coincide with the priorities of the Center.

Submit Letter of Application and Resume to:

Lackawanna Co Program Manager
Women’s Resource Center, Inc.
PO Box 975
Scranton, PA 18501
Or
Email to: Lorip@wrcnepa.org

Deadline for submission: Monday, October 28, 2019

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Middle School Educator

JOB TITLE: Middle School Educator HOURS: Part Time with possible Full time CATEGORY: Professional, Exempt REPORTS TO: Education Manager PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Middle School Educator will educate area youth on healthy relationships, safety and risk reduction for dating violence, sexual violence, domestic violence, trafficking and stalking in collaboration with other community agencies. Facilitate the prevention […]

JOB TITLE: Middle School Educator

HOURS: Part Time with possible Full time

CATEGORY: Professional, Exempt

REPORTS TO: Education Manager

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Middle School Educator will educate area youth on healthy relationships, safety and risk reduction for dating violence, sexual violence, domestic violence, trafficking and stalking in collaboration with other community agencies. Facilitate the prevention focused Dating Matters program in area schools using the evidence informed curriculum. Assist middle school aged victims of sexual and domestic violence, dating violence, trafficking and stalking who participate in the Dating Matters program. Take part in providing professional development trainings for school staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Facilitate Dating Matters program, an evidence informed curriculum, in area middle schools. Interact in a professional way with school staff and students
2. Be prepared for classes including outlining and reviewing Dating Matters lesson plans. Prepare materials including making copies of handouts and worksheets. Maintain program supplies and equipment. Conduct pre- and post-tests.
3. Attend regular supervision with Manager of Education and other team members.
4. Calculate, tabulate and maintain records and files as assigned pertaining to education programs. Compile and submit reports as needed.
5. *Provide crisis intervention and individual empowerment counseling to middle school aged victims of sexual and domestic violence, dating violence, trafficking and stalking who are impacted by the trauma.
6. Make referrals to the Women’s Resource Center or other agencies as needed.
7. *Maintain client case records. Assist with collection of data for progress reports regarding victim’s knowledge on dynamics of healthy relationships, violence and safety measures.
8. Act as a resource person for staff regarding adolescent dating violence, domestic & sexual violence.
9. Attend trainings and professional development opportunities regarding prevention and education practices, as well as domestic and dating violence and sexual assault, feminist theory, community resources and other topics related to adolescents and teens.
10. Work in collaboration with other agencies in the community working with adolescents and teens and to conduct outreach activities.
11. *Attend staff meetings, participate in in-service training and volunteer training and attend related professional activities as assigned.
12. * Uphold the mission of WRC and abide by WRC policies and procedures outlined in WRC General Operating Manual.
13. Other duties as assigned.

MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATOR QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Education, or related Human Services field
• Experience and skill in working with pre-teens/teens and/or victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
• Facilitation and/or conflict resolution skills
• Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing. Public Speaking skills and experience.
• Demonstrate ability to work well with people of various ethnic, racial, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Applicant must successfully complete the WRC crisis intervention training within six months of hire.
• Travel is necessary and access to reliable transportation is essential.
• Willing and able to engage in community-based activities and efforts that focus on changing social norms, attitudes and behaviors.
• Pass Act 33 and Act 34 Clearances and FBI Background Check.
• Must be willing to schedule working hours to coincide with the priorities of the Center, including evenings and weekends.
• Bilingual preferred

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Sarah Dawgert, sarahd@wrcnepa.org.

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Economic & Housing Advocate

JOB TITLE: Economic & Housing Advocate HOURS: Full-Time CATEGORY: Professional Staff; Exempt RESPONSIBLE TO: Economic Advocacy Director PRIMARY FUNCTION: Provide case management, crisis intervention, advocacy, and empowerment counseling to WRC Safe Housing Program participants, including emergency safe housing, TH and RRH; advocate for program participants within the housing and welfare systems, economic and career focused […]

JOB TITLE: Economic & Housing Advocate
HOURS: Full-Time
CATEGORY: Professional Staff; Exempt
RESPONSIBLE TO: Economic Advocacy Director

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Provide case management, crisis intervention, advocacy, and empowerment counseling to WRC Safe Housing Program participants, including emergency safe housing, TH and RRH; advocate for program participants within the housing and welfare systems, economic and career focused institutions and other related areas. Assist program participants in navigating systems, and conduct advocacy with various systems to ensure response to the needs of survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and/or trafficking. Assist the Economic Advocacy Director in advancing the WRC’s response to the economic and housing needs of survivors.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. * Assess referrals to the TH program and schedule and conduct initial interviews to determine eligibility as defined by WRC program guidelines and contractors.

2. * Complete a History of Abuse with each TH resident; assesses safety risks for the TH resident, her children, WRC advocates and others; develop a safety plan for delivery of services in accordance with WRC policies and procedures.

3. * Coordinate initial inspection and lease signing with the landlord and TH resident.

4. * Respond to issues, needs, and concerns of the landlord or TH resident as related to the rental property.

5. * Develop and monitor individual goal plans; provide case management, advocacy and accompaniment in cooperation with the TH resident.

6. * Facilitate economic stability by providing referral, advocacy and accompaniment to organizations and institutions that address budget and credit counseling, career and educational development, housing needs, and other related economic needs.

7. * Coordinate, schedule and facilitate group meetings with TH residents and their children.

8. * Maintain client case records. Communicate essential information in appropriate logs in accordance with policy and procedure.

9. * Oversee furniture purchase, storage and distribution for the TH program. Respond to donation calls and maintain related records.

10. * Assist in the development, writing and updating of the Transitional Housing Program Manual as assigned.

11. * Assist with data collection and funding reports as assigned.

12. * Attend staff meetings, participate in in-service training and attend related professional activities as assigned.

13. *Provide On Call Service.

14. * Uphold the mission of WRC and abide by WRC policies and procedures outlined in WRC General Operating Manual.

15. Assist the Economic Advocacy Director in advancing the WRC’s response to the economic and housing needs of survivors

16. Other duties as assigned.

Economic & Housing Advocate:

• Bachelor degree in social work or related human services field, or a combination of three (3) years experience and skill in working with victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
• Demonstrate knowledge of domestic violence and /or sexual assault and a strong commitment to ending violence against women.
• Demonstrate commitment to feminist philosophy and the ability to use the empowerment counseling model.
• Demonstrate ability to apply WRC mission in daily practice.
• Demonstrate effective crisis intervention, case management and counseling skills and the ability to facilitate groups.
• Must be able to work independently and manage multiple priorities and respond to program participants in a professional and reassuring manner.
• Demonstrate ability to act as an advocate on behalf of clients with a working knowledge of systems related to economic justice work including housing, welfare and social service systems.
• Demonstrate ability to develop professional, caring relationships with program participants and function as part of a team with coworkers.
• Demonstrate ability to work well with people of various ethnic, racial and socio-economic backgrounds.
• Demonstrate ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Must complete the training program of the Women’s Resource Center.
• Requires willingness to work and travel alone.
• Requires willingness to respond to crisis calls after hours, weekends and holidays related to the Transitional Housing program.
• Travel is required and access to reliable transportation is essential.
• Must pass Act 33, Act 34, and FBI background clearances
.
*Indicates essential job functions as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Submit letter of application and resume to:

Economic Advocacy Director
Women’s Resource Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 975
Scranton, Pa 18510

Or e-mail to: Carols@wrcnepa.org

Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020

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Rural Economic & Housing Advocate

JOB TITLE: Rural Economic & Housing Advocate HOURS: Full-Time; 40 hours/week CATEGORY: Professional Staff; Exempt RESPONSIBLE TO: Susquehanna County Program Manager PRIMARY FUNCTION: Provide Crisis and Advocacy services in a manner consistent with the mission of WRC and in full compliance with all policies and procedures of the agency. Provide case management, crisis intervention, and […]

JOB TITLE: Rural Economic & Housing Advocate
HOURS: Full-Time; 40 hours/week
CATEGORY: Professional Staff; Exempt
RESPONSIBLE TO: Susquehanna County Program Manager

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Provide Crisis and Advocacy services in a manner consistent with the mission of WRC and in full compliance with all policies and procedures of the agency. Provide case management, crisis intervention, and empowerment counseling for WRC Safe Housing Program participants (including Rapid Re-housing); advocate for Safe House Program participants within the housing and welfare systems, economic and career focused institutions and other related areas. Assist Safe Housing Program participants in navigating systems, and conduct advocacy with various systems to ensure response to the needs of survivors of domestic and sexual assault.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES*:

1. *Assess referrals to the Safe Housing Program and schedule and conduct initial interviews to determine eligibility as defined by WRC program guidelines and contractors.

2. *Complete a History of Abuse with each Safe Housing Program participant to assess safety risks for the Safe Housing Program participant, her children, WRC advocates, and others; develop a safety plan for delivery of services in accordance with WRC policies and procedures.

3. *Develop and maintain working relationships with housing/property owners in the community and maintain an updated list of housing referrals and community resources

4. *Coordinate initial inspection and lease signing with the landlord and Safe Housing Program participant.

5. *Respond to issues, needs, and concerns of the landlord or the Safe Housing Program participant as related to the rental property.

6. * Develop and monitor individual goal plans; provide case management, advocacy, and accompaniment in cooperation with the Safe Housing Program participant.

7. *Facilitate economic stability by providing referral, advocacy, and accompaniment to organizations and institutions that address budget and credit counseling, career and educational development, housing needs, and other related economic needs.

8. *Coordinate, schedule and facilitate group meetings with Safe Housing Program participant and their children.

9. *Maintain client case records. Communicate essential information in appropriate logs in accordance with policy and procedure.

10. *Assist with data collection and funding reports as assigned.

11. *Answer agency hotlines and respond to crisis situations involving program participants. Provide accompaniment to police, hospitals and courts

12. *Respond to initial contacts by program participants with the agency, prioritize requests for service based on critical needs and provide immediate support, information and linkages to all WRC services as needed.

13. Attend staff meetings, participate in in-service training, and attend related professional activities as
assigned.

14. *Uphold the mission of WRC and abide by WRC policies and procedures outlined in WRC General Operating Manual.

15. Other duties as assigned.

Economic & Housing Advocate:

• Bachelor degree in social work or related human services field, or a combination of three (3) years experience and skill in working with victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
• Demonstrate knowledge of domestic violence and /or sexual assault and a strong commitment to ending violence against women.
• Demonstrate commitment to feminist philosophy and the ability to use the empowerment counseling model.
• Demonstrate ability to apply WRC mission in daily practice.
• Demonstrate effective crisis intervention, case management and counseling skills and the ability to facilitate groups.
• Demonstrate ability to act as an advocate on behalf of clients with a working knowledge of systems related to economic justice work including housing, welfare and social service systems.
• Demonstrate ability to develop professional, caring relationships with program participants and function as part of a team with coworkers.
• Demonstrate ability to work well with people of various ethnic, racial and socio-economic backgrounds.
• Demonstrate ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Must complete the training program of the Women’s Resource Center.
• Requires willingness to work and travel alone. Travel is required and access to reliable transportation is essential, including for training and development which may necessitate being out of the area for a period of overnight stays.
• Must pass Act 33, Act 34, and FBI background clearances

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Counselor Advocate – Part Time

Counselor Advocate 1 Part-Time Weekends Position Women’s Resource Center Provides crisis intervention, individual and group empowerment counseling to program participants. Complete job description on our Website www. wrcnepa.org Bachelor’s degree in social work or related human services work. Submit resume and cover letter to: Program Manager, PO Box 975 Scranton, PA 18501 or email to: […]

Counselor Advocate
1 Part-Time Weekends Position

Women’s Resource Center
Provides crisis intervention, individual
and group empowerment
counseling to program participants.
Complete job description on
our Website www. wrcnepa.org
Bachelor’s degree in social work or
related human services work. Submit
resume and cover letter to:
Program Manager,
PO Box 975
Scranton, PA 18501
or email to:
lorip@wrcnepa.org AA/EOE

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Counselor Advocate – Full Time

Counselor Advocate 1 Full Time Position Women’s Resource Center Provides crisis intervention, individual and group empowerment counseling to program participants. Complete job description on our Website www. wrcnepa.org Bachelor’s degree in social work or related human services work. Submit resume and cover letter to: Program Manager, PO Box 975 Scranton, PA 18501 or email to: […]

Counselor Advocate
1 Full Time Position

Women’s Resource Center
Provides crisis intervention, individual
and group empowerment
counseling to program participants.
Complete job description on
our Website www. wrcnepa.org
Bachelor’s degree in social work or
related human services work. Submit
resume and cover letter to:
Program Manager,
PO Box 975
Scranton, PA 18501
or email to:
lorip@wrcnepa.org AA/EOE

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Staff Attorney

Staff Attorney The Barbara J. Hart Justice Center, a project of the Women’s Resource Center has received new funding for a staff attorney position. The qualified attorney will represent survivors of domestic and sexual violence in family law, immigration, housing, and consumer debt matters in Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties, Pennsylvania. Candidates must be licensed to […]

Staff Attorney
The Barbara J. Hart Justice Center, a project of the Women’s Resource Center has received new funding for a staff attorney position. The qualified attorney will represent survivors of domestic and sexual violence in family law, immigration, housing, and consumer debt matters in Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties, Pennsylvania. Candidates must be licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and have excellent oral and written communication skills. Candidates must also be self-starters with the ability to work individually and in teams. The Justice Center provides a great and challenging opportunity for attorneys to develop litigation skills and expertise in the field of domestic and sexual violence and family law. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Judith Lewis, Legal Director, at judithl@wrcnepa.org.

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Counselor Advocate

JOB TITLE: Counselor Advocate HOURS: Full time CATEGORY: Professional, Exempt REPORTS TO: Lackawanna County Program Manager PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Counselor Advocate will assist teen and young adult victims of sexual and domestic violence, dating violence and stalking residing in Lackawanna County. Provide empowerment counseling to victims/survivors of sexual and domestic violence, dating violence and stalking […]

JOB TITLE: Counselor Advocate
HOURS: Full time
CATEGORY: Professional, Exempt
REPORTS TO: Lackawanna County Program Manager

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Counselor Advocate will assist teen and young adult victims of sexual and domestic violence, dating violence and stalking residing in Lackawanna County. Provide empowerment counseling to victims/survivors of sexual and domestic violence, dating violence and stalking through individual and group counseling. Provide accompaniment to court and hospitals for support and advocacy. Assist victims/survivors in navigating the criminal justice systems and advocate within systems to ensure responsiveness to the needs of victims. Educate area teens and young adults on safety and risk reduction for dating violence, sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking in collaboration with other community agencies.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. *Provide crisis intervention, individual and group empowerment counseling to teen and young adult victims of sexual and domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, who are impacted by the trauma.
2. *Facilitate support groups for teen victims of sexual and domestic violence, dating violence and stalking both on and off-site.
3. *Develop and monitor individual service plans for program participants and make appropriate referrals to other agencies when necessary.
4. *Answer agency hotlines and respond to crises involving program participants. Provide accompaniment to police, hospitals, and courts as needed.
5. *Act as an advocate for teenage and young adult victims of sexual and domestic violence, dating violence and stalking and assist with victims’ compensation claims if and when applicable.
6. *Serve as agency on-call worker.
7. *Maintain client case records. Assist with the collection of data for progress reports regarding victim’s knowledge on the dynamics of violence and safety measures.
8. Act as a resource person for staff regarding teen and young adult dating violence, domestic & sexual violence.
9. Pursue ongoing professional training and education regarding domestic violence and sexual assault, feminist theory, community resources and other related topics related to the underserved rural populations.
10. Work in collaboration with other agencies in the community working with teens and young adults to conduct outreach activities.
11. *Attend staff meetings, participate in in-service training and volunteer training, and attend related professional activities as assigned.
12. * Uphold the mission of WRC and abide by WRC policies and procedures outlined in the WRC General Operating Manual.
13. Provide notification and information to survivors on their rights as a victim, provide accompaniment to court, assistance with VCAP claims and preparation of victim impact statements in accordance with the terms of PCCD VOJO funding for victims of juvenile offenders.
14. Other duties as assigned to further the safety and security of the person being served.
COUNSELOR ADVOCATE QUALIFICATIONS:
· Master’s degree in social work or related human services field or
· A combination of four years of education, experience, and skill in working with teens and/or victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
· Applicant must successfully complete the WRC crisis intervention training within six months of hire.
· Travel is necessary and access to reliable transportation is essential, including for training and development which may necessitate being out of the area for a period of time overnight stays.
· Pass Act 33 and Act 34 Clearances.
· Must be willing to schedule working hours to coincide with the priorities of the Center.
Submit Letter of Application and Resume to:
Lackawanna Co Program Manager
Women’s Resource Center, Inc.
PO Box 975
Scranton, PA 18501
Or Email to: Lorip@wrcnepa.org

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Counselor Advocate

JOB TITLE:                          Counselor Advocate

HOURS:                                 Full Time

CATEGORY:                       Professional Staff – Exempt

REPORTS TO:                     Lackawanna County Program Manager

PRIMARY FUNCTION:     Provides Crisis and Advocacy services in a manner consistent with the mission of WRC and in full compliance with all policies and procedures of the agency.  Works with other staff to assure quality service delivery of services in a way that is just, safe, self directed and restorative.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. *Provides crisis intervention, individual and group empowerment counseling to program participants. Facilitate WRC support groups for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
  2. *Respond to initial contacts by program participants with the agency, prioritize requests for service based on critical needs, provide immediate support, information and linkages all WRC services as needed.
  3. *Develop and monitor service plans for program participants. Make appropriate referrals to other agencies when necessary.
  4. *Answer agency hotlines and respond to crisis situations involving program participants. Provide accompaniment to police, hospitals, and courts.
  5. *Act as an advocate for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence with the legal system, medical system and social service system.
  6. *Maintain client case records and communicate essential information in appropriate logs in accordance with WRC policy and procedures.
  7. *Act as a resource person for staff in the areas of sexual assault and domestic violence.
  8. *Act as an agency on call worker.
  9. *Prepare and deliver in-service programs and training for agency volunteers.
  10. *Pursue ongoing training and education regarding sexual assault, domestic violence, feminist theory, community resources and other related topics.
  11. Participate in the agency’s community prevention education programs.
  12. *Maintain organization of the agency facility and group meeting space. Enforce policies, rules, and safety procedures with group members.
  13. *Attend staff meetings, participate in in-service training and attend related professional activities as assigned.
  14. Other duties to the support the overall operation of the organization and reflect the team effort necessary to provide quality programs in a crisis setting.

COUNSELOR ADVOCATE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in social work or related human services field or
  • A combination of four years education, experience and skill in working with victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
  • Applicant must have 3 years of experience in providing counseling and advocacy to marginalized individuals.
  • Applicant must have 3 years experience in group facilitation, including developing group materials and curriculum for groups.
  • Applicant must successfully complete the WRC crisis intervention training within six months of hire.
  • Travel is necessary and access to reliable transportation is essential, including for training and development which may necessitate being out of the area for a period of time over night stays.
  • Pass Act 33, Act 34 Clearances and FBI clearance.
  • Must be willing to schedule working hours to coincide with the priorities of the Center.

 

*Indicates the essential job functions as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act.

AA/EOE

Submit Letter of Application and Resume to:

Lackawanna Co. Program Manager

Women’s Resource Center, Inc.

PO Box 975

Scranton, Pa 18501

 

Or E-Mail to:

Lorip@wrcnepa.org

Deadline: Monday, 10/09/19

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