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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, September 13, 2019

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Medical Advocacy Program Coordinator

JOB TITLE:                          Medical Advocacy Program Coordinator HOURS:                                 Full time CATEGORY:                       Professional, Exempt REPORTS TO:                     Education Manager PRIMARY FUNCTION:     The goal of the Medical Advocacy Program is to develop and implement efforts to improve the overall healthcare and medical system response to all victims and survivors of domestic violence in Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties. […]

JOB TITLE:                          Medical Advocacy Program Coordinator

HOURS:                                 Full time

CATEGORY:                       Professional, Exempt

REPORTS TO:                     Education Manager

PRIMARY FUNCTION:    

The goal of the Medical Advocacy Program is to develop and implement efforts to improve the overall healthcare and medical system response to all victims and survivors of domestic violence in Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties.

The primary function of this position is to develop and expand the Medical Advocacy Program. The WRC Medical Advocacy Program Coordinator will conduct outreach to engage local hospitals and healthcare facilities as community partners. Training will be provided for healthcare professionals to assist with screening for domestic violence and referrals to WRC Counselor Advocates.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Attend regular supervision with Education Manager and other team members.
  2. Gather information from potential partners in the healthcare/medical field and develop relationships across disciplines. Conduct focus groups, phone surveys, or in person interviews to assess strengths and needs around domestic violence and healthcare in Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties.
  3. Organize and conduct training for healthcare/medical staff across disciplines in Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties.
  4. Develop a healthcare/medical related Task Force focused on domestic violence in both Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties. Provide leadership for the Task Forces, build strong relationships, and sustain the Task Forces through meetings, trainings, and outreach.
  5. Develop a systemic response to domestic violence such as screening and assessment protocols and procedures with healthcare/medical partners, community agencies and WRC staff. Develop and facilitate training for healthcare/medical providers on this response.
  6. Collaborate with healthcare/medical providers on education and prevention efforts.
  7. Calculate, tabulate and maintain records and files as assigned pertaining to medical advocacy Compile and submit reports as needed.
  1. Make referrals to Women’s Resource Center advocates or other agencies as needed.
  1. Provide technical assistance to healthcare/medical providers and staff. Act as a resource person for the healthcare/medical community regarding domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, harassment and trafficking.
  2. Attend trainings and professional development opportunities regarding prevention and intervention practices, as well as domestic and dating violence and sexual assault, feminist theory, community resources and other topics related to medical advocacy.
  3. Work in collaboration with other agencies in the community to conduct outreach activities.  Interact in a professional manner.
  4. *Attend staff meetings, participate in in-service training and volunteer training and attend related professional activities as assigned.
  5. * Uphold the mission of WRC and abide by WRC policies and procedures outlined in WRC General Operating Manual.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

MEDICAL ADVOCACY PROGRAM COORDINATOR QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Education, Public Administration, Social Work or related Human Services field
  • Experience and skill in working with professionals in the medical field
  • 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 across Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties 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

 

Submit resume and cover letter to:

 

Education Manager

Women’s Resource Center, Inc.

PO Box 975

Scranton, Pa 18501

Or email to: SarahD@wrcnepa.org

 

Deadline: Friday July 26, 2019

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Fiscal Coordinator

JOB TITLE:                          Fiscal Coordinator HOURS:                                 Full time CATEGORY:                       Hourly, non exempt REPORTS TO:                     Assistant Fiscal Director   PRIMARY FUNCTION:     Assist the Assistant Fiscal and Fiscal Director with fiscal duties to assure separation of duties and to assist other administrative staff as requested.  Prepare payroll records and tax reports.   RESPONSIBILITIES: *Prepare all payroll records […]

JOB TITLE:                          Fiscal Coordinator

HOURS:                                 Full time

CATEGORY:                       Hourly, non exempt

REPORTS TO:                     Assistant Fiscal Director

 

PRIMARY FUNCTION:     Assist the Assistant Fiscal and Fiscal Director with fiscal duties to assure separation of duties and to assist other administrative staff as requested.  Prepare payroll records and tax reports.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. *Prepare all payroll records and tax reports.
  2. *Assist Assistant Fiscal and Fiscal Director with managing bills, invoices and other fiscal documents related to agency budget.
  3. *Assist Assistant Fiscal and Fiscal Director with preparing budgets.
  4. *Assist administrative staff with managing multiple grants and special projects.
  5. *Maintain equipment inventory lists.
  6. *Complete filing tasks, type correspondence and maintain files as assigned.
  7. *Attend staff meetings, and participate in in-service trainings and professional activities as assigned. Record agency staff meeting minutes.
  8. *Answer agency business phone in a professional, courteous manner, take necessary messages, maintain records of calls, expedite crisis calls and route messages to appropriate staff members.
  9. *Other duties as assigned to assure compliance with fiscal management.

 

FISCAL COORDINATOR QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors degree in accounting, business, or other related field is preferred or
  • Associates degree and 2 years experience in fiscal operations and/or human resource record keeping including payroll functions.
  • Must be proficient with computer skills and have knowledge and ability to use software including spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Willingness to travel and access to reliable transportation is essential.
  • Willingness to adjust work hours to coincide with priorities of the agency.
  • Pass Act 33, Act 34 and FBI clearances.

 

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

 

SUBMIT LETTER OF APPLICATION AND RESUME TO:

Assistant Fiscal Director

WRC

PO Box 975

Scranton, PA 18501

Or email to BriannaB@wrcnepa.org

 

Deadline: July 12, 2019

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