Jobs at PAAR

May 16, 2017

JOB POSTING

ADVOCATE

This full-time position is responsible for the accompaniment of victims, families, and significant others through police, medical and legal proceedings, including colleges and universities.

Advocates provide short-term victim response assistance, information, and supportive counseling services. This position maintains the required agency/client documentation and client data for victims and provides outreach and trainings to individuals in various systems that are in contact with victims and PAAR’s services. Experience with Spanish-speaking clients is a plus.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work.
  • PA Acts 33/34 certifiable and FBI clearance
  • Literate in Microsoft Office, competent in Microsoft Outlook.
  • Trauma-informed care and crisis response preferred
  • Knowledge of victim services, legal, medical, law enforcement, social welfare systems a plus
  • Must complete state mandated forty (40) hour victim service training 

Skills/Competencies:

  • Ability to evaluate and assess the needs of clients and families in crisis
  • Good communication (written and verbal) and assessment skills to advocate with medical, legal and human service systems
  • Ability to identify and work with appropriate external and internal departments and systems
  • Comfort with the sensitivity to needs/expectations of clients and professionals with varied ethnic, socioeconomic and philosophical perspectives
  • Flexible, non-judgmental and able to deal with frustrations

Job Type: Full-time

Required education: Bachelor’s degree

Required experience: Trauma-informed care and crisis response preferred. Knowledge of victim services and legal, medical, law enforcement, social welfare systems a plus

Required license or certification: Driver’s License

PAAR is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

To apply e-mail your cover letter and resume to Lisa Kadlecik Executive and Development Manager  lisak”@”paar.net

 

 

 

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