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Advocate

Advocate positions are designed to provide support and accompaniment to victims, families, and significant others in various settings including in police and legal proceedings, medical care and within college and university processes.  Advocates provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information, support, and short-term counseling services. Advocates maintain client documentation required by the agency including client data specific to the criminal and or juvenile court systems. This position is also required to provide outreach and build professional relationships in the community including facilitating training to various systems that interact with victims.

 

Job Type: Full-time

 

Salary Range: $38,500 – $41,000

 

Required education: Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work

 

Required experience: Experience in victim services and/or knowledge of sexual assault issues preferred. Knowledge of legal, medical, law enforcement, and social welfare systems is a plus.

 

Skills and Requirements

Ability to evaluate and assess the needs of clients and families in crisis

Good communication skills (written and verbal) including the ability to advocate with medical, legal, and human service systems

Ability to identify and engage with appropriate professionals, including departments with PAAR and external systems or agencies

Respect and sensitivity to the needs/expectations of clients and professionals with varied ethnic, socioeconomic and philosophical perspectives

Flexible, non-judgmental approach with the ability to remain calm in crisis

Must be able to work flexible schedule – some evenings and weekends required

PA Acts 33/34 and FBI certifiable

Must have a vehicle

Completion of state mandated forty (40) hour victim service training.

Fluent in speaking Spanish and/or sign language is a plus

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Diversity enriches the environment, broadens the consciousness of our human community, and promotes non-violence by lessening judgmental attitudes. To that end PAAR is committed to the goal and the on-going process of attaining diverse staff, culturally responsive services, and the intentional outreach to diverse populations in the community who are underserved and at high risk for sexual assault. To that end, PAAR provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

 

 

To apply e-mail your cover letter and resume to Lisa Kadlecik at lisak@paar.net

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Case Manager-Community Liaison

 

The Case Manager/Community Liaison position is responsible for providing trauma-informed case management services at our drop-in center to youth and adults who have experienced sex trafficking or sexual exploitation.  This position will also act as a liaison to providers in the community to spread awareness about the Project Traffic Stop Program and human trafficking.  This position will assist clients through crisis management and in focusing on their short- and long-term needs and goals to promote empowerment, healing, and stabilization.  Case Manager will have access to sensitive client information at PAAR.  This position does not accompany victims through the legal process.

 

Job Type: Full-time

 

Salary Range: $43,000 to $46,000

 

Required education: Bachelor’s degree in a mental health field (social work, psychology, counseling, etc.)

 

Required experience:

  • Minimum of 1 year of case management experience required
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with youth and with mental health related issues, complex trauma, substance abuse, court involved youth, sexual violence, HIV/AIDS, child welfare related issues and crisis intervention techniques.
  • Ideal candidates should have experience working with victims of sexual violence.

 

Skills and Requirements

  • Previous training in crisis management preferred.
  • Familiarity with electronic health records and systems preferred (e.g. Penelope, ETO).
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and facilitate small groups, workshops, and trainings.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of sexually exploited individuals.
  • Ability to evaluate and assess the needs of clients and families in crisis
  • Strong and effective communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Strong assessment skills
  • Ability to identify and work with appropriate external and internal departments and systems.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion when working with clients, communities, providers, and systems
  • Must be able to work flexible schedule – some evenings and weekends
  • PA Acts 33/34 Clearances, FBI certifiable
  • Reliable personal vehicle
  • Completion of state mandated forty (40) hour victim service training.
  • Fluent in speaking Spanish is a plus

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Diversity enriches the environment, broadens the consciousness of our human community, and promotes non-violence by lessening judgmental attitudes. To that end PAAR is committed to the goal and the on-going process of attaining diverse staff, culturally responsive services, and the intentional outreach to diverse populations in the community who are underserved and at high risk for sexual assault. To that end, PAAR provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

 

To apply e-mail your cover letter and resume to Lisa Kadlecik at lisak@paar.net

 

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Therapist

 

Therapist positions are designed to provide assessment, short- term or group counseling services and/or referrals to adult and/or child victims of sexual assault, sex trafficking, and their family or caregivers, as well as maintaining required agency/client documentation and reports.

 

This position is required to fulfill all of the above-mentioned responsibilities at PAAR or at PAAR designated locations. This position may be required to maintain a professional working relationship with the staff of all satellite facilities.

 

Job Type: Full-time

 

Salary Range: $45,000 – $55,000 depending on experience and skills.

 

Required education: Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or related field from an accredited university

 

Required experience: Minimum four years’ experience providing assessment, individual and group counseling. Experience working with victims of trauma and sexual assault preferred

 

Required license or certification: Professional license or license obtained within 12 months of employment

  • PA Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or PA Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or) or PA Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT).
  • Comparable PA state approved ‘out of state license’ must be transferred to PA license within 12 months of hire at PAAR.

Requirements

  • Completion of training in evidenced based, trauma specific psychotherapeutic modalities
  • Grounded in clinical practice as demonstrated by capacity to articulate theoretical and ethical orientation, practice guidelines, breadth, and depth of past work with clients, familiarity and comfort with different treatment modalities
  • Completion of state mandated (40) hour victim service training
  • Awareness of issues embedded in therapeutic work which involves client/counselor relationship
  • Knowledgeable about sexual assault issues; including effects, impacts, and possible interventions
  • Knowledgeable about Telehealth and comfortable performing counseling virtually an over the telephone.

Skills

Provide assessment and individual/group counseling and case management for adult and/or child sexual assault victims, sex trafficking victims, their families and significant others (crisis, short term, group, or alternative modalities)

  • Deliver trauma specific psychotherapy in the form of Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) with children and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy with adults as needed.

Additionally, employ other psychotherapeutic modalities models as determined by assessments and client needs including – art therapy, play therapy and family systems therapy. 

  • Work closely with Case Manager and Advocate on needs of sex trafficking victims
  • Implement assessments and outcome evaluations
  • Case Management
  • Liaise with community providers and systems who are required support services for victims

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Diversity enriches the environment, broadens the consciousness of our human community, and promotes non-violence by lessening judgmental attitudes. To that end PAAR is committed to the goal and the on-going process of attaining diverse staff, culturally responsive services, and the intentional outreach to diverse populations in the community who are underserved and at high risk for sexual assault. To that end, PAAR provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

 

To apply e-mail your cover letter and resume to Lisa Kadlecik at lisak@paar.net

 

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