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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

 

DEI Imperative

PAAR seeks to recruit candidates for employment that represent our diverse community in race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and ability. Inclusive and equitable in our recruitment and retention practices, we are dedicated to uplifting diverse opinions and backgrounds in order to grow and evolve as a welcoming workplace for all. Pittsburgh Action Against Rape is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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

 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

DEI Imperative

PAAR seeks to recruit candidates for employment that represent our diverse community in race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and ability. Inclusive and equitable in our recruitment and retention practices, we are dedicated to uplifting diverse opinions and backgrounds in order to grow and evolve as a welcoming workplace for all. Pittsburgh Action Against Rape is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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