CSEC Care Advocate

Our Mission is to empower girls and young women to have productive lives through holistic, gender-specific programs, education, and experiences.

Job Purpose

The CSEC Care Advocate will be responsible for providing supportive intervention based on what has been identified as the level of support required by the CSEC Coordinator and in accordance with the Department of Human Services procedures. Steps will be taken to reduce the risk and further mitigate the risk through Gwen’s Girls Commercial Sexual Exploitation programming. CSEC Care Advocate will have the responsibility of working directly with youth referred to the program. Specializing in working with sexually trafficked youth, the CSEC Advocate will be responsible in providing advocacy, counseling, and comprehensive case management.

Education: Minimum requirement is a High School Diploma. An ideal candidate should be working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s in a relevant discipline (public policy, education, sociology, psychology, African Studies, or related field enrolled in post-secondary education program).Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Education, or Psychology, or RN Degree, or a Bachelor Degree in Social Work, Education, or Psychology with two years’ experience working with CSEC youth. Lived experience is a plus.

Licensure/Certification: N/A

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have experience working with special needs/at-risk girls and families, with past experience in providing gender-specific, trauma-informed approaches to prevention/intervention services.
  • Knowledge of inequity issues that impact girls and young women of color.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the complex issues that impact girls living in underserved, low socioeconomic areas.
  • Knowledge of guidelines and regulations of all levels of Service Coordination Services.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented atmosphere.
  • Experience in providing comprehensive case management in a holistic, trauma informed manner.
  • Ability to build relationship with traumatized young women.
  • Ensure safety and promote confidentiality.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong organization skills and ability to pay attention to detail
  • Valid PA driver’s license with excellent driving record, reliable vehicle, insurance 300/100,000 and registration required.

Clearances Required: PA Act 33 (Child Abuse) / Act 34 (Criminal History) / Federal Criminal History Record (FBI Fingerprint) / National Sex Offender Registry

Position Summary

  • Maintain CANS credentialing at a minimum of .80 on a yearly basis.
  • Meet all timelines identified by Gwen’s Girls Screening process.
  • Prepare program reports, case management files and plans.
  • Helps participants to modify attitudes and patterns of behavior by increasing understanding of self and personal problems.
  • Participate in a countywide multi-disciplinary team model based on county best practices in prevention, identification and timely interventions and supports to CSEC youth.
  • Facilitate referrals to community resources and to Pittsburgh Action Against Rape.
  • Supports the completion of the CANS assessment in a timely manner after initial CANS has been completed
  • Conducts routine home visits, support with medical, hospital visits as needed
  • Facilitates and coordinates training relative to best practices to support CSEC youth.
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate records and documentation.
  • Incorporates Sanctuary tools and practices into everyday interactions to create a trauma-informed environment. Upholds the principles of Sanctuary to provide a therapeutic framework and culture.

Gwen’s Girls, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, or national origin. This policy includes the handicapped and all Vietnam-era veterans. Gwen’s Girls utilizes only job-related criteria in making decisions concerning applicants and employees.

This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be necessary for this role. Personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Girls412 Program Advocate

Our Mission is to empower girls and young women to have productive lives through holistic, gender-specific programs, education, and experiences.

Job Purpose

The Girls412 is a strengths-based, community-based, youth-driven advocacy program for youth identifying as girls who are involved in, or at risk for involvement in, the juvenile legal system. ROSES’ uses a trauma-informed model of care to increase girls’ access to resources. The Girls412 Advocate’s role is individualized to the needs of the client. Provide advocacy support to meet a girl’s individual needs and goals and connecting them to community resources.

Education: Minimum requirement is a High School Diploma. The ideal candidate should be working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s in a relevant discipline (public policy, education, sociology, psychology, African Studies, or related field enrolled in post-secondary education program).

Licensure/Certification: N/A

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must participate in 40 hours of intensive mandatory training
  • Must maintain consistent professional communication with supervisors
  • A strong interest in a social justice advocacy
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, attention to detail, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of inequity issues that impact girls and young women of color.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the complex issues that impact girls living in underserved, low socioeconomic areas.
  • Must be available to work evenings and some weekends when required
  • Willing to work in and travel to various neighborhoods in the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County
  • Valid PA driver’s license with excellent driving record, reliable vehicle, insurance 300/100,000 and registration required.

Clearances Required: PA Act 33 (Child Abuse) / Act 34 (Criminal History) / Federal Criminal History Record (FBI Fingerprint) / National Sex Offender Registry

Position Summary

  • Build a rapport and establish a supportive relationship with your girl in order to advocate on her behalf.
  • Provide support and opportunities for each girl to learn and grow and meet their goals and needs.
  • Facilitating communication skills for providing a strengths-based narrative to critical individuals (such as client’s guardian, guidance counselor, case manager, lawyer, judge etc.).
  • Mobilizing visits to potential employment settings, counselor appointments and court dates.
  • Targeting organizations in youth’s context in order to secure resources that meet the youth’s unmet needs.
  • Must meet with your client in person two times per week; providing 8-10 hours of advocacy on your client’s behalf, including meetings.
  • Conducts quarterly assessments regarding the girl’s progress in the program.
  • Must document sessions held with your girl via completion of weekly progress reports, contact logs, and field journal entries and participate in written weekly supervision feedback.
  • Incorporates Sanctuary tools and practices into everyday interactions to create a trauma-informed environment. Upholds the principles of Sanctuary to provide a therapeutic framework and culture.

Gwen’s Girls, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, or national origin. This policy includes the handicapped and all Vietnam-era veterans. Gwen’s Girls utilizes only job-related criteria in making decisions concerning applicants and employees.

This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be necessary for this role. Personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Campus Organizer 

Students are often at the forefront of movements to build a better future for our country. Whether or not those students make real progress depends on whether they are organized, have the skills to be effective and have a strategic plan to get things done. The Student PIRGs have been working for 50 years to amplify the power of student activism, and help students make real change, right now. By recruiting, training and working alongside student activists on campaigns that get results, our organizers are helping to build a greener and healthier future. And as the nation has struggled with the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve made sure that our crucial organizing work can happen digitally — and launched campaigns to advocate for policies that will keep people healthy and safe during the crisis. Our chapters on campuses across the country provide the training, professional support and resources students need to tackle climate change, protect public health, revitalize our democracy by helping students register and turnout to the polls, feed the hungry and more.

What you’ll do

Our organizers provide students the training and resources needed to become movement leaders by recruiting volunteers, training potential leaders to take on more responsibility and doing campaign work themselves.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Inspiring and recruiting hundreds of students to take action on important issues.
  • Building a coalition — Campus Organizers work with student volunteers and interns to build a diverse, invested coalition of organizations and people to boost our campaign goals.
  • Training students to be effective social change leaders, using skills such as generating grassroots support and coordinating (virtual) lobby days and news conferences.
  • Building a strong, sustainable, student-funded and student-run organization on campus by fundraising, building relationships with key players on campus and building our brand.
  • Working alongside students to win real reforms for the public.
  • Using a variety of digital tools to conduct this work virtually while in-person gathering is restricted by COVID-19.
  • Running a citizen outreach office during the summer, where you’ll recruit and lead a team of canvassers to fundraise for important issues.

Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental, public interest and/or student issues as well as a track record of leadership. We’re looking for goal-driven and results-oriented individuals who have excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for the work.

Pay and benefits

The target annual compensation for this position is $28,000-$35,000 in the first year. Each of the groups that partner with the Student PIRGs offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Locations

We’re hiring organizers to work on college campuses in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, North Carolina, Connecticut, Florida, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Maryland, Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia and Washington state. For the foreseeable future, all of our staff are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To Apply

Apply through the URL provided. We are hiring for positions starting in August 2021. Immediate positions are also available.

The Student PIRGs are part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change. Please visit our core values page to learn more.

Each of the groups that partner with the Student PIRGs is an equal opportunity employer.

Global Health and WASH-centric Board Member

Eco-Soap Bank is an award-winning international humanitarian and environmental nonprofit organization employing economically disadvantaged women in 13 developing countries to recycle leftover soap and redistribute it to save lives. The organization currently employs 154 women and has sustainably supplied more than 3.5 million people with lifesaving soap and hygiene education. For more information, visit ecosoapbank.org.

Summary

During the COVID-19 pandemic, hygiene provision and quality education are crucial to staving off the spread of the disease, particularly in healthcare and education settings.

We are seeking a global health or WASH-industry expert to help design and coordinate an international soap distribution program with international Government Ministries and/or INGOs in the developing world to support hygiene programming in schools and healthcare settings. We are seeking candidates with a pre-existing network of international Ministry and INGO contacts to help create and coordinate these efforts. Candidates should have extensive experience working with large-scale, multi-year WASH projects in the developing world and have a demonstrated ability to create and execute such programming.

Responsibilities

  • Help design, build, and execute an international soap distribution and hygiene education program at scale
  • Network, discuss, and engage with Ministries of Health, Education, Global INGOs or other entities to support hygiene goals and curriculums
  • Coordinate with the executive director, operations director, and logistics manager to execute programming

Required Experience

  • Global Health industry or WASH industry veteran with deep understanding of stakeholder needs, interests, and pain points
  • Existing network of Ministry and INGO contacts
  • Basic understanding of logistics a plus
  • Remote management
  • Experience working in/with developing country settings

Data Analyst

Job Title: Data Analyst
Reports to: Regional Manager, Appalachia
Location: McMurray, PA / Pittsburgh area
Job Type: Part-time, salaried, non-exempt (20 hours/week)

Organization Description:

Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project (EHP) is a public health nonprofit organization that provides wide-ranging support to communities impacted by shale gas and oil development. That support includes health impact assessments, environmental and health monitoring, data and research interpretation, and public health guidance. EHP’s team includes a varied and skilled group of health care providers, scientists, community educators, analysts, and communications experts. The strength of the organization lies, in part, in its direct contact with community members, learning about their circumstances and responding to their need for relevant information and guidance. The organization opened in 2012 and today is at an exciting juncture as we have expanded our focus beyond southwestern PA. We seek to support communities more broadly in understanding the exposures and risks generated by shale gas and oil development, and also to engage in policy dialogues at the local, state, and national levels regarding the public health implications of shale gas and oil activities. We have become national leaders in the comprehensive understanding of, and approach to, the public health consequences of shale gas development.

Job Summary:

The organization analyzes health data and monitors air pollutants such as particulate matter and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) near industry sites, such as well pads and compressor stations. The role of the Data Analyst is to ensure accurate analysis of these data and to translate the findings into easily accessible reports using existing and in-development templates for consumption by a range of audiences, from community residents to legislators. Some community interaction and support may be expected in this role as residents are trained to use monitors themselves. The Data Analyst will also work to assess study areas for new analysis, such as water contamination. This position will work closely with the Environmental Data Scientist to support EHP’s data approach and with the Regional Manager for Appalachia to support specific program deliverables.

Various tasks associated with this role include but are not limited to the following:

Primary Duties

  • Manage individual air monitoring program
  • Download air monitoring data and analyze using EHP-created apps
  • Enter analyzed data into individual and community reports
  • Interact with community and local organizations as needed to provide technical guidance about monitoring and reporting
  • Research water contamination and potential analyses EHP might consider

Other Duties

  • Additional research and analysis projects, as needed

Core Attributes Required:

  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, deadline-oriented environment with demonstrated ability to balance multiple, competing demands and establish priorities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to broad and diverse audiences on a range of complex and technical issues
  • Ability to offer creative solutions to complex problems and translate options into implementable solutions
  • Attention to detail and comfort with managing deadlines and budgets across multiple project teams
  • Basic understanding of current events related to public health and fossil fuel industry issues
  • Proven flexibility to new challenges and situations
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • A “roll up your sleeves” attitude and willingness to take initiative to address issues proactively
  • Ability to strategize with team members, with a focus on organizational improvements
  • Comfort communicating and coordinating with remote teams
  • Passion for the organization’s mission to defend public health in the face of oil and gas development

Education and Experience Required:

  • B.S. in environmental science, statistics, applied math, geography, or related field
  • Background in public health, environmental science, or biology a plus
  • Proficiency in programming languages, specifically R, Python, and HTML
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions: Submit cover letter explaining why this role is a good fit, resume, and salary requirements to Jessa Chabeau at: jchabeau [at] environmentalhealthproject [dot] org

Apply by October 9, 2020 for first round review.

All applicants and employees will enjoy equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to, race, color, age, religion, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, or prior protected activity.

SWPA Environmental Health Project is a 501(c)(3) Pennsylvania Non-Profit Corporation.

Board Member – Crisis Center North

Board Member General Responsibilities:

  • Determine and implement the organization’s mission and purpose. Periodically review the statement of mission and purpose that articulates the organization’s goals, means, and primary constituents served to determine if changes need to be made.
  • Monitor the organizations programs to ensure effectiveness and consistency with the organization’s mission.
  • Ensure and monitor effective organizational planning.
  • Approve the annual budget and provide proper financial oversight to the organization.
  • Ensure that the organization has adequate resources to fulfill its established mission.
    • Direct Financial Contribution – All CCN Board members will be expected to make a direct financial contribution each fiscal year.  While there is no minimum amount required, it is important that the board achieve 100% contribution, therefore, each member should make a contribution which fits within their particular financial means. Board members should attend fundraising events and contributing financially to these events.  Each board member is required to meet a solicitation goal of $2,800 specifically towards the annual signature fundraiser, Cocktails & Cuisine (C&C).  This amount can be obtained through solicitation of C&C event sponsorships, C&C program advertisements, silent or live auction items and/or the board member’s purchase of a table.  In the event that a board member is unable to obtain solicitations to meet this goal, the difference must be made up as a donation by the individual board member
    • In-kind contributions – Many Board members make significant in-kind contributions, using their expertise in law, finance, fundraising, marketing, human resources, etc.  There contributions are very important to the Center and members should continue to give of their time when requested.  In-kind contributions, however, will not replace a direct financial contribution.
  • Enhance the Center’s public standing by garnering support from the community.  Some areas where this may be done include:
    • Soliciting monetary donations
    • Assisting staff by introductions to corporate or community donors, or by accompanying staff to meetings with potential grantors or donors
    • Selling tickets to events
    • Suggesting names of potential donors
    • Planning, preparing and participating in special events
    • Other activities that may arise.
  • Ensure and maintain legal and ethical standards.
  • Ensure that the Executive Director has the appropriate moral and professional support needed to further the goals of the organization.
  • Recruit and orient new board members.
  • Participate in an annual board evaluation process.
  • Timely respond to requests for information including reporting of volunteer hours on a monthly basis
  • Review materials prior to Board and Committee meetings and actively participate in meetings

Attendance:

Board members will be expected to attend 80% of regularly scheduled Board meetings during any fiscal year.  No more than 3 consecutive meetings can be missed with or without cause.  Board members are also expected to attend fundraising and/or promotional events throughout the year.

Committee Participation:

Active participation in at least one (1) established board committee is required of each Board member.  Participation in ad hoc committees is also expected as required.

Board Orientation:

New board members are required to complete an orientation process which includes the following:

  • Meet with the Executive Director – this meeting will include a tour of the Center, introduction to the staff, and an overview of the history of the organization, its mission, funding streams, etc.
  • Meet with an assigned New Board Mentor to gain an understanding of the current activities that the board is undertaking and to assist in becoming an active member of the board in a timely manner.
  • Completion of all required paperwork

Required Training:

All board members are required to earn eight (8) hours of ongoing training per year.  This training is typically provided at the annual board retreat along with brief in-service training sessions held at the board meetings.  If a member is unable to attend these sessions, it is the responsibility of the member to acquire the required training hours at their own expense.

Commitment:

Each board member will hold a term of office for three (3) years and may be elected for two (2) consecutive terms.

Text/Chat Advocate

As a Text/Chat Advocate, your primary responsibility is to provide online emotional support, crisis counseling, referrals, and information and safety planning to victims of domestic violence. You will have the ability to multi-task, work independently, and be a resourceful problem solver with attention to detail, and effective time management and written communication skills. Due to the sensitive nature of our work, it is important that you understand abusive family dynamics, including intimate partner violence (IPV), cycle of abuse, power and control dynamics, and child abuse and neglect. The successful candidate is sensitive to trauma and cultural diversity issues and is passionate about ending domestic violence. This role will be based out of the WC&S office.

WC&S is a comprehensive domestic violence program serving over 8,000 adult and child survivors of domestic violence annually & facilitating intervention groups to over 500 men who batter. All staff learn about and support the organization’s mission, guiding principles, and values, as well as the tenets of Women’s Center Business System (WCBS), and are sensitive to cultural and workplace harmony and infusing principles of Sanctuary (a model for providing trauma-informed care) into their daily interactions with clients and co-workers. This role provides you with the opportunity to showcase your active listening and communication skills, and the ability contribute to the organization’s mission in a variety of ways. If you are comfortable working independently, and a proficient user of technology software, we are eager to hear from you. WC&S will offer you an environment that provides endless opportunities to advance your knowledge and skills.

Here’s what you will do:

  • Manage/conduct online text and chat conversations with victims of domestic violence and intimate partner violence by providing support, crisis counseling, safety planning and agency information as needed.
  • Monitor and maintain text/chat software for notifications, alerts, and communications
  • Assist with text/chat data analytics and reporting
  • Support trainings, and process/procedure updates as necessary
  • Maintain the problem log and troubleshoot software problems with the Helpdesk Technician
  • Willingly participate in trainings, webinars, and team meetings.
  • Provide Shelter/Hotline support as availability allows
  • Grow to become a subject matter expert regarding text/chat operations
  • This position is full-time, non-exempt. Ideal schedule will be 40 hours per week comprised of four 10-hour shifts from 2PM-12AM on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday with alternate schedules available if required.

Here’s what we are looking for:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required (social work/social sciences or related field preferred).
  • 1-3 years’ experience in direct services or human services field required.
  • Experience with an online text/chat platform service preferred.
  • Adept in utilizing general technology including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Windows, Outlook, and online software platforms.
  • Act 33/34 Clearances and FBI Clearances will be required.

WC&S offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, including: generous paid time off; health, vision, and dental insurance; short-term and long-term disability coverage; group life insurance; retirement plan; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; and is a Public Service (Student) Loan Forgiveness eligible employer.

WC&S is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring that both applicants and employees are treated without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity expression, national origin, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation/identity, citizenship status, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic.

TO APPLY:

This position will remain open until we find the best candidate for the position. To ensure consideration for an interview, please send a resume and cover letter to the Director of Administration at careers@wcspittsburgh.org by end of business on Wednesday September 30, 2020.

CYF (Children, Youth, and Families) IPV (Intimate Partner Violence) Specialist

As a WC&S CYF (Children, Youth, and Families) IPV Specialist, you would provide consultation, coaching, and training to Office of Children Youth and Family Services (OCYF) Caseworkers. This role will provide outreach and services to families experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV), while serving the adult and child survivors along with working with the parties utilizing offending behaviors. The role is co-located between the WC&S office and the assigned CYF offices.

WC&S is a comprehensive domestic violence program serving over 8,000 adult and child survivors of domestic violence annually & facilitating intervention groups to over 500 men who batter. All staff learn about and support the organization’s mission, guiding principles, and values, as well as the tenets of Women’s Center Business System (WCBS), and are sensitive to cultural and workplace harmony and infusing principles of Sanctuary (a model for providing trauma-informed care) into their daily interactions with clients and co-workers. This role provides you with the opportunity to showcase your skills, work across a variety of agencies, and the ability to contribute to the organization’s mission in a variety of ways. If you are motivated and comfortable working with the family unit, including adults utilizing offending behaviors, we’re eager to hear from you. WC&S will offer you with an environment that provides endless opportunities to advance your knowledge and skills.

Here’s what you will do:

  • Provide consultations to OCYF caseworkers and staff regarding families experiencing IPV.
  • Collaborate with CYF caseworkers to actively engage the father or father figure with the services involving the child.
  • Build rapport and work collaboratively with OCYF caseworkers and agency staff.
  • Provide training to OCYF new and veteran caseworkers on the intersection of IPV and child welfare.
  • Attend Conferencing and Teaming meetings with OCYF staff and their families experiencing IPV.
  • Provide professional, culturally competent crisis intervention to survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) and their children as well as parties utilizing offending behavior.
  • Provide ongoing systems advocacy to the survivors of family violence within the Child Welfare System in Allegheny County.
  • Access community-based resources in Allegheny County to effectively coordinate with WC&S services and families involved with OCYF.
  • Be a subject matter expert to WC&S staff regarding CYF-related issues for survivors receiving services at WC&S.
  • This position requires being available for regular on-call hours (including overnights, weekends, and holidays). 40 Hours per week; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm with a weekly on- call rotation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Here’s what we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work/social sciences or related field (Master’s Degree preferred)
  • 1-3 years in direct service in a human service agency, preferably working with IPV victims, perpetrators, or children
  • A demonstration of the understanding of abusive family dynamics, including intimate partner violence, cycle of abuse, power and control dynamic, cultural diversity issues and child abuse and neglect
  • Experience and proficiency with training professionals
  • Bi-lingual or multi-lingual proficiency (particularly American Sign Language and/or Spanish) preferred
  • Ability to effectively navigate Allegheny County in a timely fashion. A vehicle is not required, though preferential in the course of this position’s duties
  • Ability to understand confidentiality and safety procedures
  • Proficient understanding of Microsoft Office (Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel).
  • Act 33/34 and FBI Clearances required
  • Ability to establish healthy boundaries, trust, respect and rapport with clients and other professionals

WC&S offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, including: generous paid time off; health, vision, and dental insurance; short-term and long-term disability coverage; group life insurance; retirement plan; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; and is a Public Service (Student) Loan Forgiveness eligible employer.

WC&S is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring that both applicants and employees are treated without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity expression, national origin, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation/identity, citizenship status, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic.

TO APPLY:

This position will remain open until we find the best candidate for the position. To ensure consideration for an interview, please send a resume and cover letter to the Director of Administration at careers@wcspittsburgh.org by end of business on Wednesday September 30, 2020.

Children’s Advocacy Coordinator

The Children’s Advocacy Coordinator provides technical assistance and training on the intervention and prevention of child sexual abuse and teen sexual assault, and coordinates children’s advocacy issues for advocates, children and youth case workers, educators, healthcare personnel, law enforcement, prosecutors, and other allied professionals. This position also provides support to those providing direct services including counseling, therapy and advocacy to survivors of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance and professional support to advocates, counselors, victims service centers, and other allied professionals;
  • Design, develop, coordinate, and facilitate trainings, workshops and other resources surrounding childhood sexual abuse prevention, intervention, response, and requirements for mandated reporters;
  • Collaborate with and support PCAR/NSVRC’s public policy efforts to advocate for local, state, and national systems to improve prevention and response to child sexual abuse;
  • Serve as the Coalition’s liaison for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse to receive
    rehabilitative services and access to financial restitution.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) or equivalent in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Criminal Justice, or other related field; and/or four years of relevant experience (some of which should be direct services specific to child sexual abuse).

To Apply

PCAR offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by October 15, 2020.

Part-Time Resource Navigator

RentHelpPGH Resource Navigators assist renters and homeowners across Allegheny County who are facing eviction or foreclosure in accessing legal services, rental and foreclosure assistance and other programs as needed.

What is RentHelpPGH?

In June 2020, Community Justice Project, Hill District Consensus Group, and Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation joined forces to acquire a grant from PLAN (PA Legal Aid Network) to address the impending eviction crisis.

We have three areas of focus:

  • RentHelpPGH is a Customer Management Software (CMS) developed by the CREATE Lab at CMU in conjunction with grassroots organizations to enable smaller organizations to track their communications with clients, allow clients to see the work being done on their behalf, and to ease the referral process between organizations.
  • By using and connecting more organizations to the RentHelpPGH platform, we aspire to acquire data that shows the impact grassroot and community based organizations have on our neighbors. This data will also enable service providers to better assess the accessibility of their services. Our goal is to support a more efficient and responsive social service network in Allegheny County.
  • Resource Navigation is performed by grassroots organizations across Allegheny County. A Resource Navigator is a person who works closely with residents to identify their service needs and connect them to those services. RentHelpPGH Resource Navigators specialize in supporting clients who are facing evictions and foreclosures and assisting those clients with accessing funding to protect their homes while also working closely with them to stabilize their household economies and prevent the risk of future eviction.

Help Desk Navigators register new clients and assist those clients in immediate service acquisitions. Our Help Desk Navigators help identify programs suitable for our clients, prepare clients to apply for services, connect them with resources, and help them develop a plan for success.

Secondary goals of the Resource Navigators include demonstrating the value of funding community groups to provide systematic resource navigation services for low-income individuals, residents and families and identifying systemic advocacy needs for improving the existing models of resource access in the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.

We are looking for Super Stars to join our team as either Resource Navigators or Help Desk Navigators.

Positions start at 10-15 hours / week with the potential for more hours after a three week trial period. All positions are 1099 Contractor and are paid $20/hr.

Positions are remote and the hours are flexible, however some evening and weekend availability is required. Both positions require the ability to give 100% of your attention without distraction to the clients.

Candidates should have a background in service, a strong desire to help their neighbors, a commitment to social justice, and personal experience navigating social services. Candidates should also have knowledge of and comfort with computers and using a developing online customer management platform and are curious, creative, and flexible.

Resource Navigator Responsibilities: 

  • Provide ongoing clear and compassionate communication with clients experiencing trauma
  • Use conversation and active listening (as opposed to a clinical approach) to identify service needs
  • Follow designated processes for Client Registration, Intake, Authorization, Referrals, and logging communications
  • Identify appropriate resources and assist client with connecting to those resources
  • Review any and all applications and procedures with clients
  • Help clients apply for resources, including gathering documents, etc.
  • Develop knowledge of and familiarity with available services and service providers
    • Rental / Mortgage assistance programs
    • Legal Assistance programs
    • Utility assistance
    • Health and well-being
    • Food resources
    • Public assistance
    • Voter registration and Census applications
  • Keep and maintain diligent records in a developing Customer Management System (CMS) platform
  • On-going programmatic trainings are required
  • Qualifications: High School or GED completion and above

To apply, send your resume and a brief cover letter to admin@renthelppgh.org.