Adams County Direct Services Supervisor - PCAR
The Direct Services Supervisor (DSS) is responsible for the oversight of the provision of direct services to victims of sexual abuse, assault, and harassment in Adams County. The DSS will provide training, supervision, and consultation to the Counselor/Outreach Advocates and other staff who provide direct services. The DSS will recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers. The DSS will coordinate and supervise student internships. The DSS will fulfill the direct service, supervisory, and administrative responsibilities for Direct Services Supervisors set forth by the PCAR Standards for sexual assault centers. The DSS will have a strong understanding of sexual assault and the many issues faced by survivors, as well as experience working with survivors of sexual abuse, assault, and harassment. The DSS will provide in-person and tele-counseling direct services to victims and their significant others, and conduct community outreach activities throughout Adams County.
PCAR understands sexual violence as a social justice issue and works to prevent and respond to sexual violence within this framework. We are committed to nurturing a workplace that is affirming, inclusive, and respectful of all people and the ways in which they identify across race, class, ability, gender, sexual orientation, age, and other characteristics. We are looking for outstanding relationship-builders and communicators. We value both life experience and professional credentials.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Assist with the development, implementation, supervision, and assessment of the provision of direct services. Coordinate the day-to-day operations of counseling and advocacy services in Adams County.
- Maintain client records with appropriate, current case notes. Supervise and coordinate the timely review of all client files are required by the PCAR Standards.
- Supervise client record maintenance including updating, closing, and destroying client files.
- Assist with hiring process as appropriate. Plan and implement training for new staff.
- Recruit, train, and coordinate volunteer activities. Maintain volunteer records as required.
- Coordinate and supervise student internships.
- Schedule and lead routine case management meetings with staff.
- Assist Center Director with statistical data and reporting requirements for grants and other funding.
- Maintain client confidentiality.
- Provide client-centered and trauma-informed services to survivors of sexual abuse, harassment, and assault in Adams County, and their significant others, including but not limited to: individual counseling, group counseling, hotline/crisis counseling, medical advocacy and accompaniment, legal advocacy and accompaniment, assistance with protection order filing, and information and referral. Services are provided in-person and via telehealth.
- Provide after-hours hotline coverage and in-person advocacy/accompaniment to hospitals and police departments as necessary.
- Serve as the agency liaison on committees, task forces, and other multi-disciplinary groups. Attend meetings as appropriate.
Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or related field. Minimum of two years of supervisory experience and relevant professional experience in victim services, counseling, or human services.
Respect Together offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by September 15, 2023. Complete job description available on our website as well.
Who We Are
Founded in 1975, Respect Together unites all elements of our work under one name with a continued commitment to our long-standing mission of preventing and ending sexual abuse, assault, and harassment. Respect Together’s main divisions are the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and The Pennsylvania Coalition to Advance Respect (PCAR). Collectively, we are working together to create a culture in the United States – and beyond – that values and upholds all people being treated with respect and free from all forms of sexual violence and oppression.
- Partners with a network of rape crisis programs to bring help, hope, and healing around issues of sexual violence to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
- Assures that communities have access to quality victim services and prevention education by providing funding, training, materials, and assistance to a network of rape crisis centers that serve all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.
- Provides resources and training on sexual assault-related issues to professionals
- across PA.
- Promotes public policies that provide protections and services to victims of sexual violence, hold offenders accountable, enhances community safety, and works with media to increase public awareness, access to accurate information, and ethical reporting practices.
- Identifies, develops, and disseminates resources regarding all aspects of sexual violence prevention and intervention.
- NSVRC is the leading nonprofit in providing information and tools to prevent and respond to sexual violence.
- Translates research and trends into best practices that help individuals, communities and service providers achieve real and lasting change.
- Works with the media to promote informed reporting.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The Pennsylvania Coalition to Advance Respect and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.
United to end sexual abuse, assault, and harassment.