Counselor Advocate

Website Center for Victims

Center for Victims (CV) provides victim services to help individuals, families, and communities heal from trauma.  CV encourages individuals to apply who display initiative, a positive attitude and the willingness to thrive in a team centered, professional environment.

CV is seeking an enthusiastic and detail-oriented team player to join our team as a Counselor Advocate.  The Counselor Advocate supports and empowers victims and/or witnesses in their personal decision making process.  In addition, their role is to provide education and assistance as to various systems that a client may encounter.

The successful candidate will perform a variety of tasks that will include: crisis intervention, counseling, legal and medical advocacy and accompaniment, education and training to various systems professionals and other mandated and supportive services to crime victims.  This position may work in the adult, juvenile or magisterial district court systems, as assigned.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in social work or human services/related field, MS Office proficiency, strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks while effectively meeting deadlines in a fast paced and evolving organization.  Candidates must demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, problem solving skills, and the ability to interface professionally with internal and external groups.  Additional requirements include: a readily available personal means of transportation, strong commitment to support the organization’s mission and the ability to work in a diverse atmosphere with sensitivity of cultural diversity and workplace harmony.

This position is a full time position that offers a strong package of health and wellness benefits, retirement, and other agency benefits as applicable.  In addition, CV provides extensive victim services training, as well as opportunities for professional development.

All CV employees must have the ability to secure Act 33 and 34 clearances (Child Abuse & Criminal History) and FBI Clearances. The position also requires the ability to work a 40-hour workweek with the flexibility to accommodate various hours, including evenings and weekends, that may be necessary to complete the work.  Participation in on-call rotation is required.

If interested, please mail your resume and cover letter to: Human Resources Dept., Center for Victims, 3433 E. Carson St., Ste. 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 or send via email to: CV is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, marital status, parent status, veteran status, political affiliation or other factor protected by law.  CV complies with the Affirmative Action requirements and the Americans with Disabilities Act regarding reasonable accommodation for qualified employees with a disability.

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