Employment and Internships

Career and Job Opportunities at NOVA

NOVA is a remarkable place to work. With a culture of inclusion and support, our exceptional staff are passionate the about the work, dedicated to the organizational mission and vision, and set a high standard in their respective disciplines. Our Board of Directors and leadership team are committed to recruiting and retaining exceptional staff – providing competitive salaries, great fringe benefits, and opportunities for ongoing professional development. We are committed to an organization self-care and while the work can be very challenging and hard – the NOVA team finds time to care about each other and have fun.

Current Employment Opportunities

FORENSIC NURSE EXAMINER - CONTRACTOR

NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance) is the comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 47-year history, NOVA has expanded to include a continuum of prevention and direct services to prevent and address the needs of victims of abuse and other serious crimes. NOVA is known across many disciplines and the community at large for its exceptional services and professionalism. As a mature and fiscally sound organization, establishing sustainability is key to our future success — serving all victims who need assistance, educating the community at large on violence prevention in our community, and providing top-ranked professional training.

Forensic Nurse Examiner

The Forensic Nurse Examiner (FNE) is a contracted position that will provide care to a client who is the victim of a sexual assault or intimate partner violence (IPV) in a timely, non-judgmental, dignified and compassionate manner. The forensic exam may include prophylaxis for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, written/electronic and photographic documentation, referrals for appropriate medical and psychological follow-up, and participation in legal proceedings.

Responsibilities include:

  • Works collaboratively with hospital medical personnel, victim advocates, law enforcement, and prosecutors.
  • Adheres to all administrative, clinical, and employment policies and procedures on file with the FNE program.
  • Ability to perform emergent medical triage to determine if patient requires medical care prior to a forensic exam.
  • Performs and accurately documents sexual assault and IPV medical forensic interviews.
  • Performs and objectively documents a complete physical and forensic evidence collection exam.
  • Provides testimony per subpoena as a fact witness to any/all cases performed while contracted as a FNE. *Following employment/termination as a FNE with NOVA, the individual RN will be obligated to respond and coordinate with attorneys prior to and during the court process*
  • Participates in professional development as determined by the FNE program, including 75% of all monthly case review meetings, conferences, and in-services.
  • Thirty-six (36) minimum on-call hours per month, to include shared holiday and weekend coverage.
  • Must be able to arrive at designated Bucks County hospitals within one hour of receiving the request for services by dispatch. Exception is Grandview Hospital, where a one to two-hour response is acceptable depending on distance from primary residence.
  • Payment as contractors categorized under 1099 employment. Pay is $350 per exam, on call hourly rate and travel reimbursement included separately. Overtime and shift differential available.

Qualifications include:

  • Commitment to NOVA’s mission, values and vision.
  • Registered Nurse with current license to practice in Pennsylvania.
  • Current BLS CPR certification.
  • Consistent and reliable transportation with current driver’s license.
  • Current independent malpractice insurance.
  • Must meet background credentialing requirements as outlined in NOVA FNE Contract.
  • Minimum two years nursing experience preferred; specialty experience in GYN/GU health, emergency department, or in-patient mental health preferred with demonstrated autonomy and professional judgment in nursing practice.
  • Must either hold current SANE training certification or complete the SANE and IPV didactic training and preceptor/clinical experience requirements as identified by NOVA’s FNE program.
  • Successful completion of recommended clinical components to minimally include:
    • Conducting at least ten pelvic exams with speculum insertion unless deemed competent by Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner or physician after fewer exams
    • Conducting at least 2 male genital exams or simulated exams
    • Shadowing an experienced FNE for one exam and being shadowed by an experienced FNE for at least two exams; prior experience may result in fewer training exams.
  • Proficient use of all equipment, including camera equipment and PA DOH-approved forensic rape kit.
  • Ability to work independently and self-schedule.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

If you have these qualifications, are energetic, passionate about the mission of NOVA, enjoy a friendly team-oriented environment, we would like to hear from you! Please submit your application with a cover letter telling us why you are the person for this job, salary requirements, and your resume to careers@novabucks.org. Subject line: Forensic Nurse Examiner

HUMAN TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE ORGANIZER

Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA), a nonprofit organization in Bucks County, PA serving victims of sexual assault and other crimes, seeks a part-time (27 hours per week) HUMAN TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE ORGANIZER to join its team. The role of the Task Force Organizer is to serve as a primary point of contact for the Bucks Coalition Against Trafficking (BCAT) task force leadership and membership. The goal of the position is to facilitate and coordinate community organization and action around human trafficking. Responsibilities include management of administrative and operational activities of the task force including monitoring of and overall responsibility for the workplan goals established by the task force Advisory Committee. Social work, human services or related Master’s degree preferred (Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience will be considered). The ideal candidate will have experience with community organization/community engagement, public speaking and training experience, and a flexible schedule to fulfill training requests and attend meetings. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Applicants must send a cover letter with salary requirements in addition to their resume to careers@novabucks.org. Subject line: Human Trafficking Task Force Organizer. AA/EOE

Prevention Education and Awareness Coordinator - Full Time

NOTE: RESUMES WITHOUT COVER LETTERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance) is the comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County, PA. With a 47-year history, NOVA has expanded to include a continuum of prevention and direct services to prevent and address the needs of victims of sexual abuse and other serious crimes. NOVA is known across many disciplines and the community at large for its exceptional services and professionalism. As a mature and fiscally sound organization, sustainability is key to our future success — serving all victims who need assistance, educating the community at large on violence prevention in our community, and providing top-ranked professional training.

Prevention and Education Coordinator Position: The Prevention Education and Awareness Coordinator is responsible for developing, coordinating, scheduling, and delivering high-quality prevention education programs to students of all ages (preschool-post-secondary) in Bucks County on the topics including but not limited to: child abuse prevention, sexual assault prevention, bullying prevention, technology safety; and other related crime victimization and prevention topics that align with NOVA’s mission, vision and goals.

Additional project coordination responsibilities include developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with school contacts, assisting in marketing of programs, participating in short-term and long-term departmental strategic planning, and monitoring training effectiveness through data and outcomes. The Prevention Education and Awareness Coordinator will develop prevention education programs through collaboration with NOVA educators and their own education and experience as an educator. Therefore, the ideal candidate will present with an education and training background as well as previous experience in a classroom setting. Programs may be presented for small or large classes and may be delivered in-person and via virtual settings (i.e., webinars).

This position is housed in the Prevention Education and Training Department at NOVA and will work directly with our dynamic team of educators, coordinators, and specialists and reports to the Director of Prevention and Training.

Responsibilities Include:

  1. Develops high-quality prevention education and awareness programs and materials for students’ preschool level-post-secondary level.
  2. Coordinates and schedules prevention education and awareness programs.
  3. Handles and reports disclosures of suspected child abuse in accordance with agency standards and required legal compliance.
  4. Responds to requests for information concerning NOVA’s prevention programs in a timely
    manner.
  5. Develops workplan for reaching goals of prevention education and awareness program offerings and meets contractual requirements.
  6. Presents prevention education and awareness programs and trainings for students, parents, and teachers as needed.
  7. Actively and effectively engages in outreach activities to contact organizations that provide services to students, parents and teachers to advance NOVA’s prevention education and awareness programs.
  8. Stays informed and current with new material and best practice concerning the issues of interpersonal violence/ sexual abuse and assault prevention and other relevant topics and integrates this material into programming and trainings as appropriate.
  9. Meets regularly with prevention education staff to provide leadership, supervision, support, and direction.
  10. Maintains all program data entry records and submits all program documentation in a timely and accurate manner.
  11. Maintains school files including history of school partnership, information on current school contacts, record of programs presented including date of program, teacher and student evaluations, and planned follow-up.
  12. Develops criteria for evaluating effectiveness of school-based programs, collects and analyzes data, and reports on program evaluations and outcomes-based measurements.

Qualifications include:

  1. Commitment to NOVA’s mission and philosophy.
  2. Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred in Education or another related
    field.
  3. Multilingual a plus.
  4. Minimum of 2 years of related experience in developing and delivering school-based programs with preference given to individuals with experience in sexual violence prevention.
  5. Excellent interpersonal skills with various groups including: school contacts, community
    professionals, parents, and students.
  6. Strong grasp of the evolving social media landscape including current technology
    applications and usage trends.
  7. Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills, including thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
  8. Knowledge of conducting programs on Google Meet, Teams, and Zoom preferred.
  9. Must be able to multitask, set priorities, and meet deadline to manage immediate, short-term, and long-term tasks.
  10. Experience as an educator with extensive knowledge of the following principles:
    • Understanding of best practice for student learning (preschool-university level) and facilitation of interactive learning experiences;
    • Effective use of group facilitation techniques: icebreaker activities, group energizer strategies, humor, and stories that increase learner engagement;
    • Excellent oral presentation and written communication skills;
    • Effective use of vocal skills in conducting programs, use of vocal tone and volume as a
      communication tool;
    • Intentional use of non-verbal communication to establish rapport with the audience and facilitate learning;
    • Effective use of presentation materials to support learning goals;
    • Effective use of audiovisual technology as a supporting tool for learning.
  11. The capacity to occasionally work early mornings, evenings, weekends, and provide on-call coverage for the hotline when assigned.
  12. Meet all required clearances for employment (Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Clearance, etc.).

Competitive salary and excellent benefits include exceptional health and dental coverage, accruing three weeks Paid Time Off your first year plus 11 holidays, a Profit-Sharing Pension Plan and 401K after one year.

Please submit your application with a cover letter telling us about your interest and qualifications, salary requirements, and resume to careers@novabucks.org Subject Line: Prevention Education and Awareness Coordinator. AA/EOE.

Internships

NOVA offers internships in a variety of areas in counseling, public health, nonprofit management, social work, and criminal justice. These positions give senior undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to get practical experience in their field. If you are interested in an internship with NOVA, please submit a resume, your interest area and length of required internship to info@novabucks.org.

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