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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

Clinical Counselor I and II

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 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, establishing sustainability is key to our future success — serving all victims who need services, educating the community at large on violence prevention in our community, and providing top-ranked professional training.

Clinical Counselor I and II. NOVA is hiring two counselors to join our counseling department to specialize in the Problematic Sexual Behavior – Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT) program. Clinical Counselor I must be licensed or soon to be licensed in the field of social work, clinical counseling, psychology or other relevant field within one year post hire. Counselor II must have a Masters level in the field of social work, clinical counseling, psychology or other relevant field. Both must have experience working with individuals and families.
work with children and adults who are the victims of sexual assault and other serious crimes. This position would require
participating in individual and group supervisions and carrying a full caseload of clients who are victims of crime and abuse, including their significant others. It will also include outreach and trainings for professionals and schools in the community on problematic sexual behaviors.

All of our counseling services are free to victims, and are supported by public and private dollars. Annually we serve over 650 victims in individual or group counseling. Sessions may be provided in the client’s home, community, local schools, via telehealth and/or one of NOVA’s three offices.

Both positions will require the ability to travel throughout the county but will be based primarily in Fairless Hills, PA and assume at least two evenings per week.

Qualifications include:

  • Clinical Counselor I – Masters’ degree and licensure or soon to be licensed (within one year) in social work, counseling, psychology or other relevant field.
  • Clinical Counselor II – Masters’ degree in social work, counseling, psychology or other relevant field.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience working clinically with children, adults, and families.
  • TFCBT certification preferred, or training must be completed within two years post-hire.
  • Sexual Assault Counselor (SAC) training certificate or must attend the 40-hour SAC Training at NOVA within 3-months post-hire.
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking.
  • Must be able to work 2 evenings per week and provide on-call coverage for the Chat/Text/Phone Hotline as assigned during business hours.
  • Must have available transportation to travel to all three of NOVA’s offices, schools and clients’ homes as needed, primarily based out of the Fairless Hills office in Bucks County.
  • Bilingual/multilingual preferred.
  • Highly values teamwork.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word.
  • Experience working with client data systems preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Current criminal, child abuse and FBI clearance is required before hire.

Excellent benefits include a competitive salary commensurate with experience, exceptional health and dental coverage, accruing three weeks Paid Time Off the first year plus 11 holidays, a Profit Sharing Pension Plan and 401K after one year and, many more. NOVA is an EOE.

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 resume with a cover letter telling us why you are the person for this job to careers@novabucks.org. Subject line: Clinical Counselor

Director of Development - Full Time

NOVA 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 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, 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.

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
NOVA is seeking a dynamic Director of Development to join our leadership team. We are looking to hire an enthusiastic fundraising professional dedicated to supporting victims of sexual assault and other crimes, and to building a safer community through violence prevention The ideal candidate is comfortable in a trauma-informed culture, ready to lead with kindness, communication, and empathy, and bring energy and creativity to deliver results.

Organizational Background
Approaching our 50th anniversary, NOVA remains mission-driven and dedicated to serving individuals across the age span. We work to provide state-of-the-art, comprehensive victim services to over 3000 victims of sexual assault and other serious crimes, including but not limited to human trafficking, fraud, homicide, and child and elder abuse in Bucks County. Additionally, we provide prevention education and training to over 30,000 children and adults annually.

Employee Philosophy and Practice
NOVA employs 80 dynamic professionals who bring expertise and passion for ensuring that we carry out the mission every day. Every staff member is essential to NOVA achieving its vision of a community free of violence and integral to ensuring that NOVA achieves our mission and goals. The success of our organization is the ability of every staff member carrying out their respective job responsibilities to the best of their ability and helping colleagues to the same is essential to our success.

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • An understanding and commitment to NOVA’s mission, vision, and programs.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Liberal Arts, Marketing, Communications or other relevant fields, or equivalent experience in the nonprofit sector.
  • Demonstrated experience as a team player.
  • Three plus years working in development, including experience as a leader in a development program.
  • Demonstrated staff and volunteer supervision experience.
  • High energy, self-motivated, ability to multi-task, and a commitment to excellence and the nonprofit sector.
  • Curiosity and attitude of continuous learning, interest in NOVA’s work and willingness to learn about our field; interest in seeking out professional development opportunities.
  • Excellent writing skills (samples may be requested), experience, and comfort with public speaking.
  • Proficient in office software Microsoft 365, Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work in the office during regular business hours, flexibility for occasional nights/weekends; access to reliable transportation for local/statewide travel.
  • Must meet all required clearances for employment (Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Clearance, etc.).

Preferred

  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar donor database.
  • Passion for using data to inform strategic decision-making.
  • Personal network or ability to build a network of relationships in Bucks County.
  • Understanding of the work of victim service or trauma-informed organizations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in developing and implementing fundraising campaigns, including planned giving, capital campaigns, and or crowdsourcing.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Fundraising

  • Working with staff and volunteer leadership, design a fundraising program that includes major gifts, events, planned giving, private grants/sponsorships, and other fundraising tools.
  • Build on the current fundraising program – increasing annual donor revenue to 20% of the organization’s annual operating budget.
  • Identify and cultivate donors to steward major gifts.
  • Research private corporate and foundation grants and other opportunities, and write compelling proposals to prospective funders as appropriate.
  • Manage relationships with corporate and foundation funders, including overseeing the writing of reports and other communication as appropriate.
  • Represent NOVA in the community and with prospective and current donors as appropriate and in collaboration with Executive Director and leadership team.
  • Plan and implement donor cultivation program, including acknowledgment and recognition program.
  • Research major donor prospects; develop and implement strategy for cultivation and solicitation; directly makes “asks” as appropriate
  • Oversee planning and execution of fundraising events, including small donor and more significant events
  • Oversee administration of donor database
  • Plan and implement other Board supported fund development initiatives, including planned giving.
  • Oversee and implement the annual campaign for individual giving and corporate support

Staff and Volunteer Development and Supervision

  • Hire, supervise, and mentor development staff with the knowledge and skills to execute the plan.
  • Provide regular opportunities for staff to provide ideas and input to development plan and to make decisions within their specific projects.
  • Staff the Board Development Committee, and be the go-to resource for fundraising knowledge and experience for our senior team, Board, and volunteers
  • Nurture, train, and support volunteer fundraisers, including Board and committee members.
  • Work with Volunteer Coordinator to recruit, support and acknowledge volunteers

Organizational Leadership

  • Develop and implement a Board-supported comprehensive fundraising strategy for the organization
  • Work closely with the marketing staff to increase NOVA’s visibility in the community, leading to new donor, funder, and partner relationships.
  • Embrace the team culture as a foundation for success of the organization
  • Follow all policies and procedures of the organization
  • Participate in the writing and periodic review of organization policies and procedures, and annual workplans as required

Work Location: On site in Jamison, PA

Excellent benefits include a competitive salary commensurate with experience, 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 and more. NOVA is an AA/EOE.

If you have these qualifications, are energetic, passionate about the mission of NOVA, and 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: Director of Development).

Family Advocate - Full Time

NOVA is the comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 45-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, 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.

Family Advocate

Located in Bucks County, PA, the Bucks County Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC), a service of NOVA, provides a safe and child-friendly environment in which the CAC staff, law enforcement, child welfare, prosecution, advocacy, medical and mental health professionals collaborate to implement effective and coordinated investigations of suspected child abuse and connect child victims and their families to medical, mental health, and other social services.

The Family Advocate plays a crucial role in supporting the child and their families during the investigative process. This position will be providing advocacy, crisis support, and case management services to victims of child abuse and their non-offending caregivers. Also, this role collaborates with law enforcement and child protective services through advocacy, training and outreach. The Advocate will be supporting the child victims and their families at Jamison, Fairless Hills, and Perkasie offices in Bucks County, PA.

Qualifications Include:

  1. Minimum Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, criminology, human services, or another related field. Masters preferred.
  2. Knowledge of the criminal justice/legal system.
  3. Knowledge of issues essential and relevant to providing services to victims of violent crimes.
  4. Experience working with child victims or other victims of crime preferred.
  5. Ability to work and make decisions independently.
  6. Strong interpersonal communication,writing and presentation skills.
  7. Consistent and reliable access to transportation.
  8. Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  9. Meet all required clearances for employment (e.g., IRCA, Criminal Record Check, etc.)
  10. Bilingual is a plus.

Excellent benefits include a competitive salary commensurate with experience, 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 and more. NOVA is an AA/EOE.

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: CAC Advocate).

Forensic Nurse Clinical Trainer - Full Time

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 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, establishing sustainability is key to our future success -serving all victims who need services, educating the community at large on violence prevention in our community, and providing top-ranked professional training.

The Bucks County Forensic Nurse (FN) program at NOVA was developed out of a recognized need to create a continuity of forensic-medical care for victims of sexual assault and interpersonal violence, specifically non-lethal strangulation, in Bucks County who present in the emergency departments of Bucks County hospitals. In its sixth year of operation, the FN program has become a highly respected service proving exceptional, state of the art, forensic-medical care to victims.

Forensic Nurse Clinical Trainer Position. This full time position requires an experienced professional with a nursing background who thrives as a team player, and who is deeply committed to improving the lives of victims of sexual assault and interpersonal violence. Primary responsibilities include training of forensic nurses; shadowing and modeling appropriate client care at the emergency rooms when trainees have cases; orientation to Bucks County hospitals; day to day department support; and providing at least 20 hours of on call hours per week including holidays and weekends as needed.

The FN program team works out of the NOVA Jamison office. The work week is 37.5 hrs/week and requires some flexibility to achieve program goals. Frequent local travel throughout Bucks County is required.

The FN Clinical Trainer reports to the Forensic Nurse Program Coordinator.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in public health, nursing, hospital administration, or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Current RN license in PA or a state that has reciprocity with PA.
  • Compliance with medical immunization policies per each contracted hospital.
  • Active SANE experience.
  • SANE-A certification required or eligible within 3 months post-hire.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate challenging situations and problem solve.
  • Sexual Assault Counselor training completed within 3 months’ post-hire.

Excellent benefits include a competitive salary commensurate with experience, 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 and, many more. NOVA is an AA/EOE.

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, your salary requirements, and current resume to careers@novabucks.org. Subject line: FN Clinical Trainer

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

Forensic Nurse Program Liason - Full Time

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 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, establishing sustainability is key to our future success -serving all victims who need services, educating the community at large on violence prevention in our community, and providing top-ranked professional training.

The Bucks County Forensic Nurse (FN) program at NOVA was developed out of a recognized need to create a continuity of forensic-medical care for victims of sexual assault and interpersonal violence, specifically non-lethal strangulation, in Bucks County who present in the emergency departments of Bucks County hospitals. In its sixth year of operation, the FN program has become a highly respected service proving exceptional, state of the art, forensic-medical care to victims.

Forensic Nurse Liaison Position. This full time position requires an experienced professional with a nursing background who thrives as a team player, and who is deeply committed to improving the lives of victims of sexual assault and interpersonal violence. Primary responsibilities include outreach and train pertinent public health and medical community professionals on issues related to medical and trauma support needs of sexual assault and interpersonal violence victims, including but not limited to hospitals, clinics, law enforcement, mental health and drug and alcohol agencies; day to day department support; and providing at least 20 hours of on call hours per week including holidays and weekends as needed.

The FN program team works out of the NOVA Jamison office. The work week is 37.5 hrs/week and requires some flexibility to achieve program goals. Frequent local travel throughout Bucks County is required.

The FN Program Liaison reports to the Forensic Nurse Program Coordinator.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in public health, nursing, hospital administration, or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Current RN license in PA or a state that has reciprocity with PA.
  • Compliance with medical immunization policies per each contracted hospital.
  • Active SANE experience.
  • SANE-A certification required or eligible within 3 months post-hire.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate challenging situations and problem solve.
  • Sexual Assault Counselor training completed within 3 months’ post-hire.

Excellent benefits include a competitive salary commensurate with experience, 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 and, many more. NOVA is an AA/EOE.

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, your salary requirements, and current resume to careers@novabucks.org. Subject line: FN Liaison

Hotline Relief Counselor - Part Time

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 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, establishing sustainability is key to our future success — serving all victims who need services, educating the community at large on violence prevention in our community, and providing top-ranked professional training.

Hotline Relief Counselor – The hotline relief counselor provides overnight phone support and emergency room accompaniment for sexual assault and interpersonal violence victims. This position is part time and requires covering the hotline for 1 night per week and 1 weekend per month- including covering holidays and extra shifts as needed.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology or other relevant field.
  • Ability to answer hotline calls within 15 minutes of receiving the request and provide emergency room accompaniment during scheduled overnight shifts (M-F 5pm until 9am) evenings and weekends (Saturday 9am until Monday 9am) and provide on-call coverage for the Hotline as assigned.
  • Ability to respond to a request for emergency room accompaniment at any Bucks County hospital within one hour of receiving request for services. Exception is Grandview Hospital where a one to two-hour response is acceptable depending on distance from primary residence.
  • Bilingual/multilingual preferred.
  • Sexual Assault Counselor (SAC) training certificate or must attend the 40-hour SAC Training at NOVA within 3-months post-hire.
  • Consistent and reliable access to and availability of means of transportation (position requires frequent travel).
  • Meet all required clearances for employment (IRCA, Criminal Record Check, and FBI clearances as required by state laws and agency protocols).
  • Current criminal, child abuse and FBI clearance is required before hire.

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 resume with a cover letter telling us why you are the person for this job to careers@novabucks.org. Subject line: Hotline Relief Counselor

Licensed Clinical Counseling Supervisor - Full Time

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 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, establishing sustainability is key to our future success — serving all victims who need services, educating the community at large on violence prevention in our community, and providing top-ranked professional training.

Licensed Clinical Counseling Supervisor. NOVA is hiring an experienced clinical counseling supervisor who is licensed to supervise our counseling department. Our team provides a continuum of trauma informed evidence-based therapeutic modalities, such as Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Processing Yoga Groups (TPY) and Problematic Sexual Behavior – Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT), to children and adults who are the victims of sexual assault and other serious crimes. This position would require providing individual and group supervision. They would also be responsible for administrative supervisory work, such as facilitating department meetings, running reports, overseeing caseloads and tracking staff training requirements. Lastly, this person would hold a caseload to maintain clinical relevance for supervising.

All of our counseling services are free to victims, and are supported by public and private dollars. Annually we serve over 650 victims in individual or group counseling. Sessions *may be provided the client’s home, community, local schools, telehealth and/or one of NOVA’s three offices.

*Note: NOVA is a designated essential service; therefore, the Counseling team is providing tele-counseling for individual and group counseling. During stage green of reopening during COVID, the counseling staff may move a small number of clients to in-office services. NOVA is planning a staged return to working in the office. NOVA is guided by the CDC recommendations and the orders of the Governor and State Health Department.

The position will require the ability to travel throughout the county but will based primarily in Fairless Hills, PA and assuming at least two evenings per week.

Qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree and Licensure in social work, counseling, psychology or other relevant field.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience clinically supervising staff.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working clinically with children, adults, and families.
  • TFCBT certification required, EMDR certification preferred.
  • SAC training certificate or must attend the 40-hour Sexual Assault Counselor Training at NOVA within 3-months post-hire.
  • Must be able to work 2 evenings per week and provide on-call coverage for the Hotline when assigned (overnight 1 time per month).
  • Must be able to travel to all three of NOVA’s offices, schools and clients’ homes as needed.
  • Bilingual/multilingual preferred
  • Highly values teamwork.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word.
  • Experience working with client data systems preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Current criminal, child abuse and FBI clearance is required before hire.

Excellent benefits include a competitive salary commensurate with experience, 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 and, many more. NOVA is an EOE.

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 resume with a cover letter telling us why you are the person for this job to careers@novabucks.org. Subject line: Licensed Clinical Counseling Supervisor Position

NOVA Thrift Shop Sales Associate - Full Time

NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance), a community-based 501(c)3, is the comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 46-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. Establishing sustainability is key to our future success — serving all victims who need assistance, reducing personal violence through education, and advancing the field.

Fulltime Sales Associate
The NOVA Thrift Shop, located on 313, just minutes north of Doylestown, is a friendly and fun place with 7500 SF of retail space. The Thrift Shop is the 3rd most significant revenue source to NOVA and supports programs, including our child abuse prevention programs and the Children’s Advocacy Center.

The Sales Associate will be joining a dedicated and hardworking team of 9 staff and over 70 volunteers who are passionate about NOVA’s mission. The Sales Associate will assist in all tasks related to the following: sales of merchandise, setting up merchandise displays, receiving and processing donations including the triaging, working as a cashier, and assisting volunteers with check-out. All staff participates in general everyday straightening and clean-up.

This position reports to the Thrift Shop Manager.

COVID – NOVA adheres to the CDC guidelines for retail establishments and orders of the Governor of Pennsylvania and the Secretary of Health. The Thrift Shop reopened in June and has been very successful at maintaining all recommendations and state health department orders.

Primary Qualifications

  1. A commitment to supporting NOVA’s mission and vision.
  2. Experience working in retail. 1-2 years preferred.
  3. Excellent customer service skills.
  4. A positive, outgoing, flexible, friendly, and energetic person who takes the initiative!
  5. Reliable and trustworthy.
  6. Must be able to bend, stretch, and stand on feet for multiple hours.
  7. Must have the ability to lift 40 pounds and carry 30 pounds unassisted.
  8. Meet all required clearances for employment (PA Child Abuse Clearance, Criminal Record Check, FBI clearance).
  9. Experience working as a volunteer in a community organization a plus.
  10. Strong verbal and organizational skills a plus.

This position is a permanent fulltime, 37.5 hours per week hourly position. Excellent benefits include a competitive wage, exceptional health, and dental coverage, accruing three weeks Paid Time Off your first year plus holidays, a Profit Sharing Pension Plan, and 401K after one year. NOVA is an AA/EOE organization.

Hours of Operation: The shop is open for retail 7-days per week. Retail hours are 10 am to 5 pm Monday-Saturday, and Sunday12 noon – 5 pm.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Careers@novabucks.org. Subject Line: Sales Associate.

Victim Advocate DUI - Full Time

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 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, 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.

Victim Advocate

The NOVA Victim Advocacy Department is a highly dedicated, experienced and esteemed team. NOVA victim advocates are the liaison between victims of crime and the criminal justice system in Bucks County. Advocates support crime victims across the age span to navigate the criminal justice system. Responsibilities include but are not limited to attending police interviews and court hearings with victim/survivors, assisting victims filing for victim compensation and Protection from Abuse orders, and advocate on behalf of the victim/survivor with the District Attorney’s Office and other community partners. This position requires a professional who has exceptional communication and relationship skills, is compassionate and empathetic. This position also has an emphasis on outreach and advocacy services for underserved populations, specifically DUI victims and their families.

Core Qualifications include:

  • Bachelors Degree in criminology, social work, human services, or other related field.
  • Sound knowledge of the criminal justice system. Experience working in the criminal justice system a plus.
  • Bilingual/multilingual preferred. Must be able to travel throughout the county
  • Proficient in Microsoft 365. Experience working with client data systems a plus.
  • PCCD Foundational Academy training certificate or completion within 6 months of hire.
  • SAC training certificate or completion of 40-hour Sexual Assault Counselor training at NOVA within 6-months of hire.
  • Current criminal, child abuse and FBI clearance is required before hire.

Excellent benefits include a competitive salary commensurate with experience, 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 and more. NOVA is an AA/EOE.

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: Victim Advocate

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.

Employment Verification

To verify employment for a current or past employee, please email requests to VOE@novabucks.org

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