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

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. 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. 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 participating in individual and group supervisions and carrying a full caseload of clients who are victims of crime and abuse, including their significant others.

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 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 and EMDR 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 able to work 2 evenings per week and provide on-call coverage for the Chat/Text/Phone Hotline as assigned during the day and at least one overnight as staff backup per month).
  • 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

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 Coordinator - 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 Coordinator 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 supervision of staff and nurse contractors; day to day department management including but not limited to: ensuring all protocols and procedures are current; and collaborating with other NOVA department staff and pertinent departments in local hospitals to ensure exceptional forensic medical care. Additionally, the coordinator manages the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) for Bucks County and manages project grants such as report writing/reporting, coordinating and or conducting outreach and/or trainings.

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 Coordinator reports to the Director of Client Services.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in public health, 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.
  • IAFN SANE certification highly desirable or completed upon hiring.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate challenging situations and problem solve.
  • Experience managing complex projects and contractors preferred.
  • Sexual Assault Counselor training completed within 6 months’ post-hire.
  • Related experience that is highly desirable:
  • Previous management or coordination of a multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Experience working in a hospital setting or health care system,
  • Grant writing and reporting experience.

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 Program Coordinator

Human Trafficking Task Force Organizer - Full Time

NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance) 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.

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 response and prevention. Responsibilities include management of administrative and operational activities of the task force including monitoring of and overall responsibility for the work plan goals established by the task force Advisory Committee. Additional responsibilities include attending subcommittee meetings and community and professional training and outreach.

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. AA/EOE.

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

Prevention Educator - 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 assistance, educating the community at large on violence prevention in our community, and providing top-ranked professional training.

The NOVA Prevention and Education Department is a team highly dedicated to reducing the incidence of crime through prevention and education programs for Bucks County schools, community groups, faith- based groups, and professional groups. NOVA’s programs are tailored to the audience, whether they are elementary or post-secondary students, parents, or teachers. Building on over 39 years as prevention practitioners, NOVA’s prevention programs are designed to promote critical thinking skills, respectful interpersonal boundaries, and healthy relationships.

Prevention Educator: Represents NOVA in the educational community through the delivery of NOVA’s prevention programs in the schools and communities of Bucks County.

Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Prevention Education and Awareness Coordinator, delivers prevention programs to all grade levels.
  • Under the direction of the Education Coordinator, participates in public events to expand NOVA’s visibility in the greater community and to promote access to NOVA services.
  • Presents preview trainings for schools, parents, community groups, etc. using established curriculum material and presentation techniques.
  • Provides follow-up to presentations (e.g., returns materials, equipment, etc.).
  • Makes recommendations to the Prevention Education and Awareness Coordinator about agencies and organizations that might be interested in NOVA’s educational programs.
  • Participates in developing new programs as requested by the Prevention Education and Awareness
    Coordinator.
  • Maintains all required program records and submits all program documentation in a timely and
    accurate manner.
  • Provides support to program participants as appropriate (e.g., program participants who disclose
    previous or ongoing sexual assault).
  • Handles program participant disclosures in accordance with legal requirements and agency
    procedures.

Core Qualifications include:

  • Commitment to NOVA’s mission and philosophy.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, or another related field.
  • One year of experience in the educational field.
  • Effective oral communication skills and ability to work cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to use good judgment when dealing with sensitive information.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with diverse groups including school, agency, community professionals, students, and parents.
  • Flexible schedule- available to work 5-15 hours per week; early mornings, evenings, and weekends.
  • Consistent and reliable transportation as this position requires frequent travel.
  • Successful completion of 40-hour Sexual Assault Counselor Training course.
  • Successful completion of NOVA’s Educator Training course.
  • Meet all required clearances for employment (Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Clearance,
    etc.).
  • A basic understanding of Microsoft 365 is a plus.

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 your resume and cover letter telling us why you are the person for this job to careers@novabucks.org. Subject line: Prevention Educator

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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