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NOVA is a remarkable place to work. With a culture of inclusion and support, our exceptional staff are passionate the about the work and mission.

Career Opportunities at NOVA

NOVA’s staff are dedicated to our organizational mission and vision. Our team members set a high standard in their respective disciplines and are passionate about their work. Our Board of Directors and leadership team are committed to recruiting and retaining exceptional staff and providing competitive salaries, great benefits, and opportunities for ongoing professional development. NOVA is committed to a culture of inclusion and support. As an organization, we encourage self-care and prioritize opportunities to recharge and engage as a team.

Internships

NOVA offers internships to senior undergraduate and graduate students designed to provide practical field experience in a variety of subject areas including counseling, social work, criminal justice, public health, and nonprofit management. If you are interested in an internship with NOVA, please submit your resume, area of study, and length of required internship by email to info@novabucks.org.

Employment Verification

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

Current Openings

Community Health Outreach Specialist - Full Time

NOVA is the comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 48-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.

The Bucks County Forensic Nurse Program at NOVA was developed out of a recognized need to create a continuity of forensic nursing care for victims of sexual and interpersonal violence in Bucks County.

Community Health Outreach Specialist. We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our team. This full time position requires an enthusiastic and experienced professional who is deeply committed to improving the lives of victims of sexual assault and interpersonal violence (IPV). Primary responsibilities include educating and raising awareness in the community regarding the services available to victims of sexual assault and IPV. Outreach to a variety of partners may include hospitals, clinics, law enforcement, mental health agencies and local colleges or universities. The program is located in the Jamison office. This full-time role is 37.5 hours/week and frequent local travel throughout Bucks County is required. This position reports to the Director of Forensic Services.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in social work, public health, or related field.
  • Public speaking and strong communication skills.
  • Ability to initiate and facilitate sexual assault awareness program.
  • Must meet all required clearances for employment (Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Clearance, etc.).

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: Community Health Outreach Specialist

Counseling Coordinator – Full time

NOVA is a comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 48-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 NOVA Counseling department is a core service of NOVA, providing trauma-informed, evidenced- based therapeutic services to children, adults, and the elderly who are the victims of sexual assault and other serious crimes. Crimes include but are not limited to homicide, robbery, human trafficking, and fraud/identity theft. The department currently has a team of 8 full-time Master’s level licensed (or near licensed) Counselors. Additionally, four to five graduate-level student interns annually. The team members bring diverse backgrounds including social work and counseling degrees. Additionally, NOVA counselors have been trained and certified in EMDR, trauma-informed yoga, and TF-CBT.

The structure of the department includes the Coordinator who provides the day-to-day administrative management and supervision of the department. Additionally, the Counseling Coordinator is an essential participant in the organizational leadership team. This person may carry a small caseload. Four Senior Counselors provide clinical supervision to other team members and interns.

Qualifications include:

  • Minimum of a master’s degree and current license in social work, counseling, psychology, or another relevant field.
  • A minimum of 3 years of demonstrated supervising mental health practitioners
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working clinically with children, adults, and families.
  • Certification in TF-CBT and/or EMDR is a plus.
  • Understanding of and commitment to NOVA’s mission and values.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and the knowledge and management skills required to manage the NOVA counseling department.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple projects and have a keen acuity for details.
  • Flexible schedule.
  • Meet all required clearances for employment (IRCA, Criminal Record Check, and FBI clearances as required by state laws and agency protocols).
  • Consistent and reliable access to and availability of means of transportation (position requires travel between NOVA offices).

Excellent benefits include a competitive salary commensurate with experience, exceptional health, and dental coverage, accruing three weeks of 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, and 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: Counseling Coordinator Position

NOVA Thrift Shop Cashier - Part Time (Weekends)

NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance) is a comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 48-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.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides a positive customer experience with fair, friendly, and courteous service.
  • Registers sales on a cash register.
  • Resolves customer issues and answers questions.
  • Bags purchases if needed.
  • Itemizes and totals purchases by recording prices, departments, and taxable and nontaxable items.
  • Operating a cash register.
  • Enters price changes by referring to price sheets and special sale bulletins.
  • Collects payments by accepting cash, check, or charge payments from customers
  • Makes change for cash customers.
  • Operates credit card authorization systems.
  • Balances cash drawer by counting cash at the beginning and end of the work shift.
  • Provides pricing information by answering questions.
  • Maintains checkout operations by following policies and procedures
  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment
  • Complies with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Friendly and positive attitude
  • Effective communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to make change
  • Basic math skills
  • Attention to detail
  • High school diploma or equivalent desired
  • 1 year of retail cashier experience preferred
  • Readily adjusts schedule, tasks, and priorities when necessary to meet business needs

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 resume with a cover letter telling us why you are the person for this job to careers@novabucks.org. Subject line: NOVA Thrift Shop Cashier (PT-Weekends).

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 a comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 48- 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 victims/survivors, assisting victims in filing for victim compensation and Protection from Abuse orders, and advocating 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, and someone 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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in criminology, social work, human services, or another related field.
  • Sound knowledge of the criminal justice system. Experience working in the criminal justice system
    is a plus.
  • Bilingual/multilingual preferred. Must be able to travel throughout the county.
  • Proficient in Microsoft 365. Experience working with client data systems is a plus.
  • Meet all required clearances for employment (IRCA, Criminal Record Check, and FBI clearances as required by state laws and agency protocols.
  • Consistent and reliable access to and availability of means of transportation

Excellent benefits include a competitive salary commensurate with experience, exceptional health, and dental coverage, accruing three weeks of 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: Victim Advocate