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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

Clinical Counselor I and II (RFP)

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. Problematic Sexual Behavior – Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT) focuses
on children aged 7-14 and their caregivers in a group format. NOVA is looking to have these individuals
become certified in the PSB-CBT program while managing the administrative work, conducting weekly
therapy sessions and attending consultation meetings. Counselors will also 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

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

Forensic Interviewer - 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.

Forensic Interviewer

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.

The Forensic Interviewer position is responsible for conducting legally sound and developmentally appropriate recorded forensic interviews of children suspected to have been abused or a witness to violence. Additional responsibilities include working collaboratively with an on-site multi-disciplinary team that includes law enforcement, prosecution, and child protective services, facilitating the team interview process during interviews, participating in peer review and team meetings, and providing education, training and consultation for other professionals from various disciplines. The Forensic Interviews are conducted in Jamison, Fairless Hills, and Perkasie offices in Bucks County, PA.

Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, criminology, or a related field. Masters preferred.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
  • Knowledge in the field of child abuse and/or criminal justice system.
  • Experience working with child victims or other victims of crime preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Consistent and reliable access to transportation.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Meets all required clearances for employment (e.g., IRCA, Criminal Record Check, 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 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: Forensic Interviewer).

Hotline Support Staff – Full-Time

NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance) is a 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 Support. NOVA is hiring a full-time hotline relief counselor to join our NOVA team. This person would need to be comfortable talking with individuals on the phone about a crime or victimization that has occurred. This person would be supervised by the Director of Client Services and provide primary telephone coverage for the hotline and take and distribute accurate phone messages and provide accurate information to callers. They will also discuss with victims their needs and provide appropriate resources to which they are entitled. This person must be highly organized and be able to provide administrative support for the hotline clients by completing a weekly case review and running reports as needed to ensure the quality of work. This job is primarily based out of Jamison but there is flexibility to be virtual 2-3 days/week after it has been determined this individual can manage job responsibilities.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or other relevant fields.
  • 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 answer hotline during business hours M-F 9 am -5 pm.
  • Must be able to coordinate hospital accompaniment for victims.
  • Bilingual/multilingual preferred.
  • Meet all required clearances for employment (IRCA, Criminal Record Check, and FBI clearances as
    required by state laws and agency protocols).

Excellent benefits include a competitive salary commensurate with experience, exceptional health, and dental coverage for employees paid for by the agency, accruing three weeks of 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: Hotline Relief Support

Prevention Educator - Part 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.

NOVA is hiring part-time (5-25 hours per week) prevention educators to deliver specialized violence prevention programs (preschool through post-secondary) in Bucks County schools and community settings. Topics include Personal Safety, Child Sexual Abuse Prevention, Healthy Relationships, Becoming Upstanders, Cyber Safety, and Sexual Violence Prevention.

Part-time Prevention Educator Positions available:

  • General Prevention Education Programs
  • Safe Touches Personal Safety Program
  • Programs for Individuals with Autism and IDD

See NOVA’s website for complete Prevention Education and Training program descriptions.

Primary Qualifications include:

  • BA in education, teaching experience, or experience in a related field
  • Strong oral presentation skills
  • Experience working with children/youth is preferred
  • Highly values teamwork
  • Flexible schedule
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • SAC training certificate or must attend the 40-hour Sexual Assault Counselor Training at NOVA that will be offered in late July/August
  • Current criminal, child abuse, and FBI clearances are required

Requires travel throughout Bucks County

Benefits: Profit Sharing Pension Plan and 401K after one year of employment and many 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: Part-time Educator Position

Team Lead - Forensic Nurse – 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.

The Team Lead is a full-time position for an experienced registered nurse who is dedicated to clinical excellence and is committed to improving the care of sexual assault and interpersonal violence survivors undergoing evidentiary interviews and examinations in Bucks County hospitals. The responsibilities of the Team Lead include supervising and orienting forensic nurses new to NOVA practice, maintaining relationships with the hospitals, collaborating in the design and implementation of skills in-services for the forensic nursing staff, and assisting in day-to-day program support.

The Forensic Nurse program works out of NOVA’s main office in Jamison, Pennsylvania. This full-time role is 37.5 hours/week and local travel throughout Bucks County is frequently required. This position reports to the Director of Forensic Services.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor degree in nursing. Masters in nursing, education or public health is a plus.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate challenging situations and problem solve.

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 and passionate about the mission of NOVA, enjoy a friendly team-oriented environment, we want 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: Team Lead Forensic Nurse

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.