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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

Administrative Assistant - CAC

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. 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.

Administrative Assistant – CAC

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. This position is responsible for coordinating and scheduling CAC interviews, providing information about the CAC process, updating case information, and preparing custom reports along with materials for case review using the database. This vital role communicates and collaborates with the multi-disciplinary team (law enforcement, prosecution, and child welfare) on a daily basis. The ability to demonstrate compassion and utilize a trauma informed approach is essential as this is the first CAC staff member a caregiver will speak with after a disclosure of abuse from the child. They will also provide warmth and sensitivity when watching and interacting with the children in the waiting area
during their visit to the CAC.

The Administrative Assistant will travel between Jamison, Fairless Hills and Perkasie CAC offices on a
regular basis.

Qualifications Include:

  • Commitment to and understanding of NOVA’s mission, and the work of the CAC.
  • High school diploma or GED. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Two years of professional administrative experience preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and database management and report generation.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, organization, and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently on multiple tasks.
  • Consistent and reliable access to transportation.
  • Able 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 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, 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: Administrative Assistant – CAC).

Finance Assistant - 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 services, educating the community at large on violence prevention in our community, and providing top-ranked professional training.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares (codes) accounts payables including the coding and recording of invoices in Abilia MIP Cloud Interfaces with vendors, collecting pertinent vendor information, and processing 1099-NEC annually.
  • Serves as backup for check signing preparation
  • Enters NOVA deposit information into Abilia MIP Cloud accounting system and distributes deposit
    reports to Executive Director and Development Department.
  • Manages QuickBooks for NOVA Thrift Shop.
  • Assists with monthly and quarterly closing entries via journal voucher. (Abila MIP Cloud)
  • Provides back-up for payroll processing at least twice annually and when needed. (Ceridian)
  • Assists with preparation for annual OMB Single Audit.
  • Maintains filing systems associated with the Director’s office and Finance department operations,
    as well as miscellaneous tasks such as mailing, copying, scanning, etc.

Administration:

  • Meets regularly with the Senior Director, Finance for support, direction, supervision, and feedback.
  • Communicates and collaborates with other agency staff to increase NOVA’s effectiveness.
  • Adheres to all agency policies and procedures (confidentiality, etc.)
  • Participates in staff meetings at all levels of the agency as appropriate or assigned.
  • Completes and submits all required paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Participates in agency activities such as staff retreats, special events, volunteer recognition, and
    fundraising events as appropriate or assigned.
  • Seeks and participates in professional development activities to improve performance and expand
    skills.
  • Actively participates in one NOVA staff committee.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to and understanding of NOVA’s mission and philosophy.
  • High school diploma or equivalency; some college preferred.
  • Two years’ professional experience in accounting or bookkeeping.
  • Good oral communication skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office 365, especially Excel.
  • Demonstrated experience with accounting software (ex. Abila MIP, QuickBooks, etc.) desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented and organized, with the ability to work independently on multiple tasks.
  • Successful completion of 40-hour NOVA Sexual Assault Counselor (SAC) Training within 90 days of
    hire (or at the earliest opportunity).
  • Meets 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, 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, 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: Finance Assistant

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

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 will be 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.
  • Experience conducting Forensic Interviews required.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
  • Knowledge in the field of child abuse and/or the 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 (premiums paid 100% by NOVA for employees), accruing three weeks of Paid Time Off your first year plus 11 holidays, and 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: Forensic Interviewer).

Forensic Nurse Examiner

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.

Forensic Nurse Examiner

The Forensic Nurse Examiner (FNE) will provide care to the sexual assault or intimate partner violence (IPV) victim 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 the patient requires medical care before 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 an FNE. *Following employment/termination as an
  • FNE with NOVA, the individual RN will be obligated to respond and coordinate with attorneys before 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-two (32) 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. The exception is Grandview Hospital, where a one to two hour response is acceptable depending on the distance from the primary residence.

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.
  • Must meet background credentialing requirements.
  • 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.

Excellent benefits 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 Nurse Examiner).

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.