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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

Clinical Counselor I & II

NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance), a community-based 501(c)3, is the comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 50-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.

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 posthire.
  • 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.
  • Must have available transportation 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 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 Program Coordinator

NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance) is the comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 50-year history, NOVA has expanded to include a continuum of prevention and direct services to prevent and address the needs of victims of sexual assault 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, and providing top-ranked professional training.

The Bucks County Forensic Nurse (FN) Department 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-fatal strangulation, in Bucks County, who present in the emergency departments of Bucks County hospitals. In its ninth year of operation, the FN program has become a highly respected service providing exceptional, state-of-the-art forensic medical care to victims.

Under the supervision of the Director of Forensic & Crisis Services, the position serves as Coordinator for the Forensic Nurse program at NOVA, providing supervision to the team of part-time NOVA forensic nurses and the Administrative Assistant, ensuring coordinated, collaborative services with local Bucks County hospital emergency departments and other departments at NOVA.

Responsibilities:

Outreach

  • Initiates and maintains collaborative relationships with relevant organizations to improve and expand outreach on the importance and availability of forensic nurse services.
  • Seeks and pursues opportunities to develop and provide outreach regarding assigned programs.
  • Provide training or other speaking engagements on topics related to job responsibilities as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with all Bucks County hospitals and the two under Jefferson Bucks, Jefferson Frankford Hospital and Jefferson Torresdale Hospital in Philadelphia.
  • Collaborate with other NOVA staff to provide input to elected officials and other community partners as needed.

Direct Services

  • Assist in the orientation and training of new Forensic Nurse Examiners (FNE).
  • Provide quarterly case reviews with forensic nurses.
  • Refer victims to NOVA services and other agencies as appropriate.
  • Ensure the NOVA SANE/Forensic Nurse carts are fully stocked with the necessary supplies and rape kits.
  • Work hand-in-hand with NOVA’s Client Services department to ensure effective collaboration of the Forensic Nurse Exam and the core service of Emergency Room Accompaniment.
  • Provide on-call coverage as needed.

Program Administration

  • Coordinates and implements activities needed to operate a centralized Forensic Nursing Program in Bucks County.
  • Serves as a liaison with various hospital systems in the operation of the Forensic Nursing Program.
  • Works with representatives from the criminal justice system, medical programs, and NOVA/CAC staff to maintain FNP and SVI program protocols.
  • Trains law enforcement, hospital personnel, and other relevant professionals on IAFN protocols.
  • Hires and supervises part-time forensic nurse examiners, ensuring a cadre of 15-20 part-time nurses.
  • Develop and implement FNP training for nurses.
  • Supervise the part-time team of Forensic Nurse Examiners and other program staff if applicable.
  • Work with a part-time Administrative Assistant for the program to ensure timely, efficient, and accurate credentialing of all part-time FNE’s.
  • Coordinates and chairs federally required quarterly Bucks County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and STOP meetings.
  • Presents and updates the FNP section of the NOVA Sexual Assault Counselor (SAC) Training.

Internal Agency Administration

  • Meets regularly with the Director of Forensic & Crisis Services for support, direction, supervision, and feedback.
  • Communicates and collaborates regularly with other agency staff to ensure a seamless continuum of care for victims/survivors.
  • Adheres to all agency policies and procedures (e.g., confidentiality).
  • Participates in staff meetings at all levels of the agency as appropriate or as assigned.
  • Completes and submits all required, relevant, and assigned paperwork promptly and accurately.
  • Supports and participates in agency activities such as staff retreats, special events, volunteer recognition events, etc., as appropriate or assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Staff Development

  • Stays abreast of information concerning services related to sexual assault and interpersonal violence, medical needs of crime victims, needs of special, underserved, and diverse populations, and trauma-informed Ensure all part-time nurses and NOVA staff remain abreast of new treatments and protocols.
  • Stay abreast of information on program development, coordination, outreach, and system collaboration.

Qualifications:

    • Commitment to NOVA’s mission and philosophy.
    • A Bachelor’s degree in nursing, public health, hospital administration, or related field is required.
    • Current RN license in PA or a state with reciprocity with PA.
    • A person who focuses on problem-solving and has a demonstrated ability to negotiate challenging situations and problem-solve.
    • Experience managing complex projects.
    • Related experience that is highly desirable:
      • Previous management or coordination of a forensic nurse team
      • Experience working in a hospital setting or health care system
      • Knowledge of the criminal justice system
      • Grant writing and reporting experience
    • Excellent written and oral communication Public speaking and training experience are a plus.
    • Excellent organizational skills and computer experience.
    • Consistent and reliable access to and availability of means of transportation.
    • IAFN SANE certification or candidate must meet requirements to become a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner within one year of employment.
    • Participate in Sexual Assault Counselor training for at least 40 hours within one year of employment.
    • Able to work a flexible schedule to adjust to medical accompaniments and occasional weekend work and to provide on-call coverage for the FNP support when assigned (evenings and weekends).
    • Meet all required clearances for employment (e.g., Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Clearances, etc.).

       

      NOVA is an AA/EOE. The NOVA competitive compensation package includes the following components:

      • Competitive annual salary ranges from $70,000 to $85,000, commensurate with supervisory and forensic nurse experience.
      • Medical & Dental (1st day of the month following hire; Employee premiums paid in full by NOVA)
      • Short-term & long-term disability (After 90-days of employment; Premiums paid in full by NOVA)
      • Life insurance policy (After 90 days of employment; Premium paid in full by NOVA)
      • Quarterly contribution to Profit Sharing Pension Plan (1st quarter following one year of employment)
      • Voluntary contribution to 401K Plan (1st quarter following one year of employment)
      • Generous Paid-Time-Off policy (after 90 days of employment) and 12 paid holidays per year

      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, your salary requirements, and your resume to Careers@novabucks.org (Subject line: FN Program Coordinator). Cover letter is required.

       

       

      Bucks Coalition Against Trafficking (BCAT) Organizer (Part-Time, non-exempt, 25 hours per week)

      NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance) is the comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 50-year history, NOVA has expanded to include a continuum of prevention and direct services to prevent and address the needs of victims of sexual assault 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, and providing top-ranked professional training.

      This part-time BCAT Organizer will serve as the primary point of contact for the Bucks Coalition Against Trafficking and will be responsible for leading and empowering community efforts to enhance prevention and trauma-informed response to human trafficking.

      Responsibilities:

      Program Outreach and Administration

      • Facilitate the development and completion of BCAT’s work plan protocols in collaboration with BCAT’s Advisory Committee.
      • Organize and attend all BCAT meetings to ensure goals are being achieved.
      • Take meeting minutes or ensure recording of meeting minutes is assigned and distributed to the membership.
      • Expand, engage, and retain BCAT membership.
      • Maintain database and report performance measurement data.
      • Coordinate a semiannual review of committee progress reports.
      • Work with professionals (social services, criminal justice system, schools, hospitals, substance abuse providers) to raise awareness, recognize, prevent, identify, and treat those impacted by human trafficking.
      • Attend county, regional, and state meetings associated with human trafficking initiatives, as appropriate.
      • Identify and coordinate BCAT awareness events.
      • Organize speaking events, outreach, and educational programs to inform people of all ages about the physical, psychological, and financial effects of human trafficking, including forced labor, and how they can help prevent and end it.
      • Provide human trafficking presentations to raise awareness among community members and professionals.
      • Work with BCAT volunteers to present general community and professional presentations when appropriate.
      • In conjunction with NOVA’s marketing department, coordinate BCAT’s social media strategy.
      • Maintain and update human trafficking support resources for BCAT members.

      Internal Agency Administration

      • Meets regularly with supervisor regarding the operation of trafficking initiatives and for support, direction, supervision, and feedback.
      • Communicates and collaborates with other agency staff to contribute to NOVA’s effectiveness.
      • Adheres to all agency policies and procedures.
      • Participates in staff meetings at all levels of the agency as appropriate or as assigned.
      • Completes and submits all required, relevant, and assigned paperwork promptly and accurately. 
      • Supports and participates in agency activities such as staff retreats, special events, and volunteer recognition events, as appropriate or as assigned.

      Staff Development

      • Seeks and participates in professional development activities to improve performance and expand skills.
      • Stays abreast of information and trends in the fields of human trafficking.
      • Completes 10 hours of training annually (5 hours every six months), with 6 hours related to Sexual Assault.

       

      Qualifications:

      • Commitment to NOVA’s mission and philosophy.
      • Associate or bachelor’s degree.
      • Experience in the field of victim services preferred.
      • Strong interpersonal, communication, and creative skills.
      • Highly values teamwork.
      • Experience with public speaking and training.
      • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills, including knowledge of Microsoft 365.
      • Ability to juggle multiple projects with accuracy.
      • Successful completion of NOVA’s 45-hour Sexual Assault Counselor Training course.
      • Travel is required for this position. Must have reliable transportation.
      • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends to fulfill training requests and attend meetings.
      • Must meet PA State background check requirements (PA Criminal, PA Child Abuse, and FBI Fingerprint Check) at hire and every five years after that.

       

      NOVA is an AA/EOE. The compensation package includes the following components:

      • $22-$25 /hour
      • Quarterly contribution to Profit Sharing Pension Plan (1st quarter following one year of employment)
      • Voluntary contribution to 401K Plan (1st quarter following one year of employment)

      We would like to hear from you if you are passionate about NOVA’s mission, energetic, and seeking part-time employment in a friendly, team-oriented environment! Please submit your application with a cover letter telling us why you are the person for this job and your resume to careers@novabucks.org.

       

       

      Keystone Crisis Intervention Team Training and Outreach Specialist

      NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance) is a comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 50-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 Keystone Crisis Intervention Team Training and Outreach Specialist will manage all aspects of KCIT training for KCIT volunteers and professional staff throughout Pennsylvania. The position will assist in increasing program visibility through outreach and social media. This role uses a trauma-informed, equity-based lens when assessing the impact of community crime through training and its overall interactions. This full-time, non-exempt, hybrid position reports to the KCIT Program Coordinator.

      Responsibilities:

      Training

      • Develops, updates, and adapts KCIT’s training curriculum to best serve communities affected by trauma
      • Manages all parts of the KCIT Learning Management System
      • Research and analyze trends and gaps for emerging training opportunities and development
      • Source, create, and implement evaluation tools for training validation
      • Coordinates all aspects of in-person/virtual training for KCIT volunteers and professionals in PA
      • Create, track, and report on training results and needs
      • Oversees, monitors, and evaluates a team of contracted KCIT trainers
      • Provides trainer support and promotes competency through training, professional development, and trainers’ meetings
      • Conducts KCIT trainings for prospective volunteers and related conferences

      Program Outreach

      • In coordination with the Program Coordinator, creates and implements an outreach/marketing strategy per the strategic plan
      • Manages and maintains KCIT’s website and social media presence
      • Provides outreach to communities on KCIT services and training opportunities
      • Assists KCIT Program Coordinator in developing key partnerships with organizations
      • Designs, updates, and maintains all promotional digital and printed materials
      • Attends statewide meetings, state, and national conferences as assigned

      Agency Administration

      • Acts as a liaison for KCIT and NOVA
      • Adheres to all agency policies and procedures (e.g., confidentiality)
      • Performs other duties as assigned

      Staff Development

      • Completes the Keystone Crisis Intervention Team’s GCI Training within a year of hire
      • Participates in development activities to more effectively contribute to service provision
      • Stays abreast of trends in the field of crisis response, victimology, trauma, cultural responsiveness, and marketing

        Qualifications:

        • Commitment to NOVA’s and KCIT’s mission, vision, values, and anti-racism statements
        • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and trauma certification a plus
        • Experience with social media platforms
        • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Public speaking and training experience a plus
        • Excellent organizational skills and computer experience
        • Program development and evaluation experience
        • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
        • Consistent and reliable access to and availability of means of transportation (position requires local, statewide, and occasional national and overnight travel)
        • Meet all required clearances for employment (e.g., Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Clearances, etc.)
        • Requires lifting of up to 25lbs of equipment
        • Must meet PA State background check requirements (PA Criminal, PA Child Abuse, and FBI Fingerprint Check) at hire and every five years after that.

        NOVA is an AA/EOE. The compensation package includes the following components:

        • Competitive Annual Salary $47,000-$52,000
        • Medical & Dental (1st day of the month following hire; Employee premiums paid in full by NOVA)
        • Short-term & long-term disability (After 90-days of employment; Premiums paid in full byNOVA)
        • Life insurance policy (After 90 days of employment; Premium paid in full by NOVA)
        • Quarterly contribution to Profit Sharing Pension Plan (1st quarter following one year of employment)
        • Voluntary contribution to 401K Plan (1st quarter following one year of employment)
        • Generous Paid-Time-Off policy (after 90 days of employment) and 12 paid holidays per year

        If you have these qualifications, are energetic, passionate about the mission of NOVA, enjoy a friendly team-oriented environment, and seek part-time employment, 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 and your resume to Careers@novabucks.org (Subject line: KCIT Training and Outreach Specialist)

        Family Support Advocate - Full-time

        NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance) is the comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 50-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 on violence prevention, 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 and connect child victims and their families to medical, mental health, and other social services. 

        Responsibilities: 

        • Provides advocacy, crisis support, and case management services to victims of child abuse and their non-offending caregivers.  
        • Plays a crucial role in supporting the child and their families during the investigative process.  
        • Collaborates with law enforcement and child protective services through advocacy, training, and outreach. 
        • Supports the child victims and their families at Jamison, Fairless Hills, and Perkasie offices in Bucks County, PA. 

         Qualifications: 

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

         

         NOVA is an AA/EOE. The compensation package includes the following components: 

        • Competitive Annual Salary 
        • Medical & Dental (1st day of the month following hire; Employee premiums paid in full by NOVA) 
        • Short-term & long-term disability (After 90-days of employment; Premiums paid in full by NOVA) 
        • Life insurance policy (After 90 days of employment; Premium paid in full by NOVA) 
        • Quarterly contribution to Profit Sharing Pension Plan (1st quarter following one year of employment)  
        • Voluntary contribution to 401K Plan (1st quarter following one year of employment) 
        • Generous Paid-Time-Off policy (after 90 days of employment) and 12 paid holidays per year 

        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, your salary requirements, and your resume Careers@novabucks.org (Subject line: Family Advocate). 

        Forensic Nurse Examiner - Part-time

        NOVA is the comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 50-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 for its exceptional services and professionalism across many disciplines and the community.  As a mature and fiscally sound organization, establishing sustainability is key to our future success — serving all victims who need assistance, educating the community on violence prevention, and providing top-ranked professional training.   

        Forensic Nurse Examiner (FNE) will provide care to the sexual assault and interpersonal violence victim in a timely, non-judgmental, dignified, and compassionate manner. The service provided may include a forensic exam, 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. The FNE is expected to follow protocols established by NOVA and participating hospitals.

        Responsibilities:

        • Possesses a thorough theoretical knowledge of the management of the sexual assault and interpersonal violence (IPV) patient, the collection of biological forensic/trace samples, and the maintenance of the chain of custody.
        • 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 forensic nurse 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, including as needed:
          • Head-to-toe medical assessment for trauma, detailed genital/anal examination;
          • Forensic specimen collection and supportive documentation;
          • Photo documentation of bodily and genital-anal injuries with competent documentation;
          • Assess for mandatory reporting status and report when appropriate;
          • Work cooperatively with law enforcement to maintain chain of custody and adhere to evidence integrity guidelines;
          • Ensure patient/medical confidentiality at all times (HIPAA);
          • Maintain professional standards that do not create a conflict of interest with employment or patient care;
          • Provide clear, concise, accurate, and objective written/electronic documentation.
        • Ensures the administration of appropriate prophylactic medications per protocol.
        • Provides testimony as a fact witness to any/all cases performed while contracted as an FNE

        *Following employment/termination as an FNP with NOVA, the individual RN will be obligated to respond and coordinate with attorneys before and during the court process*

        • Thirty-two (32) minimum on-call hours per month, including shared holiday and weekend coverage.
        • A recommended minimum of five adult exams performed within 12 months, with completion of continuing education, case studies, literature reviews, and chart reviews.
        • Participates in professional development as determined by the FNP Coordinator, including 75% of all staff/case review meetings, conferences, and in-services.
        • Maintains active email and cell phone/text access for routine staff-wide interface and communication.
        • Leaves the FNE room with equipment properly stored and supplies returned to the appropriate place.
        • Maintains equipment in proper working condition and exercises fiscal responsibility for ED resources.
        • Completes FNE invoice and forwards to FNP Coordinator per policy.
        • Maintains open communication with the FNP Coordinator.

        Qualifications:

        • Commitment to NOVA’s mission, values, and vision.
        • Must meet credentialing requirements as outlined in the NOVA FNE Contract.
        • Minimum two years of nursing experience required; specialty experience in women’s health, emergency department, intensive care, or trauma.   Must be able to demonstrate autonomy and professional judgment in nursing practice.
        • Completes IPV didactic training
        • Candidates must have an active unrestricted RN license to practice in Pennsylvania
        •  Preferred certification in forensic nursing adult/adolescent/pediatrics.
        • Proficient use of all equipment.
        • Consistent and reliable transportation.
        • Must be able to arrive at the designated hospital within one hour of receiving the request for services. The exception is Grandview Hospital, where a one to two-hour response is acceptable depending on the distance from the primary residence.
        • Ability to work independently.
        • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

        Maintenance of FNE Credentials:

        • Actively conducted Forensic Nurse exams in Pennsylvania with no lapse of service over six months.
        • Maintain mandatory clinical education hours with at least eight (8) hours relevant to sexual assault/ forensics.
        • Attend a minimum of two court proceedings per calendar year (mock trial or other training as deemed equivalent by the FNP Coordinator).
        • Debrief as needed to maintain emotional and physical wellness.
        • Share individual expertise with other FNE members.

        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 Nurse Examiner)

         

         

        Victim Advocate - Human Trafficking (Full-Time)

        NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance) is a comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 50-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 Victim Advocacy Department is a highly dedicated, experienced, and esteemed team of eight staff. Our 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. Advocates work hand-in-hand with the Counseling Department as well as other departments.

        Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

        • Attend police interviews and court hearings with victims/survivors.
        • Assist victims filing for victim compensation and PFAs.
        • Advocate on behalf of the victim/survivor with the District Attorney’s Office and other community partners providing services.
        • Guide our clients out in the community or our office.
        • Carry out duties in a compassionate, empathetic, and professional manner.
        • Emphasis on outreach and advocacy services for underserved populations, specifically Human Trafficking 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.
        • Comfortable with public speaking
        • 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.
        • Biligual/multilingual strongly preferred.
        • Strong oral and interpersonal communication skills.
        • Ability to make decisions independently.
        • Proficient in Microsoft 365. Experience working with client data systems is a plus.
        • Must meet PA State background check requirements (PA Criminal, PA Child Abuse, and FBI Fingerprint Check) at hire and every five years thereafter.

        NOVA is an AA/EOE. The compensation package includes the following components:

        • Competitive Annual Salary: $45-47,000 per year
        • Medical & Dental (1st day of the month following hire; Employee premiums paid in full by NOVA)
        • Short-term & long-term disability (After 90-days of employment; Premiums paid in full by NOVA)
        • Life insurance policy (After 90-days of employment; Premium paid in full by NOVA)
        • Quarterly contribution to Profit Sharing Pension Plan (1st quarter following 1 year of employment)
        • Voluntary contribution to 401K Plan (1st quarter following 1 year of employment)
        • Generous Paid-Time-Off policy (after 90 days of employment) and 12 paid holidays per year

        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, your salary requirements, and your resume to Careers@novabucks.org (Subject line: Victim Advocate).