NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance) is the comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 45-year history, NOVA has expanded to include a continuum of prevention and direct services to prevent and address the needs of victims of sexual abuse and other serious crimes. NOVA is known across many disciplines and the community at large for its exceptional services and professionalism. Our NOVA team is outstanding – every staff member is committed to the mission and exceptional in their roles. The work culture is supportive, kind, and we have fun. We work collaboratively to ensure that we serve all victims who need assistance, and are able to continue our prevention education programs preventing violence in the community.
NOVA is seeking a Director of the Bucks County Children’s Advocacy Center to oversee and coordinate the nationally accredited CAC. This program is a built-on collaboration between NOVA, the Bucks County Children and Youth Agency, the District Attorney’s Office, local law enforcement, and the two tertiary pediatric hospitals in our region. The CAC provides a safe, child-friendly environment to ensure a coordinated approach to investigate suspected child sexual and severe physical abuse reports.
Primary responsibilities of the CAC Director include:
- Leadership and management for the CAC operations, including CAC staff’s supervision, ensuring adherence to and compliance with the 2017 NCA National Accreditation Standards. The Director will be responsible for completing the reaccreditation process in 2021.
- Coordinating the Multi-Disciplinary Team – working directly with the Bucks Office of the District Attorney, Bucks County Children and Youth Services, local law enforcement, and hospital partners.
- Part of the NOVA leadership team.
- Representing the CAC and NOVA to the NCA, Penn CAC, and other related professional organizations.
The Bucks County CAC Director reports to the Executive Director.
*Note: NOVA is a designated essential service; therefore, our staff works remotely during the COVID pandemic. Each department’s responsibilities vary, and portions of the job may require you to be in the office or out in the community to serve our clients. The CAC is providing forensic interviews at the Jamison and Fairless Hills offices during the pandemic. NOVA follows all guidelines recommended by the CDC recommendations and the orders of the Governor and State Health Department.
Key qualifications include:
- Expertise in child welfare, with a deep understanding of child sexual abuse prevention and intervention
- Knowledge and experience working with the child welfare and criminal justice systems
- 3+ years of demonstrated staff supervisory experience
- Involvement working on and with Multi-disciplinary teams.
- Grant writing, reporting, and reaccreditation experience a plus
- Masters or professional degree MSW, JD, law enforcement or related experience
- Experience working with client data systems. Experience with NCA Trak a plus.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Current criminal, child abuse, and FBI clearance are required.
There is some required local and national travel required for training. The person for this position will need to be flexible with their schedule for emergencies, which may occur on weekends and over a holiday.
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 looking for professional challenges, 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 resume
to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line: CAC Director