Employment and Internships

Career and Job Opportunities at NOVA

NOVA is a remarkable place to work. With a culture of inclusion and support, our exceptional staff are passionate the about the work, dedicated to the organizational mission and vision, and set a high standard in their respective disciplines. Our Board of Directors and leadership team are committed to recruiting and retaining exceptional staff – providing competitive salaries, great fringe benefits, and opportunities for ongoing professional development. We are committed to an organization self-care and while the work can be very challenging and hard – the NOVA team finds time to care about each other and have fun.

Current Employment Opportunities

Part-time Forensic Nursing Program Credentialing Assistant

NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance) 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. 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 Program Credentialing Assistant

The NOVA Forensic Nurse Program (FNP) is a highly dedicated, experienced and esteemed team of 10 – 20 contracted nurses. The part time Credentialing Assistant would work as an assistant to the FNP Coordinator to create and maintain personnel files of the contracted nurses by ensuring all documents are received, monitored and updated as needed. These records are extensive and require continuous tracking for providers of the FNP. This individual would also track and monitor FNP trainings and continuing education as required by the state to stay in compliance with regulators. The position requires a candidate who is able to manage multiple due dates, keep rigorous notes, possess excellent organization and communication skills.

*Note: NOVA is a designated essential service; therefore, our staff is working 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. NOVA follows all guidelines recommended by the CDC recommendations and the orders of the Governor and State Health Department.

Core Qualifications include:

  • High school diploma or equivalency.
  • Two years of office experience and/or spreadsheet software background.
  • Computer literate and experienced using word processing, database management and
    spreadsheet software.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Detail-oriented and organized required.
  • Able to work independently up to 15 hours per week.
  • Meet all required clearances for employment (child abuse check, criminal record check
    and FBI fingerprints).

Excellent benefits Profit Sharing Pension Plan (eligible in 1st Quarter following 1 Year employment):

  • All employees are eligible after one year of service
  • (Summary Plan Description available upon request or at time of eligibility)
  • Employee controls how funds are invested
  • 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: FNP Asst

Director of the Bucks County, Children's Advocacy Center (BCCAC)

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.

BCCAC Director
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 careers@novabucks.org. Subject line: CAC Director

FORENSIC NURSE EXAMINER - CONTRACTOR

NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance) 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. 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) is a contracted position that 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 patient requires medical care prior to 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 as a fact witness to any/all cases performed while contracted as a FNE. *Following employment/termination as a FNE with NOVA, the individual RN will be obligated to respond and coordinate with attorneys prior to and during the court process*
  • Participates in professional development as determined by the FNE program, including 75% of all staff/case review meetings, conferences, and in-services.
  • Forty-eight (48) minimum on-call hours per month, to include shared holiday and weekend coverage.
  • Pay is $350 per exam, on call hourly rate and travel time included.

Qualifications include:

  • Commitment to NOVA’s mission, values and vision.
  • Registered Nurse with current license to practice in Pennsylvania.
  • Must meet credentialing requirements as outlined in NOVA FNE Contract.
  • Minimum one to two years nursing experience preferred; specialty experience in women’s health, emergency department or intensive care preferred with demonstrated autonomy and professional judgment in nursing practice.
  • Completes SANE and IPV didactic training and preceptor/clinical experience requirements as
    identified by the SANE program.
  • Successful completion of recommended clinical components to minimally include:
    • Conducting at least ten normal pelvic exams 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.
  • Consistent and reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to arrive at designated hospital within one hour of receiving the request for services. Exception is Grandview Hospital where a one to two-hour response is acceptable depending on distance from primary residence.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

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

HUMAN TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE ORGANIZER

Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA), a nonprofit organization in Bucks County, PA serving victims of sexual assault and other crimes, seeks a part-time (27 hours per week) HUMAN TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE ORGANIZER to join its team. The role of the Task Force Organizer is to serve as a primary point of contact for the Bucks Coalition Against Trafficking (BCAT) task force leadership and membership. The goal of the position is to facilitate and coordinate community organization and action around human trafficking. Responsibilities include management of administrative and operational activities of the task force including monitoring of and overall responsibility for the workplan goals established by the task force Advisory Committee. Social work, human services or related Master’s degree preferred (Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience will be considered). The ideal candidate will have experience with community organization/community engagement, public speaking and training experience, and a flexible schedule to fulfill training requests and attend meetings. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Applicants must send a cover letter with salary requirements in addition to their resume to careers@novabucks.org. Subject line: Human Trafficking Task Force Organizer. AA/EOE

TRAINING COORDINATOR

Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA), a nonprofit organization in Bucks County, PA serving victims of sexual assault and other crimes, seeks a full-time Training Coordinator. This position is responsible for delivering high-quality training to community stakeholders, community-based organizations and other professionals on the topics including but not limited to trauma-informed care; mandated reporting of child abuse; human trafficking, sexual assault, harassment, and abuse prevention; and other related crime victimization and prevention topics that align with NOVA’s mission, vision, and goals. Additional project coordination responsibilities include the development of new trainings and materials, marketing, scheduling of trainings and staff trainers, and monitoring training effectiveness through data and outcomes. Trainings may be presented for small or large groups and may be delivered in person and via virtual settings (i.e., webinars).

Qualifications include:

  1. Commitment to NOVA’s mission and philosophy.
  2. Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred, and 2+ years of related experience developing and delivering trainings, preference is given to individuals with trauma-informed care certifications.
  3. Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills, including thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office
  4. The ability to work some evenings and weekends to fulfill training requests.
  5. Experience as a training facilitator with extensive knowledge of the following principles:
    • Respect for adult learner needs, facilitation of interactive learning experiences
    • Effective use of group facilitation techniques: icebreaker activities, group energizer strategies, humor and stories that increase learner engagement
    • Excellent oral presentation and written communication skills
    • Effective use of vocal skills in conducting training, use of vocal tone and volume as a communication tool
    • Intentional use of non-verbal communication to establish rapport with the audience and facilitate learning
    • Effective use of presentation materials to support learning goals
    • Effective use of audiovisual technology as a supporting tool for learning
  6. Meet all required clearances for employment (Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Clearance, etc.).

Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Applicants must send a cover letter with salary requirements in addition to their resume to careers@novabucks.org. Subject line: Training Coordinator. AA/EOE

Internships

NOVA offers internships in a variety of areas in counseling, public health, nonprofit management, social work, and criminal justice. These positions give senior undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to get practical experience in their field. If you are interested in an internship with NOVA, please submit a resume, your interest area and length of required internship to info@novabucks.org.

COVID-19: Important Update on Services

During this difficult time, Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) staff will be working remotely and will continue to serve clients and the community.
Learn more about how direct services and prevention programs will be provided

Note: If you are in imminent danger or experiencing an emergency, please dial 911