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

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 DebGH@novabucks.org. AA/EOE.

BUCKS COUNTY CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER PART-TIME FAMILY ADVOCATE

Located in Bucks County, PA, the Bucks County Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC), a service of NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance), 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.

The Family Advocate plays a crucial role in supporting the child and their families during the investigative process. This part-time position will be providing advocacy, crisis support, and case management services to victims of child abuse and their non-offending caregivers. This position will start at 2.5 days per week with the possibility of eventually becoming full time. The Advocate will be supporting the child victims and their families at Jamison, Fairless Hill, and Perkasie offices in Bucks County, PA.

Qualifications Include:

  1. Minimum Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, criminology, human services, or another related field. Masters preferred.
  2. Knowledge of the criminal justice/legal system.
  3. Knowledge of issues essential and relevant to providing services to victims of violent crimes. Experience with working with child victims or other victims of crime preferred.
  4. Ability to work and make decisions independently.
  5. Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills.
  6. Consistent and reliable access to and availability of means of transportation (position requires frequent travel).
  7. Able to work a flexible schedule to adjust to the forensic interview schedule and occasional evening or weekend work.
  8. Meet all required clearances for employment (e.g., IRCA, Criminal Record Check, etc.)
  9. Bilingual a plus.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Applicants must send a cover letter with salary requirements in addition to their resume to DebGH@novabucks.org. AA/EOE.

DATA MANAGEMENT AND QUALITY ASSURANCE (DMQA)

Located in Bucks County, PA, 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. With a 4.5 million dollar operating budget, NOVA continues to grow. 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 trainings.

The Data Management and Quality Assurance (DMQA):
This part-time, to become potentially full-time position will support NOVA’s program database system and its various technological programs. Primary responsibilities of this position include providing support to NOVA’s direct service and prevention departments, creating/generating/managing reports, provide one-on-one/small group trainings on the use of database and technology programs, create, maintain and update as needed webinars and manuals for training purposes. This position will be approximately 10 hours per week and held in our Jamison office in Bucks County, PA. This may become a work from the home situation as the individual understands the position.

Qualifications include:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of training, education, and experience, which would demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed.
  2. A minimum of 2 years’ training, education, or hands-on experience in coordinating/managing databases with a multi-disciplinary team(s), preferably in the public or nonprofit sector or a service-oriented agency, and the technical proficiency in troubleshooting hardware or software glitches that impede collection and sharing of data.
  3. Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.) skills.
  4. Will be required to attend 40 hours of Sexual Assault Counselor Training, post-hire.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Applicants must send a cover letter with salary requirements in addition to their resume to DebGH@novabucks.org. AA/EOE.

LICENSED OR SOON TO BE LICENSED CLINICAL COUNSELOR

This full-time position will be working with victims of crime and abuse in Bucks County using evidence-based counseling services. The position will require the ability to travel throughout the county and work two evenings per week. The counseling can occur in the client’s home, community, local schools, and/or one of NOVA’s three offices.

Qualifications include:

  1. Masters level required in social work, counseling, or equivalent social services degree.
  2. Licensed or soon to be licensed (within one year).
  3. A minimum of 3 years’ experience working with children, adults, and families in a clinical setting, including trauma work.
  4. TF-CBT, EMDR experience, training preferred.
  5. Bi-lingual preferred.
  6. Will be required to attend 40 hours of Sexual Assault Counselor Training, post-hire.
  7. Ability to work with database systems, sufficient typing, and organizational skills.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Applicants must send a cover letter with salary requirements in addition to their resume to DebGH@novabucks.org. 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 DebGH@novabucks.org. 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

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