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.
- Minimum Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, criminology, human services, or another related field. Masters preferred.
- Knowledge of the criminal justice/legal system.
- 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.
- Ability to work and make decisions independently.
- Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills.
- Consistent and reliable access to and availability of means of transportation (position requires frequent travel).
- Able to work a flexible schedule to adjust to the forensic interview schedule and occasional evening or weekend work.
- Meet all required clearances for employment (e.g., IRCA, Criminal Record Check, etc.)
- 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.