Director of Counseling & Advocacy Services

Centre County Women’s Resource Center
Director of Counseling & Advocacy
Draft Revised 11/1/13

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate and provide oversight for crisis intervention and non-resident services, including legal advocacy, to victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking.
  2. Coordinate and supervise the provision of services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking by the Counseling and Advocacy Team.

a.  Coordinate case management for the Counseling and Advocacy Team to provide appropriate services to sexual and domestic violence and stalking clients.
b.  Supervise the members of the Counseling and Advocacy Team in the provision of direct services to sexual and domestic violence and stalking clients.
c.  Coordinate the work of Advocates in all locations.
d.  Coordinate the hiring of new sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking Advocates.
e.  Coordinate advanced legal Counseling and Advocacy training for newly hired Advocates.
f.  Provide oversight and coordination of all client-related data management for the Counseling and Advocacy Team. Submit monthly service provision statistics to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.
g.  Provide leadership to the Counseling and Advocacy Team that is CCWRC mission focused, in keeping with the current CCWRC Strategic Plan and in compliance with CCWRC Personnel Policies and Procedures.
h.  Provide direct services, including legal advocacy, to victims of domestic and sexual violence.

  1. In collaboration with the Director of the Civil Legal Representation Project, provide guidance and support to legal advocates as they interact with the justice system.
  2. In collaboration with the Training Coordinator and Director of Volunteer Programs, provide and support training for volunteer staff in the provision of services to sexual/domestic violence and stalking clients.
  3. Assist with grant writing and budget preparation as needed. In collaboration with the Counseling and Advocacy Team and the Assistant Executive Director, prepare a work plan for the Team for each fiscal year.
  4. Participate in the Centre Co. Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force and other criminal and civil justice collaborative efforts as needed.
  5. Participate in the general responsibilities of CCWRC staff, including:

a.  Participation in general staff meetings;
b.  Participation in Leadership Team meetings;
c.  Participation in general office coverage, including State College, Bellefonte.
d.  Participate in an emergency rotation schedule for the hotline and maintain client confidentiality
e.  Participate in Emergency Contact Director Rotation

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Prepare reports required by the Board of Directors, the Executive Director and funding agencies; Contribute to the CCWRC newsletter as appropriate.
  2. Participate in Coalition committees as appropriate.
  3. Participate in CCWRC committees and teams when appropriate.
  4. Maintain current knowledge in the field and attend continuing education events to increase professional knowledge and effectiveness.
  5. Commit to CCWRC’s mission of working toward social change for women and against the intersections of oppression that affect victims and survivors who seek our services. These oppressions include ageism, classism, racism, ableism, homophobia and heterosexism.  Staff members must also commit to participate in and contribute to creating an anti-racist ethic within our organization.
  6. Is under the supervision of the Assistant Executive Director.

Qualifications:

Minimum of five years experience working with survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence and/or a degree in counseling, social work or a related field. Experience in the supervision of employees and team building and management.  A strong commitment to providing high quality services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families. All employees must exhibit a strong daily commitment to:

  • the provision of sexual assault and domestic violence services from a feminist perspective;
  • the struggle against ageism, classism, racism, ableism, homophobia and heterosexism;
  • support and involve people of all racial, social, ethnic, religious, cultural and economic groups.

Must successfully complete the CCWRC counselor/advocate training program.
Must have access to reliable transportation.
Must meet qualifications to receive Act 33 and 34 clearances.
This is a full time staff exempt position with a salary classification of “E”

 

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