DESCRIPTION: This position manages advocacy services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes; acts as a liaison between Blackburn Center and the criminal justice, healthcare, and human services systems in the County; provides training to these systems; and coordinates all systems advocacy efforts. This is an exempt position as defined in the Fair Labor Standards Act.
RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:
- Manages all aspects of the Advocacy Program at Blackburn Center, including supervision of six staff positions and coordination of medical advocacy response.
- Develops and implements procedures to insure effective operation of the program.
- Researches, develops and presents training programs to professionals.
- Coordinates and implements systems advocacy activities.
- Supervises scheduling to ensure coverage of advocacy services.
- Represents the agency at various community activities.
- Ensures that advocacy program goals, objectives and standards are being met.
- Provides after-hours support through an on call schedule and with medical advocacy services.
QUALIFICATIONS include, but are not limited to:
- Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in social work, counseling or related field.
- Experience in staff supervision.
- Experience in counseling, preferably with individuals in crisis.
- Experience in public speaking, adult education and training.
- Ability to develop and present in-service trainings to professionals on the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes.
- Ability to mentor team members in key skills (e.g., maintaining positive relationships and setting appropriate boundaries).
- Excellent communication, organizational, leadership and interpersonal skills.
- Experience in program planning and development.
- Ability to deal with crisis and confrontation in a professional and effective manner.
- Ability to travel throughout Westmoreland County, and to work non-traditional hours.
- Commitment to the program philosophy of the agency.
- PA and FBI Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Clearance.
- Ability to work with ease with people of differing backgrounds, ages, maturity, abilities, races, colors, creeds, genders, ancestry, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status and experiences.
Please submit resume to: Program Director
P.O. Box 398
Greensburg, PA 15601