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Blackburn Center: Advocacy Program Manager

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