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Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County: Director of Advocacy Services

The Director of Advocacy Services is responsible for the facilitation and maintenance of all aspects of community-based services including legal advocacy and accompaniment, medical advocacy, training, awareness and prevention education services.  Qualified candidates must have a deep understanding of the PA criminal justice system, victim advocacy principles and demonstrated success in creating and leading system-based change and improvement efforts. 

Strong interpersonal communication and conflict resolution abilities, an aptitude for working with individuals, families and large groups, and public speaking skills are needed to be successful in this position.  The Director of Advocacy Services is responsible for the day-to-day management of Advocacy Service staff members and staying up-to-date with accurate information on domestic violence, sexual assault, other crime victimization, trauma and other related information. 

This position is accountable for adherence to program standards, direct service benchmarks, client files and monitoring of all department program service statistical information for accuracy. 

Qualified candidates should have a Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in criminal justice, social work or related field from four-year college or university and previous supervisory experience.  Cover letter and resume to:  Crisis Shelter Attn:  Director, 1218 W. State Street, New Castle, PA  16101, or email Nicole Amabile, Chief Operations Officer, atnamabile@crisisshelter.org.