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NOVA is a comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 49-year history, NOVA has expanded to include a continuum of prevention and direct services to prevent and address the needs of victims of sexual abuse and other serious crimes. NOVA is known across many disciplines and the community at large for its exceptional services and professionalism.  As a mature and fiscally sound organization, establishing sustainability is key to our future success — serving all victims who need assistance, educating the community on violence prevention, and providing top-ranked professional training.   

This exciting position evolved out of NOVA’s commitment to expanding the continuum of care and services for children and adults who are the victims of sexual assault and other serious crimes.  Forensic nursing and child advocacy center services are trauma-informed, evidenced-based services for victims of crime and evidence collection that contributes to the investigation of a crime. NOVA’s Keystone Crisis Intervention Team (KCIT), a statewide project, works with communities where a crime has occurred to provide group crisis intervention.

The Director of Forensic and Crisis Response Services will be responsible for the development, oversight of implementation, and evaluation of the NOVA Forensic Nursing program (FNP), the Bucks County Child Advocacy Center (CAC), and the Keystone Crisis Intervention Team (KCIT), the statewide crisis response program. As a key member of the NOVA Leadership team, the Director of Forensic and Crisis Response Services will work with multiple community and state partners including but not limited to five local hospitals, the Office of the District Attorney, Bucks County Children and Youth, and law enforcement.


  • Master’s degree in social work, counseling, nursing, or a related field. Licensure preferred.
  • Requires a minimum of five years of experience in a supervisory role and utilizes trauma-informed supervision.
  • Experience in child abuse services, criminal justice, and project/program development.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with external community partners and committees.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Public speaking and training experience are a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills and computer experience.
  • Flexible schedule with occasional night and weekend work; must carry phone for after-hours calls.
  • Consistent access to and availability of reliable means of transportation (position requires local, statewide, and occasional national and overnight travel).
  • Must meet PA State background check requirements (PA Criminal, PA Child Abuse, and FBI Fingerprint Check) at hire and every five years thereafter.
  • Position does not require heavy lifting.

NOVA is an AA/EOE. The compensation package includes the following components:

  • Competitive Annual Salary
  • Medical & Dental (1st day of the month following hire; Employee premiums paid in full by NOVA)
  • Short-term & long-term disability (After 90-days of employment; Premiums paid in full by NOVA)
  • Life insurance policy (After 90-days of employment; Premium paid in full by NOVA)
  • Quarterly contribution to Profit Share (1st quarter following 1 year of employment)
  • Generous Paid-Time-Off policy (after 90-days of employment) and 12 paid holidays per year

If you have these qualifications, are energetic, passionate about the mission of NOVA, and enjoy a friendly team-oriented environment, we would like to hear from you! Please submit your application with a cover letter telling us why you are the person for this job, your salary requirements, and your resume to (Subject line: Director of Forensic and Crisis Response Services.)