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Roads to Peace: DV/SA Counselor Advocate and Housing Assistant

Roads to Peace Job Opening

DV/SA Counselor Advocate & Housing Assistant

Reports to:                 Executive Director

FLSA Status:                Full-time, non-exempt

Work hours:               40 hours per week, flexibility required

Travel Expectations: Some travel, including the possibility of minimal overnight, required


Provide support to and advance the mission, programs and services of the Clinton County Women’s Center, Inc., d/b/a Roads to Peace (CCWC-RTP) through the delivery of high-quality domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy and support to all clients including assistance with seeking permanent supportive housing while maintaining strict confidentiality standards.

Essential Responsibilities

  1. Maintain strict confidentiality standards
  2. Serve as an advocate for the needs of individuals impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault
  3. Provide crisis intervention, supportive counseling, follow-up services and transportation to all survivors as needed/requested, including court and hospital transportation, accompaniment, and advocacy
  4. Be registered and approved on the Protection from Abuse Database (PFAD) and assist with filling out forms, filing online, and follow-through by helping clients file Protection From Abuse and Sexual Violence Protection Orders and Victim Witness information and advocacy
  5. Attend case management and staff meetings as required
  6. Document Service Efforts and Time in ETO, InSite and ETO Parallel HMIS
  7. Assist with monthly, quarterly, and annual program reporting for grants as needed by providing relevant statistics and anecdotes
  8. Create and maintain the On-Call Schedule
  9. Be knowledgeable in Financial Justice, housing issues, survivor needs, budgeting, educational opportunities, job/career seeking, and other skills related to retaining permanent supportive housing
  10. Establish and maintain rapport with property owners, property management companies and partner organizations
  11. Educate property owners about the Housing First Project and the needs of survivors as they re- establish secure permanent housing
  12. Assist in creating and updating forms, procedures and guidelines related to housing projects
  13. Create and circulate a list of available housing properties
  14. Assist with maintaining inventory/needs lists of household items and resident needs as it pertains to the Housing First project
  15. Assist in completing required reports and gathering statistics related to the Housing First Project
  16. Participate in Eastern Continuum of Care and in Regional Housing Advisory Board (RHAB) events and trainings

Additional Responsibilities

  • Complete and remain current in all trainings, relevant to essential responsibilities, and expectations required by the CCWC-RTP funding agencies
  • Participate in relevant task forces, committees and meetings, including PCADV Caucuses, if relevant and desired
  • Assist with the maintenance and organization of the shelter, including cleaning, preparing rooms for resident arrival, and intake and storage of food, personal care, cleaning supplies and other donations
  • Serve as back-up to on-call workers
  • Perform other duties as required by Executive Director


  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Working knowledge of general PC operations, Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Suite
  • Successful completion of 65-hour direct service training
  • Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License, use of personal vehicle, proof of appropriate auto insurance and registration required and be available for travel as position dictates
  • Act 33 and Act 34 Child Abuse and Criminal History Clearances and Act 114 Federal Criminal History Background Check (Fingerprint)


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Prolonged sitting, stooping, reaching overhead, lifting up to 30 pounds, ability to climb stairs
  • Prolonged computer work
  • The ability to distinguish letters and symbols, corrected vision and hearing to normal range
  • May require working under stressful conditions and working irregular hours
  • May require exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, and volatile interactions
  • Safety equipment and procedures are available and mandated


The statements contained herein describe the scope of responsibilities and essential functions of this position but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.

Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including but not limited to work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.


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