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Victim Services, Inc.: Legal Advocate - Somerset

Victim Services Inc. (VS) is seeking a passionate individual to fill the entry level role of Legal Advocate in Somerset County. Legal Advocates provide assistance, accompaniment and support in a trauma-informed, victim-centered, and culturally competent manner to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and other violent crimes as they navigate the criminal or civil justice systems. This position will also work closely with the criminal justice system to strengthen the response to survivors of violence. The ideal candidate will be victim-centered and can effectively balance advocating for their clients’ needs while maintaining strong relationships with allied professionals. Extensive and ongoing training in working with survivors of crime will be provided. This position is full time and includes medical, dental, & vision insurance, generous paid time off, life insurance, & 401K participation.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology, or related field preferred - training, work history, and life experience considered
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Reliable, personal transportation
  • Act 33, 34 and 114 clearances

Ideally, we are seeking individuals who are able to function somewhat independently and have the capacity to be compassionate yet resilient in the face of continued exposure to trauma. Self-care is a priority and will be an ongoing part of employment at our agency. Successful candidates must demonstrate dedication and passion for serving survivors of violence in our community.

For questions, call 814-288-4961.

Victim Services Inc. is committed to the policy of providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants.

*Survivors of domestic and sexual violence and people of color are encouraged to apply*

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $28,500.00 - $31,500.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call

COVID-19 considerations:
All clients and staff are required to mask in the building

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Somerset, PA 15501: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • Why do you want to work at Victim Services?
  • A responsibility with this position includes taking an occasional on call shift and rotating regular back up shifts of on call. on call shifts are a 16 or 24-hour shift and back up shifts last the work week or weekend. Our coverage area is both Cambria and Somerset areas and we respond to requests at local hospitals, police departments, and our shelter. Knowing this, do you want to continue with the application process? If so, how does this fit into your life?
  • How do you deal with stress? How do you practice self-care?
  • Why are you a good fit for this position?
  • What are your salary expectations?

Work Location: One location


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