The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape is hiring a full time Counselor/Outreach Advocate to provide in-person and tele-counseling direct services to victims of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault in Adams County. The Counselor/Outreach Advocate must have a strong understanding of sexual assault and the many issues faced by survivors, as well as experience working with survivors of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault. This is a time limited position with the possibility for long-term employment.
PCAR understands sexual violence as a social justice issue and works to prevent and respond to sexual harassment, abuse, and assault within this framework. We are committed to nurturing a workplace that is affirming, inclusive, and respectful of all people and the ways in which they identify across race, class, ability, gender, sexual orientation, age, and other identities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Maintain client confidentiality.
- Provide client-centered and trauma-informed crisis counseling, individual and group counseling, legal and medical advocacy/accompaniment, individual advocacy, and referrals to other community services. All services will be provided both in-person and through tele-counseling.
- Provide after-hours hotline coverage and in-person advocacy/accompaniment to hospitals and police departments as necessary.
- Maintain/update client files and complete statistical reports as required. Enter data into the ETO System.
- Participate in case management and supervision meetings as required.
- Work with the Community Organizer to present and/or coordinate community outreach activities such as prevention programs, community awareness events, media interviews, etc. to raise awareness regarding sexual harassment, abuse, and assault and the availability of services to victims, survivors, significant others, and the Adams County community.
The Counselor/Outreach Advocate should have experience in the provision of crisis intervention, supportive counseling, advocacy/accompaniment, and community outreach. A bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling or related field from an accredited college or university and/or a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience working with survivors of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault is preferred. A working knowledge of Adams County is also preferred.
$37,000 to $42,000 depending upon qualifications.
PCAR offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at www.pcar.org by May 10, 2022.
Who We Are
Founded in 1975, PCAR works to end sexual violence and advocates for the rights and needs of all sexual assault victims. PCAR partners with a network of rape crisis programs to bring help, hope, and healing around issues of sexual violence to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PCAR:
- Assures that communities have access to quality victim services and prevention education by providing funding, training, materials and assistance to a network of rape crisis centers that serve all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.
- Provides resources and training on sexual assault-related issues to professionals across the Commonwealth.
- Promotes public policies that provide protections and services to victims of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault, hold offenders accountable, enhances community safety, and works with media to increase public awareness, access to accurate information and ethical reporting practices.
- Operates the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), which identifies, develops and disseminates resources regarding all aspects of sexual violence prevention and intervention.
- Works with media to increase public awareness, access to accurate information, and ethical reporting practices.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and The National Sexual Violence Resource Center provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.