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Now Hiring Counselor Advocate

This is a job listing for Victims Resource Center

Job Description  

BA or BS Degree in a Social or Human Service field or equivalent experience with a minimum of one year experience in assisting victims of crime or relevant field.  Must be self-assured, assertive, and confident in working with diverse groups. 

Good community networking skills, public speaking skills, and written and oral communication skills are required. Demonstrates sound ethical practices with the ability to work variable hours on a daily basis, which may also include occasional weekend on-call availability. Must possess the ability to work independently and participate with a work collective for this full-time, non-exempt position.

Familiarity with personal computers including word processing and databases is preferred. Must demonstrate a commitment to the principles of empowerment, self-determination, and diversity as per VRC mission and philosophy. Must successfully complete training and certification as Sexual Assault Counselor and Domestic Violence Counselor/Advocate. 

The ability to travel is required. Must possess a valid driver’s license, access to an automobile to perform program duties and automobile insurance as required by law.


At the point of hire, periodically thereafter, able to secure the Pennsylvania State Police background clearance and the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History clearance and the FBI background clearance. Other clearances may be required as relevant to the position.

Must have the ability to sit for extended periods of time, to reach, twist, turn, bend, stoop, walk, and occasional lifting. Computer proficient and ability to complete data entry tasks. Ability to communicate efficiently in written form. 

Responsible for providing high-quality professional casework/case management and counseling services in Luzerne, Wyoming, and Carbon counties. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this position. 

The Counselor/Advocate will have the following specific duties:


  • Assists supervisors in documenting grants management and reporting.
  • Maintains statistical reports that will provide the agency with sufficient information to identify emerging trends and unmet needs.

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