Domestic Violence Service Center - a path to safety and a shelter from abuse

Career Opportunities

It is the policy of DVSC to provide equal employment opportunity to all without regard to race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap, mental health/intellectual disability, religion and/or age and to promote that policy through a positive continuing program known as the Affirmative Action Program. DVSC is fully committed to equal opportunity and equal consideration to all applicants and employees in personnel matters including recruitment and hiring, training, promotion, salaries and other compensation, transfer and lay-off or termination.  We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

1) COUNSELOR ADVOCATE: RESIDENTIAL (Full-time, 2nd shift)

The Counselor/Advocate: Residential provides safety, counseling and other related services to Emergency Shelter and Bridge Housing clients; and crisis and supportive counseling services to Hotline victims of domestic violence. Responsiblities include:

Qualifications: A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent; with experience working with domestic violence, social services or social work is required. Must be able to work independently, interact professionally and assertively with others, and have excellent communication skills. The ability to exercise a very high level of confidentiality is an essential requirement. Familiarity with feminist philosophy and issues; of problems faced by victims of domestic violence; and of problems faced by disadvantaged and homeless women is also preferred. Position requires flexibility with hours, weekends and holidays when required. 

To apply: Please submit resume along with letter of interest to Stanley Kremski at skremski@dvsclc.org

2) STAFF ATTORNEY

The Staff Attorney provides legal information, consultation and representation to victims of domestic violence who are program participants of the Domestic Violence Service Center.  Provides legal representation/justice-related assistance of program participants related to actions directly connected to family violence cases that are taken to ensure the health and safety of the domestic violence victim, including petitioning/filing Emergency Protection from Abuse orders, injunctions, elder abuse petitions, child abuse petitions, other petitions/protective orders and emergency/custody visitation. 

Qualifications: Law degree from an accredited law school and license to practice law in Pennsylvania. Preferred applicants will possess at least one year of litigation and family law practice in a public interest law firm or similar setting preferred and demonstrated expertise in providing legal assistance to domestic violence victims. 

To apply: Please submit resume along with letter of interest to Stanley Kremski at skremski@dvsclc.org.   

 

DVSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer