Center for Victims: A Career with Purpose.
CV is a dynamic and innovative agency that offers career building opportunities and advanced training on trauma informed interventions and corresponding strategies that foster resiliency and healing. CV provides comprehensive clinical, educational, advocacy and supportive services to children, women, men, families and community members who have been impacted by crime, abuse and violence. We provide preparation and accompaniment for victims and witnesses throughout all criminal court procedures and assistance with securing services specific to victims and witnesses of crime. We also offer mediation and resolution services for many conflicts and disputes such as those that arise between neighbors, family members and landlords. Come join our team! Gain valuable hands on experience, enjoy a competitive salary and benefit package and make a difference. Start by checking out our employment opportunities below and send in your resume today!
“I’ve been feeling angry lately and I haven’t been listening to my mom very well. It’s because I haven’t been coming here. When I come here, it sets me straight for the week and I feel better.” – 8 year old client to CV Therapist
“Thank you! In [REDACTED] I finally decided to press charges against my father for 11 years of sexual abuse. I didn’t know where to turn or what to do. I almost gave up. I called your center and spoke with a women who changed my life. She put me in contact with the d.a. office of Washington county and gave me the first step I needed to take on a very long journey. After 4 years of a unbearable legal process, I’m so happy to say that yesterday [REDACTED], my father made a guilty plea for aggravated sexual assault. Without the guidance and support of the woman I spoke with, I would have gave up hope and not felt the pride of a survivor. Thank you for all you do!” Female Client, Thank You Letter
“…We are very, very grateful for [our legal advocate] – she came to this sentencing on her vacation day! I can’t say enough good things about her…” Client, Thank you Email
“I want to thank you for being a strong, upfront honest woman with me. This brief moment here at the shelter, reminded me that you never know how strong you are until being strong is all you have left.” Female Shelter Client, Handwritten Thank You Letter
Whose life will you change for the better?
Counselor Advocate - Full Time
As the largest victim service agency in the State, we are continually accepting applications for this position; if no positions are currently available, we will keep your resume on file.
Center for Victims (CV) is looking for a dedicated individual to work as a Counselor / Victim Advocate. Job responsibilities include: crisis intervention, counseling, legal and medical advocacy and accompaniment, and other mandated and supportive services to crime victims. The Counselor Advocate also provides education and assistance as to various systems clients may encounter. The Counselor Advocate supports and empowers victims and/or witnesses in their personal decision making process. A Counselor Advocate provides education and training to various systems professionals to ensure appropriate first response and victim sensitivity. Candidates with areas of specialty with elder and child population encouraged to apply. Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminology, or a related field or an Associate’s degree in the same fields with three years minimum related work. Prior experience in social services, criminal justice system or victim services a plus. Criminal Background, PA Child Abuse and FBI Clearances submitted. This position is a full time position with benefits. If interested, please mail your resume and cover letter to: Human Resources Dept., Center for Victims, 3433 E. Carson St., Ste. 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 or send via email to: email@example.com . CV is an EOE employer. No phone calls please.
Mediation / Facilitation Advocate - Full Time
Center for Victims (CV) is looking for a dedicated individual to work as a Mediation/Facilitation Advocate. This position provides conflict resolution, mediation, dialogue and facilitation services to individuals, families and communities; offers support of identified clients and assistance with navigating local law or agency systems; promotion and awareness of violence prevention including topics of domestic violence, sexual assault, trauma, and safety planning and conflict resolution. Position will be responsible for tracking and maintaining accurate client data for reports and databases. Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field; relevant work experience or Master Level a plus. Applicant must possess the ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends, along with a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation. Access to a personal cell phone required. Criminal Background, PA Child Abuse and FBI Clearances submitted. This position is a full time position with benefits. If interested, please mail your resume and cover letter to: Human Resources Dept., Center for Victims, 3433 E. Carson St., Ste. 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 or send via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org . CV is an EOE employer. No phone calls please.