Employment Opportunities

All letters of intent and resumes should be directed to:

The Women’s Center, Inc.

Attn: Director of Human Resources

111 N. Market St. Bloomsburg, PA 17815

or email: Womenctr1@verizon.net

Employment Benefits:

  • Low monthly insurance premiums: $69 for individual coverage (includes health, dental, and vision). 
  • Generous paid time off including vacation, sick, personal, and birthday time off (accrued monthly, no wait time to use)
  • Generous number of paid holidays
  • 401 (k) with discretionary employer match after 6-months of employment.
  • Continuous staff development.

Sexual Violence Counselor/Advocate

Starting at $14.00 per hour

Full Time. 40 hours per week. Every other weekend required, some holidays. Duties include: Provide long and short term counseling to adult and child victim/survivors of sexual violence, staff crisis hotline, participate in agency on-call system, provide information and referrals and appropriate personal supplies, manage weekly sexual violence focused and structured support group, assess resident needs through regular supportive interactions, Conduct individual counseling, maintain safe shelter environment, admit and orient residents to shelter including distribution and review of shelter packet and completion of exit forms, and ensure general housekeeping of the Shelter.

Qualifications: One of the following: BS in Social Welfare, Psychology, Social Services, or related field. Associate Degree related field plus two years of relevant experience or four years’ experience in a related field. Strong counseling skills, ability to communicate effectively with individuals and in a group setting. Flexibility and strong organizational skills. Must have a valid Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check, and FBI Criminal Background Check. A valid PA driver license. Successful completion of The Women’s Center of Columbia/Montour, Inc. counseling/advocacy training.

Medical Advocacy Coordinator

Starting at $18.40 per hour

Full time. 40 hours per week, non-exempt position.  The primary duties include developing, expanding and overseeing the Medical Advocacy Project of the Women’s Center, Inc.  The Medical Advocacy Coordinator works cooperatively with hospital personnel to forge changes on an institutional level, to provide training and guidance to hospital personnel, and to provide individual counseling to victims as needed.  In addition, the Medical Advocacy Coordinator is responsible for providing back up to the hotline and providing on-call services as required.

Qualifications: Must have one of the following: Master’s in social Welfare, Psychology, Social Services, or related field.  BS in Social Welfare, Psychology, Social Services or related field plus two years relevant experience.  Four years’ experience in related field.  Ability to communicate effectively.  Must be flexible and organized.  Must have a valid Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check, and FBI Criminal Background Check. A valid PA driver license. Successful completion of The Women’s Center of Columbia/Montour, Inc. counseling/advocacy training.

Second Shift Shelter Advocate

Starting at $14.00 per hour

Full Time. 40 hours per week. Shift Differential offered. Every other weekend required, and some holidays required. Duties include: Staff crisis hotline, which primarily includes crisis counseling for sexual assault and domestic violence issues, provides information and referrals and appropriate personal supplies, provide group counseling, assess resident needs through regular supportive interactions, conduct individual counseling, admit and orient residents to shelter including distribution and review of shelter packet and completion of exit forms, and ensure general housekeeping of the Shelter.

Qualifications: One of the following: BS in Social Welfare, Psychology, Social Services, or related field. Associate Degree related field plus two years’ relevant experience. Four years’ experience in related field. Strong counseling skills. Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and in a group setting. Flexibility and strong organizational skills. Must have a valid Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check, and FBI Criminal Background Check. A valid PA driver’s license. Successful completion of The Women’s Center of Columbia/Montour, Inc. counseling/advocacy training.

 

Third Shift Shelter Advocate

Starting at $14.00 per hour

Full Time. 40 hours per week. Shift Differential offered. Every other weekend and some holidays required. Duties include: Staff crisis hotline, which primarily includes crisis counseling for sexual assault and domestic violence issues, provides information and referrals and appropriate personal supplies, provide group counseling, assess resident needs through regular supportive interactions, Conduct individual counseling, enforce house rules, admit and orient residents to shelter including distribution and review of shelter packet and completion of exit forms, and ensure general housekeeping of the Shelter.

Qualifications: One of the following: BS in Social Welfare, Psychology, Social Services, or related field. Associate Degree related field plus two years relevant experience. Four years’ experience in related field. Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and in a group setting. Flexibility and strong organizational skills. Must have a valid Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check, and FBI Criminal Background Check. A valid PA driver license. Successful completion of The Women’s Center of Columbia/Montour, Inc. counseling/advocacy training

 

Medical Advocate

Starting at $14.00 per hour

Full time. 40 hours per week, non-exempt position.  Duties include: Providing direct services including, crisis intervention, options counseling and case management services to domestic violence and sexual assault elderly victims in medical settings throughout Columbia and Montour Counties, advocate for victims in medical community multi-disciplinary teams, participate in agency on call system, victim compensation assistance, facilitate support groups, follow-up counseling, individual advocacy, emergency legal advocacy, and emergency financial assistance.

Qualifications: One of the following: BS in Social Welfare, Psychology, Social Services, or related field. Associate Degree related field plus two years’ relevant experience or four years’ experience in related field. Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and in a group setting. Flexibility and strong organizational skills. Must have a valid Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check, and FBI Criminal Background Check. A valid PA driver license. Successful completion of The Women’s Center of Columbia/Montour, Inc. counseling/advocacy training.

 

Legal Advocate

Starting at $14.00 per hour

Full-time: 40 hours per week, non-exempt position.  The primary duties are to provide legal options, prepare and file Protection from Abuse petitions and related documents, to provide transportation to and from Protection from Abuse hearings and/or related judicial processes, to conduct educational legal trainings in a variety of community settings, to provide accompaniment for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or incest.  Service provisions rendered at offices located in Columbia and Montour Counties.

Qualifications:

  1. Must have one of the following:
    1. BS degree in Pol. Science, Pre-Law, Social Work, or related field.
    2. Associate degree in paralegal studies or counseling plus two years relevant experience.
    3. Four years’ experience in related fields.
  2. Knowledge of and experience with criminal justice system and civil court.
  3. Ability to prepare legal documents.
  4. Knowledge of Protection from Abuse orders, divorce, and custody issues.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively and be organized and flexible.
  6. Ability to present legal education trainings in a variety of settings.
  7. Ability to work and travel between agency offices.
  8. Successful completion of Center’s counseling/advocacy training.
  9. A valid PA driver’s license.
  10. Act 33 & Act 34 clearances required.

 

 

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

The Women’s Center, Inc. is an E.O.E.

Survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence are encouraged to apply