The Counselor/Advocate will have a strong understanding of sexual assault and the many issues faced by survivors, as well as experience working with survivors of sexual abuse, assault, and harassment. The Counselor/Advocate will provide in-person and tele-counseling direct services to victims and their significant others, and conduct community outreach activities throughout Adams County.
Respect Together 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 characteristics.
- 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.
- Participate in community outreach activities such as prevention programs, community awareness events, media interviews, etc. to raise awareness regarding sexual abuse, assault, and harassment and the availability of services to victims, survivors, significant others, and the Adams County community.
Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, or related field from an accredited college or university and/or relevant professional experience working with survivors of sexual abuse, assault, and harassment.
$37,000 – $42,000
Respect Together offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by December 19, 2023. A complete job description is available on our website.
Who We Are
Founded in 1975, Respect Together unites all elements of our work under one name with a continued commitment to our long-standing mission of preventing and ending sexual abuse, assault, and harassment. Respect Together’s main divisions are the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and The Pennsylvania Coalition to Advance Respect (PCAR). Collectively, we are working together to create a culture in the United States – and beyond – that values and upholds all people being treated with respect and free from all forms of sexual violence and oppression.
- Identifies, develops, and disseminates resources regarding all aspects of sexual violence prevention and intervention.
- NSVRC is the leading nonprofit in providing information and tools to prevent and respond to sexual violence.
- Translates research and trends into best practices that help individuals, communities and service providers achieve real and lasting change.
- Works with the media to promote informed reporting.
- Partners with a network of rape crisis programs to bring help, hope, and healing around issues of sexual violence to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
- 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 PA.
- Promotes public policies that provide protections and services to victims of sexual violence, hold offenders accountable, enhances community safety, and works with media to increase public awareness, access to accurate information, and ethical reporting practices.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Respect Together provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.