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Monday, October 7, 2013

Teen Advocate, Women's Resource Center, Scranton, PA

Teen Advocate

Posted on: October 7, 2013
Application deadline: October 19, 2013
Posted by: Women's Resource Center


Teen Advocate within Crisis and Advocacy Services will assist teen victims of domestic, dating violence, stalking and sexual violence residing in Lackawanna County. Provide empowerment counseling to victims/survivors of domestic, dating violence, stalking and sexual violence through individual and group counseling. Provide accompaniment to court and hospitals for support and advocacy. Assist victim/survivors in navigating the criminal justice systems and advocate within systems to ensure responsiveness to the needs of victims. Educate area teens on safety and risk reduction for dating violence, sexual violence, stalking and domestic violence in collaboration with other community agencies.


1. *Provide crisis intervention, individual and group empowerment counseling to teen victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault who are impacted by the trauma.
2. *Facilitate support groups for teen victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault both on and off site.
3. *Develop and monitor individual service plans for program participants and make appropriate referrals to other agencies when necessary.
4. *Answer agency hotlines and respond to crisis situations involving program participants. Provide accompaniment to police, hospitals, and courts as needed.
5. *Act as an advocate for teenage victims of domestic violence and assist with victims' compensation claims if and when applicable.
6. *Serve as agency on-call worker.
7. *Maintain client case records. Assist with collection of data for progress reports regarding victim's knowledge on dynamics of violence and safety measures.
8. Act as a resource person for staff regarding teen dating violence, domestic & sexual violence.
9. Pursue ongoing professional training and education regarding domestic violence and sexual assault, feminist theory, community resources and other related topics related to underserved population.
10. Work in collaboration with other agencies in the community working with teens to conduct outreach activities.
11. *Attend staff meetings, participate in in-service training and volunteer training and attend related professional activities as assigned.
12. * Uphold the mission of WRC and abide by WRC policies and procedures outlined in WRC General Operating Manual.
13. Other duties as assigned to further the safety and security of the person being served..
  • Indicates the essential job functions as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act. AA/EOE

• Master's degree in social work or related human services field or
• A combination of four years education, experience and skill in working with teens and/or victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
• Applicant must successfully complete the WRC crisis intervention training within six months of hire.
• Travel is necessary and access to reliable transportation is essential, including for training and development which may necessitate being out of the area for a period of time over night stays.
• Pass Act 33 and Act 34 Clearances.
• Must be willing to schedule working hours to coincide with the priorities of the Center.


Submit resume and cover letter to Women's Resource Center, Crisis Director, P.O. Box 975, Scranton, PA 18501 or email to by October 19, 2013.

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