Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities


Job Openings (10/17/2018)

The following Employment Opportunities are available.

  • Staff Attorney for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and  Victims of Violent Crime  

 Ronkonkoma

Organization:

Established over 20 years ago the Crime Victims Center (CVC) has transformed the delivery of comprehensive trauma informed victim services for victims of sexual assault, family violence, gang violence, and all victims of violent crime.

Our mission is to prevent and respond to sexual assault, family violence, human trafficking and other violent crime including crimes committed against the elderly , minors and disabled.

Position:

The CVC Staff Attorney will be part of the organization’s Advocacy and Legal Services Department and will report to the Executive Director. The successful candidate will possess knowledge of and interest in the dynamics of sexual assault, domestic violence, violent crime and will assist domestic violence, sexual assault and other crime victims with civil legal proceedings.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist victims with the selection and completion of proper forms and procedures for effectively accessing judicial services. This includes obtaining orders of protection, communicating victim rights and responsibilities under the law and outlining legal options for achieving desired outcomes.
  • Advise victims of civil court procedures, availability of injunctive relief and protection.
  • Will be responsible for the training of the advocacy staff in any new development in civil procedures.
  • Will be responsible for the ongoing communication with other stakeholders in the family court and criminal court systems including the county attorney, district attorney, legal aide, probation, parole, and other federal and state law enforcement, supervisory and judicial staff.
  • Will be responsible for lethality and safety plan review in conjunction with advocates.
  • Will be responsible for review of orders of protection, custody and family related forms and maintenance of the forms for legal compliance.
  • Coordinate with other attorneys for pro bono representation.
  • Conduct legal research and participate in agency meetings, trainings, and  conferences as assigned.
  • Provide accurate and timely statistical reports.

 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the operation of the court system
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Assertive, self-motivated and sound judgment skills
  • Knowledge of NY statutes, rules of civil procedure, judicial orders, and police procedures
  • Knowledge of UVISA application process
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Client Management Systems.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred, but not required
  • Must have valid driver’s license, have use of car, and be willing to travel within Suffolk County.

Qualifications:

  • Member of the NYS Bar
  • One year related experience preferred in family law and litigation including custody and abuse cases or issues
  • Some immigration background preferred, but not required
  • One year experience in working on violence issues
  • Must be willing to have a background check prior to starting position

The candidates must be self-motivated, detail oriented and a team player.

All applicants will be considered for positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic disposition, family care status, carrier status, marital status veteran status, sexual orientation, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants must undergo a mandatory drug and alcohol screening, a full background check, education verification, professional reference checks, an e-verify check and sex offender registry verification.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Family law: 1 year

License:

  • NYS Driver's license

 

Please E-mail your resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to employment@parentsformeganslaw.org. Please name your document using your last name first followed by your first name. For example, if your name is Jane Jones, name your Word or PDF document, JonesJane.doc. Write "Prevention Program Coordinator” in your email subject line. Please include salary requirements. RESUMES THAT ARE NOT IN WORD OR PDF FORMAT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED NOR WILL RESUMES FAXED TO THE AGENCY. If you have submitted your resume in the past, please resubmit it for consideration.

 

  • Therapist/Mental Health Counselor/Social Worker

    Compensation: Commensurate 

    Employment Type: Full-Time  

    The Crime Victims Center, dba Parents for Megan's Law a Suffolk County based rape crisis and crime victims center is seeking a full-time New York State Licensed LMSW, LCSW, RCSW, Mental Health Counselor or Psychologist to provide crisis counseling, short and long term counseling to child and adult victims of sexual assault and other violent crimes. You must be fluent in English and Spanish. The position start date is October 22, 2018 and we are actively interviewing now. Candidate will be an integral member of the organization's crime victim advocacy team and will be responsible for delivering comprehensive bilingual holistic treatment and support services, as primary counselor, to child and adult victims and non-offending family members through individual, family and group counseling. Candidate will also provide crime victim advocacy support services for crime victims.

    This is a position which will initially require candidate to train and work Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 5 PM. After training and experience garnered, the schedule will become more flexible and will include some evenings and Saturdays as needed to accommodate our clients.

    Requirements:

    • Active New York State License required and insurance.
    • MINIMUM of three years of experience in mental health counseling.
    • Individual (child and adult), family and group counseling and case management or victim services experience.
    • Superb verbal and written communication skills (Spanish and English).
    • Experience, knowledge of and or willingness to practice Rogerian, Cognitive Behavioral and Play Therapeutic Approaches.
    • Computer literate - Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
    • Candidate MUST be fluent in English and Spanish.
    • Provide individual clinical counseling and therapy, family and group counseling, and case management (linkage, referral, advocacy and consultation), crisis intervention and planning for clients on caseload.skills.

    Please E-mail your resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to employment@parentsformeganslaw.org. Please name your document using your last name first followed by your first name. For example, if your name is Jane Jones, name your Word or PDF document, JonesJane.doc. Write "Therapist/Mental Health Counselor/Social Worker” in your email subject line. Please include salary requirements. RESUMES THAT ARE NOT IN WORD OR PDF FORMAT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED NOR WILL RESUMES FAXED TO THE AGENCY. If you have submitted your resume in the past, please resubmit it for consideration.

    All applicants will be considered for positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic disposition, family care status, carrier status, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants must undergo a mandatory drug and alcohol screening, a full background check, education verification, professional reference checks, an e-verify check and a sex offender registry verification.

 

 

  • Prevention Educator - Per/Diem (Suffolk and Nassau Counties)

    Compensation: Commensurate
    Employment type: Part-Time

    The Crime Victims Center, Inc. d/b/a Parents for Megan's Law is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child and adult sexual assault and the provision of support services to all victims of violent crime. If you have confidence and a desire to present educational programs and want to help affect significant changes in people's lives, then this position is for you. We are seeking a per diem prevention educator who has public speaking experience. The educator presents child sexual abuse prevention and adult prevention education programs in Long Island public and private schools and community organizations. You must have strong communication skills and passion about preventing child and adult sexual assault. Experience presenting educational programs to adults and children is desirable and you must be available to travel in Suffolk and Nassau County for presentations.

    SUMMARY OF MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
    - Bachelor's Degree
    - Public Speaking Experience
    - Powerpoint Expertise
    - High level of Professionalism
    - Willingness to travel
    - Passion for child sexual abuse and rape prevention education

    Please E-mail your resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to employment@parentsformeganslaw.org. Please name your document using your last name first followed by your first name. For example, if your name is Jane Jones, name your Word or PDF document, JonesJane.doc. Write "Prevention Educator - Per/Diem” in your email subject line. Please include salary requirements. RESUMES THAT ARE NOT IN WORD OR PDF FORMAT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED NOR WILL RESUMES FAXED TO THE AGENCY. If you have submitted your resume in the past, please resubmit it for consideration.

    All applicants will be considered for positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex,
    national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic disposition, family care status, carrier status,
    marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other legally protected status.

    All qualified applicants must undergo drug and alcohol testing, a full background check, educational
    verification, professional reference checks, an e-verify check and a sex offender registry
    verification.

 

We look forward to receiving your resumes.

Thank you,

Parents for Megan's Law