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Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Victim Services Specialist-Johnstown, NY in Johnstown, New York

At Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY), our greatest strengths are the employees who empower every individual with the information, resources, and care they need to live happy, healthy lives.

We are a team of trusted health care providers, educators, and fierce advocates committed to advancing equity and improving health outcomes in communities that face systemic barriers to quality, innovative sexual and reproductive health services -- including birth control, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, cancer screenings, STI testing and treatment, HIV testing and prevention, transgender hormone therapy, wellness exams, crisis counseling, and financial counseling. PPGNY also proudly provides compassionate, nonjudgmental abortion services.

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When you join PPGNY as a Victim Services Specialist you will be responsible for assisting survivors in dealing with the immediate and long-term impact of victimization.

Additional Responsibilities include:

  • Actively provide crisis intervention, emotional support and guidance, advocacy services to sexual assault survivors and victims of crime as well as implement outreach plan to raise awareness

  • Assist in developing and/or coordinating supportive activities to individuals and groups

  • Provide medical, criminal justice, and personal accompaniment services

  • Provide direct service duties like staffing the 24-hour hotline and assisting with support groups

  • Help develop initial case plans and ongoing strategies for advocacy

  • Keep service data, create reports about funded projects, and meet other project objectives according to grant specifications

  • Maintain case files

  • Inform key professional groups in the community about available services for crime victims including sexual assault, interpersonal violence, and homicide

You have:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in the field of specialization such as social work, psychology, counseling or women’s studies; sufficient professional experience may serve in place of academic requirements

  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques and case management responsibilities; human behavior and needs at times of crime and crisis; behavioral health, social services, and other community resources; the criminal justice system, NYS Criminal Code, and Rights of victims, police department operations, policies, and procedures

  • Work in community, external agencies & organizations

  • Flexible schedule necessary: evening and/or weekend work may be required

  • Valid NYS Driver’s License with use of personal vehicle is required

  • Ability to travel is required

  • Strong relationship building and communication skills, including an ability to work and build trust across cultural differences related to related to race, class, age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin or ability; and to reflect on one’s personal identity with humility

What makes you stand out:

  • Familiarity with Client Database

  • Bilingual- Spanish/English

Salary range for this position is $37,000 - 39,000 annually.

PPGNY's benefits package includes:

Generous PTO and holiday schedule

Medical, dental and vision coverage options for you and eligible dependents

FSA, HSA, Commuter pre-tax reimbursement funds

Short and Long Term Disability, Free Basic Life and AD&D

401(k) Retirement Plan with Safe Harbor contributions after 1 year of employment

All positions at PPGNY require:

Proof of immunization or immunity to certain communicable diseases (including influenza during the flu season) and testing for tuberculosis. These certifications are required by the NYC DOHMH Health Code, NYSDOH and OSHA.

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) is a leading provider, educator, and advocate of sexual and reproductive health care in New York State. PPGNY is proud to provide a wide-range of family planning services at our 28 health centers and mobile care units. We care for everyone regardless of their immigration status, zip code or ability to pay. PPGNY’s education and outreach programs are backed by medically-accurate, evidence-based information that allows people to make informed decisions about their health and future. As a voice for reproductive freedom, PPGNY supports legislation and policies that ensure all New Yorkers have access to the full range of reproductive health care and education.

At PPGNY, we provide the absolute best care to our patients and our communities through innovative health care delivery and education programming. We care for everyone who walks through our doors regardless of insurance, ability to pay or immigration status. As a leading voice for reproductive freedom, PPGNY fiercely advocates for policies to ensure that all New Yorkers will have access to the full range of reproductive health care services and information.

PPGNY is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe we are most impactful when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with common purpose. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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