A career with RESTORE is not only for your professional growth, but there is a profound personal benefit of helping others heal and grow that makes working here unique.

RESTORE is looking for people who are willing to give personally and professionally to our community of survivors.

We offer a generous benefits package including health insurance, paid time off and a retirement plan with company match.

Planned Parenthood serves a diverse client population and is committed to workforce diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer.

We currently have these opportunities available.

RESTORE Crisis Advocate
Warsaw, NY

Essential Functions

Client Counseling & Advocacy

Provide crisis intervention and short-term counseling to primary and secondary victims of sexual assault in person and/or by telephone

Provide personal and criminal justice advocacy and accompaniment for victims and significant others during hospital/health center procedures, police and/or court proceedings

Provide referral information and support to clients, other professionals and appropriate community agencies

Volunteer Coordination

Jointly work with the Volunteer Program Manager to source, screen and select potential RESTORE volunteers

Participate with the RESTORE regional staff to plan, present and evaluate annual training programs for new RESTORE volunteers; schedule and/or assist with continuing education programs for existing volunteers and attend debriefings/in-service meetings

Develop and maintain scheduling for volunteer hotline coverage, which ensures crisis intervention services is available 24/7

Provide on-going feedback to volunteers regarding performance and write annual performance review

Collaborate with Volunteer Program Manager on annual volunteer recognition events

Program Development and Delivery

Involve professionals from organizations such as criminal justice, law enforcement, medicine, victim advocacy, education and human services to make certain there will be consistent collaboration between organizations, thus ensuring an effective and sensitive community response to the victims of sexual assault and domestic violence

Work with the regional RESTORE team to write regular revisions/updates to all county specific training materials (hospital evidence protocols, volunteer training curricula and manuals, community resources and professional referral lists)

Other Accountability Activities

Participate in community events: health fairs, school and college presentations, community organizations, etc., as needed

Ensure proper documentation is written for client records, annual and funder reports, according to assigned dates

Is aware of annual goals and objectives of the organization and participates in their attainment by focusing on the education and counseling needs of our clients and patients

As needed, may develop and present in-service programs to other PPCWNY staff

Participate in affiliate initiatives

Work collaboratively with Supervisor to obtain and review monthly, quarterly and yearly data from RESTORE programs and prepare for submission to RESTORE donors

Must sign up for On Call shifts at a minimum of two shifts per month including one week night and one weekend 24 hour shift on a rotating basis with all staff, including holidays

Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor

Shows respect to all internal and external customers for differences in backgrounds, lifestyles, viewpoints and needs in areas such as race, gender, ethnicity, creed, sexual orientation and others

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in human services, social work, health education or a related field

Minimum two years of experience in human services/crisis counseling field or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Must be very organized, have the ability to work with changing priorities and simultaneously handle multiple priorities

Collaborative and interpersonal skills are essential to perform effectively in various team environments

Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with individuals, families and staff at all levels is critical

Knowledge of community based organizations is a plus

Well-developed advocacy skills and a commitment to being victim focused while working with collaborative disciplines is essential

Superior communication skills (verbal and written) is essential

Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends, holidays, provide 24-hour coverage and travel within the region

Must have reliable transportation and a valid NYS driver’s license not in jeopardy of being revoked

A commitment to Planned Parenthood of Central and Western NY (PPCWNY)’s mission, vision and values along with a commitment to providing services to a diverse range of clients and to the goals of PPCWNY is essential

Work Schedule

This is a full-time position; regular schedule will be Monday – Friday. Must be able to work a flexible schedule and on call as needed.

Compensation

Commensurate with experience

RESTORE – Family Advocate

At Planned Parenthood we believe that diversity in identity and perspective enriches our agency and allows us to better serve our clients. We are committed to workforce diversity and aspire to reflect the communities we serve. To that end, we strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ identifying individuals, people with disabilities and other underrepresented groups to apply. In support of our mission, the Family Advocate provides support to families and child victims of sexual and physical abuse, including crisis intervention, follow-up counseling, advocacy, and referral services. This position will work collaboratively with community agencies to reduce systemic trauma to children and their families, and to advocate for successful case resolutions for children and to provide support/guidance to non-offending significant others.

Essential Functions

Client Counseling & Advocacy

Provides crisis intervention and short-term counseling to primary and secondary child victims of sexual and child abuse and their families, in person and/or by telephone

Makes mandated child abuse reports to the local/state registry as appropriate

Supports and advocates for survivors and significant others during medical/forensic interviews, police and/or court proceedings

Screens and coordinates incoming cases:

  • Introduces/refers family to the Bivona Child Advocacy Center (BCAC) staff
  • Discusses multidisciplinary team procedures such as confidentiality, release of information, client’s rights
  • Completes intake forms including OVS Claims and insurance information as appropriate
  • Completes needs assessment forms (make appropriate referrals for medical exams, therapy, financial assistance, food stamps, Medicaid etc.)
Program Development and Delivery

Stays current in relevant issues through training and reading

Establishes and maintains strong linkages to appropriate networking affiliations; Participates on committees and coalitions, as assigned

Provides general information about the BCAC and response to suspected sexual abuse

Other Accountability Activities

Monitors progress of case with respect to Child Protective Services (CPS), law enforcement and DA’s office

Ensures proper documentation is written for all client/case records in accordance with grant directives and assigned dates

Participates in BCAC team meetings, case review and fatality review as necessary

Completes periodic tasks to support and maintain organizational structure of BCAC, as needed

Must sign up for On Call shifts at a minimum of two shifts per month including one week night and one weekend 24 hour shift on a rotating basis with all staff, including holidays

Shows respect to all internal and external customers, clients and co-workers for differences in backgrounds, lifestyles, viewpoints and needs in areas such as race, gender, ethnicity, creed, and sexual orientation

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Criminal Justice, or a related field

Two years of experience in a case management, victim advocacy, or counseling position required or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Must be very organized and able to handle multiple priorities

Must have a capacity for critical thinking and possess analytical skills, and the ability to exercise these skills even under stressful conditions

Collaborative and interpersonal skills are essential to perform effectively in various team environments

Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with individuals, families and staff at all levels is critical

Knowledge of community based organizations is a plus

Well-developed advocacy skills and a commitment to being victim focused while working with collaborative disciplines is essential

Must have excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include occasional evenings and travel to multiple sites as needed

Must have reliable transportation and a valid NYS driver’s license not in jeopardy of being revoked

Planned Parenthood seeks candidates who have experience delivering care in ways that honor and respect LGBTQ communities

A commitment to Planned Parenthood of Central and Western NY (PPCWNY)’s mission, vision and values along with a commitment to providing services to a diverse range of clients and to the goals of PPCWNY is essential

Work Schedule

This is a full-time position; regular schedule will be Monday – Friday. Must be able to work a flexible schedule and on call as needed.

Compensation

Commensurate with experience

RESTORE – Attorney

At Planned Parenthood we believe that diversity in identity and perspective enriches our agency and allows us to better serve our clients. We are committed to workforce diversity and aspire to reflect the communities we serve. To that end, we strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ identifying individuals, people with disabilities and other underrepresented groups to apply. In support of Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York (PPCWNY)’s mission, the RESTORE Attorney will work with the RESTORE Director and Managers to develop a Legal Services Team which will provide services to Domestic Violence Survivors in Wyoming County; PREA Clients in area jails, correctional facilities and those under Department of Corrections Community Supervision; Clients needing assistance with filing sexual and/or interpersonal violence complaints with their school or college and/or participating in related investigation and adjudication processes; and to sexual assault survivors in the Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties. The primary job site for this position will be located in Warsaw, NY but travel to all 5 counties RESTORE serves is required.

Essential Functions

Lead the RESTORE Legal Services Team, consisting of two Certified Paralegals and one Advocate

Assist Managers in the monitoring and coordination of the Domestic Violence (DV), Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), and Title IX/ Education Law 129-B (Enough is Enough) Programs

Assist Managers in the monitoring, evaluation, and training of Legal Services Team, as well as other RESTORE staff; specifically, the DV, PREA, and Title IX/Education Law 129-B (Enough is Enough)

Assist with the drafting, coordination, and execution of RESTORE contracts and agreements with all outside agencies in accordance with the policies and goals of the agency

Assist clients with the drafting, completion and filing of legal documents, and/or administrative complaints at their school or college

Provide representation for clients in legal and in administrative proceedings as needed.

Attend monthly Regional RESTORE Meetings and other RESTORE department meetings. Attend external Multidisciplinary Team Meetings as needed

Attend Crime Victims Legal Network (CVLN) meetings and meetings with external agencies in accordance with grant requirements

RESTORE Attorney Services will participate in and refer to CVLN, including screening and referring, providing advice and assistance, and offering limited or full legal representation as warranted

Routinely meet with and provide guidance to Legal Services Team staff members, as directed. Confer with RESTORE director and take direction as requested

Shows respect to all internal and external customers for differences in backgrounds, lifestyles, viewpoints and needs in areas such as race, gender, ethnicity, creed, sexual orientation and others

Client Counseling & Advocacy

Provides crisis intervention and short-term counseling to primary and secondary child victims of sexual and child abuse and their families, in person and/or by telephone

Makes mandated child abuse reports to the local/state registry as appropriate

Supports and advocates for survivors and significant others during medical/forensic interviews, police and/or court proceedings

Screens and coordinates incoming cases:

  • Introduces/refers family to the Bivona Child Advocacy Center (BCAC) staff
  • Discusses multidisciplinary team procedures such as confidentiality, release of information, client’s rights
  • Completes intake forms including OVS Claims and insurance information as appropriate
  • Completes needs assessment forms (make appropriate referrals for medical exams, therapy, financial assistance, food stamps, Medicaid etc.)
Program Development and Delivery

Stays current in relevant issues through training and reading

Establishes and maintains strong linkages to appropriate networking affiliations; Participates on committees and coalitions, as assigned

Provides general information about the BCAC and response to suspected sexual abuse

Other Accountability Activities

Aids in the orientation of newly hired PPCWNY RESTORE staff

Provide backup to on call staff

Assists in drafting government grants as necessary

Attends educational and training seminars relevant to job responsibilities

Performs other duties as assigned by RESTORE Director

Qualifications

Juris Doctorate from a university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization

Licensed to practice law in New York State and in good standing with the Bar Association

Minimum 5 years of experience related practice law

Minimum 2 years of experience in working with clients who have experienced intimate partner violence and sexual assault, including family court and criminal court.

Minimum 1 year of supervisory experience

General PC skills needed (MS Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Knowledge of Title IX Education Amendments Act of 1972 and NYS Education Law 129-B (Enough is Enough) preferred

Knowledge of PREA preferred

Knowledge of both criminal and civil law preferred

Planned Parenthood seeks individuals who have demonstrated experience building an inclusive and respectful organizational culture that leverages diversity

A commitment to Planned Parenthood of Central and Western NY (PPCWNY)’s mission, vision and values along with a commitment to providing services to a diverse range of clients and to the goals of PPCWNY is essential

Work Schedule

This is a full-time position; regular schedule will be Monday – Friday. Must be able to work a flexible schedule and on call as needed.

Compensation

Commensurate with experience

RESTORE College Advocate/Education Specialist (campus-based)

Geneseo, NY

At Planned Parenthood we believe that diversity in identity and perspective enriches our agency and allows us to better serve our clients. We are committed to workforce diversity and aspire to reflect the communities we serve. To that end, we strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ identifying individuals, people with disabilities and other underrepresented groups to apply. In support of Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York (PPCWNY)’s mission, the College Advocate/Education Specialist will be responsible for providing crisis intervention, case management, advocacy, and follow-up services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking; provide comprehensive services in partnership with police (campus and local), district attorney and other campus based and/or community-based agencies serving students. Office space located on multiple college campuses. The primary worksite for this position will be in Livingston County but travel to all 5 counties RESTORE provides service in is required.

Essential Functions

Direct Service

Maintains a commitment to the mission and work of PPCWNY with a deep appreciation for and sensitivity to the guiding principles of the organization

Maintains a commitment to quality client service for the agency, allied partners, members, and communities at large

Assists in ensuring provision of RESTORE services co-located at various campus settings

Performs follow-up site visits and outreach to clients

Provides on-site crisis intervention response to victims of rape/sexual assault on campus

Assists in obtaining Office of Victim Services compensation

Provides criminal justice and/or campus based judiciary advocacy as well as personal advocacy

Maintains appropriate client records, analyze and report client and program data; Maintain client database

Provides mandatory 24 hour on-call direct service (hospital and hotline) and/or consultation to volunteer advocates per policy, including administrative back up duties

Education & Outreach

Promotes an understanding of the issue of sexual assault and assist professionals in developing strategies to prevent sexual assault on campuses

Participates in events on campus: health fairs, Take Back the Night, Walk a Mile in her Shoes, Clothesline Project, movie screenings, panel discussions, club meetings, committees, etc.

Works with the regional RESTORE team to write regular revisions/updates to all college specific training materials (conduct protocols, volunteer training curricula and manuals, community resources and professional referral lists)

Ensures proper documentation is written for client records, annual and funder reports, etc.

Is aware of annual goals and objectives of the organization and participates in their attainment by focusing on the education and counseling needs of our clients and patients (sensitivity and diversity training, etc.)

Other Accountability Activities

Must sign up for On Call shifts at a minimum of two shifts per month including one week night and one weekend 24 hour shift on a rotating basis with all staff, including holidays, providing coverage to all Counties RESTORE serves including: Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming

Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the department

Shows respect to all internal and external customers for differences in backgrounds, lifestyles, viewpoints and needs in areas such as race, gender, ethnicity, creed, sexual orientation and others

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Public Health, Social Work, Education or a related field

Minimum three years of experience in human services/crisis counseling field or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Demonstrated knowledge of sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking dynamics and effects, public awareness and crisis intervention services

Clear and calm judgment centered on survivors, discretion and competency for strategic and diplomatic collaboration

Professional verbal and written communication skills

Must have excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail and be able to maintain accurate records

Ability to set goals and create timelines for implementation; must be able to work independently on behalf of survivors and collaboratively with coworkers and colleagues

Strong ability to work effectively within and outside of the campus system in developing relationships and programs to address advocacy issues and needs

Excellent skills in assessing levels of emotional distress and reacting appropriately

Awareness of best practices of sexual violence prevention, risk reduction and survivor support strategies

Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends, holidays, provide 24-hour coverage and travel within the region

Must have successfully completed sexual assault advocacy program training

Must have reliable transportation and a valid NYS driver’s license not in jeopardy of being revoked; ability to respond to emergency calls within thirty minutes

Planned Parenthood seeks candidates who have experience delivering care in ways that honor and respect LGBTQ communities

A commitment to Planned Parenthood of Central and Western NY (PPCWNY)’s mission, vision and values along with a commitment to providing services to a diverse range of clients and to the goals of PPCWNY is essential

Work Schedule

This is a full-time position; regular schedule will be 40 hours per week. Some evening and weekend duties, as well as on call responsibilities.

Compensation

Commensurate with experience