Open Positions: 4

Community Outreach Worker:

WOAR Is Hiring a Community Outreach Worker

Do you have experience, passion and commitment networking and building relationships with community residents? Are you interested in providing resources to people in need and referring people to appropriate services? Then WOAR-Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence needs you. WOAR is looking for a dynamic Community Outreach Worker to join its team. The Community Outreach Worker will also take part in project-based work aimed at increasing the number of individuals who are aware of WOAR and its services.

WOAR provides an array of services to support people, who have experienced sexual assault or sexual violence. These services include free counseling for adult and child survivors of sexual violence a 24/7 Sexual Violence Crisis Hotline, medical and court accompaniment, community outreach and education programs to prevent sexual violence.

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Director of Education and Outreach Services the Community Outreach Worker works collaboratively with other community-based agencies with the purpose of establishing critical linkages to sexual violence information and services for community members. The Community Outreach Worker utilizes a multicultural approach to engage and educate the community about the organization, its goals and the availability of services for sexual violence survivors. The incumbent will also engage community key stakeholders and participate in effective marketing campaigns designed to reinforce and extend agency visibility in the community. Additionally, the incumbent will serve as an active liaison on councils and coalitions.

This role requires strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently and build strong rapport with diverse populations through outreach and community engagement. High proficiency in listening skills, ability to convey warmth and empathy and a non-judgmental attitude are essential.

This role must also be able to complete the Pennsylvania 40-hour Sexual Assault Counselor Training and submit criminal, child abuse, and FBI clearances.


§ Associate of Arts (AA) preferred.

§ Previous outreach experience working with community-based organizations.

§ Excellent verbal and written skills.

§ Able to effectively organize and present information in-group settings, both formal and informal.

§ Able to work effectively both independently and collaboratively.

§ Must work weekdays, some evenings and weekends.

§ Strong interpersonal, leadership and organization planning skills required.

§ Bilingual a plus.

Important Information: WOAR is currently providing all services through virtual platforms. It is expected that when in-person engagement is deemed safe and appropriate, incumbent will facilitate both in-person and virtual educational services.

How to apply:

Send cover letter and resume to:

Please put Community Outreach Worker in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Two Counselors:

Job responsibilities include:

§ Providing high quality counseling services to adult and child clients who have experienced sexual violence.

§ Develop and implement treatment for an average ongoing caseload of 30 individual clients.

§ Facilitate support groups.

§ Conduct client intake assessments, on average 2 weekly.

§ Provide training on sexual assault and treatment issues as assigned to volunteers, staff, community and professional groups.

§ On-call back-up for weekend hotline coverage as needed.

§ It is required for this position to work 3 weekday evenings a week.


§ Master’s Degree in Psychology or Social Work required, License Preferred.

§ 2 years post-graduate trauma-focused and mental health clinical experience required.

§ Demonstrated proficiency in listening skills, ability to convey warmth, empathy, and a non-judgmental attitude are essential.

§ Familiarity and proficiency with assessment and diagnosis.

§ Familiarity and proficiency with case conceptualization, planning and implementing empirically supported treatments.

§ The ability and experience to work with diverse populations.

§ Familiarity with multiple therapeutic techniques including, but not limited to, crisis counseling, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and play therapy. Training in TF-CBT, PE, CPT, or EMDR preferred.

§ The ability to work independently as well as on a team.

§ Excellent verbal and written communication skills; experience with clinical documentation procedures and systems.

§ Bi-lingual competency preferred.

§ Successful criminal background, child abuse, and FBI clearances.

**People of color are encouraged to apply **

WOAR is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

How to apply:

Please email cover letter and resume to: Please put Counselor in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Manager of Anti-Human Trafficking:

The Anti-Human Trafficking Manager oversees the activities of the START Project, the drop in center, and provides day-to-day supervision to WOAR’s START Project staff to assure that all survivors of sex trafficking receive trauma-informed crisis and ongoing support, case management, and advocacy. This position may also serve as an active member of the Human Trafficking Coalition and other related citywide collaborative efforts. The staff of the START Project will also provide training for law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, and other community professionals. This position serves all of Philadelphia County. This position reports to the Director of Direct Services.

Some of the responsibilities include, but not limited to:

§ Coordinate the activities of the HT program and set priorities for managing the HT program.

§ Responsible for hiring, training, supervision and performance management of all program staff and interns.

§ Manage marketing and outreach to the community.

§ Provide in-person crisis intervention that includes safety planning.

§ Provide victim advocacy and accompaniment to emergency medical care, medical forensic exams, law enforcement interviews, and prosecution interviews

§ Coordinate community education and training around issues related to human trafficking and sexual assault.

§ Provide leadership for program growth and innovation, identify ways to meet emerging client and community needs to keep the program relevant.

§ Supervise the HT project team, assure that program and staff achieve set goals, provide professional development to build resilience and prevent burn out.

§ Identify and establish partnerships with organizations that will assist survivors of human trafficking in areas of workplace development, education, long-term housing, etc..

§ Provide internal and external trainings on the dynamics of human trafficking.

§ Coordinate non-legal emergency assistance.

§ Provide case management services for sexual assault-related services/treatment.

§ Coordinate traditional cultural and alternative therapies/healing modalities.

§ Provide referrals to other victim service programs.

§ Provide individual advocacy services around issues related to sexual assault.

§ Provide individual therapy.

§ Oversee daily operations of HT programming and the drop-in HT center.

§ Manage the HT Project budget.

§ Supervise the day to day activities of the HT staff.

§ Monitor and approve program expenditures.


MS/MA in Social Work or Psychology with 2-3 years of experience, licensure preferred.

Training/certification as a Sexual Exploitation Counselor preferred.

Experience working with children and adults who have experienced trauma; sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, emotional abuse/neglect.

Supervisory experience a MUST

A high level of interpersonal skills to provide assistance to, victims and to deal effectively with all segments of the community.

Organizational, multi-tasking, and analytical ability to deal with potentially difficult interpersonal and administrative concerns.

Capacity to work independently with minimal supervision.

Must have an ability to build relationships, collaborate internally and externally, and communicate effectively with diverse audiences, staff, volunteers, and partners both verbally and in writing.

Strong interpersonal, leadership, and organizational skills required.

In-state travel is required.

PA 33/34 and FBI certifiable.

How to apply:

Please email a cover letter and email to: Please put Manager of HT on the subject line.