Job Posting

Full-Time Medical Advocate

CAPSEA, Inc. is looking to hire a full-time Medical Advocate. This individual will work with Cameron and Elk County medical offices and local hospitals/clinics to act as a liaison between the healthcare communities and CAPSEA, Inc. (A complete job description can be found below). If interested, please email a resume along with 3 references to Denise Michalowski, CAPSEA Direct Services Supervisor at dmichalowski@capsea.net

JOB DESCRIPTION
ROLE: Medical Advocate (Full-time position)
TEAM: Advocacy
RESPONSIBLE TO: Direct Services Supervisor
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
SALARY RANGE: $35,000 – $45,000
DATE: October 2022

PURPOSE:
To act as a liaison between healthcare communities and CAPSEA, Inc. To support survivors of Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking by advocating within the health care community on their behalf and educating the health care community on Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking and the effects on survivors. To also remove barriers for people, especially survivors of Intimate Partner Violence and develop long-term policies that will direct and define the best care possible for everyone.

CORE PRINCIPLES:

  • The safety and well-being of every individual is our highest priority.
  • Individuals are encouraged to use their strengths in attaining personal empowerment.
  • Each individual’s journey is worthy of respect and consideration.
  • Trauma-informed, culturally responsive and accessible services are emphasized and delivered with empathy and respect.
  • Collaboration and engagement with all of our communities are essential strategies in obtaining successful outcomes.
  • Building strong relationships with allied professionals on behalf of domestic/sexual survivors is essential.
  • Commitment to the highest standards of integrity and confidentiality are paramount.
  • Inspiring hope in others is at the center of everything we do.
  • Policy and systems’ change is an integral part of advocacy that removes barriers for people.
  • Optimal communication and knowledge are the foundations of advocacy.

DOMAINS:

  • Local hospitals and community medical facilities
  • Community Based Events
  • Community Based Resources including COVID-19 information and resources.
  • Human Trafficking Task Force Development/Coordination
  • Medical community networking
  • Collaboration with Community Based services
  • Collaboration with Community Based Housing Services
  • On-Call

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Upholding agency mission.
  • Promoting trauma-informed care through training, systems advocacy, and technical assistance for healthcare professionals, community services, housing, victim services, and surrounding county resources.
  • Networking and cross referrals with community agencies.
  • Managing the referral system for clients in crisis.
  • Responding to calls to the emergency room or medical facilities as needed.
  • Scheduling on-call as needed.
  • Attending PCADV and PCAR meetings (medical advocacy & other).
  • Ensuring appropriate staffing and training to support related program policies and procedures.
  • Evaluating and improving systems/processes by ensuring best practices are utilized and standards of excellence in service delivery are met.
  • Facilitating groups and committees as needed.
  • Providing after-hours, on-call advocacy and accompaniment as scheduled and per CAPSEA policies and funding requirements.
  • Treating all service recipients, visitors and employees with empathy, kindness, respect and dignity.


SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, medical field, psychology or related field preferred and/or equivalent experience.
  • Understanding and commitment to the empowerment model of service provision.
  • PC skills are essential.
  • Experience in developing and cultivating teams.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to work independently and relate to all levels of the organization.
  • Knowledge of PCADV, PCAR, and PCCD regulations and standards.
  • Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License, use of personal vehicle and proof of appropriate auto insurance and registration.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings.
  • Must successfully complete the mandatory 80-hour Counselor/Advocate training in domestic and sexual violence.
  • Must complete a minimum of 10 hours of additional training per year as required by PCADV/PCAR/PCCD guidelines.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Act 33, Act 34 clearances and FBI fingerprint check.
  • All other duties deemed necessary by CAPSEA’s D.S.S. and/or Executive Director.

This job description is subject to revision at any time by the CAPSEA Board of Directors.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit your cover letter and resume to dmichalowski@capsea.net and jkline@caspea.net.