AVP Philadelphia CARES Project Liaison

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $40,000
Maximum: $48,000



Start Date



2000 Hamilton Street, Ste. 204
United States


Job Requirements: A Masters degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling Psychology or related discipline. Appropriate license to practice in Pennsylvania preferred. At least three years’ experience providing counseling/psychotherapy to adults. A strong interest in providing services to co-victims of homicide. Ability to utilize appropriate modalities to address symptoms of traumatic grief with individuals and groups. An interest in working with the criminal justice system, victim advocates and other community systems is necessary.

Job Description: The CARES Liaison provides outreach, counseling and case management services to co-victims of homicide and coordinates services with crisis counselors at the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office and Peer Crisis Responders contracted by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. The approach utilized by the Project Liaison draws from the disciplines of trauma and grief counseling. The interventions are specific and focused in that they are intended to address the aftermath of exposure to violence and traumatic loss. The Project Liaison worksclosely with the Philadelphia CARES project, including assisting in the training of Peer Crisis Responders and participating in community-based collaboration with partner organizations.

The CARES Project Liaison reports to the AVP Executive Director.

Direct Service/Case Management Responsibilities:

•                    Provides outreach to recently bereaved homicide survivors based on referrals from the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office.

•                    Initiates and maintains contact (as needed) with referral sources.

•                    Initiates and maintains contact with other community-based victim service groups in support of CARES Project.

•                    Assists District Attorney’s staff as requested in training and deployment of Peer Crisis Responders.

Administrative Responsibilities:

•                    Assures protection of client confidentiality by appropriate storage of clinical information and sharing of such data only in accordance with AVP’s written confidentiality policy.

•                    Enters relevant client data into ETO for submission in VOCA reports.

•                    Timely submission of AVP Timesheets accurately reflecting regular hours worked and time off.

The Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply


Please submit cover letter and resume.