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Victims Assistance & Employee Support Coordinator for Parishes and Schools

Provide assistance to abuse survivors of clergy sexual abuse:

a. Receive intake reports from abuse survivors and provide appropriate follow up, both immediate and long-term, extending a compassionate response to them.

b. Work with  abuse survivors in crisis.  Provide information about available resources.

c. Distribute all intake reports internally and direct those where the accused is still alive to be sent to the proper civil authorities.

d. Assure that all mandatory reporting laws are observed and provide periodic training for mandatory reporters in collaboration with the Safe Environment Manager.

e. Serve as a case manager to provide ongoing contact with abuse  survivors and offer resources and assistance.

f. Make referrals for clinical care and coordinate the process for consultation on treatment plans and payment for clinicial services.

            g.  Arrange for back-up coverage for intake reports and referrals during times of absence.

Provide outreach services:

a. Provide long-term, ongoing contact with abuse survivors through various means of communication.

b. Develop and implement outreach services for families of abuse  survivors.

c. Serve as a contact and communications link for abuse survivor support groups in the larger community.

d. Collaborate with the Safe Environment Manager on healing and prayer services at parishes and other locations throughout the archdiocese, including the annual Mass of Atonement.

e. Coordinate on-site visits to parishes and schools when notice of sexual abuse, current or historical, is reported at that site.

f. Arrange for appropriate support and assistance for parishes and schools utilizing the services of agencies such as Catholic Charities.

g. Maintain contact and exchange resources with those involved in sexual trauma in the larger community.

h. Consult with abuse survivors in the development of outreach programs.

             i.  Serve as part of crisis intervention team when issues involving sexual abuse arise at a parish or school.

First Response for Parishes and Schools:

  1. Develop protocols to support the adults in a parish or school community in the event that a significant disruptive event occurs.
  2. Provide training and coaching to parish and school leaders in the areas of prevention, response, mitigation, and recovery.
  3. Focus on support for the employee and volunteers who have direct responsibilities for children.
  4. Collaborate, as appropriate, with other departments of the archdiocese in providing these services.
  5. Assist in providing for the Continuity of Operations (COOP) for parishes and schools in the event of a significant disruptive event.


Manage the administration of the office:

a. Manage and coordinate files, ensuring that contact information is updated regularly and that abuse survivor databases are complete and accurate.

b. Maintain confidentiality of records and files.

c. Collaborate with other offices and agencies, diocesan and community- based, to ensure that the most updated information and research to assist abuse survivors is available.

d. Prepare and monitor a budget

             e. Manage therapy assistance for abuse survivors.  Send Therapy Packet to new therapists; forward Treatment Plans to outside reviewer; process                    payment of outside reviewer. Requisition and process checks for payment of therapy bills; maintain file of paid bills.


Minimum of a Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or a related field. Direct service experience (minimum of five years) working with domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, or related required.

  1. Must have a broad understanding of the dynamics of sexual abuse, including prevention and intervention methods.
  2. Must be a compassionate listener with an understanding of counseling.
  3. Must have skill as a case manager, working within a social service context.
  4. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  5. Must have skill and ability to lead public discussions on sexual abuse issues.
  6. Must have knowledge of civil and canonical laws involving sexual abuse issues or ability to learn.
  7. Must have knowledge of the Catholic Church and an ability to support and implement the philosophy, values and policies of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
  8. Must have the ability to administer and organize a ministry program on an archdiocesan- wide scale
  9. Must be able to work with parish leaders and staffs.
  10. Must have a general knowledge of budgeting procedures, the ability to prepare a budget, and the skill to monitor it.


Benefit eligibility first of the month following 30 days of employment

Additional Information

Start Date
Job Category
Central Office - Professional/Technical
Employment Type
Full Time

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Susan Gorski, Director of Human Resources, via
Contact Name
Susan Gorski

Download an application:

General Application
Application for Teachers and Principals

For general information, visit our
Human Resources/Personnel Services Office page or call 414-769-3422.

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