POSITION Victims Advocate
CLOSE Open until filled
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DRUG FREE WORK PLACE / EOE / ADA
Provide crisis interventions for victims of crimes; evaluate needs and make appropriate referrals for counseling, housing, shelter, legal assistance, and other services as needed.
Work under the general policy guidance of the City Prosecutor.
Assist victims in knowing their rights, participating in the criminal justice system, and filing victim reparation forms, victim impact statements and other documents pertinent to the case.
Develop and direct a volunteer program. Manage assigned cases of victims and witnesses including detailed documentation and appropriate statistical database information.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Prefer Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work or a closely related field required;
Four years of increasingly responsible experience in providing direct services to victims or in a closely related field. Experience in writing and maintaining grants preferred;
An equivalent combination of education or experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Working knowledge of the criminal justice system; domestic violence issues, judicial processes, and resources for victims of crimes; office management principles; preparing grant applications; submitting quarterly and annual reports to finding agencies; keeping statistical records for grant reports; tracking and coordinating victim services budgets within the City Prosecutor’s budget; and safe driving principles and practices.
Ability to work well with and under the direction of others; perform responsible and difficult administrative work involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative; work under limited supervision within a broad framework of standard policies and procedures; understand the organization and operation of the City and outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities; respond to questions from the public and City personnel regarding policies and procedures; work cooperatively with other departments, divisions, City officials and outside agencies; exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Must possess a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain an appropriate driver’s license.