Salt Lake City

  • VICTIM ADVOCATE

    Requisition ID
    2018-3523
    Department
    POLICE
    Minimum Salary
    USD $18.95/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $32.74/Hr.
    Post End Date
    5/1/2018
    Location
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    This job opening is for a full-time, grant-funded position.  The hours for this position are variable and may be held on evening and weekends.  The work location for this position is the Public Safety Building located at 475 South 300 East, SLC, UT 84111.

     

    Additionally, as noted above, this position is funded by a grant.  Meaning the your employment would end by no later than the grant end date.  If additional grant funding is secured, your employment may be extended beyond the original grant end date. However, you would remain an "at will" employee even if your employment is extended beyond the original grant end date.

     

    Under the direction of the Victim Advocate Program Coordinator assists victims and witnesses of all crime categories. Assesses needs, provides information, makes appropriate referrals and services. Acts as a liaison for victims between law enforcement, prosecution, and other agencies. Provides support to staff by performing a variety of tasks related to assigned cases.

    Responsibilities

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    • Provides crisis interventions for victims of violent crimes.
    • Provides need assessment from information obtained through client intake documentation, client interview and information gathered in the initial background histories. Evaluates needs and makes appropriate referrals for counseling, housing, shelter, legal assistance, and other services as needed.
    • Assist victims in obtaining protective orders.  Assists in filing victim reparation forms, victim/witness statements, medical release forms and other documentation pertinent to their case.
    • Follows-up on all assigned cases assigned.  Review incident report to determine advocacy needs. Access court computer systems; state, county and local police computer systems, researching case histories on victims, criminal histories of offenders, and all other police related activity involving both parties.
    • Attends weekly staff meetings to discuss problematic cases, updated department and program policies, identify service gaps, develop action plan.
    • Attends appropriate court proceedings to support the victim. Makes necessary arrangements for non-English speaking participants, accommodates hearing impaired and other disabilities. Monitors court activity.  Informs victim/witness of court dates and any changes.
    • Serve as a liaison for victim with law enforcement and prosecutors.
    • Coordinate efforts and information with local battered women shelters.
    • Manage assigned cases of victims and witnesses, including detailed documentation, and appropriate statistical data base information.
    • May be required to act as a trainer.  May be required to attend national, state and local conferences regarding victim assistance.
    • Perform other job related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor degree in Social or Behavioral SciencE and 1 year work related experience. Or, graduation from an accredited two-year college, with an Associate degree in Social or Behavioral Science and 3 years work related experience. Experience and education may be substituted on a year-for year basis.
    • Effective interpersonal skills, to work with individuals in crisis situations.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
    • Working knowledge of domestic violence issues, judicial processes, and resources for victims of crimes.
    • Possession of a valid Utah Driver’s License or driving privilege card.
    • Successful completion of the required Civil Service examination process.

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