Salt Lake City


Requisition ID
Minimum Salary
USD $16.50/Hr.
Maximum Salary
USD $35.00/Hr.
Post End Date
US-UT-Salt Lake City



This job opening is for an hourly, part-time, grant-funded position.  The hours for this position are variable.  At your supervisor's discretion, you may work up to 28 hours per week.  This position is not eligible for health benefits. 


Consistent with City policy, this is a part-time position.  As such, during the entire duration of your potential employment, you would be an "at-will" employee. "At will" employment means that the City may discharge you at any time for any or no reason and, similiarly, you may resign your employmetn with the City at any time for any or no reason. 


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.


As part of the Domestic Violence Unit within the Salt Lake City Police Department (SLCPD), Victim Advocates assist victims of violent crimes and domestic violence by providing information and making appropriate referrals, assisting victims in court processes, and providing on-scene support.  Incumbents will also provide crisis intervention services and will liaison with law enforcement, prosecutors, and other agencies to assist victims in all crime categories.  The Victim Advocate will also provide training and education to a variety of community groups and individuals.


This position requires a high-degree of independent judgment, decision-making, and an exceptional ability to work with, and effectively communicate with, diverse populations in difficult situations.


  • 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.
  • Assists 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-ups 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.
  • Serves as a liaison for victim with law enforcement and prosecutors.
  • Coordinates efforts and information with local battered women shelters.
  • Manages 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.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social or Behavioral Science and one (1) year related work experience OR graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Social or Behavioral Science and three (3) years related work 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.
  • Must have valid driver license or driving privilege card, or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment.
  • Must successfully pass all appropriate examinations as required by the Salt Lake City Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations.


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