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Yavapai County Attorney’s Office Seeks Victim Services Advocate

YAVAPAI COUNTY GOVERNMENT
invites applications for the position of:

Victim Services Advocate – County Attorney

SALARY: $15.62 – $17.95 Hourly
$32,483.57 – $37,338.91 Annually
OPENING DATE: 06/21/17
CLOSING DATE: 07/04/17 05:00 PM
DESCRIPTION:
Under the direct supervision, performs advanced casework of considerable difficulty providing emotional support, information and services to crime victims.Employment with Yavapai County Government is contingent upon successfully passing a criminal background check and verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications, as applicable.

We provide equal access and equal opportunity in employment and services and do not discriminate.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manages a victim caseload of considerable difficulty and size according to division standards.   (25%)

Educates and provides information to victims of crime concerning the criminal justice process, Victims’ Rights, and court room protocol in a language that is easily understood.   (25%)

Provides emotional support and advocacy to victims of crime during criminal investigations, criminal court proceedings, prosecutor and defense interviews or depositions.   (20%)

Acts as a liaison between the victim and the Criminal Justice System in order to facilitates communication that will result in a just resolution of the case.   (15%)

Performs needs assessments with victims’ and provide information and referrals to social service providers in order to address the victims’ physical and emotional needs.   (10%)

Performs other duties as needed or requested.   (5%)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience:  
A minimum of 2 years work experience, preferably in criminal justice, counseling, or social services.

Education:  
A two-year college degree in a social or behavioral science or criminal justice.

Relevant experience in the victim services field may be substituted for the aforementioned education.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Interpersonal Skills:  
Courteous and professional behavior when interacting with victims, the public and other professionals.

Other Skills:   
Ability to build rapport with individuals of various socioeconomic, religious and ethnic backgrounds.