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Crime Victim Advocate 2

Company: Benton County Oregon
Location: Corvallis
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Job Description:

Save Education - High School Diploma or GED Skills - Driver's License - Office Experience - Certified Notary Public Benefits - Flexible Spending Account - Health Insurance - Paid Time Off - Vision Insurance - Retirement Plan Position Summary Position Summary: The Crime Victim Advocate 2 navigates adult criminal and juvenile justice court proceedings and provides a broad spectrum of trauma informed services and support to crime victims. Liaison between victims, prosecutors, law enforcement and community resources. Reviews and analyzes cases to ensure all named victims have meaningful access to their rights under the law. Prepares correspondence, documentation and court pleadings and participates in various interagency activities. This position may be underfilled at the Crime Victim Advocate 1 level. Essential Functions: Service Integration Serve as liaison between crime victim and prosecutors, law enforcement and the courts. Provide crisis intervention and emergency assistance by conducting immediate needs assessment and making referrals to other community resources. Analyze new cases to identify crime victims requiring services; determine victim loss including personal and/or property loss and evaluate need for available resources. Assist victims with various levels of service including but not limited to U-Visa applications, obtaining and analyzing supporting documentation, coordinate victim schedule for meetings, grand jury, trial, and other court hearings and assist victims in recovery of property and request restitution for stolen and damaged property. Facilitate victims' right to defendant HIV/STD testing. Provide victim support in Juvenile cases by attending Teen Court and mediation sessions. Prepare, coordinate, file or manage documents with the court, including requests for no-contact deletions on defendant release agreements, document restitution information. Ensure victim impact statements are provided to prosecutors, defense attorneys, and the court. Provide information to prosecutors regarding lack of payment of restitution for probation violations. Assist victims and prosecutors with victim health information needs by preparing medical releases and release of information to speak with other agencies that are providing services to victims. Assist prosecutors in cases with victim-related needs. Including trial preparation for crime victims, prepare and file court documents as directed. Confer with law enforcement officials and prosecutors on the status of the cases and serve as a liaison between victims and Deputy District Attorneys or law enforcement officers including coordinating the time and place of interviews. Victim Rights and Resources Provide written notification of court events and document compliance with victim rights and services. Provide all relevant documents, brochures, and contact information of agencies for victim throughout case prosecution and post-disposition. Clearly explain the Criminal Justice System to victims, provide case specific information as appropriate and advise crime victims of their rights as mandated by law. Accompany victims to appearances or attend on their behalf as requested and provide support and information in the grand jury and trial processes. Provide and assist victims with referral information to agencies or programs for assistance, completing applications, claims and forms, information about stalking, Sexual Assault Protective Orders (SAPO) and Family Abuse Prevention Act (FAPA) protective orders. Accurately and concisely document all activities in District Attorney Case Management System (PbK). Answer questions from the public regarding information on the program, reporting and investigative process, and Victim's Rights. Community Outreach Participate in various Multi-Disciplinary Teams with community and law enforcement partners, including preparation and delivery of reports regarding victim services. Develop and maintain a collaborative relationship with law enforcement and human service agencies to provide effective service to victims. Create and deliver presentations and trainings to community partners and/or to the public as assigned. Contribute to and participate in regular ongoing trainings in-house and community-based. Represent Benton County Victims' Assistance Program in National Crime Victims' Rights Week activities. Manage Grants Support Program Manager in writing and managing local, state, and federal grants including compiling statistics for grant reporting. Provide support in training and working with victim services interns. Minimum Qualifications: High School or GED 4 years of experience in the field of Human or Social Services, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Victim's Outreach Services, Community Justice or an equivalent combination of education or experience. Applicant must have at least 1 year of victim advocacy experience in a prosecution office. There is no equivalency for this requirement. Notary Public or ability to become one within the first month of employment. Valid Oregon driver's license or the ability to obtain one within first month of employment. Must be able to complete the State Victim Assistance Academy within the first year of employment. Successfully complete and pass a criminal background check. Ongoing compliance with Federal, State and Local statutes. Skills in operating basic office equipment including a personal computer utilizing word processing software. Knowledge of the juvenile and adult criminal justice system and legal procedure including state and local laws, legal terminology and court processes/procedures preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. there is no substitution or equivalencies for the 1 year of advocacy in a prosecution office. Applicants who do not have 1 year of advocacy in a prosecution office experience but meet all other Minimum Qualifications are encouraged to and may be considered for an underfill at the Crime Victim Advocate 1 level. Ideal Candidate: Would have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to meet and deal effectively with the public and other employees; ability to make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and procedures, and to use judgment in carrying out tasks and responsibilities; ability to maintain strict confidentiality; and to establish and maintain records, reports and other data, and the ability to work under tight deadlines. Would have considerable knowledge of legal office practices, procedures, documents, terminology, victimology, stress and crisis intervention techniques; court procedures and processes. Skills in interacting with people under stressful conditions. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to meet and deal effectively with the public and other employees; ability to make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and procedures, and to use judgment in carrying out tasks and responsibilities; ability to maintain strict confidentiality; and to establish and maintain records, reports and other data, and the ability to work under tight deadlines Total Compensation: Annual salary: $40,832 - $50,008 annually; DOQ/E. Benefits: Benton County offers a choice of a premium paid Consumer Driven Health Plan with health savings or HRA VEBA account (County contribution) or a PPO plan with an optional flexible spending account; dental; vision; group life; LTD; fully-paid employer and employee contribution to Oregon PERS retirement plan; 1.5% contribution to deferred compensation; paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; and a great work-life balance! itional Information: This position requires driving and may require use of a personal vehicle. Positions in this class typically require reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time Benton County is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to work force diversity, fair employment practices and non-discrimination, including pay equity for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, please contact the Benton County Human Resources Department by calling (541)766-6081 or email **************************

Keywords: Benton County Oregon, Corvallis , Crime Victim Advocate 2, Other , Corvallis, Oregon

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