||Victim Witness Coordinator
Ada County Sheriff’s Office
STATUS: Full Time w/ Benefits
CLOSING DATE: Sunday, April 19, 2015
APPLICATION MATERIALS: Apply online at www.adasheriff.org
HIRING RATE: $17.50-$21.00 per hr/ DOE *
Implements the Sheriff’s Victim-Witness Assistance Program by providing crisis intervention counseling, court support, social services referrals, community education, and training; performs related duties as required. The position is located in the Ada County Sheriff's Office, Administrative Services Bureau.
- Coordinates and provides assistance relating to support, guidance, and short-term crisis intervention counseling to survivors, victims and witnesses of domestic violence, sexual assault and other vulnerable victim crimes; may provide transportation of victims to appropriate housing or services;
- Coordinates program operations with other segments of the law enforcement/criminal justice system to ensure effectiveness of operations;
- Maintains liaisons with programs operated by other agencies to provide technical assistance and service coordination;
- Provides educational presentations to law enforcement, schools, and other criminal justice agencies and community organizations;
- Maintains statistical data relevant to the Victim-Witness Assistance Program;
- Administers the policy of the Prosecuting Attorney to keep the Victim-Witness Assistance Program functioning smoothly and effectively;
- Assists victims and witnesses in interviews by attorneys and law enforcement officials by providing psychological and emotional support;
- Works directly with the Restitution Administrator to insure that the Restitution and Victim-Witness Programs are coordinated; and
- Conducts interviews with victims and witnesses to establish that services are needed and which existing services are effectively delivered; and
- Performs related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, social work or a related field;
- At least three years’ experience in victim advocacy field and/or law enforcement preferred;
- Knowledge of the objectives of victim-witness programs;
- Knowledge of the processes involved in the Criminal Justice System;
- Knowledge of principles and practices of applied sociology and psychology;
- Knowledge of data collection practices;
- Knowledge of public relations contact techniques;
- Skill in crisis counseling and/or direct service delivery;
- Ability to understand and work within the goals and objectives of the Sheriff’s Office as they relate to this program and integrate them into viable work plans;
- Ability to work within the court system, social work values and ethical standards;
- Ability to obtain the cooperation of others;
- Ability to relate well with juveniles;
- Ability to maintain confidentiality;
- Ability to provide short-term crisis intervention counseling to victims;
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships;
- Ability to understand and follow verbal and written direction;
- Ability to communicate effectively with individuals of various social-economic levels;
- Ability to provide direct support to victims as needed.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
- Incumbents must appear before an oral board and complete a polygraph and background check prior to entrance on duty;
- This position is required to be on-call in order to perform the primary job responsibilities.
Preference in appointment will be given to eligible veterans. To claim veterans' preference, please refer to www.adasheriff.org/jobs/veterans.asp.
- Work is performed in an office environment and in a field setting;
- The incumbent is required to assist clients in a variety of setting such as private homes and public places such as offices, hospitals, court and jails etc.;
- The incumbent is required to attend meetings, interview persons and otherwise conduct the normal business outside regular business hours.
*Current Employees: If you are applying for this position, please note the following: At management’s discretion, consideration may be given to internal lateral movements to pay above the posted hiring rate.
*** Because of the Sheriff Office’s effort to create a smoke-free work environment, out of concern for the health and welfare of our employees and those with whom we work, only applications from those who do not smoke will be considered for employment. Applicants must have not used the following for at least three (3) months prior to applying: cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vaporizers, cigars, pipes, hookah, or cloves. The use of smokeless tobacco and snuff is excluded from this standard.