VICTIM SPECIALIST I
Posted on: October 7, 2019
TITLE: VICTIM SPECIALIST I
M.O.V.E.S Program (VAWA/ STOP Grant Position)
Immediate position available for one (1) full-time in-house Victim Specialist I in the Mobile Operations Victim Emergency Operation Services (M.O.V.E.S.) Program. This is a grant funded position and is responsible for providing direct victim-centered and confidential emergency support to victims of domestic violence in serious felony cases from the arrest to the final disposition of the case. The Victim Specialist will ensure that victims of domestic violence receive information and coordinated access to services within community for assistance, ensure that victims’ needs are met in the areas of crisis intervention and on-going counseling; provide information on victim’s rights and on legal services, attend court daily to provide services to victims who appear at the bond hearing calendar and accompany victims to any criminal and/or civil court proceedings as needed. Candidate must meet the requirement of the office driving policy. Additionally, when required, the Victim Specialist will take statements to facilitate the prosecution of the cases and will be responsible for data entry, data collection and maintaining thorough case notes for VAWA statistical reports. Duties of this position will include but are not limited to, conducting needs assessment, establishing individualized case management plans, and referring victims to appropriate agencies within the community for assistance. The work schedule for this position is: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Minimum requirements are:
- Bachelor’s degree preferably in Social Work/Psychology and two (2) years’ experience in the criminal justice system, of which one (1) year must have involved direct services with victims, or
- Associate’s degree preferably in Social Work/Psychology and four (4) years of relevant experience in dealing with victims of domestic violence, or
- Six (6) years of experience in dealing with victims of domestic violence.
- In-depth knowledge of the effects of domestic violence on victims, survivor recovery, and legal procedures is preferred.
- Prior work experience with victims of domestic violence and a thorough understanding of how to cope with victims in crisis is required
- Preference may be given to the candidate who is fluent in English and Spanish
Candidate must be flexible with their work schedule and be able to work additional hours when required. Candidate must possess excellent communications skills, strong work ethic and be able to conduct presentations. Candidate must have the ability to work independently and handle difficult and stressful situations.
Starting Annual Salary: $35,015.16
To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application, or send updated resume, and cover memo to: firstname.lastname@example.org, by 12:00 Noon, Monday, October 14, 2019. Applications can be downloaded from our website at: www.miamisao.com.
The State Attorney’s Office reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the announcement without prior written or other notice. All information provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation. False statements or omission of information on any application materials may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
Insurance benefits, vacation package and Florida Retirement System Pension benefits are offered with this position
Internal and External Candidates will be considered
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer