Assist victims of domestic violence by providing a full range of services including: crisis intervention, emergency assistance, and continued support throughout the criminal justice process. This position is part-time (20 hours) per week that is subject to working non-standard hours, on any shift, and any day of the week as on-call.
Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and Community Services preferred, but work history with victims in crisis situations may substitute.
Minimum of one (1) year, full-time work experience with community-based domestic violence, victim assistance programs, law enforcement, social service, or work with a community agency that provided assistance to victims of crime.
Ability to work as part of a legal team to assist in development criminal prosecutions where the victim desires to proceed.
Some to considerable knowledge of: criminal justice system; crisis intervention practices; trauma and the effects of trauma; interviewing; community resources; violent crime victimization; victims’ rights and advocacy techniques; and basic case record-keeping practices.
Working ability to: communicate effectively with victims, witnesses, and the public; coordinate and maintain effective working relationship with various agencies and individuals; identify and seek out people who may qualify for victim assistance; interpret and explain procedures and process.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work in concert with the Crime Victim Advocate.
Provides crisis intervention, emergency assistance, and community referrals to victims of crimes; accompanies law enforcement to the scene when there has been a report of domestic violence or sexual assault;Investigates and responds to cases referred for domestic violence and/or sexual assault or other crimes at the victim(s)’ request; conducts informal interviews and gathers information as needed to assist the victims through the judicial system;
Provides support to victims and their family during interviews with law enforcement officers, attorneys, and court personnel;
Coordinates efforts with victims and their family to ensure continued safety and provision of available services;
Assists with applications for state victim compensation funds by obtaining required information and documents, filling out and processing necessary forms, and following the state case through the payment of bills;
Explains to the victim their rights and options within the criminal justice process;
Accompanies victims of crimes to court proceedings for appearance or testimony, as requested;
Confers with law enforcement officials and prosecutors on the status of cases;
Works with the Department of Social Services to ensure safety and adequate housing for victims and their family, as appropriate;
Assists with the preparation of temporary orders of protection, reimbursement claims, and other processes designed to assist and protect the rights of victims;
Provides transportation to and from services when necessary;
Notifies the victim of any changes in case status, and routinely provides information such as charges filed, terms and conditions of probation, and release date;
Makes field visits to stay in contact with the victim;
Assists with writing victim impact statements;
Initiates and maintains case logs, documents case activities, compiles statistical data and summaries; and prepares statistical and operational reports as requested by the supervisor, and/or funding sources;
Maintains confidentiality of record-keeping;
Promotes rights of victims through community presentations and outreach to inform community members of available services;
Participates in extensive training as needed and available;
Attends and participates in Community Coordinated Response Team meetings; and
Performs other duties as assigned.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to ten pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the environment is typical of an office setting. While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to sit, talk or hear, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
How to apply: Please submit your resume and application to:
Preference will be given to qualified applicants who are members of federally recognized Indian tribes. To be considered for Indian Preference, you must submit your Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) with your application.
WILL BE REQUIRED TO PASS A PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG SCREEN AND COMPLETE A BACKGROUND CHECK WHICH WILL INCLUDE FINGERPRINTING
Additional Salary Information: Grant Funded
Internal Number: YAN-19-029
Yavapai-Apache Nation Human Resources Office 2400 W. Datsi Street Camp Verde, AZ 86322. 928-567-1062 (phone)928-567-1064 (fax)