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Victim Services Advocate
We are Hiring!
Charities of Chemung/Schuyler is growing and seeking a Victim Services Advocate
to join our Team.
Catholic Charities’ mission is to support all people in
need and advocate for social justice and human dignity in partnership with the
Diocese of Rochester and the greater community. We envision a
just and compassionate community rooted in love and the dignity of all
people. Our objectives are to address the needs of the community’s most vulnerable
people and to challenge conditions causing poverty and despair.
you're looking for an opportunity to express and explore your passion for
helping others, then join a team that truly makes a difference DAILY, in
people's lives. We are looking for empathetic, thoughtful candidates who have
enthusiasm for helping people. We have supportive leadership who invest in our
people and provide opportunities for employees to thrive, grow and learn.
miss out on being a part of something special!
Under the supervision of the Program
Supervisor-Housing Solutions and Victim Services, the Victim Resource Services
Advocate provides direct services to victims of crime in Chemung County. This
position will be in Chemung County however travel will be required to the
Schuyler offices at least 1 time per week minimum.
Provide direct services to victims
of crime, including emergency needs, information and referral, counseling,
accompaniment, home and hospital visits, and assistance in filing for CVB
Prepare safety plan with each
Determine the immediate needs of the
crime victim and family – develop appropriate plans, involve appropriate
agencies and facilitate the implementation of the plan.
Determine the legal course to which
the crime victim will be subject and provide or obtain appropriate assistance
to the victim.
Coordinate with the First Step Team
to ensure all referrals are assigned to case manager.
Share 24-hour on-call responsibility
with other First Step employees.
Work in conjunction with the DA’s
Office, the County Sheriff’s Department, and the County Department of Social
Services to provide a coordinated community response to crime, especially
Participate with the community
response team to assess Domestic Violence Cases and develop appropriate
Participate with public
education/awareness efforts regarding violence and community response.
Maintain statistical database and
case management files. Prepare monthly reports as required by the founders.
Participate in appropriate Catholic
Charities staff meetings and in-service staff development opportunities.
Represent Catholic Charities to the County Community.
Other duties as appropriate.
Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize duties.
Willingness to foster
agency, department and program
wide cooperation and team work
through use of
positive/constructive communication techniques.
Ability to maintain
absolute confidentiality in regard to all records reviewed including consumer records, employee records and billing records.
Proficiency and experience with PC’s and Microsoft applications.
Ability to analyze and interpret data and to handle problem resolution.
Possession of a valid NYS Driver’s license and a driver's record considered acceptable by the agency and insurance carrier.
Continuous use of a reliable, registered, and insured vehicle.
Demonstrate commitment to Agency Mission Statement.
Working knowledge of community
resources and funding
systems external to the agency.
Must be able to work non-traditional work hours (24/7 Emergency On-Call)
Background checks may be required per program regulations.
Position Title: Victim Services Advocate
Schedule: Full time: Monday-Friday
We offer a comprehensive benefits package (see below) to our
full-time workforce members who work 30 or more hours per week.
are we looking for?
Someone who is passionate about making a positive impact in
Someone who values partnership and works well both
individually and as a part of a team.
Someone who is empathetic, ethical, and goal orientated.
Someone who is a great communicator and has exemplary
attention to detail.
School Diploma or GED.
years of Secretarial experience.
combination of education and experience may be substituted at the discretion of
the Executive Director.
Ability to meet the following physical requirements with or without
Use hands to manipulate, handle,
feel, and control items or equipment, including motor vehicles.
sit, walk, bend, stoop, kneel, and reach.
up or down stairs.
to reach above or below shoulders.
lift or move objects weighing up to10 lbs.
at a desk or in a vehicle for long periods of time to perform certain job
- Be able to read,
write and interpret written documents.
you will get:
offer a comprehensive benefits package (see below) to our full-time workforce
members who work 30 or more hours per week.
· Full time: Monday-Friday
Paid Time Off: Accrue up
to 10 days in the first year, 15 days after 1st Anniversary.
Holidays: 12 paid
NY State Paid Sick Leave
Agency Sick Leave
Group and Term Life
403b Retirement Plan,
with agency contribution for those that qualify (subject to agency performance)
My Better Benefits –
provides discounts and savings on thousands of products and services.
Our hiring process and timeline:
Applications will be reviewed regularly until the position is
Phone screenings will be conducted with qualified candidates.
In-person one-hour interviews will be conducted with
candidates who advance after the phone screening
In-person interviews are typically with 2-4 Interviewers
Selected candidate(s) to start ASAP.
***Catholic Charities is committed to leveraging the talent
of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our agencies and our
people. EOE/AA Disability/Vet