Job Application - Catholic Charities Of Chemung Schuyler

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Victim Services Advocate


PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

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 Schuyler County.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

1.       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 compensation.

2.       Prepare safety plan with each client.

3.       Determine the immediate needs of the crime victim and family – develop appropriate plan, involve appropriate agencies and facilitate the implementation of the plan.

4.       Determine the legal course to which the crime victim will be subject and provide or obtain appropriate assistance to the victim.

5.       Coordinate with First Step Team to ensure all referrals are assigned to case manager.

6.       Share 24 hour on call responsibility with other First Step employees.

7.       Work in conjunction with the DA’s Office, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Department, and the Schuyler County Department of Social Services to provide a coordinated community response to crime, especially domestic violence.

8.       Participate with the community response team to assess Domestic Violence Cases and develop appropriate protocols.

9.       Participate with public education/awareness efforts regarding violence and community response.

10.   Maintain statistical database and case management files. Prepare monthly reports as required by funders.

11.   Participate in appropriate Catholic Charities staff meetings and in-service staff development opportunities. Represent Catholic Charities to the Schuyler County Community.

12.   Other duties as appropriate.

 

TITLE OF DIRECT SUPERVISOR:  Program Supervisor-Housing Solutions and Victim Services

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

            Associates degree in Human Services or related field.

            Experience in assessing victim safety.

            Experience in collaboration with other county agencies to ensure victim’s needs are met.

            A combination of education and experience may be substituted at the discretion of the Executive Director