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CURRY COUNTY JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Victim Advocate - District Attorney’s Office EXEMPT: No SALARY LEVEL: U-5 SUPERVISOR: District Attorney PREPARED BY: District Attorney June 2006 POSITION SUMMARY: The Victim Advocate contacts, aids and supports victims of crimes as directed by the District Attorney and Crime Victim Assistance Program Director; works as a team with prosecuting attorney in developing cases; investigate and documents victim losses for restitution purposes; works with staff from county departments and other agencies, police, courts, victims assistance services, corrections and treatment programs to improve integration of intervention efforts as directed by supervisor. Primarily responsible for providing assistance to the Program Director with the more routine work on lower-level and juvenile cases. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the supervision of the District Attorney and Crime Victim Assistance Program Director. Operates from general policies, procedures and instructions, but must exercise individual discretion and tact when dealing with the public. Job involves a high degree of complexity and comprehension of police reports. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Any single position of a class will not necessarily involve all of the duties listed, and many positions will involve duties which are not listed. 1. Assists as directed with grant and budget preparation by assisting with the recording of fiscal records and other records and reports to meet grant requirements. 2. Assists with case consultation and tracking of cases. 3. Provides direct victim services: Informational and emotional support, court date notification, courtroom preparation and accompaniment, information and referrals; assistance with CV Compensation, restitution, victim logistical needs, etc. JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Victim Advocate - District Attorney’s Office – Page 2 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (cont.) 4. Serves as liaison between victim and police, attorneys, physicians, family and others as needed; attends meetings, interviews, or examinations victim may be required to attend; acts as liaison between DA and all other agencies at case level, as requested by supervisor. 5. Works with crisis intervention services, shelters, etc. to provide comprehensive victim assistance. 6. Be available for after hour call-out to provide assistance to crime victims on- scene, at the hospital, etc; refers victims to appropriate community services. 7. Provides information and assistance to victims in obtaining restraining orders and stalking orders. 8. Performs other assignments as directed by the District Attorney or Program Director. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Familiarity with criminal justice system and community resources. Knowledge, understanding and empathy regarding needs of crime victims. Knowledge of legal requirements, regulations and laws applicable to CVA Program. Knowledge and ability to operate various computer programs. Grant writing ability. Considerable knowledge of record keeping and reporting and ability to establish and maintain records, reports, and statistical data. Ability to work independently as well as to work closely as a team with prosecuting attorneys. Ability to handle difficult people and crisis situations in a calm and professional manner. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other agencies and the general public. Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: High school graduation or equivalency. Any combination of experience and training, such as community service experience with direct experience with victims and course work emphasizing social work, psychology, sociology, law or a related field, that would provide the applicant with the skills, knowledge and ability to successfully fulfill the duties of the position. WORKING CONDITIONS: Normal working hours but also subject to call out as indicated below. Work is primarily performed in office and court with a need to deal with hostile or upset individuals. The position is impacted by urgent time deadlines, uncontrollable interruptions, need to shift attention before tasks are completed and repetitiveness. Can be called upon for evening or weekends in emergency situations to provide direct victim services. JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Victim Advocate - District Attorney’s Office – Page 3 WORKING CONDITIONS: (cont.) Working conditions can be somewhat dangerous due to threats of violence by defendants and upset victims. Conditions can be stressful due to high emotional state of victims. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Valid Oregon driver license. Professional licenses, certificates, and continued training as may be required. Criminal background check.
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