Victim Advocate Job Description

Victim Advocate Job Description

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Victim advocate provides training, technical assistance and consultation with members of the university on issues related to sexual assault, survivor support, intimate partner violence, and stalking dynamics, victim resources, and victim-centered approaches.

Victim Advocate Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Working knowledge of Family violence dynamics, safety planning, risk assessments, local community resources, and federal and state laws pertaining to domestic abuse or sexual assault, Family law and the Victim Rights Bill
Possess working knowledge of military protocol when addressing Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Government personnel
Ensures victims of sexual assault receive all needed guidance and emotional support during administrative, medical, investigative, and legal procedures, and that victims understand the processes involved and that data will be collected, reported, and maintained on cases
Coordinate campus and community resources to support survivors of sexual assault
Develop and implement education programs and communication campaigns related to sexual assault/relationship violence prevention
Two years" experience working with victims of domestic abuse/sexual assault violence or victim advocacy services
Keep victims apprised of the status and disposition of cases
Support secondary victims
Conducts assessments with clients to evaluate needs and risks
Assist in the implementation and evaluation of campus-wide crime consultation to faculty and staff prevention and awareness programming consistent with evidence-based practices

Victim Advocate Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Victim Advocate

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: MSP, MUST, PCS, DD3434, SF, DOD, SHARP

Education for Victim Advocate

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the victim advocate job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Psychology, Education, Counseling, Social Work, Criminal Justice, Behavioral Science, Public Health, Community Health, Sociology, Writing

Skills for Victim Advocate

Desired skills for victim advocate include:

Military protocol when addressing Officers
Non-Commissioned Officers and Government personnel
Family law and the Victim Rights Bill
Family violence dynamics
Federal and state laws pertaining to domestic abuse
Local community resources
Risk assessments
Safety planning
Sexual assault
Legal terminology

Desired experience for victim advocate includes:

Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office software
Topeka, KS
Veteren's Preference does not apply
KS adheres to all EEO laws
Tier 2 background investigation and certification completed prior to apt
Fort Lee, VA

Victim Advocate Examples

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Victim Advocate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a victim advocate. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for victim advocate
  • Develop and implement an advocacy protocol, including providing support for survivors navigating campus and court investigation and judicial processes
  • Participate in overall activities and mission of Health Promotion including the VOICE initiative in collaboration with the Women's Resource Center
  • Orient and explain to victims, witnesses, and family members the court process and their rights throughout that process
  • Court accompaniment for victims, witnesses and family members
  • Crisis intervention for victims, witnesses, and family members who are in need as a result of their victimization
  • Provide written and verbal notification to victims and witnesses regarding arrests, arraignments, pre-trial conferences, motions, hearings, grand jury appearances, trials, defaults, dispositions, restitution hearings, sentencing and appellate proceedings
  • Provide formal and informal education and training to criminal justice and community agencies regarding victim rights and victim witness services
  • Participate/ facilitate in community round tables
  • Assists in the recruitment, selection and training of volunteer staff in Victim Services
  • Assist with obtaining restraining orders, protection orders, and anti-harassment orders
Qualifications for victim advocate
  • Strong desire to work for the Department of Army
  • This position requires a Secret security clearance
  • This position requires the possession and maintenance of a valid state driver's license and the ability to operate a motor vehicle
  • This position is designated as a Public Trust position and requires a Moderate Risk Background Investigation (MBI)
  • This position requires applicants to pass a drug test prior to employment and be subject to random drug testing for the duration of employment
  • This position may have occasional on-call requirements
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Victim Advocate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a victim advocate. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for victim advocate
  • Work with sexual assault survivors under the Prison Rape Elimination Act, as needed
  • Maintain statistical data by researching, compiling, and analyzing report and victim service information
  • Maintain an especially high-level of ethical behavior and confidentiality given the nature of the position
  • Compliance with the Victim Bill of Rights pursuant to M.G.L c
  • Provide information and assistance to victims regarding their right to provide a Victim Impact Statement to the court
  • To offer direct services to victims, witnesses and survivors including crisis intervention, assessment and evaluation of needs for referrals, orientation of court procedures and accompaniment to court
  • Maintain case files in a manner commensurate with office policy
  • Document all case activity
  • Maintain ongoing communication with Assistant District Attorneys on mutual cases regarding case status, victim concerns and input
  • Establish positive relationships with outside service providers, other law enforcement agencies and court personnel for consultation and cooperation
Qualifications for victim advocate
  • This position requires the employee to successfully complete a 7 week DoD Sharp training course and completion of all requirements to obtain DoD Certification within 6 months of hire
  • This position involves duties that are sensitive and confidential in nature
  • Current Army Civilian employees with competitive status
  • Family Member Preference for Overseas Employment on LWOP
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)
  • 30% Disabled Veteran
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Victim Advocate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a victim advocate. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for victim advocate
  • Participate in Outreach and Public Awareness Education as required
  • Provide crisis intervention to victims and their family members suffering from crime related trauma
  • Assess and evaluate the needs of victims while providing appropriate services
  • Make appropriate referrals for counseling as needed
  • Document and maintain case activity
  • Court accompaniment
  • Provide detailed information about the court process and procedures
  • Provide information on social services and financial assistance while promoting relationships with collateral service providers
  • Consult with Assistant District Attorneys throughout all stages of a case
  • Provide education and training to criminal justice and victim service agencies and community regarding victim rights and services
Qualifications for victim advocate
  • Family Member Preference for Overseas Employment
  • Excepted Service Family Member for Overseas Employment
  • Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)
  • Permanent Change of Station costs may be authorized
  • Temporary Duty Travel of 60%
  • Emergency Essential in support of mobilization and wartime
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a victim advocate. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for victim advocate
  • Understanding of the military and DOD FAP and VAP
  • Bachelor"s Degree from an accredited school in social/work, psychology, marriage, family, and child counseling, counseling or behavioral science, education, community health or public health
  • Possess ability to intervene in crisis situations, using sound professional judgment, ethical practice, and common sense
  • Ability to work independently to assess risk, develop, implement, and evaluate safety and intervention plans to meet victim needs
  • Demonstrated understanding, sensitivity, and empathy for victims
  • Possess the ability to develop trusting helping relationships
  • Possess the ability to work effectively with individuals and families from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Ability to work cooperatively with military and civilian medical, social service, law enforcement, and legal personnel on behalf of victims
  • Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted motor vehicle license
  • Must possess transportation to transport victim in crisis (non-emergent) situations as a last resort
Qualifications for victim advocate
  • Moving expenses are not authorized
  • Master’s Degree in social work, marriage/family counseling, rehabilitation counseling, mental health counseling, or a related mental health field
  • Must be working towards clinical licensing
  • Experience working with youth and young adults who have behavioral health disorders and their families using best practice treatment protocols
  • Knowledge of human trafficking and sexual exploitation, and the principles of trauma informed care
  • Flexible schedule that permits evening and some weekend hours
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Victim Advocate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of victim advocate. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for victim advocate
  • Understanding of the military and AF FAP
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office© Suite and have the ability to input, retrieve, and format documentation via various database/software
  • DAVAs shall have knowledge of military programs, organizations, chain of command, unit missions, life styles, and situations that contribute to family stress, problems and crisis situations
  • Timely and culturally competent delivery of service in compliance with MGL 258B (Victims’ Bill of Rights)
  • Intake and screening, documenting case activity, and communicating with assistant district attorneys, investigators, support staff, police, collateral service providers, and court personnel
  • Consult with Assistant District Attorneys throughout case
  • Responsible for learning about diverse socioeconomic, racial, cultural, and ethnic populations in Berkshire County and ensuring that service delivery is reflective of their clients’ unique needs
  • Providing outreach, education, and training to service providers and community groups regarding victimization, victim rights, victim/witness services, and the criminal justice system
  • Required to participate in regular staff meetings, individual and group supervisions
  • Support victims of violence by answering a 24 hour hotline as required by the agency protocol and ensuring calls are being responded to in a timely manner
Qualifications for victim advocate
  • Solid understanding of the impact and dynamics of victimization and the diverse systems with which victims interact
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, effectively problem solve, and build strong relationships
  • Ability to be a team player, take initiative, be self-motivated, resourceful, and flexible
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse communities and ensure a culturally relevant and sensitive approach
  • Advocacy and teaching skills
  • Minimum of five years’ professional experience in direct service delivery of victim advocacy

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