Position: Victim Advocate
Pay Range: DOE + great benefits
Hours: 40 hours per week, occasional evenings and weekends
The Victim Advocate will partner with police personnel to provide outreach to victims who have filed reports. The Victim Advocate works with victims who seek assistance, with a specific focus for victims who have filed a report as a victim of a violent crime other than domestic violence and sexual assault.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Advocate for victims of violent crimes, specifically for those outside of domestic violence and sexual assault. Services include:
- Attempt to reach victims who have filed reports with police
- Work with victim of crime
- Crisis Intervention
- Provide personal grief recovery support
- Assistance and direction in understanding the criminal justice system
- Intervention with police and troopers, medical examiner, prosecutors, and court personnel
- Accompaniment to meetings with law enforcement, legal and court personnel
- Accompaniment to bail, status and evidentiary hearings
- Accompaniment to trial and other court proceedings
- Information and referral services to other community services
- Assistance in the preparation of application for other victims’ services
- Informing clients of their constitutional and statutory rights as victims
- Evaluate client needs for possible emergency financial assistance
- Provide monthly follow-up to all active cases
- Provide referrals to outside community resources as needed
- Maintain client records
- Offer public outreach
- BA or BS degree in social science or other behavioral science. MA or MS preferred. May substitute two years’ experience for advanced degree.
- Five years of experience in social service or related field, supervisory experience preferred.
- Knowledge of the dynamics of grief, homicide and other felony assaults
- Knowledge of techniques of crisis intervention, case management, program evaluation, staff development and personnel supervision
- Knowledge of the ethical standards for care of victims of violence
- Own transport required to attend meetings
- Occasional travel to conferences and other activities may be required
All qualified candidates who meet or exceed the above Position Qualifications or have relevant experience will be contacted.
AES provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. While working within the parameters of an Alaska Native Organization, hiring preference will be given to shareholders/spouses/descendants and other Alaska Natives in accordance with Public Law 93-638.
AES matches job seekers with opportunities in which they are recognized and rewarded for their experience, skills and abilities. AES is proud to be an Alaskan-owned company building relationships on integrity and trust since 1977. Our Services are always FREE to candidates.
POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED