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Position: VICTIM’S ADVOCATE – CITY MANAGEMENT - SOLICITOR’S OFFICE (JOB NO. 13618)
  Salary: $38,522 - $47,174 Per Year, Depending on Qualifica
Position Type: Full Time
Close Date: 5/6/2019
Minimum Training & Experience

Considerable experience in victim advocate services desired. BSW required. MSW preferred. The equivalent combination of education, training and related work experience may be considered.

A valid driver’s license is required.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Considerable knowledge of criminal justice system.

• Considerable knowledge of human services delivery system.

• Considerable knowledge of the functions and objectives of other state, county, and federal victims advocate organizations.

• Thorough knowledge of federal, state, county and city laws and ordinances which pertain to victim’s rights.

• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

• Ability to advise, instruct, and train interns.

• Ability to maintain positive customer-focused relationships with co-workers, supervisors, agencies, the general public, and all other internal and external customers. Personally demonstrates appropriate customer service skills.

Specific Duties

• Identifies the needs of victims that request service of the Victim’s Advocate/Solicitor’s Office. Assists victims through the court system.

• Assists in planning and executing interagency meetings with other victim advocates and assistance groups to discuss victim’s rights, needs and services available in order that the victim may be wholly served.

• Advises victims of municipal crimes of progress of case, etc.; maintains contact with victim throughout the court process.

• Provides support; refers victim to crisis counseling in cases of physical, social and/or psychological injuries or anxieties.

• Provides applications and information to victims concerning victims compensation, explains purpose, procedures, and policies; assists in completion of forms.

• Assists in case follow-up in which victim has applied for compensation.

• Prepares, reviews, types, files and/or distributes records and reports, including client files, correspondence, victim impact statements, statement of loss, victim compensation applications, monthly reports, medical records, and other documents as needed, etc.

• This position provides direct service to crime victims, and makes referrals to social service agencies. The victim advocate helps to preserve and protect victims' rights under the South Carolina Constitution to justice and due process regardless of race, sex, age, religion, or economic status.

• Participates in bond hearings and rules to show cause/bond revocation hearings.

• Prepares year-end review.

• Periodically presents to community groups about victims services provided by the City of Rock Hill Solicitor’s Office, including Inside Rock Hill.

• Performs all other duties as may be required to meet organizational needs.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 
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