The District Attorney’s Office is recruiting for Victim Advocates I. This is a rewarding opportunity to provide support and encouragement to victims and witnesses of violent crimes. Victim Advocates I interview crime victims and their families to determine eligibility for support services; provide crisis intervention and follow-up services; make referrals to community agencies; and assist law enforcement and prosecution staff in interviewing victims. Victim Advocates I may be assigned cases related to crimes such as robbery, physical violence, and homicide.
Education: Associate’s degree in Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Behavioral or Social Science or equivalent units.
Experience: Additionally, applicants must meet one of the following options:
Option 1: Completion of six (6) months of experience and at least 384 total hours or more of supervised volunteer or internship crisis intervention counseling in a District Attorney’s Office or a private victim assistance program.
Option 2: One (1) year of full-time crisis intervention work experience counseling and case managing victims* immediately following traumatic events of violent crimes (i.e., domestic violence, child abuse, assault, sexual assault, elder abuse, homicide, robbery, drunk driving, human trafficking, vehicular manslaughter, and hate crimes) in a private or government victim assistance agency OR as a peace officer in a law enforcement agency assisting victims of crime, interviewing victims, providing immediate crisis intervention, and providing information and referrals for victim advocacy services.
Option 3: Two (2) years of full-time crisis intervention work experience performing case management, face-to-face interviews, making referrals and assisting clients with applications for services in a child, elder or adult welfare agency.
Note: Counseling clients regarding employment, program eligibility, and child support issues are not considered crisis intervention counseling.
*A victim, as defined in the criminal justice system, is a person who has been harmed by another person.
For more details, please review the announcement at www.sbcounty.gov/jobs.
Application can be made on-line – apply ASAP – open until 9/24/21 at 5 PM.
(909) 387-8304 – EEO/ADA