Careers at CVC

To apply, email our Vice President of Operations, Brooke at BrookeH@cvcofcc.org

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

JOB TITLE:                Juvenile Court Victim/Witness Advocate

 

CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time – Non-Exempt

                                   

REPORTS TO:           VOJO Project Coordinator

 

STATUS:                    Full-Time

 

PURPOSE:

Responsible for notifying victims of juvenile offenders of their rights, and providing direct services to victims of juvenile crime and their families.  This person has special training, education and sensitivity in responding to individuals’ reactions to violent crime.

 

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide direct services to victims of juvenile offender and their families including crisis response, supportive counseling, needs assessment, individual goal setting, development of service plans and accompaniment and advocacy throughout medical, police and court procedures as well as referral to appropriate resources.

  2. Obtain files from the Juvenile Probation Department to identify victims

  3. Compile and distribute Juvenile Victim Notification Packets to victims of juvenile offenders.

  4. Provide notification to victims of Juvenile Court proceedings and their right to attend.

  5. Provide assistance to victims in completion of restitution claim forms, Crime Victim’s Compensation Claims and Victim Impact Statements as well as informing victims of their right to submit restitution claims and impact statements.

  6. Provide accompaniment for victims in Chester County Juvenile Court.

  7. Assure that victims of juvenile offenders are afforded all rights as listed in Pennsylvania’s Crime Victims Act (PA Act 111-1998 as amended by PA Act 86- 2000).

  8. Promote and encourages cooperation with the Criminal Justice System as it relates to victims of juvenile offenders.

  9. Assist the RASA/VOJO Project Coordinator.

  10. Prepare and submits statistical data on clients and tracks staff time and activities as required.

  11. Provide hotline coverage on CVC’s sexual assault and other crimes hotlines.

  12. Adheres to the policies and procedures of CVC which support the goals and mission of the agency and meet funding requirements.

  13. Educates CVC Staff on available resources.

  14. Provides, as necessary, direct services to all victims and their families: crisis response, supportive counseling, needs assessment, individual goal setting, development of service plans and accompaniment/advocacy throughout medical, police and court procedures, as well as referrals to appropriate community resources.

  15. Perform all other duties as assigned by the CEO, VOJO Project Coordinator or the Direct Services Supervisor.

 

 

EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE:

  1. A minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Criminal Justice, or a related field, or the equivalent of same.

  2. Skills in supportive counseling, problem solving, advocacy and crisis intervention.

  3. Ability to assume responsibility and make decisions.

  4. Knowledge of community resources.

  5. Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with staff, volunteers, other agencies, and the general public.

  6. Ability to express ideas orally and in writing.

  7. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and basic computer skills.

 

REQUIRED TRAINING/OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Within six months of appointment to the position, the Juvenile Court Victim/Witness Advocate must provide evidence of successful completion of the mandated PCAR and State of Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Counselor Training Program provided by CVC and PCCD’s Basic Compensation Training. 

  2. Must attend other trainings as mandated by PCAR, PCCD or any other funder.

  3. Must possess a current valid driver’s license and have the use of an automobile during the working hours. 

  4. Must show evidence of proper automobile insurance coverage. 

  5. A Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance and Criminal History must be obtained upon employment.

Business Hours: 9am - 5pm, Monday through Friday

Address: 135 W Market Street West Chester, PA 19382

Office Number: (610) 692-1926 Office Fax: (610) 692-4959

The Crime Victims' Center of Chester County, Inc. 2017