Careers at CVC

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JOB TITLE:        Victim Advocate

CLASSIFICATION:    Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO:    Director of Victim Services

STATUS:        Full Time

PURPOSE:
To provide day to day delivery and facilitation of direct services to victims of crime and their families.  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 and advocacy throughout medical, police and court procedures, as well as referrals to appropriate community resources.
 
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.    Provides direct services to victims and their families, including but not restricted to the following: crisis response, supportive counseling, needs assessment, individual goal setting, development of service plans, advocacy, and accompaniment throughout medical, police and court procedures, at hospitals, district courts, courthouses, police stations, CVC offices, crime scenes, or any other place that is necessary.
2.    VOCA funded responsibilities include providing direct services that address the emotional and physical needs of victims of crime and their families
3.    Provides hotline coverage on CVC’s sexual assault and other crimes hotlines.
4.    Develops and provides supportive service plans.
5.    Works with the Director of Victim Response and Clinical Coordinator to identify clients for whom group and individual counseling is appropriate.
6.    Provides supportive counseling for victims of sexual assault and other crimes and/or their significant others individually or in groups, as needed.
7.    Provides appropriate referrals to community resources as needed.
8.    Maintains accurate and legible records and keeps up to date with data entry into ETO.
9.    Adheres to the policies and procedures of CVC which support the goals and mission of the agency and meet funding requirements. 
10.    Performs all other duties as assigned by the Leadership Team.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
1.    A minimum of an Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree preferred, in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Criminal Justice, or a related field and one year of experience, or the equivalent of same.
2.    Skill in problem solving, supportive counseling, advocacy and crisis intervention.
3.    Skill in planning and coordinating service provision to clients.
4.    Ability to establish and maintain a professional working relationship with CVC staff, CVC volunteers, and all CVC partner agencies and offices.
5.    Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
6.    Competency in general computer knowledge and data entry.

REQUIRED TRAINING/OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:
1.    This person has specialized training, education and sensitivity in responding to the needs of victims.
2.    Within six months of appointment to the position, must provide evidence of successful completion of the current SAC Training Program provided by CVC.
3.    Must attend all training required by PCAR, PCCD or any other funder.
4.    Must possess a current valid driver’s license, have the use of an automobile during working hours and proper automobile coverage. 
5.    Must be able to respond in person within 45 minutes to locations all over Chester County when on call.  
6.    Must obtain a Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance, PA Criminal History and FBI Clearance immediately upon employment.

Starting Salary: $40,000