Victim Compensation Advocate Part-time

Clayton County Government - Jonesboro, GA3.7

30+ days agoPart-time$15 an hour
EducationSkills
MUST MEET MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED with preference given to bachelor’s degree in
social work, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, or related field; Must have a strong administrative background. Some
experience in community service or advocacy work preferred but not required. Some knowledge of available community
resources and the criminal justice process is helpful. Bi-Lingual skills are helpful but not required.

NATURE OF WORK: Performs administrative work in the Clayton county District Attorney’s Victim Witness Assistance
Program requiring advocacy work and the delivery of program services to victims of felony crimes. Work is often performed
under the general supervision of the District Attorney with direct supervision by the Victim Assistance Program Manager and
the Victim Assistance Senior Coordinators.

SOME OF THE ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES INCLUDE: The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific
statements of the duties does not exclude them for the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this
classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. Distributes information mail-outs to victims regarding available program services
and victim’s rights as described by the Crime Victims’s Bill of Rights. Case management and record maintenance in regards to
victim/witness interactions. Provide telephone and face to face advocacy with victims and their family members by mail and/or telephone;
reads court calendars and contacts victims with case status; talks with investigators and prosecutors about cases and provide information
and advocacy concerning case status; notifies victims by mail or telephone of hearings, procedures, and dispositions regarding their case.
Provide awareness within the necessary professionals regarding on-going activities of the defendant that is putting the victim in fear and/or
physical jeopardy. Assist victims with notification requests to the jail/Dept. Of Community Supervision regarding defendants’s release from
incarceration. Ensuring the contact information and he physical location of the victim is maintained and accurate for continuation of
services. Provide assistance and advocacy to victims and advocates with Crime Victims Compensation application submission and follow up
including but nit limited to, understanding qualifiers for Crime Victims Compensation eligibility, ensure all applications are submitted via
the VICS public portal and provide assistance with obtaining and submitting requested information and documents. Follow up contact with
victims at the request of Crime Victims Compensation Program staff prior to denial of applications and assist with appeals when Crime
Victims Compensation coverage is denied. Provide info to Crime Justice Coordinating Council’s Crime Victims’s Compensation Program
when requested to obtain/process documents, act as a liaison between the program, prosecutor’s office and the other agencies to ensure
availability of Crime Victims’s Compensation to eligible victims’s of crime, and provide periodic reviews of the unclaimed restitution
database. Obtain and provide training, including attending advanced training as required by Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. Assist
and follow up on matters regarding-on-going restitution. Communicates victims’ rights events, opportunities and support groups to victims.

Tasks requires the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of
stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and
materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard, on the telephone, or
work station.

SELECTION PROCEDURE: Selection will be made from a register of eligible applicants that may be established by
education, work experience, test score, personal interview, credit check, criminal history, driving history (copy of driver’s
license may be required), drug screen, and/or physical examination.

TO APPLY: Applications may be submitted on-line at our County Website until the position is filled.

Clayton County, Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans Disabilities Act, the County will
provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current
employees to discuss potential accommodations with employer.