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Position Title: Victim Assistance Civil Specialist
Effective Date: 8/19/19
This position reports to: Victim Assistance Team Lead and law firm supervisor
This position is: ___Exempt _X_ Non-exempt
Hours per week: 40
Salary Range: $55,000 - $70,000
Start date: Immediate availability desired
Zero Abuse Project is building a diverse team of highly qualified, trauma-informed victim advocates to provide guidance and assistance to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse as they pursue remedies through civil litigation. Experienced advocates from prosecutor’s offices, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and law enforcement agencies, including the FBI are encouraged to apply. Excellent compensation and benefits available. For more information, visit zeroabuseproject.org/careers.
The general purpose of this position is to:
Administer trauma-informed services to individuals and entities that have suffered direct physical, emotional, psychological, or financial hardships as the result of child sexual abuse. Serve as a liaison between victims of child sex abuse and their civil attorney. Communicate with, and provide support to, victims and their families prior to and during litigation. Explain civil legal process to victims and their families. Assist victims and families in identifying and obtaining collateral resources such as counseling. Act as a resource to law firms on the provision of trauma-informed advocacy. Victim Assistance Civil Specialists are employees of the Zero Abuse Project, but their regular workplace would be in the law firm contracting for their services.
Essential functions of this position include the following:
Minimum qualifications for position
Specialized Experience: At least one year providing services to victims of crime. Experience working with the justice system in the role of an advocate. Participation or understanding of MDTs, SARTs, or other collaborative-based teams. Knowledge and specialized training on the impact of trauma, the ACE study, and the dynamics of child sexual abuse.
Education: Knowledge of the theories, practices, procedures, and methodology of a field of study directly related to the provision of crisis intervention and victim assistance is required. This can include psychology, social work, sociology, criminal justice, or counseling. A Bachelor’s degree in one of the above-mentioned fields of social and behavioral sciences is preferred; completion of a Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) minor is favorable.
Applicants should possess a foundational knowledge of:
Skills and qualities required for position
Physical requirements of this position include:
* This description covers the primary purpose and principal duties of the job. It is not intended to give all requirements or details or a step-by-step account of the way each task is performed.
** Zero Abuse Project is an equal opportunity employer.
*** Zero Abuse Project is a strengths-based organization. Learn more about strengths at http://strengthswise.com/
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $55,000.00 to $70,000.00 /year
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