Advocate
Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, Inc.

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Post Date: Sep 22, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: October 19, 2020
Salary: competitive
Location: US - Pennsylvania - Norristown
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Description
GENERIC DESCRIPTION
The Advocate, who reports to the Supervisor of Direct Services, is responsible for providing information, outreach, accompaniment and support services to child and adult victims of sexual assault and other serious crimes. Additionally, the Advocate is responsible for other information gathering activities necessary to facilitate early intervention/outreach to crime victims and their families.

II.        SPECIFIC DUTIES
A.        Provides accompaniment to court, hospitals, police stations and District Justices offices to child and adult victims and their significant others.        
B.        Assist the Supervisor of Direct Services with outreach to the District Justice offices, hospitals and police stations and other related systems.
C.        Provide support services to clients such as filing of Victim's Compensation Claim Forms, assisting with Victim Impact Statements and providing crisis intervention when necessary.
D.        Assist the Supervisor of Direct Services in the tracking of criminal case information via newspapers, trial lists and District Attorney assignment lists/permission slips in an effort to initiate contact with clients in need of service.
E.        Maintain client records/case notes.
F.        Provides court orientation services to clients.
G.        Assist Supervisor of Direct Services in developing research projects.
H.        Provide and maintain outreach to the community.
I.        Attend relevant community meetings.
J.   General:

1.        Prepares reports on all activities as required.
2.        Special projects or other activities as required.
3.        Crisis intervention as required.
4.        Rotation on crisis hotline in office and weekly on-call hotline rotation, in-person hospital and police accompaniment for sexual assault victims, record keeping in accordance with ETO and other agency data collection and reporting requirements, intake monthly reports and client number assignment.

Skills
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Criminal Justice or related field. The Systems Advocate is required to complete VSC 65+ hour Sexual Assault Counselor/Victim Advocate training. Criminal Record, Child Abuse History and FBI Clearance background checks required. Valid driver’s license, vehicle and valid automobile insurance required. All employees are At-Will employees. EOE

Spanish Bi-Lingual preferred not required.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree(required)

Notes
Benefits: After a three month period benefits will be available( medical including dental and vision and vacation, sick and personal leave)


Contact Details

Email: erin-slight@vscmontcopa.org