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Company: State of Florida
Location: Jacksonville
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, 4TH CIRCUIT-VICTIM/ WITNESS COUNSELOR I - 21010132 The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website . Requisition No:--309622-- Agency: Justice Administrative Commission Working Title: STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, 4TH CIRCUIT-VICTIM/ WITNESS COUNSELOR I - 21010132 Position Number:--21010132-- Posting Closing Date: 02/23/2021-- State Attorney's Office for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida To apply, complete the on-line process The Office of the State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida (SAO) seeks a full-time Victim Specialist to provide specialized victim advocacy, provide victim advocacy services to assist victims of abuse and crime navigate through the criminal justice by offering information about services such as counseling, crime victim's compensation, restitution, or any other information concerning a victim's case within the Special Victims Unit. Responsibilities Promote education about and understanding of victims' rights both within the SAO and outside of the office.

  • Act as point-of-contact for crime victims/survivors and liaison for staff and attorneys. Explains to victims/survivors and witnesses the stages of their case including the purpose of their being subpoenaed and the importance of being available for trial on the date they are to appear.
  • Inform victims/survivors of rights to request, receive restitution, and assist the victim/survivor with documenting financial loss as a direct result of crime to determine appropriate amount of restitution.
  • Coordinate services with certified shelter service providers for victims in need of emergency relocation.
  • Provide accurate, valid, and complete information by using the right methods/resources
  • Communicate with victims/survivors and other individuals impacted by crimes to explain the victims' rights, those rights' requirements, and their benefits
  • Build sustainable relationships of trust through open and interactive communication with the victim/survivor community
  • Inform victims/survivors of their constitutional rights under Article I, Section 16 "Marsy's Law" and Chapter 960, F.S., including but not limited to the right to request and receive restitution
  • Coordinate and deliver the provision of other direct services (such as counseling and/or victim compensation) with other victim specialists and service providers throughout the community
  • Provide criminal justice system advocacy to victims/survivors and their family members
  • Extract, transform, analyze, and communicate data and information from SAO case management system
  • Maintain required statistical data and monthly reports for VOCA
  • Obtain and maintain current Office of the Attorney General Victim Service Practitioner Designation
  • Learn SAO policies, practices, and workflows
  • Respond to ad-hoc requests for data and reports from all levels of the office
  • Coordinate all SAO referrals for and follow-up from attorneys and/or support staff
  • Verify all victim/survivor and affiliated individuals' contact information Requirements
    • Graduation from a two (2) year college program with major work in the area of social science or criminal justice, or an equivalent combination of training and experience in Social Services and Criminal Justice areas
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Strong organizational skills Preferred
      • Two (2) years' experience in the criminal justice system, one year of which must have involved direct services with victims
      • Familiarity with structure and process of criminal justice system
      • Experience working with criminal justice agency data If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS at 1-844-377-1888 on how your current benefits may be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement. The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation. The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act. For assistance, call the People First Service Center at (877) 562-7287 Monday - Friday,
        8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Eastern time

Keywords: State of Florida, Jacksonville , STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, 4TH CIRCUIT-VICTIM/ WITNESS COUNSELOR I - 21010132, Administration, Clerical , Jacksonville, Florida

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