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Company: Florida Department of Corrections
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

STATE ATTORNEYS OFFICE, 17TH CIRCUIT-SPECIAL VICTIM ADVOCATE- 21007220 Date: Apr 1, 2021 Location: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, US, 33301 Apply now The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website (/workforce/_operations/human/_resource/_management/for/_job/_applicants/e/_verify) . Requisition No: 325143 Agency: Justice Administrative Commission Working Title: STATE ATTORNEYS OFFICE, 17TH CIRCUIT-SPECIAL VICTIM ADVOCATE- 21007220 Position Number: 21007220 Salary: $40,000.00 Posting Closing Date: 04/30/2021 State Attorneys Office, 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida Position Opening Special Victim Advocate F/T Position Education: Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Criminal Justice, or related field Experience: At least 1 year of direct service to crime victims Position Description Provide crisis intervention, supportive counseling and resource/referral services to victims of violent crimes as well as their families and/or their survivors. Necessary Skills + Possess a nonjudgmental attitude + Possess the ability to establish empathetic relationships with crime victims + Have the ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing + Have the ability to access community resources and advocate effectively for clients Duties + Provide crisis and supportive counseling to child and adult victims of abuse, sexual assault/battery, juvenile perpetrated crimes, as well as to homicide survivors + Accompany victims to pre-filing interviews, discovery depositions, and court appearances as necessary + Assist victims to understand the criminal justice process + Make referrals to appropriate agencies and assist victims/survivors in applying for + Crime Victim Compensation, + Act as a liaison between victims and prosecutors and inform prosecutors of any unusual circumstances victims are experiencing + Assist victims in creating viable safety plans + Intervene on behalf of victims or their family members who are having difficulty accessing community services + Maintain current and concise documentation of services provided + Maintain current knowledge of community resources for adults, children and families + Maintain current knowledge of SAO policies and procedures + Maintain current knowledge of research/information related to sexual assault, child abuse, elderly abuse, juvenile perpetrated crimes, and homicide survivors + Provide task or clinical supervision to volunteer/student interns working with + victims of violent crime To Apply Please visit om/employment/ to complete and submit the on-line Support Staff employment application directly to our office. Please do NOT apply via People First. Applications submitted via People First will NOT be reviewed. 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.

Keywords: Florida Department of Corrections, Fort Lauderdale , STATE ATTORNEYS OFFICE, 17TH CIRCUIT-SPECIAL VICTIM ADVOCATE- 21007220, Other , FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida

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