Job Opportunity: Victim Assistant

Victim Services Program/Provo Police Department
Part-time Regular position

Posted: July 12, 2017

Essential Duties: This is a position with the Provo Police Department coordinating services for the Victim Services program. The individual appointed to this position will be required to perform the following duties: interview violence against women victims and advise them of available resources; coordinate the services of various agencies for victims; coordinate with officers and other agencies to enhance the safety of victims; assist victims through court procedures; testify in court when necessary; maintain case files and victim database statistics; attend training to enhance skills; answer questions of the public and officers as a victim’s rights advocate; attend monthly meetings to enhance victim safety and coordinate resources; notify next of kin in cases involving death; work with family members for resources and to assist officers in their investigation in cases involving death; respond out in the field to meet with victims when needed; transport victims to court and resources when needed; assist victims with writing orders of protection; assist victims with making victim impact statements in court; assist with reparations and restitution; work closely with officers and detectives on violence against women crimes; and perform other job related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in behavioral science, psychology, sociology, or other related field and six (6) months of experience in crisis intervention, victim assistance, law enforcement, social services, or other related field; or two and one-half (2 ½) years of job-related experience (as listed above); or an equivalent combination of job-related education and experience substituting each one year of education for six months of experience.

Schedule: Approximately 25 hours per week, Monday through Thursday.

License: A valid, lawful Utah driver’s license is required at time of appointment. The applicant may be disqualified based on an unacceptable driving record as reflected by the State Department of Motor Vehicles.

Wage: $17.00 per hour. Payment will be made by direct deposit.

Duration: This is a grant-funded position; duration will be determined in part by the continuation of grant funding. Screening: Based on meeting the minimum requirements and job-related experience, skills, knowledge, and education. Criminal background checks are conducted on all City positions. Nondisclosure may result in dismissal.

Physical/Environmental Factors: Essential tasks require remaining seated at a computer or desk for extended periods of time; handling stressful, extremely sensitive, and uncomfortable situations; and infrequent exposure to adverse weather conditions.

Pre-employment Testing: Prior to appointment, the applicant will be required to successfully pass a drug screening and background investigation. Individuals with unsatisfactory drug screen results will be ineligible for appointment or application to any Provo City position for a minimum period of six (6) months.

Closing Date: Thursday, August 3, 2017.

The complete job posting and how to apply can be found by clicking here.


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