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Victim Advocate (SAVS-CJC)

Application Deadline: October 31, 2021

Location: Santa Ana, CA, United States

VICTIM ADVOCATE (Sexual Assault Victim Services – Victim Assistance Programs – Santa Ana)

– F/T. (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, on-call rotation for 24-hour response and emergency calls.) 

Responsibilities include:

  • Respond to victims of sexual assault and their families as required to mitigate the impact of the victimization and/or the case investigation and court appearance.

  • Provide crisis intervention, short-term counseling, referrals, and accompaniment services.


Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in behavioral science, criminal justice, or related field.

  • Must be available to be on rotation for 24-hour response and emergency calls.

  • Basic knowledge of the criminal justice system and victimology.

  • 1-3 years of related experience in a position involving the provision of victim services, peer counseling, equivalent social skills, and program administration.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills.

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to the cultural/ethnic diversity of the service population and to be sensitive to the needs of special populations.

  • Valid California driver’s license, auto liability insurance, and a satisfactory driving record.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish required.


 

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