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Special Victim Advocate I –– Domestic Assistance Response Team (Felony Division)

Location:   E.R. Graham Building
1350 Northwest 12th Avenue
Miami, FL  33136

 

Position Overview:

 The Special Victim Advocate I in the Domestic Assistant Response Team (D.A.R.T.) is responsible for the on-going intervention and assessment of domestic violence victims within 24-48 hours after the violent episode, throughout their pre-file/trial stage, and through the final disposition of the case. The work shift for this position will be 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Job Responsibilities are:

  • Conducting assessments to determine victims’ needs
  • Establishing individualized case management plans
  • Ensuring all victims receive information and referrals to domestic violence community assistance services, crisis intervention counseling, and on-going counseling
  • Assisting victims with the Crimes Compensation application process
  • Informing victims of their rights and information on legal services
  • Accompanying victims to any criminal and civil proceedings as necessary
  • Conducting presentations within the community
  • Coordinating shelter for victims in need
  • Keeping thorough case notes for statistical reports
  • Attending bond hearings on a rotation basis
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

 

The Minimum requirements are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Social Work/Psychology and one (1) year experience working directly with victims in a Paralegal, Victim & Witness Specialist, or Victim Advocate position or,
  • Associate Degree preferably in Social work/Psychology and two (2) years’ experience working directly with victims in a Paralegal, Victim & Witness Specialist, or Victim Advocate position or,
  • Three (3) years’ combination of education and experience working directly with victims in a Paralegal, Victim & Witness Specialist, or Victim Advocate position
  • Work experience with victims of domestic violence

  

The Preferred Qualifications and Skills are:

  • Having in-depth knowledge of the effects of domestic violence on victims, survivor recovery, and legal procedures
  • Being fluent in English and Spanish or English and Creole

  

Specific Skills and Characteristics

 The Successful Candidate must be able to:

  •  Possess and demonstrate a thorough understanding of how to cope with victims in crisis
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent communications skills
  • Possess and demonstrate a strong work ethic
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent organizational skills
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Possess and demonstrate the ability to handle difficult and stressful situations
  • Work effectively under pressure and meet stringent time constraints
  • Be detailed-oriented
  • Be a self–starter and work independently
  • Work effectively with all levels of staff and the public
  • Be adaptable to change
  • Conduct presentations
  • Be flexible with their work schedule and be willing to work additional hours when required

 

Starting Annual Salary:  $35,568.00

 

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application, and updated resume to: SAOJobs@MiamiSAO.com.  Applications can be downloaded from our website at:  www.miamisao.com.

 

The State Attorney’s Office reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the announcement without prior written or other notice.  All information provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation.  False statements or omission of information on any application materials may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

 Insurance benefits, vacation package and Florida Retirement System Pension benefits are offered with this position

 Internal and External Candidates will be considered
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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