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Victim Advocate

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City and County of Denver

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About Us THIS IS A LIMITED POSITION WITH AN ANTICIPATED END DATE OF FEBRUARY 2019. The secret is out: Denver is the nation's top place to live, work, and play. Being the best place to live isn't easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of both your organization and the city as a whole. Be a part of the city that you love. #WhereDenverWorks\u00ad\u00ad The\u00a0 Denver Police Department's Victim Assistance Unit (VAU) \u00a0is seeking to fill a position. This position will require coverage of some weekend holiday shifts, and on-call coverage. This position will provide advocacy, support and assistance to victims and witness(s) of domestic violence related crimes. Provide awareness and education to victims of crime of the Criminal Justice System to include culturally sensitive services.\u00a0 The Victim Assistance Unit is part of the Crisis Services Division of the Denver Police Department. Our VAU program has been in existence for over 21 years and is one of the most extensive in the Nation. We are a unique City which focuses on the importance and priority of victim services. While the use of Marijuana is legal in the State of Colorado, its use is strictly prohibited for Employees of the Denver Police Department. Applicants should not have used marijuana in the past year and will be required to take a polygraph upon an offer. About Our Job Provide advocacy, support and assistance to the victims and witness(s) of domestic violence related crimes.\u00a0 \u00a0 Provide awareness and education to victims of crime of the Criminal Justice System to include culturally sensitive services. Work in conjunction with Pre-trial Services in assessing and determining the need for safety planning for victim(s) and witness(s) of domestic violence whose offenders are under Pre-trial supervision.\u00a0 \u00a0 Provide victim(s) and witness(s) with information about police investigations, departmental policy and procedure, and provide detectives pertinent information. Work in collaboration with system and community based agencies\/representatives to provide a multi-disciplinary response to Domestic Violence cases. Work in collaboration with Denver's prosecutorial offices to provide after-hour and emergency notifications to victims of offender supervisory violations.\u00a0 \u00a0 Identifies victim(s), witness(s) needs and makes referrals to appropriate support services. Provides victim(s) and witness(s) with information related to the Victim Rights Act. Ensures services to clients are in compliance with the Colorado Victims Rights Act. Some positions may explain victim compensation funds restitution options available to victims. Some positions may train volunteers and interns on courtroom procedures\/decorum and advocacy skills needed to work with crime victims. About You The ideal candidate will have: Provide advocacy, support and assistance to the victims and witness(s) of domestic violence related crimes. Provide awareness and education to victims of crime of the Criminal Justice System to include culturally sensitive services. Work in conjunction with Pre-trial Services in assessing and determining the need for safety planning for victim(s) and witness(s) of domestic violence whose offenders are under Pre-trial supervision. Bi-lingual in English\/Spanish We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do\u00a0not have at least the following required minimum qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in human services, criminal justice or related field. And, Two years of paid or volunteer human services experience providing casework, case management or trauma services to the victims of violent or non-violent crimes. Education\/Experience Equivalency: Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirement. Additional appropriate experience may be substituted for the minimum education requirement. Licensure and\/or Certification: Possession of a valid Driver's License at the time of application. About Everything Else Classification Title: We call this job Victim Advocate. The official Classification title is, Victim Advocate. Assessments\/Testing:\u00a0This position does not require testing. \u00a0 Pre-employment Screening: \u00a0An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and\/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and\/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions. For more information about the selection and employment screening process, click\u00a0. Probationary Period: \u00a0This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver. For more information about the probationary period, click\u00a0. \u00a0 The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and\/or local law. Recruiter: TA

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City and County of Denver
Website : http://www.denvergov.org/

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The Denver City’s Attorney’s Office is one of the largest law firms in Colorado, with over 90 attorneys and approximately 90 staff members comprised of paralegals, victim advocates, and other support and supervisory staff members. It may have the most diverse practice of any law firm in Colorado. Its clients include the Mayor; the Auditor; the Clerk and Recorder; City Council; and all city agencies, departments, boards and commissions.

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