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Crime Victims Advocate

The Office of the Queens County District Attorney is currently seeking applicants for a Crime Victims Advocate to support our Crime Victims Advocate Program (CVAP). The focus of a CVAP Advocate is to provide Crime Victims (CVs) in Queens County with criminal justice support, assistance completing Office of Victim Services (OVS) applications, and provide emotional and crisis counseling.

CVAP advocates will perform the following job functions including but not limited to:

  1. Outreaching to CVs to offer them services through phone calls, home visits, tabling events, and other related methods.
  2. Utilizing Motivational Interviewing, person-centered, trauma informed, and crisis intervention techniques with crime victims.
  3. Assisting CVs with completing OVS claim applications and following up on the status of pending claims.
  4. Meeting CV’s in the community when appropriate.
  5. Serving as a liaison for CVs with a variety of community-based organizations and government agencies for support services including but not limited to: dental, health, mental health, bio- hazardous services, NYCHA housing and VINE.
  6. Participating in support group meetings for CVs and their families.

Qualification Requirement:
Bachelor’s degree in social or behavioral sciences and at least one year experience in crime victim services, crises counseling, and/or criminal justice or equivalent education and/or experience required. Must have a working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office software, excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with others.

Preference will be given to candidates with a Masterís degree in the areas described above, relevant licensure such as LMHC, LMSW, LCSW, LMFT, and/or significant experience working with trauma victims. Additionally, preference will be given to candidates with the ability to fluently speak and/or write in Spanish, Mandarin and/or Bengali.

Comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, 401K and more. Salary commensurate with experience. Applications should include a cover letter and resume and can be e-mailed to lndurand@queensda.org or faxed to (718) 286-6810.

The Office of the Queens County District Attorney is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce. We appreciate your interest, but please be advised that only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

   

 
 
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