Victim Rights Coordinator- Montcalm County
Full-Time $16.11 - $19.06 per Hour
The Crime Victim Assistance Coordinator will work directly with victims/survivors of all criminal offenses for the entire county. The right candidate will display compassion and empathy toward those who have been traumatized with a noticeable talent and ease with communication.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Psychology, or related field. Basic knowledge of criminal court procedures is required.
Experience: Knowledge of community resources is preferred.
• Must have knowledge of and consistently practice ethical conduct as required by the agency, state, and national codes of ethics.
• Must pass Criminal History, Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry and State and National Sex Offender background checks.
The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description. The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job-related selection or promotional criteria.Physical Requirements: This job requires the ability to perform the essential functions contained within this description. These include, but are not limited to the following requirements. Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one or more of these requirements:
Working Conditions: Works in an office setting.
1. Act as a liaison between victims and the prosecuting attorneys, schedule and attend meetings as requested by the prosecutor and/or the client.
2. Maintain the strictest level of client information confidentiality.
3. Assist survivors in locating available community resources and completing victim compensation applications.
4. Prepare annual/quarterly budgets and reporting.
5. Maintain professional collaborative relationships within and outside of the agency.
6. Achieve a minimum 16 hours of MDHHS-DVS approved training per grant year.
7. Oversee part time Crime Victim Assistance Advocate and full-time Navigator Advocate positions.
8. Research and apply for new grant opportunities fitting of the community served.
9. Make initial direct contact with victim/survivor within one week of receiving information of crime to inform them of their constitutional rights.
10. Send victim notification of court hearing via US Mail or email (per the request of victim).
11. Attend court proceedings with victims per their request.
12. Assist victims/survivors in registration of VINELNK.
13. Attend various multidisciplinary team meetings throughout the community as directed by the chief prosecuting attorney.
14. Apply for funding and develop events for annual Crime Victim Right’s Week.
15. Provide victims/survivors in completing restitution claims and Crime Victim Compensation applications.
16. Develop, schedule, and present crime victim awareness materials at various locations.
17. Preform other job-related duties as assigned.
To Apply: Applications are available online at www.montcalm.us or outside the Controller’s Office
Resumes to :
Montcalm County Prosecutor
621 N. State St.
Stanton, MI 48888
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.