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Crime Victims Advocate
Summary
Title:Crime Victims Advocate
ID:1017
Location:Kew Gardens, NY
Department:Client Services
Description
 
Crime Victims Advocate 

The Office of the Queens County District Attorney is currently seeking Advocates to support our Crime Victims Advocate Program (CVAP). CVAP includes a team of seven in an office of over 700 staff. The focus of the CVAP Advocates 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.

The 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, crisis 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 Master’s degree in the areas described above, relevant licensure such as LMHC, LMSW, LCSW, LMFT, and/or significant experience working with trauma victims. In addition seeking applicants that are bi-lingual in the following languages: Spanish, Bengali, Urdu, or Cantonese.

Comprehensive benefits including, but not limited to, medical, dental, deferred compensation, NYC pension.

The Office of the Queens County District Attorney is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization.

To apply, qualified and interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by clicking on the link below:

 

 

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