The Albany County District Attorney’s Office is seeking a candidate for Crime Victim Caseworker.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Receives and records information from crime victims and provides agency services to victims and others affected by crime. Services involve advocacy and claims assistance for victims and others affected by crime to determine the kind of assistance needed. Workers also provide follow up and referral service. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Supervising Crime Victims Caseworker. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
• Meets with crime victims to determine type of assistance to provide to victims affected by crime;
• Refers victims to appropriate human services agencies for assistance such as counseling, therapy and legal services, etc.;
• Provides crisis intervention for the emotional support of crime victims needs;
• Aids victims in filing Family Court petitions etc.;
• Assists crime victims in understanding court proceedings, criminal charges and Family Court petitions;
• Files New York State Office of Victim Services (OVS) claims for the victim/s to receive compensation for crime related losses;
• Advocates for the crime victim/s in criminal justice process;
• Aids and advocates for victims of domestic violence;
• Records information from local crime reports and prepares reports of services provided;
• Meets with victims in the office, court and police station;
• Accompanies victims to the courts, at various locations;
• Participates in scheduled volunteer training sessions and contacts volunteers when needed;
• Represents agency at meetings with the public or professional groups concerning crime victims;
• Maintains case files and reports;
• Keeps records and makes reports.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
• Working knowledge of the Criminal Justice System; working knowledge of information collection techniques obtaining information through structured forms;
• Working knowledge of human service agencies and services provided by various agencies;
• Ability to learn and apply the working procedures and operations of the criminal justice system;
• Ability to compile data;
• Ability to assist in the preparation of various forms;
• Ability to establish and maintain good working relations with others;
• Good judgment;
• Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: EITHER:
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, human services, psychology, sociology or closely related degree; OR,
B. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college with an Associate’s Degree in criminal justice, human services, psychology or sociology and two years of advocacy experience.
Eligibility for and possession of an appropriate New York State Driver’s License issued by the State of New York.
All applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to: Albany County District Attorney’s Office 6 Lodge Street, 4th Floor Albany, NY 12207 and made to the attention of Amanda Kyle-Sprague. You may also e-mail documents to Amanda.Kyle-Sprague@albanycountyny.gov. All applications should be received by the District Attorney’s Office no later than Friday, September 28, 2018.