Community Resource Advocate

The Community Resource Advocate (CRA) will coordinate a wide variety of supportive services to victims and witnesses of crimes. The CRA will assist victims and witnesses with navigating through the criminal justice system, coordinate volunteer activities, set-up meetings with law enforcement and related agencies. This position has a variety of assignments subject to detailed and frequent review. Advocates work closely with their supervisor in resolving problems to meet the individual needs of victims and their families. This position is full-time and reports to the Director of Crisis Intervention. 

Specific Duties:

·         Responds to client needs and facilitates client referral services including but not limited to: counseling services, safety planning to avoid further exposure to violence, protective relocation or shelter, coordinating property repair, funeral and burial arrangements, intervention services (i.e. bullying in schools, crime reporting), assist with applications to the Crime Victims’ Compensation Program, and providing resources and referrals for ongoing support or services. 

·         Provide information to victims and witnesses concerning the procedures of the criminal justice system, juvenile justice system, and justice agencies; provide information on other judicial systems as necessary to meet the needs of the client, as well as attending court with victims as requested.

·         Respond to hospitals following referrals and/or notification by supervisor within 24-hours.

·         Rotate on call for 24-hr Community Hotline.

·         Recruit and train volunteers for canvassing neighborhoods following a violent crime. 

·         Attend community events and speak to the public about AdHoc programs and services.

·         All other duties as assigned by the President or Senior Staff Members when required for the smooth operation of AdHoc and/or its Administrative functions.

AdHoc Group Against Crime places a high value on these thought patterns exhibited by its employees: flexibility; critical thinking; creativity/innovation; resiliency; accountability; leadership; social responsibility; altruism, integrity; and excellence in all work carried out on behalf of the agency mission to serve its constituents.

Qualifications:

Knowledge of: laws and procedures of criminal justice agencies as they affect the responsibilities and rights of victims and witnesses of crimes; crisis intervention, experience and knowledge of accessing community resources.  

Ability to: Maintain effective working relationships with others; provide professional support to reduce trauma associated with being a victim or witness of a crime; communicate effectively in oral and written form; keep records and prepare statistical reports. 

Associate or Bachelor’s degree preferred; in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, social welfare, social/human services, or closely related field. 3-5 years of work experience in criminal justice or social/human services field maybe substituted for education requirement.  

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, some evenings and weekends may be required. (Days and hours subject to change from time to time, based on organizational demand for service and employee availability). Competitive compensation package. 

Application Instructions: Please send a cover letter and resume to Damon@adhocgac.com 

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