Victim's Assistant

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Clackamas County -Sheriff's Office
position summary:

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking an individual with experience assisting victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking to serve as liaison between those victims and personnel in the Sheriff’s Office in order to ensure effective enforcement of protection orders. This position will also have responsibility for conducting interviews and assessing victim needs, providing crisis intervention, and making victim referrals for counseling, support groups and services.

Human Services Assistant (Job Classification) Job code: 187 Salary Grade: 13

Monthly Salary: $2987 - $3784

Hourly Rate: $17.23 - $21.83 Peace Officers Association (POA) 40 hrs/week

Employer-paid retirement savings program & contributions of 4% of base salary into deferred compensation plan.

For detailed job information or to apply online, please visit our website at:, click on "jobs" or complete on-line application at Clackamas County Employee Services, The Victim's Assistan is job opening #101622. Closes: Monday, November 16, 2009. EEO/AA Employer.

Salary / Pay Rate:$17.23/hr - $21.83/hr
Required Skills and Abilities:Duties may include but are not limited to the following: 1. Serve as liaison between victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and personnel in the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office in order to ensure enforcement of protection orders. Notify victim’s seeking Protection Orders as to what responses may be provided by Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. 2. Refer persons seeking enforcement of protection orders to supplementary services (such as emergency shelter programs, hotlines, or legal assistance services and take other appropriate action(s) to assist or secure the safety of the person seeking enforcement of a protection order. 3. Participate with Clackamas County Sheriff's Office personnel in regular review of Protection Orders and domestic violence reports received by the Sheriff's Office. 4. Conduct needs assessment survey to collect client feedback on victim services provided and report quarterly to Granting Agency. 5. Develop, in collaboration with other Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office personnel, prosecutors, courts, and victim service providers, standardized response policies for local law enforcement agencies, including triage protocols to ensure that dangerous or potentially lethal cases are identified and prioritized. 6. Establish and maintain contact with victims of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault and stalking prior to arrest of any suspect, in order to ensure the safety of the victim and help them pursue Protective Orders. Conduct, interview and assess victim needs, provide crisis intervention, make victim referrals for counseling, support groups and services; maintain accurate case files to ensure compliance with program policy and requirements. 7. Work closely and collaboratively with the District Attorney’s Office, Victim Assistance Program, Clackamas County Community Corrections, Clackamas Women’s Services, along with agencies and community leaders who serve culturally specific populations. 8. Assist with the development and presentation of specialized training for law enforcement and court personnel to more effectively identify and respond to violence crimes against women.
Qualifications:Working knowledge of: Principles and techniques in specific area or field relevant to assigned program; human service agency services associated with assigned area; advanced record keeping procedures and techniques; regulations and ethics associated with program responsibility and confidentiality; techniques of supervision; problems and issues of disadvantaged persons or victims; principles of cultural sensitivity; community resources for clients or victims; basic math; English grammar and composition; principles and techniques of public relations and interpersonal communications; data collection and analysis procedures and methodology; program evaluation; office equipment including personal computers and software programs. Skill to: Work independently; effectively organize work; follow written and verbal directions; communicate clearly and effectively with staff, clients or victims and their support systems, and the public; relate to a wide variety of people of varying ages, socioeconomic backgrounds and needs; apply concepts of cultural sensitivity; maintain records; exercise independent judgment and make decisions within established policies and procedures; develop and conduct trainings and presentations; prepare and present effective written and verbal reports; operate computer software and other office equipment; utilize own ideas to maximize program resources; develop and maintain cooperative working relationships within the community, law enforcement personnel, with other staff and clients; perform multiple tasks simultaneously. Preferred skills and experience: - educating crime/domestic violence victim's on restraining order procedures - familiar with law enforcement methods and procedures - knowledge of Oregon laws, court rules, procedures governing Protection Orders, and victim's rights. - assessing personal safety of victims of domestic violence
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
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