Job Posting

JOB TITLE:

Victim Witness Aide/Advocate

GENERAL DUTIES & BACKGROUND:

Responsible for providing information, support services, and assistance to victims and witnesses of domestic violence with a victim sensitive focus. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Explain victim rights according to the Illinois Crime Victim’s Bill of Rights, including the right to crime victim compensation.
  • Explain court system and procedures and assists with the completion of crime victim compensation application.
  • Accompany victims to court to provide emotional support and be available to answer questions regarding court proceedings.
  • Serve as a liaison between Assistant State’s Attorneys and victims/witnesses.
  • Provide regular notification of court dates pursuant to statute.
  • Assist with drafting victim impact statements, when applicable.
  • Coordinate with outside agencies (i.e., social service agencies, law enforcement) and provide resources and referrals when necessary.
  • Review, prepare, and maintain victim/witness case files on a daily basis.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree in social work or related field. Prior experience working with crisis intervention or victims of domestic violence. 65 Hour Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Cross Training Certification preferred. Bilingual/ Spanish preferred.

SALARY:

$36,840.13 per year – Grade C, Step 3 or commensurate with Will County experience

SEND RESUME TO:

Nichole Pasteris, Director of Victim/Witness Services
57 N. Ottawa Street, 5th Floor, Joliet, Illinois 60432
npasteris@willcountyillinois.com
Fax (815) 727-8644

POSITION HOURS:

Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

February 1, 2019

The Will County State’s Attorney’s Office is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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