Victim Advocate Leader
Under direction, is responsible for providing a comprehensive victim services system including crisis counseling, advocacy, and mandated case notification and information. Supervises, trains and provides social service advocacy, and referral services, to meet the needs of crime victims. Establishes a caring, professional relationship with victims to provide support throughout the criminal justice process. Prepares victims for interviews with assistant prosecutors and for appearance in court. Maintains familiarity with counseling services and new approaches available to help crime victims, witnesses and their families. Serves to educate and train department attorneys, the public and the criminal justice community with respect to victim crisis intervention and victims' rights. Acts as Project Director over the State of Michigan reimbursement grant which funds the unit. Utilizes current Countywide and/or department specific software to complete assignments.
This is a grant funded position.1. Possess a Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Social Work, Guidance and Counseling, Psychology or related field.
2. Have two (2) years of full-time work experience providing assistance to crime victims.
3. Pass the complete examination, including the employment medical, established for this classification.
4. Successfully complete the six month probationary period.