DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is paraprofessional work with responsibility to provide support and assistance to child victims of crime and their non-offending family members. Work is performed under direct supervision of the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) Program Coordinator, with leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in routine matters. Supervision is not a requirement of this position. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOLWEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of Family and Criminal Court procedures; good knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to the rights of victims; good knowledge of policies and procedures of the Child Advocacy Center; good knowledge of policies and procedures of Child Protective Services; good knowledge of the dynamics associated with child abuse and domestic violence; good knowledge of community resources and ability to make appropriate referrals; skill in public speaking; ability to deal with people in sensitive and traumatic situations; ability to facilitate support group sessions; ability to establish effective working relationships with clients and professionals; ability to work independently; tact; emotional maturity; good judgment.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either
SUBSTITUTION NOTE: Post-secondary level education in the areas of study described above (a) may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience indicated above on the basis of thirty (30) college credits per year of experience. At least one (1) year of experience in the fields described above is required.
PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
Access to transportation is required to perform field work responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner.
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