August 14, 2017

Community Job Posting: Victim Advocate Felony Unit, MRJC – King County Prosecuting Attorney Office

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Victim Advocate Openings

Felony Unit—MRJC

Salary: Range 48-$27.0847  hourly (step one)-$34.3315 hourly (step ten)*

Location:  King County Courthouse, Seattle

Responsibilities:  The victim advocate is responsible for the earliest possible contact with the victim of a reported domestic violence incident.  The first priority of such contact will be to assess the victim’s immediate safety needs and other concerns related to prosecution.  The advocate will inform victims of options in the handling of cases and and victims’ rights, as well as prepare them for court proceedings.  The advocate will accompany victims to court and to interviews as necessary to provide support and advocacy on the victim’s behalf. The advocate will consult closely with the deputy prosecuting attorney on victim issues and case issues.  The Advocate will provide the victim with appropriate referrals to public and community-based agencies for long-term support, counseling, safe housing or other needs.  The advocate functions as a liaison between victims and various criminal justice entities as well as community resources.

This position sometimes requires attendance at victim interviews before or after normal business hours.  Overtime or Compensatory time is given for extra hours.

Qualifications: Considerable knowledge of the criminal justice system and experience in the field of domestic violence services required.  Demonstrated ability to work effectively with persons in crisis and diverse populations.  Demonstrated ability to work within and across systems.  Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills necessary.  Knowledge and experience in safety planning and crisis intervention responses required. Considerable knowledge of  domestic violence-related community resources necessary.  Masters level in social work or related field preferred; experience may substitute for formal education.

Application Procedure:  Please e-mail your expression of interest to Heidi Parkington and follow-up with an updated resume/cover letter no later than Noon on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

PAO employees who are represented by Teamsters Local #117 will receive priority consideration.

*Employees with less than 2 years of service will receive .25 per hour less than the hourly salary table due to a mandatory contribution toward the Teamsters Pension Trust that was voted by members of the collective bargaining agreement between our office and Teamsters Local No. 117.