|DEFINITION: Performs professional and administrative work in the Longmont Police Department’s Victim Services Unit. Work involves assisting victims of crime, volunteers and others associated with Victim Services and assisting the program’s coordinator in the daily assignments of the program.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Provide crisis intervention and assistance to victims of crime and survivors of victims in order to help victims regain physical and mental well being by means of immediate intervention and advocacy. Work closely with all local service providers, non-profits, and the Boulder County District Attorney’s Victim Witness Unit. Collect and assemble necessary statistics and documentation for grant reports. Attend monthly victim advocate meetings, workshops, and conventions as necessary for the maintenance of effective victim services. Assist volunteers in performing duties. Identify and recommend improvements in divisional operations to ensure victim services functions are efficient and cost effective. Participate in recruiting and training volunteers, in-service sessions, and volunteer appreciation activities. Provide presentations and training on serving victims to Longmont Police officers with an emphasis on victims’ rights covered under the Victim Rights Amendment. Serve as an in-house resource for information and support regarding specific Longmont cases, victim rights and Victim Rights Amendment for advocates, officers, personnel and citizens of Longmont.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Duties are performed in an office setting within the Police Department, but also include responding to on-scene call outs. Requires the ability to safely operate a vehicle; maintain a high level of confidentiality; communicate effectively orally and in writing; work cooperatively with a variety of individuals and groups; problem solving, performing detailed work, and handling multiple concurrent tasks. Work requires walking, sitting, standing, light lifting and carrying up to 15 pounds.
QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to 60 credit hours of College in Criminal Justice, Psychology, a related human services field and/or in victim services. Bilingual English/Spanish skills are desirable but not required. Requires possession of a valid Colorado driver’s license. The selection process will include complete job description review, personal interviews, background investigation, polygraph, and substance screening.