DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INTERVENTION SPECIALIST

Employer
Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney City of Alexandria
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Salary
$44,538 (Grade 14) + Benefits
Posted
May 21, 2019
Closes
Jun 09, 2019
Function
Other
Hours
Full Time

Alexandria, Virginia

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INTERVENTION SPECIALIST

(Victim Witness Specialist I)

GRANT FUNDED POSITION

Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney

City of Alexandria

Victim Witness Assistance Program

$44,538 (Grade 14) + Benefits

 

Provide direct services to victims of domestic violence. Duties include extensive work in the field with clients, providing crisis intervention, safety planning, referrals, court preparation and advocacy; conducting professional and community education and events and coordinating the objectives and activities of the grant to include collecting statistics and producing reports. Requirements: four-year college degree; one year of experience in a human service delivery program providing direct guidance and case work services; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Preferred qualifications include a four-year college degree in psychology, sociology, criminal justice or social work; and 2 years’ experience in the provision of direct services to victims of domestic violence. The ideal candidate should have a solid knowledge of victims’ rights and reactions, crisis intervention, case management techniques and procedures; to be able to prioritize and perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment; and the ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally to include speaking publicly to a variety of community and professional audiences.

Must have a valid driver’s license and own transportation. Successful completion of a criminal background check required before employment. Some evening and weekend work required. This position is grant- funded through December 31, 2019. Continued funding beyond this date is contingent upon availability of grant funds.

Employees of the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office are at-will employees and serve at the pleasure of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. We are an equal opportunity employer. Send resume and cover letter to Judy Holl, Coordinator, Victim Witness Assistance Program, via e-mail at judy.holl@alexandriava.gov. Cover letter should specifically address qualifications you think are relevant to the duties outlined above. Applicants will be screened and called for initial interviews. No phone inquiries please. Applications accepted through June 9, 2019.

 

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