SENIOR VICTIMS ADVOCATE (Grant Funded)

City of Houston
Published
January 5, 2022
Location
Houston, TX
Category
Job Type

Description

Applications accepted from:  ALL PERSONS INTERESTED 
Posting Number: PN # 27266
Division: VICTIM SERVICES 
Reporting Location:  1200 TRAVIS, 7TH FL. 
Workdays & Hours:  MONDAY - FRIDAY; 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM*   
                                                                                     *Subject to change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Provides comprehensive information on assistance and support services to victims and their families. Provides victims, and their families, with support, referrals and information on victim rights, the judicial process, community resources and programs. Prepares comprehensive reports by compiling, reviewing, and analyzing data.  Develops and maintains a filing and tracking system covering disseminated information, referrals, requests, agencies, and concerns. Creates and revises documents, handouts and packets. Networks with local communities and agencies. Participates and may be involved in the coordinating, planning, research, presentation, promotion, and evaluation in special events and projects: National Crime Victims’ Right’s Week, Texas Victim Services Association, and National Police Week, etc.   Performs special assignments as requested.  May function as a lead or provide work direction to others. May participate in a rotational, on-call, 24-hour on-scene response.  Not all duties and responsibilities may be included in the above job description. Perform other duties or special projects as assigned. This is a grant-funded position, which is funded for only 3 years.

WORKING CONDITIONS 
The position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc.
 
“Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearance where required.” 
 
If applicable, the applicant’s past performance evaluations, past and present supervisory recommendations, and/or Internal Affairs complaint history will be reviewed and considered.  

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