The Victim Services Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for training and coordinating the volunteers for the Victim Services Program, which involves performing confidential, professional work relating to victim assistance casework, support and advocacy. Coordinating the program involves the working supervision of a group of professional volunteers (5-10 people) and performing victim assistance tasks. This is a part-time, 10 hour per week position.
Duties to be performed will include recruiting volunteers, developing training curriculum and conducting training sessions to show volunteers how to do one or more of the following: send court notices, assist victims with victim compensation applications, handle walk-ins seeking emergency court accompaniment for orders of protection and injunctions against harassment, navigation of the criminal justice system, referrals to community service agencies, assistance in exercising statutory rights, writing and reviewing reports on the progress of cases, and maintaining case files. Duties will be performed at the discretion of the Director of Victim Services, in conjunction with the general advisement of the Hocking County Prosecutor.
The coordinator must be able to work well with others throughout the court and legal system and be professional and courteous. Preference will be given to those who have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work, victimology or other related field, or have several years of experience working with victims of crime. Starting pay is $13 to $18 per hour, commensurate with experience and education. Please send a resume, cover letter and references to Gretchen Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 30.