Victim Services Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Waco, TX

Website City of Waco

Victim Services Coordinator

 

City of Waco

 

Salary: See Position Description

 

Job Number: 2022-01426

 

Location: Waco, TX

 

Department: Police

 

Job Type: Full Time

 

Summary

 

WHY WORK FOR WACO:

 

• Make a difference in the lives of real people every day

• 37 days of sick, vacation, and holiday time in the 1st year of employment

• Onsite fitness centers and overall employee well-being programs

• Paid Parental Leave

• Education Assistance Program

• Be part of a high performing team

• Diverse community

• Company culture of equity and inclusion, serves with integrity, invests in people, provides excellent and innovative services, and focuses on teamwork

 

Primary Duties

 

Minimum Starting Pay – $19.00/hour – Depending on Qualifications

 

Under basic supervision, coordinates the volunteer program providing services to crime victims for the Waco Police Department (WPD); recruits and trains volunteers, maintains program records, reviews police reports and victim files, determines eligibility for Crime Victims Compensation and assists victims in filling out Crime Victims Compensation applications.

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

• Plans, organizes, and coordinates volunteer activities in accordance with established policies; analyzes the volunteer program needs, recruits and trains volunteers and schedules volunteer resources for maximum effectiveness; communicates with victims regarding criminal proceedings, schedules, case status, assistance programs and other criminal justice system issues.

• Provides ongoing assistance, crisis counseling and follow-up to the victims of crimes; provides crisis intervention and peer support services

• Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.

• Reviews police reports and victim files from attorneys, communicates with victims of crimes; reviews cases and determines victims assistance needs; communicates with victims regarding criminal proceedings, schedules, case status, assistance programs and other criminal justice system issues.

• Provides direct services to victims and witnesses on crime scenes, such as transportation and referrals to community agencies; tracks services provided and monitors results; prepares statistical reports.

• May be required to respond afterhours, including holidays and weekends, in the event of a departmental or City-wide emergency.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

• Driving is essential.

 

Qualifications

 

Required:

 

• Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Business, Social Work or Psychology or a related field

• AND two years’ experience in human services or a related setting

• OR an equivalent combination of education and experience

• Valid Texas Driver’s License

• Must complete Police Department Background Packet

• Must be able to pass a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) background screening.

• Must be able to pass a polygraph.

 

Preferred:

 

• Experience within the criminal justice system.

 

Additional Requirements:

 

ALL APPLICANTS – Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances where required.

Applicant must meet CJIS requirements related to system access. By applying for this job, you are subject to a state and national criminal history check of the following:

 

• Felony Convictions

• Felony Deferred Adjudication

• Class A & B Misdemeanor Convictions

• Class A & B Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication

• Any open arrest for any Criminal Offense (Felony or Misdemeanor)

• Any Family Violence Convictions

 

State mandated eligibility for this position requires the applicant to be:

 

• A United States Citizen

• Possess an Honorable Discharge from branch of Military in which applicant served, if applicable.

• Submit to a background investigation as required by state law.

• Provide truthful and accurate information at all times during the application process. Any dishonesty found during the application process will result in an automatic disqualification and deem applicant permanently unsuitable for hire at any other time.

 

Physical Demands

 

Light Work:

 

• Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

 

EEO Statement

The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

 

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The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

 

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