Victim Witness Director (VWD) Updated
This position is part of the Commonwealth Attorney’s Team. The primary responsibility of the Victim Witness Director is to work with the Commonwealth’s Attorney (CA) and other CA staff in ensuring that all individuals and the community accessing the Victim Witness Program services are given those services in the most effective, efficient, and appropriate manner possible. The VWD will report to the CA who supervises the quality of client services as well as manages the administrative aspects of this position. In carrying out assigned position responsibilities, the VWD is required to exercise sound judgment, demonstrate initiative, and maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
- Provide victims of crime their rights and responsibilities under the Victim Witness Rights Act. Provide information to victims of crime by phone and in person.
- Escort and support victims of crime by going to court and providing support throughout the criminal justice process.
- Escort and support victims to the law enforcement agencies by going with the victim to the LE agency and be a support through the interview or magistrate process.
- Attend SART, MD team, and domestic violence council meetings monthly to network with other professional agencies that work in the criminal justice system and to work together to help victims of crime.
- Provide crisis intervention, both in person and on the phone or TTY; meet on an individual basis and group setting to work with clients effectively to develop and work towards their needs in the criminal justice system; maintain professional boundaries in order to empower clients.
- Maintain accurate records to reflect client contacts, referrals (and their source), and client’s case history. Enter CIMS statistics daily/weekly.
7 Provide presentations Give presentations to educate the community about what the Victim Witness Program is and how it can help crime victims.
- Attend staff meetings and contribute to the overall well-being of the agency.
- Complete quarterly financial reports as assigned into GMIS system in an accurate and timely manner.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Commonwealth’s Attorney.
Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice System or Human Services field preferred.
- Prior work experience in working with victims of crime
- Prior work experience that require strong organizational, time-management skills, ability to work independently
- An ability to work with professionals in the criminal justice system
- An ability to work with team members and network with community agencies
Range of $35,000 to $45,000 and will commensurate with experience.
Please submit a Giles County application, obtainable at http://virginiasmtnplayground.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/EMPLOYMENT-APPLICATION.pdf and mail to: Giles County Administration, 315 North Main Street, Pearisburg, VA 24134. You should also include a resume. You may also pick an application at the Giles County Administration building.
Position will close on 07-13-2018.
Giles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer