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10/5/2016 - Victim-Witness Program Advocate (Bilingual)

Advocate, Victim-Witness Program (Bilingual)
2 Openings
Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office
Starting Salary: $39,001

Duties: Under direction, provides advocate services to crime victims, witnesses, and their
families to cope with the financial and emotional problems encountered as a result of
becoming a crime victim or witness; provides assistance during court procedures;
provides social service referrals; does other related duties.

Requirements: Applicants must be able to read, write, speak, understand or communicate in Spanish and
English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree. (Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute additional experience as indicated on a year-for-year
basis.) One (1) year of experience providing advice and referral services to individuals or groups coping with social, emotional, psychological or other problems. Knowledge of the economic, social and emotional effects likely to be experienced by crime victims. Knowledge of the types of social and community services likely to be needed by crime victims. Ability to interpret laws, rules and regulations and apply them to specific situations. Ability to identify the types of services needed by crime victims and witnesses, and provide referrals. Possession of a valid New Jersey driver’s license.

35 hours per week, Monday through Friday.

Note: Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of physical fitness screenings and criminal background checks.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and work history to:

Brittany Wiita, Confidential Assistant
Department of Personnel or fax to 856-453-0361.

Application deadline is October 12, 2016

The County of Cumberland is an Equal Opportunity Employer striving for diversity in the workplace.