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Victim Services Specialist II (Probation Counselor II)

  • ... Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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    Full-time

  • ... Salary: 104886.91 per year
  • Posted on: Apr 24, 2024       Expires on: Jun 08, 2024

Victim Services Specialist II (Probation Counselor II)   

JOB TITLE:

Victim Services Specialist II (Probation Counselor II)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Fairfax Virginia United States

REMOTE:

No

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Full job description

Salary
$62,932.
27 - $104,886.
91 Annually
Location
FAIRFAX (EJ28), VA
Job Type
FT Hourly W BN
Job Number
24-01020
Department
Police
Opening Date
04/20/2024
Closing Date
5/3/2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Pay Grade
S23
Posting Type
Open to General Public

Job Announcement

Works as part of the Victim Services Division.
Delivers essential services and support directly to victims of violent crimes.
Key responsibilities include providing crisis counseling, safety planning, and advocacy within a law enforcement framework.
This entails offering assistance to victims of domestic and sexual violence, child abuse, robbery, homicide, and other violent offenses.
Your duties will involve administering a range of services aimed at addressing emotional, physical, financial, and practical needs, ensuring comprehensive support during difficult times.
Additionally, you will facilitate access to the criminal justice system and support agencies, responding to callouts, even on weekends and holidays, to offer immediate crisis intervention and connect victims with follow-up resources.
This role extends to providing general victim advocacy and counseling, accompanying victims to court proceedings, and assisting with the filing of victim compensation claims.
Join us in making a difference in the lives of those affected by crime.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.
A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.
)


Victims Services

  • Provides supportive services to victims and witnesses of crime involved in the criminal justice system including emotional support, financial assistance, counseling, and victim agency referrals;
  • Maintains on-going contact/communication with victims and witnesses during investigation and judicial proceedings, and provides notifications of investigative activity or case developments as needed;
  • Provides court accompaniment to crime victim and witnesses for all court proceedings in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations, General District and Circuit Courts;
  • Reduces delays in bringing cases to court by assisting in determining availability of victims and witnesses;
  • Responds to call-outs to crime scenes and other locations to provide immediate crisis intervention and support, refers clients to related supportive services and agencies;
  • Operates a county vehicle to provide the effective delivery of services to victims and witnesses including transporting victims and witnesses to court hearings, commonwealth's attorneys meetings and other court related appointments;
  • Provides assistance by administering and providing services designed to enhance coordination among agencies operating within the criminal justice system;
  • Works with and assists the officers and detectives within their district station assignment or the criminal investigations bureau with the proper victim services and referrals;
  • Encourage citizen awareness and participation through public information and education.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all inclusive list.
)

  • Knowledge of casework supervision practices and procedures;
  • Knowledge of the principles of psychology and sociology;
  • Knowledge of current social and economic conditions;
  • Ability to use technology to enter and retrieve information;
  • Ability to interpret laws, rules, and regulations related to probation work and victim services;
  • Ability to interview and counsel clients;
  • Ability to prepare complete case records and reports;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in social/behavioral sciences, criminal justice, or education plus two years of professional experience in probation work, social work, criminal justice, juvenile justice, education, or counseling.
A master's degree in the disciplines above may be substituted for one year of the required experience.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Fluency in both spoken and written Spanish and English required.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience providing services to victims of crime.
  • Strongly prefer experience in working in system- based victim advocacy field.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
None.


NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, child protective services registry check, credit check and polygraph exam to the satisfaction of the employer.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to drive an automobile; ability to operate keyboard-driven equipment and to sit for long periods.
All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.


SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview; may include exercise.


The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 38.
7% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.


Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.


Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance.
TTY 703-222-7314.
DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.
gov.
EEO/AA/TTY.


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Position Details

POSTED:

Apr 24, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

104886.91 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1714887172-37d9c12bb62ff7a7073aeded17103a8a

LOCATION:

Virginia United States

CITY:

Fairfax

Job Origin:

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Full job description

Salary
$62,932.27 - $104,886.91 Annually
Location
FAIRFAX (EJ28), VA
Job Type
FT Hourly W BN
Job Number
24-01020
Department
Police
Opening Date
04/20/2024
Closing Date
5/3/2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Pay Grade
S23
Posting Type
Open to General Public

Job Announcement

Works as part of the Victim Services Division. Delivers essential services and support directly to victims of violent crimes. Key responsibilities include providing crisis counseling, safety planning, and advocacy within a law enforcement framework. This entails offering assistance to victims of domestic and sexual violence, child abuse, robbery, homicide, and other violent offenses. Your duties will involve administering a range of services aimed at addressing emotional, physical, financial, and practical needs, ensuring comprehensive support during difficult times. Additionally, you will facilitate access to the criminal justice system and support agencies, responding to callouts, even on weekends and holidays, to offer immediate crisis intervention and connect victims with follow-up resources. This role extends to providing general victim advocacy and counseling, accompanying victims to court proceedings, and assisting with the filing of victim compensation claims. Join us in making a difference in the lives of those affected by crime.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)

Victims Services

  • Provides supportive services to victims and witnesses of crime involved in the criminal justice system including emotional support, financial assistance, counseling, and victim agency referrals;
  • Maintains on-going contact/communication with victims and witnesses during investigation and judicial proceedings, and provides notifications of investigative activity or case developments as needed;
  • Provides court accompaniment to crime victim and witnesses for all court proceedings in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations, General District and Circuit Courts;
  • Reduces delays in bringing cases to court by assisting in determining availability of victims and witnesses;
  • Responds to call-outs to crime scenes and other locations to provide immediate crisis intervention and support, refers clients to related supportive services and agencies;
  • Operates a county vehicle to provide the effective delivery of services to victims and witnesses including transporting victims and witnesses to court hearings, commonwealth's attorneys meetings and other court related appointments;
  • Provides assistance by administering and providing services designed to enhance coordination among agencies operating within the criminal justice system;
  • Works with and assists the officers and detectives within their district station assignment or the criminal investigations bureau with the proper victim services and referrals;
  • Encourage citizen awareness and participation through public information and education.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all inclusive list.)

  • Knowledge of casework supervision practices and procedures;
  • Knowledge of the principles of psychology and sociology;
  • Knowledge of current social and economic conditions;
  • Ability to use technology to enter and retrieve information;
  • Ability to interpret laws, rules, and regulations related to probation work and victim services;
  • Ability to interview and counsel clients;
  • Ability to prepare complete case records and reports;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in social/behavioral sciences, criminal justice, or education plus two years of professional experience in probation work, social work, criminal justice, juvenile justice, education, or counseling. A master's degree in the disciplines above may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Fluency in both spoken and written Spanish and English required.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience providing services to victims of crime.
  • Strongly prefer experience in working in system- based victim advocacy field.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
None.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, child protective services registry check, credit check and polygraph exam to the satisfaction of the employer.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to drive an automobile; ability to operate keyboard-driven equipment and to sit for long periods. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview; may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 38.7% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov. EEO/AA/TTY.

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