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Victim Advocate Volunteer Coordinator

Job Description
Organization: 
Gateway Domestic Violence Services
Organization Type: 
501(c)(3)
Job Location: 
Denver Metro
Type of Job: 
Full-time
Job Category: 
Programs/Services
Job Description: 

General Statement of Duties:  The Victim Advocate/Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for assessing, coordinating, and organizing the victim advocacy provided by the Court Advocacy Program volunteers. The Court Advocacy Program is located at the Aurora Municipal Court.

 

Supervision Received:  Works under the supervision of the Court Advocacy Program Director and will report to the supervisor on a regular basis.

 

Supervision Exercised:  The Victim Advocate/Volunteer Coordinator will coordinate and supervise the activities of volunteers specifically recruited and/or trained for participation in the Court Advocacy Program.

Areas of Responsibility

Duties and Responsibilities:  The Victim Advocate/Volunteer Coordinator will have responsibility for the following major areas as well as additional duties added or substituted at the discretion of the supervisor as service delivery needs develop and change.

 

A.         Coordinates and implements a volunteer program;  recruits, trains, and directly

supervises volunteer, including interns from vaious universities. Weekly supervision to be given. Provide outreach, education, research and evaluation, and other appropriate roles as needed.

 

B.         Integrates volunteer staff with permanently assigned paid staff as needed.

 

C.         Assist the  Program Director in maintaining an updated policy, procedure, and training manual for court advocacy volunteer program and accurate records of volunteer and paid  hours, and evaluations.

 

D.         Plans and facilitates volunteer meetings, support groups, and recognition

            programs/events.

 

E.         Develops and implements additional volunteer programs in conjunction

            with Court Advocacy Program Director or other staff as needed.

 

F.        Assesses the advocacy needs of victims of domestic violence and coordinates with criminal justice         

           system personnel and key community contacts.

 

 

 G.        Acts as an advocate on individual cases of domestic violence in the

            criminal justice system.

 

     

H.         Assists the Court Advocacy Program Director in planning and

            execution of program evaluation.

Requirements/Qualifications
  • BA in Human Services, Criminal Justice, or a related area or equivalent experience. Bilingual in Spanish is preferred.
  • Experience: One year experience in volunteer supervision preferred and work in the field of domestic violence and experience in court victim advocacy preferred.
  • Appropriate dress for the court setting is expected. The program is located in the Aurora Municipal Court
Compensation/Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. Generous vacation, holiday and sick time. Health, dental, and life insurance package offered.

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Lisa Gertzen , Program Director

Court Advocacy Program

lgertzen@auroragov.org

No phone calls please

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