Crime Victim Advocate

Chicago Department of Police

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Contact Information

Address:

Chicago Department of Police
3510 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 06/15/24
  • @ 11:59 PM

Salary:

  • $56,172

Sworn:

  • 11,716

Population:

  • 3 million

Position Details

Crime Victim Advocate

Chicago Police Department

(Community Policing)

Number of Vacancies: 20

(Additional vacancies possible pending budget approval)

Under supervision, provides advocacy services to victims of crime to support and protect victims, and performs related duties as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 

  • Reviews referrals for services and contact victims of crime within 24 hours of incident by calling or visiting
  • Travels to meet clients and conducts immediate needs assessments, coordinating the provision of community resources and informing victims of their rights
  • Conducts comprehensive assessment to evaluate victims needs and develop victim-centered service plans based on the nature, extent, and severity of cases
  • Coordinates services with contacts services providers to make initial victim referrals and facilitates a handoff to victim services providers
  • Develops case plans for follow-up on 30, 60, and 90 days intervals to determine if the victim is satisfied with the level of services, provide status updates on their case, and to assess the need for further assistance
  • Determines eligibility for benefits and assists victims with application and enrollment (e.g., victim compensation applications)
  • Acts as a liaison directly to victims and with community-based agencies and service providers during the course of criminal investigations and court proceedings
  • Participates in community education and outreach efforts to promote awareness of programs and issues that victims of crime encounter
  • Attends mandatory trainings to stay abreast of the most current victim advocacy programs and services
  • Maintains client files and records documenting services rendered
  • Networks with social service providers and community leaders to maintain current referral resources that provide services to victims of crime
  • Prepares various routine and ad hoc reports documenting case load and activity 

NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.

Location:

Chicago Police Headquarters

3510 S. Michigan Avenue

Days:

Monday - Friday

Hours:

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Hours may vary)

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education, Training, and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, and Behavioral Science, or a directly related field plus two (2) years of work experience in counseling; victim advocacy services; crisis intervention; and/or outreach services
  • OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, or OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A valid State of Illinois driver's license is required
  • Education & Employment Verification - Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.

NOTE: You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, driver's license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable.

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:

This position requires applicants to complete an interview which will include a written exercise and/or skills assessment as part of the interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral and written parts of the interview will be selected.

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • Previous experience supporting victims of crime
  • Previous experience working with youth, seniors, and persons being trafficked
  • Multi-lingual (Spanish, Mandarin, Polish, Arabic, Tagalog)
  • Previous law enforcement or criminal justice system
  • Proficient in American sign-language

VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE:

The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge. Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented. In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering "yes" or "no" to the question on the online application that asks, "Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?"

In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service. For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 (Member Copy-4) to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationary stating dates of service and character of service. For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application. Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.

EVALUATION:

Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applications will be accepted.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT:

All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 or disabilityaccommodations@cityofchicago.org. Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request. 

ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.

APPLY HERE:

https://chicago.taleo.net/careersection/100/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=395303

The City of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.

City of Chicago Brandon Johnson, Mayor



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