Sault Tribe
  • - Legal
  • MI, USA
  • Year Round - Full Time

The Victim Witness Coordinator, under the direction of the Tribal Prosecutor, is responsible for managing a multidisciplinary caseload consisting of victim/witness support services, multi-agency liaison, community support coordination and non-therapeutic counseling. The position is responsible for informing the victims and witnesses of their rights, prosecution process, and supports them through the prosecution of perpetrators.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)

 

  • Provides support through non-therapeutic counseling to victims and      witnesses of crimes.
  • Provides or referrals to appropriate services such as ARC,      city/county resources, counseling.
  • Provides information regarding prosecution process and court      proceedings to ensure Victim and Witness cooperation.
  • Provides legal information and explains the trial process to the      victims and witnesses.
  • Prepares the victims to testify in criminal cases and advocates      for victims in and out of court room setting.
  • Works within Tribal, State, and Federal Court systems to assist      clients in understanding complex legal proceedings.
  • Advises clients of the victim's rights and keep clients updated on      the court case progress.
  • Communicates with the community and individuals through outreach      programs.
  • Prepares reports and case updates for Prosecuting Attorney and      meet deadlines.

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)

 

  • Continues professional development and invests time in staying current on the profession.
  • All other job related duties as assigned.

 

CONTACTS:           

 

Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, customers, outside vendors/service providers, professional level employees, including law enforcement, court personnel, federal criminal justice systems.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Position light with frequent lifting/carrying up to 10 pounds. Physical factors include constant sitting, use of hearing, smell, near/midrange/far vision, depth perception, color/field of vision; frequent driving and typing; and occasional standing, walking, lifting/pushing/carrying/pulling, stooping and kneeling, reaching, manual handling and bending. Working conditions include occasional exposure to weather, extreme hot/cold, wet/humidity, and noise and air quality. Potential hazards include constant patient/client contact, computer use; occasional exposures to chemicals, insecticides/pesticides, infectious exposure; and occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts, needles/syringes and equipment. Position has exposure to high risk and volatile situations.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Human Services or related fields of Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Political Science required.

 

Experience: Minimum of 1 year experience working in the social service field or with advocacy resource programs required.

 

Certification/License: Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Must have a valid driver license and be insurable by the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Must comply with annual license review and insurability standards. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must have advanced knowledge of dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and victimology.  Must have advanced knowledge of Tribal, State, and Federal Codes, ordinances, and court procedures related to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and victimology. Must have advanced knowledge of crisis intervention techniques. Must have advanced knowledge of risk assessment strategies and techniques. Must have advanced knowledge of community resources providing assistance to families and individuals. Must have knowledge of basic principles of casework involving analysis of the physical, psychological, and social factors. Must have knowledge of human behavior and behavioral sciences; dynamics of interpersonal relationships and family dynamics. Must be able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisory personnel, coworkers, subordinates, the general public and State, Federal and Tribal agencies and staff. Must be able to work with minimal to no supervision. Must be able to work in high stress environment and handle difficult situations. Must be able to exercise independent discretion and judgment. Must be able to travel. Must have organizational skills and be able to plan, prioritize and manage work load to meet goals in a timely manner. Must have good project management skills; provide strong leadership, prioritize project tasks, meet project deadlines and effectively communicate with personnel, coworkers and the general public. Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate clearly in person, in writing, and by telephone and email. Position required being on-call. Must not have a substantiated abuse or neglect record as determined by a record check. Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred.

 

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