VICTIM ADVOCATE POSITION
Upshur County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney
The Upshur County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney is accepting applications for a Victim Advocate. This is a full-time position with County benefits. The applicant will assist victims in safety planning; inform victims of their rights; notify victims of all hearing dates and any changes in case status; assist victims in understanding court process and completion of any necessary paperwork including application for victim’s compensation, if applicable; serve as a liaison between victims and court personnel; accompany victims to court; make referrals to service providers as needed; assist victims with notification of perpetrator’s release from jail/prison; prepare grant applications and all necessary reports on a timely basis; attend approved victim service training annually and provide other victim assistance as needed.
This is a grant funded position. Salary may be up to $33,780.00. Salary offer will be based upon education and/or experience. A Bachelor degree in a related field is preferred. A high school diploma or GED with victim advocacy experience and training may be considered. Grant application and report preparation experience also preferred. The applicant must work well in a small office environment with minimal supervision. Applicants must possess strong interpersonal skills; demonstrate the ability to work well with the public; maintain confidentially as required by law and office policy. Applicants should be proficient with MS Office Suite and possess strong oral and written communications skills.
An application may be obtained from the Prosecuting Attorney's Office located at the Upshur County Courthouse Annex Room 202 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The application is also available online at http://www.upshurcounty.org/Application_for_Employment.pdf. The application deadline is February 16, 2018. Please send completed application, a resume, and a letter of interest to:
David E. Godwin, Prosecuting Attorney
J.D. Jennings Annex, Room 202
38 W. Main St.
Buckhannon, WV 26201
Employment with Upshur County is available to all qualified applicants without regard to actual or perceived race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap. Upshur County has established a drug free and tobacco free work environment.
Location/Region: Buckhannon, WV