Graduation from an accredited high school or GED, plus two (2) years as a Victim Advocate Counselor or three (3) to five (5) years experience in counseling, social work, crisis intervention, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Ability to be certified as a Victim Service Practitioner during the probationary period. Possession of or the ability to procure a valid Florida Driver’s License.
- Considerable knowledge of community resources related to various aspects of social welfare, i.e., housing, food programs, counseling and financial assistance.
- Knowledge of Federal, State and Local Laws concerning victim’s rights.
- Knowledge of the Criminal Justice System and its standard operating procedures.
- Ability to operate a typewriter, calculator and computer.
- Must possess a valid operators license.
- Ability to relate effectively with people in highly emotional and stressful situations and establish rapport with crime victims and their families.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; including the ability to speak effectively before public meetings, clubs and organizations.
- Ability to work well with superiors, co-workers and members of the public.
- Ability to perform call-out assignments.
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