Alachua County Board of County Commissioners is hiring a Victim Advocate Counselor

Alachua County Board of County Commissioners
12 SE 1st Street Gainesville, FL 32601

Job Title:  Victim Advocate Counselor

Job Description
This is responsible counseling work assisting rape, sexual violence/assault and crime victims for the Department of Community Support Services, Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center.

This is an emergency essential classification. Upon declaration of a disaster and/or emergency, all employees in this classification are required to work.

An employee assigned to this classification contacts and assists victims of rape, sexual violence/assault and violent crimes through police interviews, medical examinations and criminal justice proceedings.

Work is performed under the direction of a higher-level supervisor and is reviewed through conferences, reports and observation of the results obtained.

Hours:  40
Starting Pay:  $39,374.40 Annually

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in counseling, social work, psychology or a related field; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Applicants within six months of meeting the minimum education/experience requirement may be considered for trainee status.
A valid Florida Driver License is required and a Motor Vehicle Record that meets the requirements of Alachua County policy # 6-7; Motor Vehicle Records will be reviewed prior to employment. If in the past 24-month period, the record shows more than 3 moving traffic violations, and/or a conviction/pending charge for driving under the influence, the minimum qualifications are not met for the position. Must successfully pass a Level 2 Background Check as specified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

This is a grant funded position, and is currently funded through September 30, 2021. Ongoing employment in a grant funded position is based on the grant being renewed annually.

NOTE: TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY, ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alachua

CLOSE DATE/TIME: Fri. 07/12/19 11:59 PM Eastern Time