Victim Services Specialist
1.0 full-time equivalent, Salaried, Exempt
Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center (RMvlc) is a nonprofit law firm that elevates victims' voices, champions victims' rights, and transforms the systems impacting them. RMvlc provides pro-bono legal services to crime victims across Colorado to ensure access to high quality legal services and rights enforcement.
RMvlc is seeking an experienced victim advocate who is highly collaborative, compassionate, professional, and organized. The Victim Services Specialist conducts client intakes and works closely with RMvlc’s attorneys to provide advocacy and support to victims/survivors through court accompaniment, case meetings, and legal case management.
Our ideal candidate will share a passion for RMvlc’s mission, dedication to our Core Values, and will have a commitment to supporting victims of crime. We expect our team members to recognize that violence and oppression are inextricably linked, and are dedicated to grappling with the complexities of societal power and privilege in order to provide inclusive services. Candidates must recognize personal biases and address them, as well as communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals, groups, and organizations.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
- Conduct initial needs assessments and intakes with victims as needed.
- Conduct intakes for service providers’ technical assistance requests as needed.
- Provide victim advocacy and support to RMvlc’s clients.
- Provide culturally sensitive & responsive services.
- Assist in the selection of cases for direct representation and extended legal services.
- Support victims/survivors in addressing their civil, criminal, and Title IX legal needs related to victimization through legal case management, advocacy, and referrals as appropriate.
- Along with RMvlc attorneys, work with clients to determine and meet their needs to enforce their victims’ rights and legal remedies available to them.
- Provide referrals and information related to the legal system.
- Contribute to the advancement of the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals & initiatives.
- Maintain necessary case files and documentation for clients.
- Attend and participate in various community collaborations.
- Manage a caseload of 30 – 40 active cases and clients.
- Support the recruitment and training of volunteers and interns as requested.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
The Victim Services Specialist reports to the Executive Director.
Applicants do not need to possess all of the following qualifications. Research shows women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs where they do not meet all of the listed qualifications. If you don’t meet all of these qualifications but think you would be a good fit for the position, please apply.
- Spanish-English bilingual and bicultural strongly preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree in social work or similar degree and 2-5 years of related experience or 5-10 years of experience in lieu of a degree.
- Knowledge of, and experience working in, legal systems including the criminal legal system, civil legal system, and Title IX required.
- Demonstrated ability to provide culturally sensitive & responsive services
- Understanding of the impact of trauma and how that impacts victims/survivors ability to engage in legal systems.
- Experience working in collaboration and partnership with other victim service providers and multidisciplinary teams.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong work ethic and initiative.
- Computer literacy including, but not limited to Microsoft Office products and demonstrated success in learning new technologies that aid in the provision of legal services.
- Conflict management skills.
- Demonstrated high level of diplomacy, sound judgment, and discretion when dealing with clients, donors, volunteers, and other community professionals.
- Proven history of taking initiative, being self-motivated, a high-level of attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks.
RMvlc values diverse life experience and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, people with disabilities, and/or people who identify as LGBTQIA+ are strongly encouraged to apply.
$52,000 - $62,000
- 100% employer paid health, vision, and dental insurance,
- Matching contribution to 401K Retirement after 1 year of service,
- Open vacation policy,
- Sick time,
- remote work options, and
- monthly cell phone use reimbursement.
Submit a cover letter, resume, and references via email to Executive Director, Emily Tofte Nestaval, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of “Victim Services Specialist”. Position will be open until filled. Applications received prior to November 3, 2023 will be given priority.
No phone calls please.