Arizona Department of Child Safety
A New Beginning for Arizona's Children
VICTIMS SERVICES LIAISON
(Grant Funded Position)
Victims of Crime Acts (VOCA)
1455 S Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85711
DCS Mission Statement
Successfully engage children and families to ensure safety, strengthen families, and achieve permanency.
Are you interested in protecting the victim's rights of the Department of Child Safety's' (DCS) children in care? The VOCA Unit is currently in search of a qualified candidate who has experience in child welfare and/or criminal justice.
The Victim Services Liaison serves as a liaison between the DCS and external victim services agencies to promote and encourage victims' rights for child victims in care, custody, and control of DCS.
Provides information to case managers and victims concerning victims' rights, procedures of the criminal justice system
Maintains contact with DCS Specialist as needed and may accompany them to court to provide support and information
Serves as a liaison between the DCS Specialist, victim, attorneys and consults with prosecutors' offices regarding trial preparation and victim opinion
Evaluates cases and assists DCS Specialists and or victim advocates in applying for compensation through the local county victim compensation board
Documents services, contacts and referrals in designated databases
Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):
Child welfare system and laws
Criminal court proceedings and the effects of victimization on crime victims
Crisis intervention methods and techniques
Principles and practices of case management
Operating computers and office equipment
Verbal and written communication
Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships
Interpret and understand Arizona statutes related to victims' rights
Prepare and deliver trainings
Analyze and interpret information from multiple sources
Evaluate cases to make appropriate decisions
SPECIAL SELECTION FACTOR(S):
Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or related field; and two (2) years' experience in counseling, social work, crisis intervention, criminal justice, or a related field which involves public contact.
Requires the possession of, and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.
Must be able to secure and maintain an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance card.
Must be able to secure and maintain clearance from the CPS Central Registry.
Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2903. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer
State Of Arizona