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POSITION SUMMARY:  The Elder Victims of Crime Support Specialist is responsible for the delivery of comprehensive interventions to aid victims in the recovery process. The interventions will include but not be limited to: emotional support to alleviate the traumatic effects of crime, crisis intervention, safety planning, facilitation of short and long term counseling, locating necessary community resources and services, and financial recovery planning. Additionally, the Support Specialist will be required to provide basic crime victim advocacy services including but not limited to: assistance in filing police reports, obtaining protective orders, court accompaniment, securing legal representation, filing restitution claims, criminal case tracking, and registering with victim assistance portals and compensation funds.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in social work or related field, minimum of two years’ experience working with crime victims, extensive knowledge of victimology and ability to understand and build interventions around multiple elder victim models, including, Care Giver Stress , Intergenerational Transmission of Violence , Social Exchange , Power and Control, Ecological Theory, and Restorative Justice.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Cover letters, resumes and three (3) written letters of recommendation due by October 10, 2016 to Tri-Town Community Action Agency’s Human Resources Director (Sue Connaughton) at sconnaughton@tri-town.org; fax to 401-351-6611; mail to Tri-Town Community Action Agency, 1126 Hartford Avenue, Suite 201, Johnston, RI 02919.

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Tri-Town is an Equal Opportunity Employer

South County Community Action Agency  ·  1935 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, RI 02879  ·  P: 401-789-3016  ·  F: 401-515-0139
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