PC I – Victim Services Liaison – Kansas Department of Corrections , Topeka – April 2024

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PC I – Victim Services Liaison – Kansas Department of Corrections Topeka, KS
Position: PC I: Victim Services Liaison

Responsible To: Program Director

Position Summary: This position is part of a team that provides services to crime victims of offenders under KDOC supervision. The incumbent will serve as a liaison between crime victims, offenders, KDOC staff, and community organizations.

Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Victim of Crime Act funded duties:

    Provide direct services to victims – Respond to crime victims’ needs utilizing a trauma-informed approach:

    • Facilitate safety planning and provide referrals and resources to crime victims.
    • Address unwanted offender contact.
    • Assist victims, OVS BIP staff, parole officers, and other program providers (SOTP, SAP, etc.) with the family reintegration process.
    • Respond to general inquiries about the Kansas Department of Corrections or offender status.
    • Provide Morrissey Hearing advocacy and support to victims when an offender violates conditions of supervision.
    • Provide systems advocacy during offender reentry and work with the Prisoner Review Board, facility, parole, and contract staff to encourage confidential consideration of victim safety concerns.
    • Screen new parole violation cases for victim issues.
    • Provide assistance/safety planning to identified victims as needed.
    • Work collaboratively with parole staff and community service providers in addressing parole violations with sensitivity to victim safety concerns.
    • Ensure that all documentation is completed in a timely manner within appropriate databases.

    Collaborate with KDOC staff and community partners – Provide systems advocacy for victims, enhancing their participation in the criminal justice system:

    • Attend meetings and share information with facility and parole staff.
    • Participate in multi-disciplinary offender reentry teams as a representative for the best interests as expressed by the victim.
    • Communicate with county victim/witness coordinators to support continuum of services, specifically when an offender on supervision commits a new person offense.
    • Identify and share information with community partners who provide services to victims.
    • Provide information and assistance to KDOC staff to encourage appropriate intervention for offenders with a history of domestic violence.
    • Attend public comment sessions (PCS) and provide services to assist victims through the PCS process.

    Other duties as assigned.

    State General Fund funded duties:

    Activities/job duties to be done only on non-grant funded time include:

    • Assist with awareness activities during Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and other national awareness campaigns.
    • Act as a member or consultant for the KDOC Peer Support Team.
    • Participate on local CCRs representing KDOC, including work on subcommittees and projects of the CCR as appropriate.
    • Plan and implement victim-centered training for KDOC staff and community partners regarding OVS and victim issues.
    • Assist with special projects:
      • Develop materials as required.
      • Assist in facilitating special project committees.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:  

Six months of experience in planning, implementing and monitoring activities relevant to the agency’s programs.

Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

At least one year of experience working with crime victims or underserved populations.

Ability to work with victims and offenders in a non-judgmental and confidential manner.

Basic computer skills are necessary to be able to use Word and PowerPoint, and to navigate databases and track information.

Preferred Qualifications:  

Graduation from an accredited college or university with major coursework in social sciences, criminal justice, or behavioral sciences.

Experience working with victims in corrections, parole, or law enforcement.

Experience in public speaking and training of adults.

Knowledge of (and/or training in) principles of reentry and risk reduction.

Possesses:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Strong knowledge of OVS, facility, and community supervision functions, processes, and procedures

Has the ability to:

  • Have solid professional boundaries
  • Work in a collaborative manner with other employees and community entities
  • Work independently in a professional manner
  • Prioritize assignments, multi-task and be flexible

Post-Offer, Pre-employment Requirements:  Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Must pass a criminal history records check. 

About the Position: PC I – Victim Services Liaison, Req#212402
This position will be located at the Topeka Parole Office, in Shawnee County.

Who can apply: Applicants who meet the minimum requirements

Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified Service

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Work Schedule: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday

Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes

Compensation: $41,870.40 to $47,257.60/Annual ($20.13 to $22.72/Hr.)*

* Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications. Though this position is unclassified, pay is equivalent to classified Pay Grade 24, Steps 10-15.

Employment Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
  • Sick & Vacation leave
  • Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
  • Paid State Holidays (designated by the Governor annually)
  • Fitness Centers in select locations
  • Employee discounts with the STAR Program
  • Retirement and deferred compensation programs

Visit the Employee Benefits page for more information…

Applicants are encouraged to apply (e.g., cover letter, resume, references) using the online application: CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Important Recruitment Information for this vacancy: Req#212402

Job Posting closes: Monday, April 8th, 2024

 

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