LEGAL ADVOCATE/VICTIM ADVOCATE

Job Position: Bilingual Legal Advocate/Victim Advocate

The advocate will report to the Mount Vernon Site Supervisor.

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Mark Cardona, Assistant Director of Administration – mcardona@westcop.org

Job Overview: The Legal Advocate works closely with Legal Services of the Hudson Valley and the Mount Vernon community to provide direct services to victims of crime. Provide general victim advocacy/counseling; court accompaniment and filing victim compensation claims, including documentation, data collection and reporting; ensuring community awareness of and access to services and comprehensive care of victim-survivors. This position requires the advocate to have office hours in our Elmsford site.

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SITE SUPERVISOR

Job Position: Site Supervisor

The Site Supervisor will report to the Assistant Director of Programs.

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Clarissa Espinoza, Assistant Director of Programs – cespinoza@westcop.org

Job Overview: The Site Supervisor provides direct services to victims of crime and their families and is involved in both direct client contact and supervision of site staff which includes the Victim Advocate. The Site Supervisor will initiate site projects and collaborate with community agencies to strengthen the presence of WestCOP Victims Assistance Services. They will also oversee the operations of the site to ensure compliance with funder requirements as well as to support staff and clients.

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BILINGUAL VICTIM ADVOCATE

Job Position: Bilingual Victim Advocate

The Bilingual Victim Advocate will report to the Site Supervisor

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Desiree Alston, Peekskill Site Supervisor – dalston@westcop.org

Job Overview: The Bilingual Victim Advocate provides direct services to victims of crime; provides general victim advocacy/counseling; court accompaniment and filing victim compensation claims, including documentation and data collection and reports; ensuring community awareness of and access to services and comprehensive care for victims-survivors. Services will be provided at a VAS office or other partner offices.

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BILINGUAL CHILD VICTIM ADVOCATE

Job Position: Bilingual Child Victim Advocate

The Bilingual Child Victim Advocate will report to the White Plains Supervisor

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Maria Alexander, MS – White Plains Site Supervisor – malexander@westcop.org

Job Overview: The Bilingual Child Victim Advocate works closely with Child Protective Services to provide direct services to victims of crime under the guidelines of the VAS/MDT and DSS. Provide general victim advocacy/counseling; court accompaniment and filing victim compensation claims, including documentation, data collection and report; ensuring community awareness of and access to services and comprehensive care of victim-survivors. Provide in-person advocacy to children and families at the Child Advocacy Center, as well as conduct home visits as needed with Child Protective Services. Hours are 9 am – 5 pm but are also flexible depending on lat afternoon cases. Any hours worked “overtime” will be compensated with time off. (Late start or early departure)

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