Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $17.47 - $23.38 gross per hour
  • Salem


Provides direct services to victims of crime including, child sexual abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Keeps victims informed of their rights, how to exercise them, and provides updates on the criminal justice system as it pertains to their case.

Works under supervision of the Victim Assistance Program Manager, who assigns work, sets goals and reviews for conformance to policy and procedures.

Supervision of other employees is not a responsibility of positions in this classification.

Typical Duties - Duties include, but are not limited to the following
This position provides services to monolingual Spanish-speaking clients; therefore, fluent bilingual Spanish/English skills are required.

- Provides direct advocacy to victims of crime as assigned by case managers and program director.
- Assist victims who call in or walk into the victim assistance office.
- Provide on-call response for victims of sexual assault and/or homicide response.
- Communicate by speaking, writing, and reading in English and Spanish.
- Maintain case files, data for grant requirements, case calendar and monthly report.
- Attend and participate in staff meetings, volunteer activities and trainings.
- Help organize and facilitate community outreach events for the Latinx community.

Requirements for the Position

- Two (2) years college course work in criminal justice, social science, social work or related field AND One (1) year victim advocacy experience; OR
- Any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience relevant to the position.


- This position provides services to monolingual Spanish-speaking clients; therefore, fluent bilingual Spanish/English skills are required. An additional 5% will be added to the hourly wage as compensation for this skill. Finalist will be required to pass a verbal and written Standardized Spanish/English Fluency Assessment as part of the hiring process.
- Must possess a current driver's license in the applicant's state of residence and an acceptable driving history. Marion County will obtain a copy of the driving record for all qualified applicants from Driver and Motor Vehicle Services and review the driving record according to the Marion County policy and procedure for Driving on County Business. The policy can be found at:
- Must pass a criminal history background investigation; however, conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual for this classification.
- This is a safety sensitive/special needs position. Final candidates selected for this position will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen, including testing for marijuana. The Marion County Drug and Alcohol Use and Testing Policy can be found at:
- This assignment is represented by a union.
- This is a full-time assignment, which is eligible for overtime.
- Typical Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, with flexibility depending upon the needs of the department and program.

Working knowledge of: the criminal justice system, court proceedings, community services, and the legal system in the District Attorney's office.

Ability and skill to: prepare reports and correspondence; track statistical data for grant requirements; communicate effectively in both oral and written form; respond effectively in crisis situations with a prejudice and judgment-free attitude; work with individuals and agencies with a variety of backgrounds and purposes; establish and maintain professional, effective, and collaborative working relationships with the public, co-workers, courts, and other agencies; operate a computer; operate an automobile; and make appropriate referrals for direct service.
Drivesa motor vehicle in the performance of duties; uses depth perception; reads a 12 pt. font; speaks with a clear and audible voice; hears a normal speech level; sits; stands; bends; moves about the work area; uses hands and fingers to grasp and manipulate objects; operates a computer.

  • education
  • spanish
  • speech