Yakima County Human Resources

  • 410-91 MDT Coordinator/Senior Program Representative - Attorney

    Working Title
    MDT Coordinator - Limited Term
    Location
    US-WA-Yakima
    Type
    Limited Term Full Time Budgeted
    FLSA Status
    Non-Exempt
    Department
    Prosecuting Attorney's Office
    Hours/Week
    37.5
    Required Testing/Exercises
    None
    Union
    AFSCME Local 87
    Open Date
    10/24/2018
    Close Date
    11/14/2018
    Compensation
    $3,610 per month
  • Overview

    There is one limited term vacancy with the Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney's Office for an MDT Coordinator - Limited Term. This position will end on or before June 30, 2019. (Note: Funding may continue beyond this date and is dependent upon the Prosecutor's budget review at that time.)

    The position provides coordination between individuals and agencies providing direct services to victims of child abuse, information and advocacy to victims of crimes as well as performing a variety of substantive activities involving team building, research, planning, case management and evaluation under the guidance of the Victim-Witness unit manager.

    This recruitment may be used to fill job vacancies which may occur within 90 days of the closing date of this posting.

    Responsibilities

    Evaluates law enforcement reports to identify victims and witnesses and determine needs and appropriate course of action. Screens and records child abuse referrals from law enforcement and DSHS investigators. Establishes contact with multi-disciplinary team (MDT) members for child abuse cases. Determines and coordinates with law enforcement evidence that is required and disseminates information to the MDT members.

     

    Provides assistance to child victims, witnesses and their families by coordinating interviews, referrals and follow up. Reviews case information and coordinates case review meetings with team members.

     

    Provides case management for team investigations and outcomes. Coordinates with social service, medical, advocacy, and mental health agencies when referrals are necessary.

     

    Coordinates meetings with investigative, social service, community based advocacy, prosecutors, judiciary, mental health, medical agencies and other stakeholders. Provides research for multi-disciplinary team partnerships, collaboration and accountability. Drafts agency agreements and coordinates implementation of policies and procedures related to the formal MDT.

     

    Provides assistance to the unit manager with case management, team training, scheduling, grant compliance, protocol development, recruiting partnerships and generating reports.

     

    Assists MDT with developing strategies to address service gaps, accountability processes and potential barriers to delivering services.

     

    Other duties required.

    Qualifications

    Education and Experience:

    Associate degree or two-year technical certificate in: Sociology, Criminal Justice, Psychology or related field and Two years of related experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to perform the essential duties of the job.

     

    Required:

    Valid WA State Driver’s License and proof of insurance, if requested.

    Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of general and criminal background investigations.

     

    Preferred:

    Twelve hours of victim services training

    Bilingual in Spanish/ English

     

    Note: This is a Yakima County Courthouse Master Contract Bargaining Unit, Local 87 position. As a condition of employment you are required to become a member of the Unit or pay representation fees per the negotiated contract.

     

    Equipment Used:

    Computer, printer, copy machine, fax machine, phone, audio-visual equipment, recording devices, calculator and other office equipment, passenger vehicle.

    Working Conditions: Physical demands include: handling, reaching, sitting, standing, fingering, hearing, talking and visual acuity. Intellectual Demands include: ability to multi-task, confidentiality, ability to articulate and communicate information in conversations, follow written and verbal instruction. May involve exposure to potentially violent or hostile individuals. Considered as Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

    Knowledge: Upon entry what specific knowledge would an individual need to assume the duties of this position

    • Office practices and procedures including computer applications;
    • Practices and principles of project management as related to the Victim/Witness caseload;
    • Purposes, theories, principles and practices related to Victim/Witness Assistance programs;
    • Basic principles and practices of crisis counseling;
    • Criminal Justice System and Social Services Systems;
    • Research, interviewing and investigation techniques and methodology

    Skills (and abilities): Upon entry what specific skills/abilities would an individual need to assume the duties of this position 

    • Researching and analyzing data and formulating sound conclusions;
    • Interpreting and applying policies, procedures, laws and regulations;
    • Conducting interviews and giving presentations;
    • Preparing complex reports, documents, notices and descriptions;
    • Performing basic mathematical calculations and paying attention to detail and accuracy;
    • Using computers, related software applications and standard office equipment;
    • Establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels and with the public;
    • Communication, both oral and written, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.

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