Nevada Urban Indians, Inc

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NEVADA URBAN INDIANS, INC
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION TITLE:
STATUS:
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LOCATION:
POSTING PERIOD:
Victim Services Program Assistant (VSPA)
Full Time – Non-Exempt
$12.56 to $17.88 DOE
Reno
Aug 7th to Aug. 21st 2015
POSITION: Under the supervision of the Victim Services Program Director, this position is responsible for the
development and implementation of all aspects of the Victim Services Program at Nevada Urban Indians, Inc.
The VSPA will assist the Victim Services Program Director (VSPD) with duties related to case management,
outreach and educational/training services, advocacy for victims, and assisting the VSPD with other duties to
promote and enhance the Victim Services Program.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: At least one year of experience with advocacy; preferably working directly with
victims. Ability to provide compassionate and appropriate support to victims. Must be outgoing, knowledgeable
and willing to engage the public about issues of violent crimes, child abuse and domestic violence. Must have a
valid driver’s license. Bilingual preferred.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: On day of appointment, must have fingerprints taken and complete a
criminal background check with satisfactory results, cost of which will be paid by the employee.
On day of appointment, must submit to a pre-employment drug screening with satisfactory results, cost of which
will be paid by the employee.
Employment with NUI is contingent upon satisfactory results of background check and drug screen.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is performed in a standard office environment. May require sitting and/or standing
for prolonged periods of time; moderate or light lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; dexterity in use of hands and
fingers in times of extended use of a computer keyboard in data entry and/or repetitive correspondence or
documents; exposure to computer screens. Use of modern office equipment, including but not limited to:
telephone, computers, printers, scanners, calculators, photocopiers, facsimile and postage machines, and
recorders.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: duties and responsibilities may include, but not limited to, the following:
 Provide direct support to victims; often when they are in crisis mode.
 Provide supervision to children while the VSPD interviews the victims (parent(s)).
 Case management including filing, copying and organizing client files.
 Reporting directly to the Program Director and/or Executive Director
 Maintaining strict confidentiality.
 Assisting other Programs of NUI, where needed.
 Assist with coordination and planning of organizational events.
 Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Working knowledge of:
Effective customer and personal service practices and telephone etiquette; standard office procedures, practices
and methods; principles and procedures of filing and/or record keeping;
work processing software; data entry techniques; English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Skill in:
Delegating tasks and managing subordinate employees. Giving full attention to what people are saying, taking
time to understand the concerns and asking questions as appropriate; talking to clients to convey information
effectively; teaching others how to do something; managing one’s own time and the time of others;
communicating effectively in writing as appropriate; use of a computer and various software programs and the
use of various office equipment.
Ability to:
Speak clearly so others can understand you; listen and communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in
writing; communicate information so clinical staff will understand; arrange duties according to priority needs
and/or deadlines; enter data into a software program at a speed necessary for successful job performance and
resolve data discrepancies
SPECIAL NOTE: NUI is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified applicants to contact the
agency about employment opportunities. Indian hiring preference may apply to some positions dependent upon
funding agency. (Title 25, U.S.C. 472 & 473 & Title VII, Section 703 (i) of the Civil Rights Act of 1964)
HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a completed employment application, and cover letter to the address, fax,
or email below. Applicants who do not fill out the application will not be considered. Employment application is
available on our website.
Nevada Urban Indians, Inc.
745 W. Moana Lane, Suite 375 Reno, NV 89509
Fax: (775) 788-7611 Email: [email protected]
www.nevadaurbanindians.org
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