To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with a disability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or Criminal Justice. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of degree. Case management or advocacy experience required. 40 hour sexual assault and/or 40 hour domestic violence training required; both preferred.
Bilingual (English/Spanish or English/Arabic) skills would be helpful but are not required
Must maintain a safe driving record and have valid Illinois Driver’s License and vehicle insurance. Personal vehicle needed. Legal Services Project Liaison will transport clients in personal vehicle. Mileage for authorized work-related purposes is reimbursable.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and listen to adults, children and adolescents. Employee must travel throughout Cook County. Dress is professional.
Employees must perform their duties in a professional, respectful manner as guests of the respective courthouses and hospital emergency rooms and as a representative of Pillars. At the same time, employees must adhere to the philosophy and mission of Domestic and Sexual Violence Services to uphold the safety and confidentiality of DV/SA victims
While performing in this job, the employee is likely to be exposed to disturbing descriptions of sexual and physical violence, emotional and verbal abuse and to encounters with women and children who have visible injuries and bruises resulting from the assault. Employees might encounter perpetrators of violence, while in court with the victims.