Victim/Witness Counselor II (Social Work Related Position)

May 07 2024
City and County of Honolulu |Honolulu|Full Time
Job Description


Job Type: Full-Time Temporary
Location:    1060 Richards Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
Department: P​rosecuting Attorney

*This is a Full-Time Temporary Contract Position (Extension of Contract Term Subject to Funding Availability)




DUTIES SUMMARY: This position independently performs a variety of specialized victim/witness counseling services for victims and witnesses of violent crimes such as assaults, sexual assaults, terroristic threatening, kidnapping, reckless endangerment, spouse/partner abuse, child abuse, and elder abuse, and surviving family members of homicide, manslaughter and negligent homicide to fulfill the requirements of the Hawaii Victims Bills of Rights, HRS §801-D; performs other duties as assigned.


The position applies comprehensive knowledge of crisis intervention, interviewing methods and techniques, court procedures, community resources and referral procedures, program-related legal documents, program-related laws, rules, and procedures; proficient ability to assess the needs of distressed and traumatized individuals, effectively communicate with others in adverse situations, establish rapport with individuals of various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals involved in the process of prosecuting criminal offenses; and proficient skills in interviewing distressed individuals, organization and maintenance of case records, problem solving to assess best options in various situations, interpersonal skills for compassion and empathy, effective verbal and written communication, and time management.






Training and Experience: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in social work, sociology, counseling, psychology or a related field and two years of professional counseling experience in a program which provided social services, to include crisis counseling, one of which shall have related to the criminal justice system.


LICENSE REQUIREMENT: Possession of an appropriate valid Hawaii State driver’s license (Type 3).




In addition to providing important services to the public, employment with the City & County of Honolulu has many excellent benefits including:

  • Vacation: Employees may earn up to 21 days per year.
  • Sick Leave: Employees may earn up to 21 days per year.
  • Holidays: 13 days a year; 14 days during election years.
  • Training and Development: Computer, career, and personal enhancement courses are offered; curriculum designed for employee, supervisory, and management development.
  • Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug, and Vision Care: Various health insurance plans are available. Premiums are subsidized by the City and deductible from pre-tax income for participants of the Premium Conversion Plan (PCP).
  • Group Life Insurance: No cost for eligible employees.
  • Deferred Compensation Plan: Invest in your future…choose to defer part of your pre-tax income for retirement.
  • Retirement Plan: The Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) of the State of Hawaii administers retirement benefits for State and County employees. Employee contribution required.
  • Commuter Choice Pre-Tax Benefits: Employees may designate certain transportation expenses (TheBus, LOTMA, Vanpool Hawaii, etc.) as a pre-tax item
  • Parking: Some job locations offer parking on-site; others may have access to parking at low monthly rates.
  • Direct Deposit: Direct deposit of paychecks to a designated financial institution is available.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Confidential, professional counseling and resource referral.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program: A federal program forgiving the balance of federal student loans for individuals working in public service. For program requirements and additional information, please visit:​veness-cancellation/public-service


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* All benefits as stated above, are subject to eligibility requirements and to legislative and/or negotiated changes. Individuals are responsible for any related fees or charges that may apply.


At time of application, you must be a citizen, national or permanent resident alien of the United States or a non-citizen eligible under Federal law for unrestricted employment.


The City and County of Honolulu is an Equal Opportunity Employer