REPORTS TO:   CAC PROGRAM DIRECTOR

General responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the CAC Program Director, the Coordinator has primary responsibility for reviewing intakes received from Statewide Intake and make informed decisions in regards to CAC criteria for services and conducting forensic interviews.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

CPT Intake and Child Protection Team

  • Receive and preliminary review of Statewide intakes on a daily basis and compile all intakes for further review if needed.
  • Staff intakes with Program Director as needed in determination of CAC criteria.
  • Document all intakes received on official logs as established by the center.
  • Identify all intakes that are in accordance to CAC interview criteria.
  • Reference all current scheduled interviews to make sure that all intakes needed for referral of interviews are completed.
  • Coordinate with MDT members interviews that need to be scheduled are done so within a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all documentation is secured in accordance with established CAC policy and procedures.
  • Generate reports tracking intake activity and outcomes in accordance with position.
  • Liaison between Law Enforcement, District Attorney, County Attorney, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Midland Memorial Hospital, MRCCAC Therapists, and other community agencies as needed
  • Work on 24-hour call for emergency interviews/staffings
  • Work with CAC staff in coordinating CPT staffings and providing current case information in accordance with established CAC policy and procedures.
  • Coordinate the Kids in Court Program

Forensic Interviews

  • Use established protocol to conduct forensic interviews with children or developmentally delayed adults who are alleged victims of abuse or witnesses to violent crimes
  • Document intake data and schedule interviews
  • Keep updated on new research and developments in forensic interviewing of child sexual abuse

Training

  • Participate in and provide training to staff and volunteers, other agencies and the community in various areas regarding child sexual and physical abuse in coordination with the Program Director
  • Attend trainings as directed by CAC Program Director

Court Testimony

  • Testify in criminal/juvenile/civil court when subpoenaed

Coordination and Administration

  • Attend/Conduct multidisciplinary team and staff meetings in Midland and Andrews
  • Attend other meetings and in-services, professional training and conferences as self-directed or requested by CAC Program Director or Executive Director
  • Participate in improved collaboration efforts with community agencies
  • Maintain case files, statistical reports, etc…
  • Work with the CAC Program Director to develop and carry out evaluation procedures
  • Assist the CAC Program Director/MRCCAC Board in fundraising efforts as needed
  • Perform other duties as directed by the CAC Program Director or Executive Director

EDUCATION:

A baccalaureate degree is required in a field which relates to the mission and objectives of the Midland Rape Crisis and Children’s Advocacy Center. Education and qualifications may be substituted with at least 3 years of experience in a human services field.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Understanding of child development, child sexual abuse, and forensic linguistics
  • Understanding of the law and the legal system and implications related to interviewing children
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working with diverse professionals from child protection, law enforcement, court systems and related community services
  • Experience in needs assessment of victims and families and identification of appropriate referrals
  • Ability to effectively organize a variety of tasks and deal with a wide variety of people

 

Email resumes to Kelli Crouse at kcrouse@mrccac.org or call 432-682-7273.