POSITION REPORTS TO:
CAC PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Under the supervision of the CAC Program Director, the forensic interviewer has primary responsibility for conducting forensic interviews
This position will require travel between Midland, Big Spring and Andrews.
Forensic Interviews and Child Protection Team
- Use established protocol to conduct forensic interviews with children or developmentally delayed adults who are alleged victims of abuse or witnesses to violentcrimes
- Assist in identifying client needs and provide recommendations to investigators or therapists
- Develop the Child Protection Team list of cases for case review in Midland, Andrews and Big Spring.
- Attend and participate in multidisciplinary team meetings in Midland, Andrews and Big Spring.
Make any necessary recommendations regarding needed follow-up for the child and the family
- Liaison between Law Enforcement, District Attorney, County Attorney, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Midland Memorial Hospital, Scenic Mountain Hospital, MRCCAC Therapists, and other community agencies as needed
- Document intake data and schedule interviews
- Keep abreast of new research and developments in forensic interviewing of child sexual abuse
- Work 24-hour on-call rotation for emergency interviews
- Help coordinate the Kids in Court Program three times per year
- Testify in criminal/juvenile/civil court when subpoenaed
- 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
Coordination and Administration
- Attend multidisciplinary team and staff meetings in Midland, Andrews and Big Spring
- Attend other meetings and in-services, professional training and conferences as self-directed or requested by CAC Program 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
A baccalaureate or associates degree is required in a social work field, which relates to the mission and objectives of the Midland Rape Crisis and Children’s Advocacy Center. Applicants with a baccalaureate or associates degree not in social work must have at least 1 year of experience in human services or social work field.
- 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