POSITION REPORTS TO:

CAC PROGRAM DIRECTOR

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the supervision of the CAC Program Director, the forensic interviewer has primary responsibility for conducting forensic interviews

 POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
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

Court Testimony

  • Testify in criminal/juvenile/civil court when subpoenaed

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

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

 EDUCATION:

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.

 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