A forensic interview is a structured conversation with a child intended to elicit detailed information about a possible event(s) that the child may have experienced or witnessed.
The purposes of a forensic interview are:
1. To obtain information from a child that may be helpful in a criminal investigation;
2. To assess the safety of the child’s living arrangements;
3. To obtain information that will either corroborate or refute allegations or suspicions of abuse and neglect;
4. To assess the need for medical treatment and psychological care.
Responsibilities of the Forensic Interviewer Position include but are not limited to the following:
• Coordinate interview schedules with members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT)
• Obtain information from relatives/caregivers of the child prior to the interview.
• Facilitate Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) pre and post interview staffings and other case review meetings.
• Interview children where abuse is alleged using forensic interviewing techniques in accordance with ChildFirst® Interviewing Protocol.
• Maintain case and advocacy center statistics.
• Assist Executive Director as needed.
REQUIRED: Experience working in the human services field, experience working with children/families, superior communication skills, both written and verbal, strong commitment to customer service, ability to work in a cooperative manner with diverse professional groups
DESIRED: Experience in Forensic Interviewing or experience working at a Children’s Advocacy Center.
This position is supervised by the Executive Director
This position is 20 hours per week between the hours of 9:00-5:00 pm Monday-Friday.
To apply for this position please send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com
Full - Time Position
General Summary of Duties:
To provide counseling and advocacy services for survivors of sexual assault and child abuse including individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, information and referrals, and advocacy within the criminal justice system to clients in Kershaw and Lee counties.
• Forensic interviewing skills or ability to become certified
• A master’s degree in social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, or a related field
• Two years of experience in counseling
• Experience working with child and adult victims of abuse is preferred
• License required
• Familiarize yourself with the grant funding your position. This includes knowing the objectives, indicators, restrictions, budget, etc.
• Provide full range of therapeutic services including crisis, individual, and group counseling, as well as referrals for survivors of sexual assault/child abuse and neglect, and their family members;
• Provide forensic assessments including forensic interviews;
• Provide case management services including maintenance of client files for assigned case load;
• Assist clients with legal and personal advocacy;
• Assist crisis staff in hospital accompaniment and crisis calls as needed in the office and in the after-hours on-call rotation;
• Conduct trainings for community collaborative partners;
• Ensure quality of client services by tracking and monitoring client retention and satisfaction with services;
• Ensure grant objectives are met and documented;
• Prepare monthly reports, quarterly reports, and annual progress reports for funding grant;
• Participate in clinical team meetings and staff meetings;
• Promote FRC victim services through participation on community based task forces and events;
• Research and present new clinical skills and techniques to the crisis and clinical programs; and
• Complete other duties as assigned by Executive Director or required by grantors.
Please submit resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.