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Forensic Interviewer

 Part-Time Position

 

 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.


Duties:

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.


Qualifications:

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 employment@thefamilyresourcecenter.org 


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