Forensic Interviewer / MDT Coordinator

Location
Milledgeville, Georgia
Salary
40000.00 annually + benefits
Posted
Sep 27, 2020
Closes
Oct 27, 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Bachelors
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%

General Description: 
Full-time.  Responsible for providing forensic interviews/evaluations of children alledged to be victims of sexual abuse, sever physical abuse, or witness to a violent crime.  Coordinates, manages and facilitates multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings with community partners, including DFCS, law enforcement, court personnel, medical, and mental health professionals to ensure a continuity of care for shared clients. Also will provide assistance to victims of child abuse through crisis intervention, advocacy, and referrals to state and local community resources.  On-call, nights, and weekends required.  Must live within 30 mintes of Milledgeville, GA.

Reports to the Program Director.

Specific Duties: 

  • Provides forensic interviews/evaluations of children alleged to be sexually or severally physically abused, or alleged to be witnesses of violence based on expectations outlined in the Policies and Procedures Manual.   
  • Provides crisis intervention and emotional support to non-offending caregivers at the time of the forensic interview. 
  • Provides clinical feedback to law enforcement, DFCS and caregivers re: outcome of the forensic interview or evaluation.  
  • Maintains comprehensive documentation in the case tracking system on all client services provided as specified in the Policies and Procedures Manual.    
  • Provides timely written and/or verbal correspondence with community partners regarding a child’s forensic interview or evaluation.   
  • Identifies community resources and establish strong professional relationships with other agencies through regular and ongoing communication by phone, email and personal contacts.   
  • Updates provider lists and evaluate potential referral sources based upon established evaluation tools.   
  • Works closely with the multidisciplinary team to ensure that concerns arising during the case review meetings are addressed. 
  • Provides notification and written documents, including updated case lists, to all multidisciplinary teams for scheduled case review meetings. 
  • Obtains case outcome information and maintains written documents from multidisciplinary team as needed following case review meetings.   
  • Participates in forensic supervision, staff meetings, forensic peer review meetings and multidisciplinary team case review meetings. 
  • Coordinates with Director of SCSAC-CAC services regarding forensic training and research activities of the Center.   
  • Provides consultation and/or expert testimony in juvenile and criminal court proceedings, collaborating with the DA’s offices in the appropriate judicial circuit throughout the judicial process in cases involving Center clients. 
  • Stays abreast of current trends and research in the forensic interviewing of alleged abuse victims.   
  • Provides training to community agency professionals and the public regarding forensic interviewing and the services of the SCCAC.   
  • Regional travel required. Training will require travel to Hampton. Attends required/mandatory meetings onsite and offsite. Performs all other related duties as assigned by the Director of SCSAC-CAC.   

Minimum Qualifications: 
 
• Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, social work or related field.

• Competent knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding child abuse.

• Ability to organize and maintain accurate records.

• Ability to empathize and communicate with all types of people.

• Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

• Commitment to the need for client and agency confidentiality.

• Previous work experience in social services and victim advocacy.

• Working knowledge of the criminal justice system. 
 
Required Hours:  40 hours per week