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Bilingual Forensic Interviewer/ Advocate

Employer
Mosaic Georgia, Inc.
Location
Duluth, Georgia
Salary
Salary commensurate with experience plus full benefits
Closing date
Feb 16, 2023
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Job Details

As the Children’s Advocacy Center & Sexual Assault Center serving Gwinnett County, Georgia, Mosaic Georgia provides 24/7 response through its confidential Crisis Line (866-900-6019) and provides no-cost forensic medical exams (aka “rape kits”), forensic interviews, and victim & family advocacy in one private location.  After-care services are provided at the Mosaic Resilience Center, including counseling support and legal services. Mosaic Georgia is also a professional training organization for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, law enforcement, educators, and others who interact with victims of abuse, trafficking and exploitation.  

General Description:

The Bilingual Forensic Interviewer / Advocate will provide two distinct services for Mosaic Georgia clients.

As a Forensic Interviewer: Conducts recorded specialized, non-leading interviews for information-gathering purpose as requested by law enforcement or DFCS. Most forensic interviews take place at Mosaic Georgia’s Children’s Advocacy Center with law enforcement, Department of Family & Children’s Services, and/or District Attorney present. A forensic interviewer does not engage in advocacy on the case.

As an Advocacy Specialist: Provides delivery of direct victim/ family advocacy services/crisis intervention support and accompaniment to persons who experienced sexual assault/ child sexual abuse. 

This position reports to the Forensic Interview Manager. This is a full-time grant funded position with full benefits including employer-paid health, dental, life, long-term disability insurance, vacation, and employer matched retirement benefits. Working hours are mid-afternoon through early evening. Bilingual highly preferred.

Specific Duties:

  • Conducts forensic interviews of children in cases involving allegations of sexual or severe physically or emotional abuse or witnessing of violence.
  • Follows protocol set forth in Mosaic Georgia’s CAC Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) manual.
  • Works within a rotating “on call” schedule.
  • Provides crisis intervention, advocacy services, information and referral, legal advocacy, victim accompaniment services (medical, legal and other) and follow-up assistance for child & adult sexual assault/ abuse victims and families. 
  • Maintains required documentation in the case tracking system on all client services provided as specified in relevant procedures manuals or guidebooks.
  • Provides timely written and/or verbal correspondence with relevant MDT partners regarding a child’s forensic interview.
  • Works closely with the multidisciplinary team to ensure concerns arising during the case review meetings are addressed.
  • Obtains case outcome information and maintains written documents from multidisciplinary team as needed following case review meetings.
  • Participates in staff meetings, forensic peer review meetings and multidisciplinary team case review meetings.
  • Provides consultation and/or expert testimony in juvenile and superior court proceeding, collaborating with the DA’s office 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.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned by the Forensic Interview Manager and Director of Advocacy and Forensic Interviewing. 

Qualifications & Experience

  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree in human services field, social and behavioral science, criminal justice or related field. Master’s degree preferred in field of psychology, social work, behavioral sciences, or criminal justice.
  • Prefer 3 years direct service experience working with sexually abused children.
  • Preferred trained in the NCAC or Child First protocol or other nationally recognized child forensic interview protocol.
  • Excellent communication skills and the proven ability to work with clients of varying ages, cultures and developmental abilities.
  • Demonstrated writing and organizational skills.
  • Language/Communication:  Fluency in English and Spanish. 

NO phone calls please. 

Company

Mosaic Georgia is a Sexual Assault & Children's Advocacy Center that provides comprehensive direct-services for child, adolescent and adult victims of sexual assault/abuse.  A community 501(c)(3) organization, Mosaic Georgia is a “free-standing” facility designed and equipped to provide confidential and specialized services to meet the distinct needs of sexual assault victims.  Mosaic Georgia has proudly provided services to victims and families for 35 years and has received state and national recognition for its distinction from similar programs. Mosaic Georgia is dedicated to meeting the physical, psychological, and emotional needs of persons victimized by sexual assault or abuse.  All persons are treated with respect and dignity in a safe, caring environment.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
770.497.9122
Location
PO Box 1329
Duluth
Georgia
30096
United States
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