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Forensic Interviewer / Family Advocate Position

Employer
Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (GCCA)
Location
Atlanta, Georgia and Tucker, Georgia
Salary
Salary is commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 22, 2023

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Focus Areas
Human Services
Job Function
Direct Service / Social Service
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Bachelors
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level
Professional
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Job Details

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, a private, non-profit Child Advocacy Center serving Fulton and DeKalb Counties, has an opening for a Forensic Interviewer. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position will work primarily in Fulton County but will occasionally work in the DeKalb County office as needed. The Forensic Interviewer/Family Advocate is responsible for conducting forensic interviews/extended forensic interviews of children alleged to be victims of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, or witness to violence.  Facilitates interdisciplinary case management and provides support to non-offending caregivers. 

The candidate should demonstrate effectiveness at working with difficult clients by exhibiting empathy and warmth, as well as have a positive attitude and work well under pressure.  A working knowledge of family dynamics, dynamics of child sexual abuse, neglect, domestic violence, crisis intervention, and trauma is preferable.  The candidate should demonstrate the ability to apply this information to directly benefit clients; have very strong time management and organizational skills to independently manage workload and related responsibilities; demonstrate the ability to operate a computer; have strong interpersonal and communication skills; show the ability to work as a team member; and possess problem solving skills to effectively work with difficult families. 

Experienced Forensic Interviewer preferred.

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy offers competitive salary and benefits, an exciting team-based working environment, flexible work schedules, and opportunities to expand your skill set. The Center is a private, non-profit organization led by a committed board of directors. For more information about Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, visit our web site at www.georgiacenterforchildadvocacy.org.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Rebecca Trotta at rebeccat@gacfca[dot]org. Please call 770-830-4042 if you have any questions. GCCA is an equal-opportunity employer. The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy has a vaccine mandate in place as of January 3, 2022. 

Company

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy is a private, non-profit agency that was established in 1987. The Center’s mission is to champion the needs of sexually and severely physically abused children through prevention, intervention, therapy, and collaboration. These services are provided at no cost to children who reside in or were abused in DeKalb or Fulton County. The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy’s role throughout the criminal investigation is to focus on the child’s needs, rather than focusing on the crime itself.

The Center provides a safe, friendly place where a child can end their silence by telling a trained therapist about the abuse during a videotaped interview. In addition, children and families are offered long-term psychological treatment to provide healing and hope for the future.  The Center coordinates with agencies involved in the investigation of physical and sexual abuse and offers education for professionals and adults in sexual abuse prevention.

Through a partnership with Darkness to Light, the Center is leading a statewide inititiative to educate adults across Georgia to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

Our vision is a community without child abuse where every child feels safe.  We work towards this by:

  • Taking the leadership role in Fulton and DeKalb Counties in facilitating collaboration, communication, and appropriate case coordination and management in both sexual and severe physical abuse cases and
  • Developing and building co-located facilities in which social and medical services, law enforcement and prosecutorial resources work together in close proximity, and
  • Providing professional and timely forensic services and psychotherapy at no cost to child victims of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse and child witnesses to homicide, and
  • Providing training to professionals and expert testimony in court cases, and
  • Training adults through a statewide initiative to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
Find Us
Website
Telephone
(678) 904-2880
Location
P.O. Box 11270, S.W.
Atlanta
GA
30310
United States
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