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Dickerson Children's Advocacy Center is Hiring

2 Nov 2017 10:18 AM | Thomas Knapp (Administrator)

The Dickerson Children's Advocacy Center is seeking to fill the following open positions.

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Job Posting: Director of Clinical and Outreach Services

The primary purpose of this position provide planning, directing, creating and evaluating optimal clinical care and treatment for DCAC. This position oversees and develops the clinical staff and clinical interns, their professional development and all aspects of service delivery. Additionally as the chief clinician, this individual ensures that the team actively participates and maintains a presence in local, regional and national conferences and educational activities. This position will oversee outreach efforts to ensure underserved communities and underserved populations. This position will also carry a caseload and provide back-up for group facilitation.

Minimum Qualifications:

§  A Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Clinical Counseling or a related field;

§  State licensure as an LMSW or – LISW-CP preferred.

§  Five years clinical experience providing mental health services to children and families; forensic interview experience preferred.

§  Experience serving in a management capacity and supervising two or more direct reports.

§  Experience using and training evidence-based trauma-focused treatment interventions.

§  Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.

Dickerson Children’s Advocacy Center is prepared to offer a competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience

To Apply:

Please email cover letter and resume with salary history and requirements to Executive Director, Carol Yarborough at cyarborough@dickersoncac.org. For questions you may call 803-358-7200.

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Job Posting: Group and Family Services Coordinator

The primary purpose of this position is to provide and oversee group and family treatment and therapy services to child victims and their families when sexual abuse and/or serious physical abuse has been alleged to the children and families being served by the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) and the Dickerson Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC). The primary focus of the position is enhance, expand and coordinate the implementation of comprehensive group and family intervention services that have been recommended by MDT members and throughout DCAC’s service area.

Minimum Qualifications:

§  A Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Clinical Counseling or a related field;

§  State licensure as an LMSW is required.

§  A minimum of two years of clinical experience working which children and as a group facilitator required.

§  Experience using and training evidence-based trauma-focused treatment interventions preferred.

Dickerson Children’s Advocacy Center is prepared to offer a competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Please email cover letter and resume with salary history and requirements to Executive Director, Carol Yarborough at cyarborough@dickersoncac.org. For questions you may call 803-358-7200.

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Position title:              MDT and Outreach Coordinator   

Supervisor:                Director of Forensics

The primary purpose of this position is to ensure that all DCAC clients receive a seamless continuum of care across services provided by DCAC and its community partners. The MDT and Outreach Coordinator will accomplish this by coordinating and facilitating case review processes and community programming activities that promote usage of client-focused, evidence-based practices with regard to case coordination and service delivery both within DCAC and among community partners. The MDT and Outreach Coordinator will build and maintain cooperative relationships with the community and underserved areas. This position will serve as a back-up forensic interviewer.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following:

MDT Coordination

  • ·         Coordinate monthly case staffing
  • ·         Coordinate with DCAC forensic, medical and clinical teams new and returning case review, monthly case review recommendations;
  • ·         Prepares agenda and distributes monthly case review materials to all MDT members in a timely fashion
  • ·         Coordinate the outcome of the forensic interview with the appropriate DCAC multidisciplinary team member and/or community service provider
  • ·         Prepares agenda for MDT meetings; disseminates agenda to involved agencies, clinical staff and leadership team
  • ·         Monitor forensic staff training status and peer review participation
  • ·         Participate in bi-weekly forensic supervision and individual supervision as needed
  • ·         Participate in monthly management team meetings examining continuum of care and quality service goals
  • ·         Coordinate data entry and data reporting with the Director of Forensic Services weekly
  • ·         Review Forensic Interview Reports for content and appropriate recommendations and staffing.

Outreach

Underserved communities through 11th circuit and underserved populations

  • ·         In coordination with the Director of Forensics and the Executive Director, monitor the annual maintenance of DCAC interagency protocols and Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) to ensure they are current and functional.
  • ·         Responsible for identifying and addressing gaps and duplication in community services by coordinating and monitoring community task forces, response teams and other service providers within organizations and agencies who interface with crime victims.

      Forensic Interviewer

  • ·         Conduct forensic interviews using the “ChildFirst” method, for the purpose of obtaining information from the child to assess allegations of abuse.
  • ·         Coordinate the outcome of the forensic interview process with the appropriate community service provider (DSS, law enforcement, etc.)
  • ·         Prepares the forensic interview report according to agency guidelines and presents for review by the Director of Forensics
  • ·         Answer any questions related to the investigative process and provide feedback to the assigned DSS worker and/or law enforcement
  • ·         Coordinate with other advocates that may be working with the child and family, i.e. Guardian ad Litem
  • ·         Maintain contact with the victim and family throughout the investigation and prosecution to inform them of the status of the case, upcoming meetings or court dates, assessing needs of victim and family, etc.
  • ·         Attend case review and follow through with any recommendations of the team that would require the services of the advocate
  • ·         Maintain case records in agency database, NCA Trak; assist with grant management.
  • ·         Assist the family in accessing services recommended by the MDT and clinical team
  • ·         Attend court proceedings with the child and family if requested by the family or the law enforcement officer assigned to work with the family
  • ·         Be available as a witness in court as required
  • ·         Act as liaison between DCAC, Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) partners and other community agencies.
  • ·         Document all services provided to clients according to agency requirements and guidelines.
  • ·         Attend regularly scheduled supervisory meetings with monthly clinical team and clinical staffing meetings, clinical supervisor, and monthly staff meetings.
  • ·         Participate in educational presentations and experiences requested by management team.
  • ·         Participate in peer review through internal supervision and statewide network program.
  • ·         Maintain clinical licensure through agency approved continuing education and provide proof of current license at the beginning of each calendar year.
  • ·         Work a flexible schedule as required by responsibilities of the position.
  • ·         Assist with organizing and/or providing orientation and training experiences for the community as requested by the management team.
  • ·         Perform other duties as requested by management team.

Education and Experience:

A master’s degree in social work, counseling or related field required. A minimum of two years of clinical experience working which children and as a group facilitator required. Experience working with survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and/or abuse preferred. South Carolina licensure is required.

Knowledge, skill, and abilities:

Knowledge, skill, and abilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:        

§  Understanding of child abuse dynamics and understanding of current trends in the field of prevention and community education.

§  Demonstrated ability to excel in interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.

§  Demonstrated ability to engage individuals in community services.

§  Possess creative problem solving skills.

§  Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to accuracy.

§  Demonstrated high quality interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. 

§  Strong organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities.

§  Excellent computer skills with knowledge of Excel, Word, Access, and Outlook.

§  Ability to work well in multicultural teams and with diverse constituencies.

Competency Profile/Core Values Alignment

§  Contribute to an environment of trust and mutual respect

§  Maintain a high level of personal responsibility and ownership

§  Ability to work as a team member with a strong commitment to collaborative work with both internal and external partners.

§  Demonstrated ability to establish and promote positive professional relationships, and actively contribute to creating a highly cooperative work environment. 

§  Desire to continually improve, seek learning opportunities and increase individual and organizational capacity.

§  Ability to take initiative and manage multiple responsibilities with changing priorities and meet deadlines.


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Position title:              Clinical Intake Advocate

Supervisor:                Child Advocate Program Coordinator

The Clinical Intake Advocate (CIA) is responsible for conducting intakes for children and families referred to DCAC and providing case management to support family engagement in initial services and coordination of intervention activities. In this capacity the CIA works closely with advocacy and clinical services providing organizational support to link services to the continuum of care to aid service provision. The CIA will be responsible for data entry for case tracking.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following:

  • ·         Receive, review and schedule requests for services including forensic interviews, clarification assessments, and treatment.
  • ·         Consult with the Child Advocate Program Coordinator and Director of Forensic Services on service requests in order to prioritize and triage acute cases as needed.
  • ·         Assess for child safety by formulating an initial impression of the family’s ability to support and protect. Identify risks, notifying appropriate agencies, take necessary action to ensure child safety.
  • ·         Initiate the client record; help ensure initial documentation, incident reports, insurance information and all other necessary documentation is properly completed and included in the client record.
  • ·         Assist as necessary in evaluating client’s satisfaction with service experience.
  • ·         Notify all appropriate agencies involved with the family of services scheduled; investigative agencies are invited and encouraged to attend the forensic interview. Identify and follow up with other professionals involved in the case in order to coordinate the delivery of services.
  • ·         Maintain thorough and accurate records of all requests for services by entering necessary documentation in appropriate databases in a timely manner.
  • ·         Coordinate client notification of scheduled appointment time and documentation required for appointment via letter or phone call to family or referral agency. Coordinate with interns to place reminder calls 24 hours in advance of appointment(s).
  • ·         Collect necessary data both from DCAC and outside agencies to support case tracking and grant reporting.
  • ·         Work closely with the Director of Forensic Services and Advocate for Health Services to continually develop and maintain client intake protocols.
  • ·         Participate in internal case review with the clinical and medical staff on a weekly basis.
  • ·         Provide support to the Victim Advocate Coordinators as needed by assisting with client orientations, coordinating service delivery and ensuring proper support and assistance in providing across the continuum of services provided by DCAC. 
  • ·         Maintain case records in agency database, NCA Trak; assist with grant management.
  • ·         Assist the family in accessing services recommended by the MDT and clinical team
  • ·         Provide and/or assist with support groups for victims and/or families referred to the Children’s Advocacy Center.
  • ·         Evaluate intake information and schedule appointments for services in conjunction with referral sources.
  • ·         Document all services provided to clients according to agency requirements and guidelines.
  • ·         Attend regularly scheduled supervisory meetings to include monthly clinical supervision meetings, management team meetings, staff and weekly clinical team meetings.
  • ·         Participate in educational presentations and experiences requested by management team.
  • ·         Work a flexible schedule as required by responsibilities of the position.
  • ·         Assist with organizing and/or providing orientation and training experiences for the community as requested by the management team.
  • ·         Assist the management team on compiling data for reports as needed.
  • ·         Perform other duties as requested by child advocate coordinator and management team.

Education and Experience:

Minimum of Associate’s Degree in Human Services or Administrative Field required or two years of experience in the field of children services and/or Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Knowledge, skill, and abilities:

Knowledge, skill, and abilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:

§  Understanding of child abuse dynamics or children and family health needs.

§  Demonstrated ability to excel in interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.

§  Demonstrated ability to engage individuals in community services.

§  Possess creative problem solving skills.

§  Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to accuracy.

§  Demonstrated high quality interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. 

§  Strong organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities.

§  Excellent computer skills with knowledge of Excel, Word, Access, and Outlook.

§  Ability to work well in multicultural teams and with diverse constituencies.

Competency Profile/Core Values Alignment

§  Contribute to an environment of trust and mutual respect

§  Maintain a high level of personal responsibility and ownership

§  Ability to work as a team member with a strong commitment to collaborative work with both internal and external partners.

§  Demonstrated ability to establish and promote positive professional relationships, and actively contribute to creating a highly cooperative work environment. 

§  Desire to continually improve, seek learning opportunities and increase individual and organizational capacity.

§  Ability to take initiative and manage multiple responsibilities with changing priorities and meet deadlines.


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