Position Overview: Reporting to the Clinical Services Manager, the Forensic Interviewer performs task specific to the growing needs for victims of child physical and sexual abuse within Abbeville, Greenwood, Laurens and Newberry counties. In this role s/he will provide forensic interviews and related services for child clients referred by Law Enforcement, DSS or the Solicitor’s Office.
Master’s Degree in counseling, social work or related field with licensure, in process of licensure or licensure eligible.
Attendance and successful completion of Child First South Carolina upon acceptance of employment with Beyond Abuse.
Ability to relate to individuals and groups in an empathetic, non-judgemental manner. Also, should have the ability to relate to individuals and groups of all cultural backgrounds.
Knowledge of the impact and dynamics of sexual violence and child abuse adn the trauma of child victims and their non-offending family members.
Possess excellent communication and office skills.
Available to work flexible hours including some evening hours and weekends.
Conduct and complete documentation for referral screenings, intakes, scheduling services and provision of services.
Conduct forensic interviews of children in cases of suspected child abuse.
Complete written summary reports of the forensic interview and provide to the appropriate investigative agencies involved in the case.
Coordinate with members of the multidisciplinary team, including attendance of case review staffing.
Testify in court regarding the forensic interview as required by subpoena; provide expert testimony as needed by members of the multidisciplinary team.
Provide information and consultation to area professionals and community members regarding child abuse.
Training and awareness to the community. Assist in the training of agency volunteers.
Maintain accurate and current records and statistics.
Other duties deemed appropriate and necessary by Supervisor and/or Executive Director.