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  • 06/28/2021 12:36 PM | Brooke Kenney (Administrator)

    The Family Advocate is responsible for providing advocacy services to child victims and their families when sexual abuse and/or physical abuse has been alleged to the children and their families being served by the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) and to the Edisto Children's Center. The Family Advocate answers directly to the Child Advocacy Center Director. 

    Duties and responsibilities may include but not limited to:

    • Maintain confidentiality
    • Make initial contact with the family once an interview is scheduled and answer any questions that may arise
    • Provide crisis intervention for victims and their families referred by law enforcement and child protective services
    • Perform safety assessments of the family and develop or recommend a safety plan with the victim and family
    • Coordinate services with community resources to provide relief from barriers to services for the victim and family 
    • Maintain contact with the victim and family throughout the investigation and prosecution when requested by family and law enforcement
    • Attend all MDT meetings and be prepared to facilitate in the absence of the MDT Coordinator. 
    • Maintain and update case records in agency database. NCAtrak.
    • Remains current with literature and child abuse services
    • Assist with trainings to the community and collaborating partners
    • Receive all referrals and information on all cases of abuse referred to Edisto Children's Center
    • Attend all case staffing
    • Other duties as needed

    Qualifications:

    • BA, BS, or BSW degrees and at least (3) years work experience. Master's preferred
    • Bilingual in Spanish and English strongly preferred
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail
    • Proficiency in Microsoft programs
    • Sound judgement, strong interpersonal skills and professionalism
    • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
    • Ability to pass a comprehensive background check
    • Have a valid driver's license and transportation
    • Abide by all agency programmatic and funding policies and procedures

    The Family Advocate is a full-time position. This position will be paid a salary commensurate with their skills, experience, and quality of work. Employee benefits as described in the Employee Policies and Procedures Manual will be offered.

    To apply, Click Here

  • 06/15/2021 10:04 AM | Brooke Kenney (Administrator)

    Position Summary:

    Therapy of children age 2.5 through adults. Primary areas of therapy concerns are trauma related with crime victimization and a specific focus in evidence based treatment. Primary therapy population is children through teens but supportive caregivers are serviced. Evidence based treatments in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention, Alternatives for Families and Parent Child Interaction Therapy are currently provided at CARE House. Position is responsible for assessment, diagnosis, treatment and coordination. 

    Forensic interviewing of children and adolescents from ages 3 to 18, and/or vulnerable adults, who are alleged to be victims of physical and/or sexual abuse. Both acute and chronic cases of abuse are assessed; as well as exposure to violent crimes and domestic violence. interviews are conducted using research-based, nationally recognized protocols/techniques in a developmentally appropriate manner to assess victimization; and to provide legally defensible information. Interviews are conducted in a manner that is legally sound and of a neutral, fact finding nature, and are coordinated to avoid duplicative interviewing. 

    Responds to the Clinical Supervisor

    Specific Responsibilities: 

    • Conduct forensic interviews with alleged child/adolescent victims, as requested, by referring agencies.
    • Interface with staff of partnering agencies in order to assist with implementation of the CAC project and coordinate services. 
    • Maintain and update case files, case lists, video logbook and statistical tracking in a timely manner.
    • Organize, coordinate and participate in case reviews with multidisciplinary team.
    • Attend conferences, seminars, meetings, for the purpose of continuing education on the topic of abuse and victim services to maintain proper training credentials.
    • Attend and testify in legal proceedings as necessary. 
    • Keep up to date on current trends in therapy, trauma, forensic interviewing, and child abuse.
    • Adhere to ethical standards of related field.
    • Maintain all related therapy documentation.
    • Other duties as assigned. 
    • Provide services at CARE House main site or other locations as needed.

    Qualifications:

    Master's Degree in Counseling, Social Work or other counseling related field is mandatory. Licensure as an LPC, LPCA, LISW or related credentials is required. Completion of forensic interviewing training, such as Child First South Carolina, is preferred but not required. Training in evidence based therapies, such as TF-CBT, AF-CBT, CFTSI, and PCIT is preferred but not required. Individual must have the ability to become an integral part of a coordinated investigative team. At least three years of experience working with children and families preferred. Ability to relate to children of different races and socio-economic backgrounds is essential. Experience with and/or a working knowledge of crisis intervention techniques, sexual abuse, child development, and the criminal justice system is highly preferred. Additional requirements include: a non-judgmental approach that reflects cultural competency and sensitivity to the unique needs and diverse experiences of individual children and their families; the ability to engage and maintain positive relationships with clients and staff; the ability to assess and intervene within complex family and community systems; and a willingness to be flexible, patient and creative. 

    Salaried, exempt and according to the current hiring guide. Salary based upon experience. Full time position.

    To apply for this position:

    Email Executive Director


  • 05/21/2021 9:34 AM | Brooke Kenney (Administrator)

    Responsible for interviewing and assessing alleged child victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, or witnesses to violent crimes referred to Children's Advocacy Center of Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union. 

    Essential Job Functions:

    • Coordinate interview schedules with partner agencies involved.
    • Conduct interviews of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse victims including:
      • Developmental Assessment
      • Competence of the child
      • Touch Inquiry/Abuse detail
      • Closure/Education
    • Interview non-offending parents/caretakers, obtaining background and current functioning information. Asses family and community systems.
    • Obtain data regarding alleged abuse history in a manner that meets legal requirements for evidence and meets social services' needs for protection and treatment planning.
    • Assesses risk and psychological well-being of the child.
    • Adhere to South Carolina mandated child abuse/neglect reporting laws.
    • Make an independent determination of assessment findings.
    • Maintain client record management. Prepare written reports; complete required case documentation. Maintain strict confidentiality concerning clients and client matters. 
    • Ensure all documentation meets legal requirements and agency needs.
    • Prepare documentation for, participate in, and collaborate with multi-disciplinary staffing (CART). Share results of assessment and make recommendations for treatment as needed,
    • Disseminate written reports and verbal communication in accordance with data privacy laws, agency policies, and professional ethics.
    • Complete referrals for medical exams and therapy.
    • Testify in family and criminal court proceedings.
    • Participate in internal peer review and external peer review through South Carolina Network of Children's Advocacy Centers.
    • Consult with Forensic Supervisor on weekly basis for case consultation.
    • Maintain APSAC qualifications and yearly CEUs.
    • Comply with state licensure guidelines.
    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Training:

    • Training in Forensic Evaluation of children, preferably through National Children's Advocacy Center or CornerHouse.
    • Maintaining an expert awareness of current trends, research and developments in the field of forensic interviewing.
    • Participating in curriculum development for any professional training programs generated by CAC.

    Qualifications:

    • Minimum of a Licensed Master level mental health professional, Master's Degree in Social Work or related field.
    • Clinical Interviewing and assessment skills in evaluation and treating sexually and physically abused children and their families.
    • Knowledge of child development stages and a demonstrated ability to utilize this knowledge to communicate with children. 
    • Ability to work with a wide range of children from different cultural backgrounds. 
    • Minimum of 2 years prior experience working with children.
    • Knowledge of Child Protection, Law Enforcement and Court Systems. 

    To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Emily Miller,        Click Here to Email

  • 05/12/2021 6:20 AM | Thomas Knapp (Administrator)

    The local CBS Columbia affiliate WLTX featured a story on the 6pm newscast on May 11, 2021 regarding the SC Child Abuse Response Protocol Act which is a new law enacted in South Carolina on May 6, 2021. You can view the portion of the news broadcast dealing with the protocol by clicking on the image below.


  • 04/30/2021 7:25 AM | Thomas Knapp (Administrator)

    We are so thankful to Dominion Energy for helping us to #BeHeard4KIds with their donation through #MidlandsGives! Learn how you can help on May 4th and how even a $10 gift to our programs can be enhanced through Midlands Gives by using the link below.

    Learn More and #BeHeard4Kids

  • 04/19/2021 6:04 PM | Thomas Knapp (Administrator)

    Our member Children’s Advocacy Center in Hartsville is doing their part to #BeHeard4Kids during child abuse prevention month and all year long in their five-county service area. The Durant Children’s Center recently received Satellite Membership from the National Children’s Alliance for their Satellite Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) in Sumter County. This Satellite CAC is also recognized by SCNCAC and is an integral part of our statewide CAC Development Plan. Gloria McClary, Program Director for the Durant Children’s Center, says “Our success is made possible through the dedicated members of our community who work alongside our organization. We work with various agencies and departments to ensure a child is protected, and that the experience of healing does not inflict further trauma. The multidisciplinary approach ensures there is a community-based network of professionals who collaborate for the child and their wellbeing while ensuring there is a clear and manageable path forward for parents and children alike.”  The Durant Children’s Center also recently received re-accreditation for their home county CAC in Hartsville. We extend our congratulations to the Durant Children’s Center for this great work.

    Learn More about Durant CAC

  • 03/15/2021 9:47 AM | Brooke Kenney (Administrator)
    The CAC of Aiken County is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization seeking a full time Forensic Interviewer/Therapist. The Forensic Interviewer/Therapist will be responsible for conducting forensic interviews, clinical assessments and providing treatment for children and adolescents who have alleged abuse or witnessed violence, and their non-offending caregivers. Forensic services and therapeutic interventions are provided using evidence-based practices and are coordinated with the community multidisciplinary team. Full-time position at 40 hours per week. Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone calls please. 


    Skills and Abilities Required: 

    • Strong team building, problem solving, organizational, and oral communication skills.
    • Thorough knowledge of the dynamics of child abuse and its impact on the child and caregivers.
    • Excellent verbal, written and computer skills. 
    • Knowledge of local social service and/or juvenile and criminal justice systems. 
    • Ability to coordinate services with various professionals. 
    • Knowledge of multiple cultures and the cultural impact on the delivery of services. 

    Job duties include but not limited to: 

    Forensic Interviewer-

    • Conducts or observes forensic interviews with children who are alleging abuse utilizing the Child First forensic interview protocol. 
    • Records notes throughout the forensic interview and provides investigators with a formal written report and appropriate access of the recorded interview. 
    • Assists with entering and updating all client data into agency's database. 
    • Coordinates all medical record requests from external agencies for investigators and medical provider. 
    • Coordinates and supervises college interns time and activities.
    • Facilitate and/or participate in Multidisciplinary Team training and case staffing, and any other relevant meetings or trainings. 
    • Respond to subpoenas and testify as needed. 

    Therapist-

    • Provides therapy for child victims and their families/caregivers using evidence-supported, trauma-focused mental health services which includes standardized assessment, individualized treatment plans and ensures that both the child and non-offending caregiver and engaged in treatment.
    • Documents counseling sessions, progress, and referrals in agency's client database. 

    Other-

    • Assists with day-to-day operations of the CAC as needed and other duties as assigned.
    • Strict adherence to confidentiality and HIPAA compliance.
    • Maintains the highest level of professional behavior. 

    Education-

    • Must have a Master's degree in Mental Health or Human Services field.
    • Licensed or actively pursuing licensure.
    • Certified or willing to become certified in Forensic Interviewing and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
    • Have at least 2 years of experience working with children/families in a mental health setting.
    • Must pass criminal background check.
    • Bi-lingual preferred. 

    Qualified applicants may email their resume to:

    Email Executive Director


  • 03/15/2021 9:02 AM | Brooke Kenney (Administrator)

    The CAC of Aiken County is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides treatment and other services for children and adolescents who have alleged abuse or have witnessed violence, and their non-offending caregivers. This position is integral in ensuring administrative functions are supported and activities are well-coordinated. The Office Manager also supports the optimal function of the CAC by performance of a variety of clerical duties, reception, and executive assistance. Full-time position at 40 hours per week. Equal opportunity Employer. No phone calls please.

    Skills and Abilities required:

    • Strong team building, problem solving, and organizational skills.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office and QuickBooks.
    • Maintains the highest level of professional behavior. 
    • Excellent verbal, written, and computer skills. 
    • Strict adherence to confidentiality and HIPAA compliance. 
    • Demonstrates a commitment to the concept and practice of cultural competency. 

    Job duties include but not limited to:

    Fiscal Management - 

    • Maintains and balances general ledger in QuickBooks for all expenses and revenue.
    • Aids in monitoring income/expenses as they relate to the budget and provides reports as needed. 
    • Records all donor information & income in agency's donor database. 
    • Prepares all bills for payment, ensuring timeliness of payments.
    • Bookkeeping duties including monthly financial statements and quarterly audited statements.
    • Maintains paper documentation of all bills, invoices, and payments. 

    Client Relations/Direct Service Staff Support - 

    • Greets clients, assists with client intake paperwork, and answers phones. 
    • Distributes, collects, and organizes client paperwork. 
    • Observes and supervises children and families in the waiting room. 
    • Submits documents required for reimbursement of forensic interviews and medical evaluations
    • Provides support as needed to CAC staff, as well as weekly medical team.
    • Interacts in a professional manner with children, families, staff and the community. 

    Materials and Support Services Management - 

    • Assists in scheduling appointments and communicates with other agencies to obtain pertinent information.
    • Procures and manages supplies at the direction of the Executive Director.
    • Monitors contracts with external agents with the Executive Director.

    Other - 

    • Collects and documents necessary grant related information as needed. 
    • Attends agency meetings as needed. 
    • Assists with day-to-day operations of the CAC as needed and other duties as assigned. 

    Education - 

    • A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent in experience and education.
    • Must be able to drive a car and hold a valid South Carolina driver's license.
    • Experienced in bookkeeping and QuickBooks is a plus.
    • Must pass criminal background and credit checks.
    • Bi-lingual preferred

    Qualified applicants may email their resume to:

    Email Executive Director

  • 02/22/2021 9:02 PM | Thomas Knapp (Administrator)


    Join Attorney General Alan Wilson, the South Carolina Network of Children's Advocacy Centers, Children's Trust of South Carolina, and Silent Tears for the 10th Annual Children's Advocacy Center Day livestream from the South Carolina State Capitol.

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  • 01/27/2021 11:14 AM | Brooke Kenney (Administrator)

    The primary purpose of this position is to provide planning, directing, creating and evaluating 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 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. Annual salary range is $55,000 - $65,000.

    To Apply:

    Please email cover letter and resume with salary history and requirements to Executive Director,  Carol Yarborough 

    If you have any questions, you may call 803- 358- 7200.


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