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  • 30 Dec 2019 11:18 AM | Thomas Knapp (Administrator)

    SCNCAC has released our December 2019 Newsletter. The newsletter contains 2019 reflections from the Executive Director and the following articles:

    • New Staff at SCNCAC
    • CAC Spotlight - Children's Recovery Center, Myrtle Beach
    • 2019 Training Reflections
    • Advanced Victim and Family Advocate Training
    • Upcoming Events

    Click on the link below to view the newsletter.

    VIEW THE NEWSLETTER

  • 17 Dec 2019 9:11 AM | Thomas Knapp (Administrator)

    The Dickerson Children's Advocacy Center has an opening for a full time Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at their offices in Lexington, SC.  The primary purpose of this position is to conduct medical evaluations to children with suspicion of abuse and/or neglect in order to ensure the health and safety of the child, identify and provide treatment for any medical conditions related to the abuse, provide comfort and reassurance to the child and non-offending family members and document forensically significant findings. The NP will provide providing training and orientation to DCAC Multi-disciplinary team members and partners, facilitating special projects as assigned, and providing other professional expertise and leadership necessary to fulfill the agency vision and representing the mission of DCAC. The NP will also coordinate efforts in the underserved and tri-county areas and serve as a member of the Outreach, Integrated Care and Forensic Medical Evaluation team.

    To Apply:

    Please email cover letter and resume with salary history and requirements to Executive Director, Carol Yarborough by clicking on the apply button below. For questions you may call 803-358-7200.

    Apply

  • 11 Nov 2019 8:00 AM | Thomas Knapp (Administrator)

    Are you interested in working with a team of professionals who are dedicated to empowering South Carolina communities and Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs) to deliver a best practice response to child abuse? The South Carolina Network of Children's Advocacy Centers is seeking applicants for our full time Administrative Coordinator Position. 

    Learn More & Apply

  • 6 Sep 2019 10:10 AM | Anonymous

    Beyond Abuse's satellite office in Laurens, SC is hiring for a full time Therapist/Forensic Interviewer Position. We are excited to add an innovative, hardworking person to our team! 


    If interested, please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements via email to Alison Romagnoli at aromagnoli@beyondabuse.info . 


    The job details are as follows: 

    • Therapist/Forensic Interviewer Job Description

      Reporting to the Clinical Services Manager, the Therapist/Forensic Interviewer's role is to enhance and expand comprehensive services for both child and adult survivors of sexual violence ages 3 and older to include individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, and information and referrals. In this role, s/he will also provide forensic interviews and related services for child clients referred by Law Enforcement, DSS or the Solicitor's Office.

      Qualifications:

      1. Master’s degree in counseling, social work or a related field.  Experience working with sexual assault survivors preferred. Clinical licensure and computer skills preferred.  
      2. Ability to relate to individuals, groups, and diverse cultural backgrounds in an empathetic, non-judgmental manner; possessing maximum insight and awareness to be confident in the role, with knowledge of personal and professional capabilities and limitations.
    • 3.       Attendance and successful completion of Child First South Carolina within 6 months of being hired.
    • 4.       Knowledge of the impact and dynamics of sexual violence and the trauma symptomatology of both child and adult victims. This includes utilizing DSMIV / DSM 5 for diagnosis and treatment.
      1. Knowledge of the effectiveness of evidence-based, trauma focused therapy in working with child victims of sexual violence.

      6.       Knowledge of group process and the ability to lead and/or organize as facilitator a variety of evidenced based group formats/models for diverse ages.

      7.       Possess excellent communication and office skills.

      8.       Available to work flexible hours including some evening hours and weekends.

       

      Responsibilities:

      1.       Provides full range of therapeutic services to include crisis, individual, group counseling and referrals for both child and adult survivors of sexual violence ages 3 and older and their family members using agency-selected, evidenced based best practice therapy models.

      2.       Conduct intake assessments and assist clients according to individual needs by establishing treatment plans with appropriate, evidenced based services.

      3.       Provide case management services to include maintenance of client files for assigned case load.

      4.       Participate in weekly case management to process client treatment plans and access resources and/or referrals for clients.

    • 5.       Conduct forensic interviews of children in cases of suspected child abuse.

    6.       Collaborate and coordinate with other agencies to provide support groups, referrals, and multidisciplinary approaches; create and implement services to a diverse population.

    7.       Assist clients in filing for Victim's Compensation under regulations of the state and assist clients in decision making process with the Solicitor's Office and/or Victim Witness Coordinator.

    8.       Participate in multidisciplinary meetings that will increase collaboration and coordination of services at the local level.

    9.       Provide testimony and/or expert testimony in court cases, as needed and as appropriately subpoenaed.

    10.   Complete written summary reports of the forensic interview and provide to the appropriate investigative agencies involved in the case.

    11.   Other duties deemed appropriate and necessary by Supervisor and/or Executive Director.

     

    Supervision: This position does not supervise other personnel.


  • 5 Aug 2019 9:49 AM | Anonymous

    Job Title: Victim Services Specialist (LGBTQIA and homeless populations)

    General Summary of Duties: Ensure quality victim support services are provided and maintained to individuals in unserved and underserved populations.

    Present concerns related to underserved victims during staffing, tracking, and documentation of services to primary and secondary survivors of sexual assault and child abuse. Train staff, community partners, and the public, to be able to identify, appropriately respond, and assist victims in all unserved and underserved communities.

    Qualifications:

    ·        Ability to pass SLED / DSS background check

    ·        Possess a valid SC Driver’s License

    ·        Excellent written and verbal communications skills

    ·        Strong computer skills

    ·        Knowledge of victim services, community resources, and social service agencies

    ·        Knowledge of and sensitivity to sexual and physical abuse victims and their non-offending families

    ·        Knowledge of crisis intervention principles and techniques

    ·        Knowledge and understanding of cultural competence

    ·        Well versed in the issues/concerns related to the LGBTQIA and homeless populations

    ·        Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary environment with law enforcement, child protection services, mental health partners, and other agencies working with the victim(s) and family members

    ·        Willing to work flexible hours, which may include some evenings and weekends.

    Please email resumes to The Family Resource Center Hiring Team at employment@thefamilyresourcecenter.org.

     

    If selected for an interview, the candidate must be prepared to give a presentation on the issues/concerns related to the LGBTQIA and/or homeless populations. The presentation is to be no longer than 10 minutes


  • 5 Aug 2019 9:47 AM | Liz Szarkowski (Administrator)

    The Metropolitan Children’s Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina is seeking a full-time victim advocate.  If you are looking to work for a great team in a family type atmosphere check us out.  We are a fully accredited CAC with on-site medical.  There are five forensic interviewers and four medical providers on staff.  This would be a state government job with benefits.  Check out the job listing and apply using the link below. 


    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sc/jobs/2527667/human-services-coordinator-i-099?department[0]=Department%20of%20Mental%20Health-MHC%20Columbia%20Area&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


  • 24 Jul 2019 2:57 PM | Anonymous

    Children's Recovery Center invites you to their 6th annual Run for the Kids 5K. Please come out and support one of our amazing CAC and the important services they give to the Myrtle Beach community. The event takes place Saturday, August 24th and you can register at childrensrecoverycenter.org


  • 20 Jun 2019 12:05 PM | Thomas Knapp (Administrator)


    Are you interested in working with a team of professionals who are dedicated to empowering South Carolina communities and Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs) to deliver a best practice response to child abuse? The South Carolina Network of Children's Advocacy Centers is seeking applicants for our CAC and Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Development Coordinator.

    View the Job Description & Apply

  • 19 Jun 2019 4:00 PM | Thomas Knapp (Administrator)

    The South Carolina Network of Children's Advocacy Centers (SCNCAC) has been awarded a $581,276.00 grant from the BlueCross® BlueShield® of South Carolina Foundation to support the recommendations in the SCNCAC 2018 development plan. The SCNCAC Development Plan resulted from a 2018 SCNCAC feasibility study and needs assessment to guide the growth and development of Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) in South Carolina. The recommendations in the Development Plan seek to empower South Carolina communities and CACs to deliver a best practice response to child abuse and remove barriers to accessing services being faced by child abuse victims, non-offending caregivers, and multidisciplinary team (MDT) members in rural and economically disadvantaged areas of South Carolina.

    The SCNCAC Development Plan project is divided into two separate multiple year phases. This BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation grant will fund phase one of the project which begins in June of 2019 and continues for multiple years. Phase two will also be a multiple year project which is tentatively scheduled to begin in the fall of 2019 pending approval of a similar but separate grant application which SCNCAC has submitted to another potential funder.

    One primary goal of this grant project is to ensure that all children and non-offending caregivers have reasonable and equal access to the multidisciplinary team investigative approach and the evidenced based services provided by Children's Advocacy Centers regardless of where they live in South Carolina. The child centered evidence based medical, mental health, victim advocacy, and coordination services that CACs provide are vital to the health and healing of children when they have or are suffering from child sexual and/or physical abuse. This project will help to remove existing barriers to accessing services that families currently encounter in many rural and economically disadvantaged areas of South Carolina.

    SCNCAC and our member Children's Advocacy Centers are grateful to the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation for partnering with us on this project.

    BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

  • 19 Jun 2019 11:40 AM | Anonymous

    The Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County is seeking a full-time Bi-Lingual Forensic Interviewer/Therapist. This position will be responsible for conducting forensic interviews, clinical assessments and providing treatment for children and their caregivers who have been abused. The CAC of Aiken’s forensic services and therapeutic interventions are provided using evidence-based practices and are coordinated with the community multidisciplinary team.

    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 services 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 Forensic Interviewer - • Schedules all intakes for Forensic Interviews and Medical Evaluations. • Conducts or observes forensic interviews with children utilizing the SC ChildFirst forensic interview protocol. • Records notes throughout the forensic interview and provides investigators with a formal written report and a DVD of the recorded interview at the end of the 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. • Participates in all relevant meetings and trainings.

    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 are engaged in treatment. • Documents counseling sessions, progress and referrals in agency’s client database.

    Other – • Assists with the Center’s day-to-day operations of the CAC as needed. • Works with the team to achieve the goals of the center’s Wellness Plan as needed

    Qualifications • Must be bi-lingual (English & Spanish) • 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 checks.

    Email cover letter and resume to Susan Meehan – cacmeehan@gmail.com

    The Child Advocacy Center of Aiken is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


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