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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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