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Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County seeks a Forensic Interviewer/Therapist

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:

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