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
- 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 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.
- 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