Empowering SC Communities & Children's Advocacy Centers to deliver a best practice response to child abuse.         


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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. 


    • 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

  • 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.

  • 01/09/2021 11:40 AM | Thomas Knapp (Administrator)

    Our January 2021 newsletter is now available and was emailed to all on January 8th, 2021. 

    If you did not receive the newsletter or want to read it again, click the picture or link below.

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    Looking for a past newsletter, the are available in our Communication Archives section of this site.

  • 01/05/2021 11:07 AM | Brooke Kenney (Administrator)

    The Business Manager responsibilities include planning and implementing grant programs fiscal requirements from its application to approval and utilization. 

    In all, they are familiar with all agency processes, budgets, grant requirements and how it relates to the overall mission of the organization. Major responsibility for compliance and grant reporting. The Business Manager is a part of the Chief Operating Officer's leadership team. 

    The Business Manager is responsible for the overall fiscal reimbursement and office processes and make sure to communicate monthly to the the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer clear methodological and analytical approaches of the financial and operational needs of the grants.

    Duties and Responsibilities include:

    • Managing and supporting the grants requirements and implementation for the organization
    • Identify and develop strategies to optimize the grant's administration process
    • Perform relevant research to identify available grant opportunities and evaluate the results
    • Directly involved in grant writing by coordinating with the Chief Operating Officer
    • Research for effective and authentic funding opportunities having a lawful registration and proven track record
    • Oversee if the grants are implemented according to the operational and financial needs of the organization
    • Keep the relevant staff informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables, thereby ensuring  smooth completion of work responsibilities
    • Oversee if other grant staff (coordinators, writers and administrators) is complying with their job responsibilities and reporting the findings to the Chief Operating Officer
    • Oversee the job of invoicing, accounting, reporting, and other administrative functions to ensure successful execution of grant process
    • Prepare financial or budget plans and allocation along with the planning and finance department in accordance with each requirement
    • Analyze the budget trends and make recommendations for cost control and reduction for various grants
    • Provide detailed reports to the funders, CEO and COO with respect to the organization's progress
    • Monitor paperwork and other related documents connected with grant-funded programs
    • Maintain records of all payments and receivables and prepare monthly records for all grant related activities
    • Provide training to the new staff on grants management and reporting requirements 

    Essential Skills and Abilities Include:

    • Excellent project management skills with experience in managing and supervising administrative projects
    • Possess excellent organizational skills
    • Strong command over written and verbal communication
    • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
    • Good understanding of the organization's overall business and its objectives
    • Possess good knowledge of planning and strategizing financial and budgeting issues
    • Ability to work within a team and provide support to the junior staff
    • Ability to perform in cross-functional team approach and job responsibilities
    • Experience with basic financial management sills including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting
    • A multi-talker with strong ability to work under pressure
    • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and produce quality results on time with attention to detail
    • Proficient in using computers with related knowledge of software programs and Internet. 

    Educational Requirements Include:

    The minimum educational qualification required is a Bachelor's Degree with at least 5 years of office management and business experience. A Master's Degree in Business Administration is preferred. Experience in managing an office, accounting knowledge and/or certifications from recognized institutes with specialized courses in grants management is a plus. 

    Salary Details:

    This full-time position has a starting salary of $40,000 with benefits.

    Send resumes and cover letters to the Chief Operating Officer

    Resumes and cover letters will be accepted until Friday, February 5, 2021

  • 10/16/2020 2:25 PM | Brooke Kenney (Administrator)

    Under general supervision, work in collaboration with judicial child welfare leadership, community partners and stakeholders to plan, implement, market, manage and evaluate the local Safe Babies Court Team (SBCT) within the Metropolitan Child Advocacy Center (Met CAC) of the Child, Adolescent and Family Services (CAF) Unit.

    Minimum and Additional Requirements

    State Requirements:  A bachelor's degree and professional experience in human services or social services programs.

    Agency Requirements: A bachelor's degree and a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience focused on services for vulnerable young children and their families.

    Note:  When Agency Requirements are indicated, applicants must also meet the Agency Requirements.

    Preferred Qualifications

    CAMHC Prefers:  A master's degree in child development, social work or related field and a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience focused on services for vulnerable young children and their families.

    Additional Comments

    Supplemental questions are considered part of the application.  Please complete the state application to include supplemental questions, all current and previous work history and education.  A resume may be attached, but not substituted for completing the work history and education sections of the employment application.  Incomplete applications will not be referred to the hiring supervisor.

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  • 10/02/2020 11:42 AM | Brooke Kenney (Administrator)

    Summary: The Community Coordinator will work in collaboration with judicial and child welfare leadership, community partners, and stakeholders to plan, implement, market, manage, and evaluate the local Safe Babies Court Team™ (SBCT). In an effort to effect community and system’s change, the Community Coordinator facilitates coordination and collaboration among community stakeholders, organizes and facilitates Family Team Meetings, provides community-wide and Infant-Toddler Court Team (ITCT) specific educational opportunities, tracks monthly follow-up activities for each case monitored by the ITCT, conducts on-going data collection for outcome tracking, and champions for the voice of infants, toddlers and their families within the child welfare and court’s jurisdictional purview.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Supports the development of policies and procedures to implement the local Infant Toddler Court Team (ITCT)
    • Creates connections with community partners to recruit for and develop an Active Community Team (ACT)
    • Supports Judicial Leadership in the convening and facilitation of the monthly ACT meetings to promote collective impact for systems change
    • Engages families early in the SBCT process and ensures that their input is valued throughout their child welfare/court journey
    • In collaboration with ITCT partners- develops, compiles, creates, and distributes ITCT communications and promotional literature
    • Supports the neutral facilitation of, and documentation for, a multi-disciplinary team that meets monthly to assist children and their families in developing strategies to mitigate the circumstances that brought them to the court's attention
    • Acts as a liaison for identifying community-based resources and supports and disseminates the information to other agencies and families
    • Seeks creative solutions that address barriers families face in accessing formal and informal supports to complement case management services
    • Develops relationships with community providers to explore referral processes and problem solving methods to expedite access
    • Models practice that enhances a highlighted focus on the unique development needs of infants and toddlers and their families
    • Actively participates in community-based initiatives that correlate with the ITCT mission and promote the well-being of young children and their families
    • Assesses the community's training and Technical Assistance needs and serves as a liaison with the National TCP and local content matter experts for the provision of educational opportunities to meet those needs
    • Works with the local judiciary, Child Welfare leadership and ITCT to implement the SBCT Core Components and adhere to best practice policies
    • Remains current on latest research/best practice recommendations/policies and distributes/disseminates information to the ITCT and community regarding such
    • Supports the ACT to engage in continuous quality improvement to evaluate the ITCTs effectiveness by collecting and interpreting data and on-going reflection of practice through data exploration and strategic planning
    • Networks and communicates with Community Coordinators in other ITCP communities
    • Performs other duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the SBCT and the National ITCP

    Skills and Experience:

    • Experience with community collaboration to effect systems change
    • Background in infant/early childhood development of related field
    • Ability to work and make decisions independently
    • Knowledge of issues related to child abuse and neglect
    • Working knowledge of racial equity, historical trauma, poverty, intimate partner violence, child and adult development, parental history of childhood trauma, mental illness, substance use disorders, and developmental and intellectual disabilities
    • Knowledge of the Social Determinants of Health and local resources available to assist families in making connections to achieve them
    • Ability to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary group
    • Working knowledge of early child development and infant mental health
    • Knowledge of Protective Factors and how to incorporate them in community capacity building and case planning
    • Knowledge of juvenile and family court functioning
    • Facility working with people of diverse educational, professional, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds
    • Ability to work effectively across agencies and disciplines
    • Minimum of 5 years professional experience focused on services for vulnerable young children and their families

    Education Requirements: Master's degree in child development, social work, or related field is strongly preferred, minimum of an undergraduate degree 

    Please send resumes to Deborah Parks at dparks@beyondabuse.info 

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