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Forensic Interviewer (full-time)
Overview & Summary
The Forensic Interviewer is responsible for conducting interviews, being familiar with current research and maintaining proficiency in best practices, which includes ongoing training and participation in reviews. The Forensic Interviewer works closely with the Multidisciplinary Team when conducting case assessments and interviews. The Forensic Interviewer will also facilitate trainings that are geared toward Law Enforcement and professionals needing more information regarding child sexual and physical abuse. The Forensic Interviewer will perform the job duties according to professional ethics, maintaining a high standard of confidentiality.
This position reports to the MDT Coordinator
Duties & Responsibilities
Conduct sensitive and thorough interviews of children for whom there are allegations of abuse and/or neglect and witness to violence, according to a nationally accepted evidence-based forensic interviewing protocol such as ChildFirst. Responsibility will include interviewing children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Collaborate with non-offending caregivers and the Multidisciplinary Team members to assess concerns and determine appropriate level of intervention.
Meet with Multidisciplinary Team members during initial case assessment; conduct pre and post interview meetings as needed.
Meet with non-offending family members as necessary, making appropriate client referrals
Dictate and review interview summaries in a timely manner; maintain client case files; and record statistical data in the NCATrak database.
Participate in case review, peer review and peer supervision; provide and receive feedback and present cases and video recorded forensic interviews as requested.
Establish and maintain credentials as an expert witness in court, providing testimony as needed.
Receive continuing education related to child abuse and training in current trends and techniques used in forensic interviewing.
Provide trainings to law enforcement, schools and youth serving organizations.
Network with community agencies to maintain positive working relationships.
Communicate effectively with child victims, witnesses and others regardless of age, sex, social, economic, cultural or ethnic backgrounds, maintaining a strict standard of confidentiality
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to demonstrate proficiency in meeting competencies required for position; able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field and two or more years’ experience working with abused and neglected children; OR
Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field and five or more years’ experience working with abused and neglected children.
Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities:
Excellent listening skills
Knowledge of child abuse dynamics, child protective and law enforcement investigation procedures, and the legal reporting mandates for professionals
Knowledge of interviewing suspected child victims and witnesses of abuse
Familiarity with the legal, social service, medical and mental health systems responsible for protecting children
Ability to relate sensitively to children of all ages and establish rapport with same
Ability to respond to families who may be in crisis in a professional and trauma informed manner
Ability to effectively prioritize and organize assignments in a fast paced work environment
Respect for diversity and a commitment to providing culturally competent and inclusive services
Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with multiple agencies
How to Apply:
Please submit an employment application, cover letter, resume, and pay requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone inquiries, please.
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A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.