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POSITION TITLE:  Forensic Interviewer 

REPORTS TO:     Program Director

SCHEDULE:         Full Time

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

           The position of Forensic Interviewer consists of direct work with alleged child abuse victims, their non-offending families, Child Protective Investigators, Law Enforcement Officers, and District Attorneys, along with other Multidisciplinary Team Members.  This position is best suited for a person who works well  with others as a team, is able to handle stressful situations, is willing to be trained and regularly reviewed for their expertise in this field. This person will be expected to  relate to  clients, families, peers and team partners with professional integrity and perform the requirements of this position according to professional ethics. This position requires  knowledge in child abuse matters, including but not limited to, reporting abuse, child development, and the impact of abuse at various stages of development , and be willing to continually learn. This position requires  testifying in court on a regular basis, previous experience would be beneficial.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

· The Forensic Interviewer will perform the job according to the policies and procedures of the NETCAC.

· Dependability and flexibility are vital to this position, as is working well with a team

· Conduct interviews of alleged victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse and witnesses of violent crime from age two through seventeen and mentally challenged adults.

· Meet with non-offending family members during case assessment.

· Meet with Multidisciplinary Team Members during case assessment and coordinate case information when needed.

· Provide expert testimony for alleged victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse and witness of violent crime.

· Continuing Education required, in current trends of forensic interviewing , issues related to child abuse and regularly   reviewing current literature.

· Maintain NETCAC client case files, document information and progress, and record statistical data, according to NETCAC  Policies and Procedure.

· Other duties as assigned by the Program Director.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

           A Bachelor’s Degree is Required.  Preferably in a social service field, social work or a related field of social services. Must have Valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation and current liability Insurance. Must pass a thorough criminal background investigation. Previous experience  testifying in court  is preferred but not required.

 

POSITION CHARACTERISTICS:

           As a representative of The Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center, sound judgement and high professional standards are a must. Knowledge of group dynamics and effective decision-making strategies. Excellent organizational and scheduling skills; outstanding written and verbal communication abilities; effective interpersonal, collaborative, and facilitation skills. Must work well under pressure and meet strict deadlines. Must perform job duties independently, proactively, and with a variety of people in a team setting. Position involves work with sensitive and confidential information about child abuse  victims and partner agency personnel at all levels.