Open Positions

Child Abuse Forensic Interviewer

COMPENSATION​: Dependent upon experience.

CLASSIFICATION​: FTE HOURS: ​ 40 hours (Monday – Friday) some nights and weekends

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:​ The Child Abuse Forensic Interviewer is responsible for conducting forensic interviews with children who are possible victims of abuse and/or assault. The Forensic Interviewer is part of a collaborative team that works together to insure that the child victim is interviewed in an environment that puts his/her comfort first, with the goal being to reduce the number of interviews, lessen the trauma of repeating the story, and to increase prosecution.

TRAVEL: ​ This position requires s travel for court, meetings, trainings, and conferences

Qualification, Skills, Knowledge:

  • Experience with child abuse investigations
  • Experience in child interviewing techniques (preferred)
  • PAAM trained (preferred)
  • Working knowledge of dynamics of child abuse and child developmental stages
  • Ability to engage children of all ages in interview setting
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to work as a team member
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in complicated and/or crisis situations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES​: The Forensic Interviewer will be responsible for, but duties are not limited to:

  • Conduct sensitive and thorough forensic interviews with children who are possible victims of abuse and/or assault
  • Orient children to the facility and explain the forensic interviewing process
  • Consult with MDT members before, during and after interviews
  • Coordinate interview strategies and techniques with team members
  • Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings
  • Testify in court proceedings
  • Attend and participate in peer review meetings
  • Complete case documentation following an interview
  • Complete note-taking, file preparation, case tracking, scheduling CPS and law enforcement involvement, ensure that the protocol is followed
  • Conduct post-evaluation debrief sessions with parents/caregivers. Provide pertinent educational materials to family and make recommendations for referrals for appropriate community services
  • Document interviews; maintain detailed records of all interviews and statistics
  • Assist detectives on assigned cases working with victim’s family
  • Assist investigators in interviewing victims and witnesses of other crimes as requested; conduct courtesy interviews for police agencies in other states and for all law enforcement agencies in the county; work with interpreters to gather information from disabled children; interview children and adults who are developmentally delayed and/or physically disabled as requested
  • Participate in team case staffing and actively work toward team goals and organizational objectives
  • Keep informed on the latest child abuse issues and interviewing techniques; including trainings and continuing education
  • Conduct research on these topics as needed and/or requested
  • Participate in Medical Evaluation Team meetings
  • Flexible schedule. Some nights and weekends may be required.
  • Conduct trainings and/or participate in public speaking engagements related to forensic interviewing as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned

Duties and Responsibilities as a Weiss Child Advocacy Center (WCAC) Team Member:

  • Quality improvement processes: participates in evaluation of individual and team functioning, actively works towards team goals and WCAC objectives.
  • Conforms to WCAC policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Upholds WCAC mission, vision and values.
  • Interacts with all clients, staff and board with high ethics and accountability.
  • Accountable to confidentiality and client privacy as set forth by the policies, procedures and protocol for the center.

Additional Relevant Skills and Qualities:

  • Ability to work cooperatively with victims, families, MDT team and other community partners
  • Organized and relevant
  • Use good interpersonal relations skills with community partners and MDT members
  • Social media, Microsoft Office, and general database proficient
  • Ability to sit at a desk, complete computer work, light lifting
  • Ability to deal with sensitive confidential information
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills so as to maintain strong, positive relationships with individuals of diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences.
  • An ability to work independently and also function effectively as part of a team.

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