Join our team! The Children's Advocacy Project is hiring a Forensic Interviewer/Therapist.
This position requires the employee to work in a dual role capacity as a Forensic Interviewer and Therapist. Employee must be licensed or plan to apply for provisional license to conduct therapy. Employee must also be able to pass background checks.
The Forensic Interviewer/Therapist serves as a member of the CAP team to provide individual, family, and group mental health services to children and their non-offending family members. This position is responsible for promoting a multidisciplinary approach to the investigation of child maltreatment in the CAP facility by conducting forensic interviews of child victims and/or by serving as a mental health resource for investigators and case planners. Will be required to attend training related to specific trauma based therapy modalities, attend forensic interviewer trainings, implement forensic interview protocols and provide on-going education to law enforcement, social services and prosecutors.
Highly motivated person, possessing organizational skills with attention to details and ability to handle multiple responsibilities effectively and with discretion.
Able to function as a team player with initiative and flexibility.
Knowledge of child abuse system and family dynamics of child abuse.
Excellent people and communication skills.
Knowledge of forensic interviewing protocol and therapeutic interventions.
Willingness to attend related trainings in forensic interviewing, child counseling and child maltreatment.
Education and Experience:
LPC, LCSW, Masters of Social Work, MA in Marriage or Family Therapy, Counseling or Clinical Psychology or related field with a minimum of two years’ experience working with children / adolescents / families facing complex issues. Provisional licensure supervision available for those not yet licensed.
Possess knowledge of post-traumatic stress symptoms, stages of child development, dynamics of sexual abuse and family violence, and crisis intervention techniques. Preferable experience would include training in forensic interviewing and extended forensic evaluations of child victims of sexual abuse, and familiarity with Children’s Advocacy Centers.
Salary: This position is a full time salaried position, with pay depending on experience and licensure status.
Job Type: Full-time salary with benefits
Position is open until filled.