Conducts clinical and forensic assessment activities and coordinates services for children and their families. Individual must work as part of a multidisciplinary team evaluating cases of alleged child maltreatment. Individual will collaborate with law enforcement agencies as well as the legal, medical, mental health and social service communities by performing the following duties.
Performance expectations include the following.
- Other duties may be assigned.
- Specialized clinical and forensic interviews of children. Interview family members and significant others as needed to complete psychosocial assessment
- Provide crisis counseling services to children and their families.
- Gather information relating to family history and risk factors and generate recommendations.
- Complete assessments of children and compile accurate, comprehensive, grammatically correct reports. Forward reports to necessary parties upon completion, but no later than within the time frames consistent with program requirements and best practice.
- Coordinate client services and referrals within the community
- Arrange for and conduct multidisciplinary staffing and participate in the development of the professional recommendations for treatment and ongoing services
- Make recommendations for treatment plans to address risk factors, therapy needs, skills training, or the need for further evaluation. Recommendations may also address issues related to removal, placement, and family supervision.
- Provide depositions and court testimony.
- Maintain accurate, complete, up-to-date client records.
- Conduct training within the community for professional staff and others as designed by the program director.
- Participate in scheduled after hours on call and provide emergent assessment services as needed.
- Must have reliable transportation
- Must have a valid driver license
- Must be able to respond to emergency calls at all hours, when on call
- Must be able to attend out of town trainings and conferences
- Bilingual in Spanish preferred
- Must have bachelors in a human service field. Masters preferred.
- Must have a minimum of 2 years post-baccalaureate experience working with children and families.