Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County
Position Title: Family Services Coordinator
Reports to: Program Director
This is a position consisting of liaison and direct work with multi-agencies to assist in the investigation of severe child abuse cases and provide support services to child abuse victims and non-offending family members. The person filling this position must possess a working knowledge of social service agencies and support services in the area, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate well both orally and in writing, have strong organizational skills, must be able to work well with a multi-disciplinary team and exhibit professional demeanor and high professional ethics. This staff member must be able to handle emotional stress and should be able to conduct interviews that consist of dialogue concerning severe child abuse and sexual content. This staff member will apply for membership to CACTX’s Professional Society of Forensic Interviewers and meet all requirements to maintain their membership.
Bachelor’s degree in social work, criminal justice, or related field with at least 1 year related experience.
Experience working with law enforcement, CPS, DA’s Office preferred.
Knowledge of child abuse issues and related client services.
Conducts forensic interviews of children who have been suspected of having been severely abused, following CACDC’s team protocols.
Prepares for and provides court testimony upon request.
Observes forensic interviews conducted by other trained forensic interviewers.
Attends and participates in CACDC staff meetings, forensic interviewer peer review and multidisciplinary case reviews.
Supervises undergraduate interns.
Provides information and referrals to clients of CACDC.
Serve as liaison between families and partner agencies.
Assists clients in completing applications for Texas Crime Victim’s Compensation Benefits, obtaining case numbers, and following up with the application status
Documents all services provided to clients according to agency requirements and guidelines.
Attends and follows court trials and appears in court in support of clients.
Participates in trainings and continuing education, as needed.
Attends community meetings and interfaces with professionals in the field of child abuse and social services.
Other duties as assigned.
To apply, go here and download the application