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  • 13 Jul 2015 8:21 AM | Tom Knapp (Administrator)

    Clinical Supervisor/Therapist


    Children’s Assessment Center of Grand Rapids, MI, is seeking a full-time Clinical Supervisor/Therapist with experience in both clinical supervision and working as a clinician in a therapeutic setting.  Position provides oversight and coordination of the clinical services of a Child Advocacy Center, which uses a multi-disciplinary approach to investigating and reducing trauma for victims of child sexual abuse.  Qualified candidates must possess a Master’s Degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or related field and full licensure from State of Michigan in respective discipline.  Experience in crisis intervention, child sexual abuse, child development, and the criminal justice also required.  Candidates should demonstrate ability to relate to children and adults of all ages, races, and socio-economic backgrounds in addition to ability to work collaboratively with Multi-Disciplinary Team (i.e. Law Enforcement, CPS, Medical staff, Therapists.) and manage clinical staff by providing positive leadership through modelling and verbal communication.  Timely, detailed, concise documentation required. Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills required. Ability to cope in highly intense situations and conduct self in professional manner. Bilingual preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.

    No phone calls please.

     

    Send resume to Lori VanHarmelen (lvanharmelen@cac-kent.org) or Lori VanHarmelen * Children's Assessment Center * 901 Michigan St NE * Grand Rapids MI  49503.

     

    Detailed job description available at www.cac-kent.org/open_position.


  • 30 Apr 2015 1:23 PM | Tom Knapp (Administrator)

    Each and every day, National Children's Alliance (NCA) member centers are doing incredible work to help kids find hope and healing throughout the United States. NCA wanted to take a little time to get the word out about some of the innovative practices, inspiring teams, remarkable leaders, and creative campaigns in the Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) movement.  Each month NCA features “star” submissions that they hope will raise the profile of CAC work on both a local and national level.  The stars are featured in NCA's monthly newsletter, on the 50 Stars in 50 States page on the NCA website, and will be featured prominently on NCA's social media platforms.  This month the Children's Advocacy Center of Northeast Michigan is being featured.

    The Children's Advocacy Center of Northeast Michigan is a newly accredited CAC serving 4 counties in the Northeast area of the northern lower peninsula of Michigan that was previously an area of the State without CAC services. The center serves Alpena, Alcona, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties. The CAC is one of the first accredited CACs in the State to implement the regional CAC model that the Michigan Chapter of the National Children’s Alliance is encouraging to provide CAC/MDT services to all areas of the State.  At NCA, we know how critical it is for all areas of the United States to have access to a CAC, and we truly laud the efforts of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeast Michigan

    To learn more about the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeast Michigan, visit their website by Clicking Here.


  • 07 Apr 2015 8:10 AM | Tom Knapp (Administrator)

    The April 2015 Outcomes Measurement System (OMS) newsletter has been released by the National Children's Alliance.  These newsletters are a great source of information for those working with OMS.  The past issues, along with the current issue, are available on the Michigan Chapter OMS page.

    Click Here for the OMS Page

    You will need to log in as a member to access the page.  You will also find additional information on the Chapter OMS page for anyone who is working with the OMS program.  You will need to log in as a member to access the page.

  • 30 Mar 2015 3:44 PM | Tom Knapp (Administrator)

    On March 26, 2015 a new CAC had it’s grand opening in Belding, Michigan.  It’s called the Ionia Montcalm Secure and Friendly Environment Child Advocacy Center (IM SAFE CAC). The center is the result of collaboration between professionals in Ionia and Montcalm counties and will serve the two county area.  Close to 100 mandated reporters of child abuse attended an open house to tour the facility, which is located in the Ionia County Community Mental Health office on Storey Road in Belding.  Please join the Michigan Chapter of the National Children’s Alliance in congratulating the IM SAFE Children’s Advocacy Center on this accomplishment.  


  • 26 Mar 2015 2:22 PM | Tom Knapp (Administrator)

    The Child Abuse Council of Muskegon County is currently accepting applications for a full-time Forensic Interviewer/Child Therapist. Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or counseling is required. Forensic interview training preferred, but will provide. Core skills required:  child/adolescent therapy; knowledge and/or formal training in TF-CBT; experience/knowledge of child sexual abuse dynamics; ability to write comprehensive reports and progress notes; demonstrated knowledge of the child welfare system and court process.

    Related personal skills necessary: ability to remain objective; excellent verbal and written communication skills; flexibility to travel for conferences and meetings; able to work in a team-based approach.

    Email cover letter, resume, and a minimum of three professional references to:

     kyleengee@childabusecouncil.org 

  • 25 Mar 2015 4:26 PM | Tom Knapp (Administrator)

    Children’s Assessment Center of Grand Rapids, MI, is seeking a full-time Forensic Interviewer with a minimum 2 years’ experience and fully certified by PAAM (Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan). Position involves interviewing children of all ages regarding allegations of child sexual abuse, working collaboratively with Multi-Disciplinary Team (i.e. Law Enforcement, CPS, Medical staff, Therapists.), and testifying in court as expert witness pertaining to child sexual abuse. Timely, detailed, concise documentation required. Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills required. Ability to cope in highly intense situations and conduct self in professional manner. Bilingual and Master’s degree in related field preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.

    No phone calls please.

    Send resume to Pam Doty-Nation (pdotynation@cac-kent.org) or Children's Assessment Center * 901 Michigan St NE * Grand Rapids MI  49503.


  • 20 Mar 2015 7:38 AM | Tom Knapp (Administrator)

    The Governors Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children is seeking information from the general public in Michigan, including people who have direct experience with issues of child sexual abuse. The information you provide in this survey will help the Task Force create recommendations for the Governor and the Legislature. The Survey deadline is April 2, 2015.

    The Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance has representation on the task force and our organization is very involved in this work.  Responses to the survey will not be connected to the responder's name in any way, unless the responder chooses to include his/her name in the comments sections of the survey. 


    Thank you for your assistance with this important work to enhance safety and well-being for children and families in Michigan.

  • 02 Mar 2015 4:37 PM | Tom Knapp (Administrator)

    The Northern Michigan Children's Assessment Center in Roscommon County has been operating since October 2015.  The Center is providing services to Roscommon, Crawford, Ogemaw and Oscoda Counties.  

    On February 23, 2015 representatives from all four counties signed a protocol that will make this center a home base for interviewing children in the four county region.  The protocol signing was a major step for the center as they move toward National Children’s Alliance accredited status.

    Please join the Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance in congratulating the Northern Michigan Children's Advocacy Center on this major step in their ongoing development. 

  • 03 Feb 2015 10:15 AM | Tom Knapp (Administrator)

    The Child Abuse Prevention Council of Shiawassee County/Small Talk Children’s Assessment Center is seeking a dynamic Executive Director to serve as the chief executive officer to provide overall management and conduct forensic interviews for a multi-location, large-scale organization with a vision of growth and regionalism.  The position is full-time , partially grant-funded with a starting salary range of $53, 000.  Qualified candidates may submit a cover letter and resume to rhonda@cap-council.org  by March 2, 2015.  Please see the links below for the details of the job description and responsibilities.

    Click Here to View the Job Posting

  • 03 Feb 2015 9:23 AM | Tom Knapp (Administrator)

    The Northern Michigan Mobile Child Advocacy Center in Harrison, Michigan, is seeking a motivated and driven individual to fill the role of Child and Family Care Coordinator. 

    The Child and Family Care Coordinator’s role is to coordinate resources and referrals for children and their non-offending family members who receive services at the Northern Michigan Mobile Child Advocacy Center (NMMCAC). In addition, the Care Coordinator will receive training and will conduct forensic interviews as part of the intervention services in responding to cases of suspected child abuse. The position has the expectation of understanding and implementing the state and county protocol for interviewing children identified as alleged victims of child sexual abuse, strong physical abuse, and/or witness to trauma.

    Click Here View the Job Description

    This position will begin as part time with opportunities to expand as needed. The Northern Michigan Mobile Child Advocacy Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a core belief in organizational enrichment through diversity. All resumes and statements of interest should be sent to blaw@nmmcac.org by February 6, 2015.


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