Summary: The Executive Director/Forensic Interviewer is responsible for the overall management and future progress of the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) under the direction of the President and the Board of Directors. The position is charged with interviewing child victims of reported sexual and/or physical abuse as well as coordinating services for the child and the family.
Responsibilities of the Executive Director/Forensic Interviewer include but are not limited to the following:
- Coordinate interview schedules with members of the Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) and family.
- Facilitate MDT pre-interview and post-interview meetings.
- Prepare for and attend case review hearings.
- Interview children alleging sexual and/or physical abuse using forensic interviewing techniques in accordance with National Children’s Advocacy Training and State of Michigan Forensic Interviewing Protocol.
- Provide referrals to agencies that can assist with services needed by the child and the family.
- Assist in regular follow-up with the child and the family.
- Maintain case and advocacy center statistics in conjunction with case tracking reports to be presented to the Board of Directors at regularly scheduled monthly meetings and the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) on the required reporting schedule. Also responsible for all reports and documentation of the Center’s activities for the Children’s Trust Fund.
- Provide primary representation of the Child Advocacy Center to the general public, community boards and related state and national groups.
- Supervise staff, student interns and volunteers.
- Develop and manage long-term goals and the program budget for the Child Advocacy Center in cooperation with the Treasurer and the Board of Directors.
- Participate in building strong community referral sources including updated research on each partner agency and ensure signed partner agency agreements are up to date yearly in October.
- Assist the Board of Directors in locating and raising funds needed for programming and participate in all fundraising activities for the Child Advocacy Center.
- Develop and implement a community child abuse prevention plan, pertinent to assessed needs of children in Tuscola County in cooperation with the Board of Directors.
- Other duties and programs as assigned.
Qualifications Required: Bachelor’s Degree with preference given to Human Services, Social Services or related field. Forensic Interview Training from both the State of Michigan and the National Children’s Advocacy Center located in Huntsville, Alabama is preferred. Advanced Forensic Interview Training may be required after two years of employment as a Forensic Interviewer at the Child Advocacy Center of Tuscola County. Preference given to a candidate with experience working with children and families.
Candidate must possess superior written and verbal communication skills and an ability to work in a cooperative manner with diverse professional groups. Candidate is subject to a background check, central registry check and must pass a drug test.
Starting Salary: $41,513.00
Closing Date: March 4, 2016
Please submit cover letter, resume and references to: Tuscola County Child Advocacy Center
Attn: Personnel Committee
475 N State Street PO Box 47
Caro MI 48723