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  • 28 Sep 2016 11:56 AM | Maggie Devlin (Administrator)
    The Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center is seeking a full-time Therapist. The Therapist will be responsible for providing therapy/treatment to both children and family members after an investigation regarding child abuse. Must be Master’s Level in the human service field and preference will be giving to those who have worked with trauma victims and have Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Trauma Focused training.


    If interested, resumes can be sent to rebecca.yuncker@nmcac4kids.org by October 14th, 2016 or mail to PO Box, 887 Roscommon, MI 48653.
  • 14 Sep 2016 10:08 AM | Maggie Devlin (Administrator)

    Berrien County CAC is looking for an energetic, passionate individual to join our team as a forensic interviewer!  We serve over 500 children annually in our recently renovated and expanded building. We are located in beautiful SW Michigan, right on Lake Michigan.

    Responsibilities:

    • Facilitate multidisciplinary pre- and post-interview case debriefing.
    • Conduct pre- and post-interview meetings with caregivers.
    • Conduct forensic interviews of child victims in a manner consistent with the Michigan Protocol on Forensic Interviewing and consistent with the policies and philosophy of the Children’s Assessment Center of Berrien County.
    • Promote stable and cooperative working relationships between all multidisciplinary team members and community agencies.
    • Conduct follow-up interviews and /or evaluation when appropriate.
    • Prepare timely and professional interview reports and distribute to MDT members involved in the case.
    • Complete all appropriate statistical and case-tracking paperwork and maintain CAC database.
    • Respond to subpoenas and provide testimony in legal proceedings when requested on relevant cases.
    • Participate in regular case reviews with multidisciplinary team members.
    • Maintain an expert awareness of current trends, research and developments in the fields of forensic interviewing and child sexual abuse.
    • Attend regular scheduled staff meetings.
    • Provide reports to the CAC Case Review meeting and the Berrien County Council for Children Board of Directors, as requested.

    Qualifications:

    • A minimum of a masters’ degree in social work, psychology, criminal justice or related field is required. 
    • Demonstrated professional experience with children and a demonstrated knowledge of child abuse and neglect issues and child development. 
    • Ability to communicate with a wide range of children from different cultural backgrounds and with differing levels of development. 
    • Successful, documented completion of a 40 hour forensic interview training by a nationally recognized organization, or able to successfully complete training.
    • Cultural awareness of the needs of diverse populations
    • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
    • Strong problem solving and solution oriented skills
    • Knowledge of the impact of trauma on childhood development
    • Oral and written Spanish Fluency preferred (not required)

    Knowledge and Experience:

    • Minimum of one year post degree experience conducting child interviews preferred;
    • Work experience in child abuse investigations;
    • Training, knowledge and experience in the following areas:
      • Current best practices for child interviews
      • Basic child development
      • Sexual and physical abuse, neglect, trauma, offender pathology and other pertinent topics
      • Cultural issues related to child abuse/neglect 
    • Experience working with diverse populations of clients

    Please direct any questions or inquiries to the attention of Jamie Rossow, Executive Director at jrossow@berrienchild.org.


  • 01 Sep 2016 3:07 PM | Tom Knapp (Administrator)

    The Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Office for Victim Assistance, is currently canvassing for the Child Victim Program Coordinator at the GS 13 and GS 14 grade levels.   

    The FBI is committed to fulfilling our responsibility to victims of crime as outlined in the Attorney General Guidelines and Federal laws.  The Office for Victims of Crime (OVA) leads the nation in service delivery to federal victims of crime and especially vulnerable populations to include child victims.  

    The Child Victim Program Coordinator serves as a subject matter expert on issues related to child development, mental health impact of child victimization, victim assistance, and the rights and special services afforded to child victims.   Responsibilities include providing expert advice and consultation to Agents, Victim Specialists, Program Managers and other FBI employees on management of cases involving sexual exploitation, child pornography, sextortion and kidnapping.  The coordinator will be working with the Violent Crimes Against Children Section, Major Crimes Coordination Unit and other headquarters units to address all child threat priorities.  The coordinator also provides management for FBI responses to victims, witnesses and family members of child related crimes as needed. Response management includes direct services to victims and oversight of service provision by local Victim Specialist and coordination with other FBI entities and Federal State and local agencies.  In addition to demonstrating expertise in child victimization the incumbent will assist in writing and developing policy/guidance as it relates to best practice service delivery.   

    This position requires the incumbent to deploy when needed to assist in large scale/complex child cases/operations to include the victim assistance rapid deployment team for mass casualties involving children.  The coordinator is responsible for critical analysis of large scale cases and provides recommendation for quality improvement to enhance OVA support of operations. 

    Best qualified candidates will be able to demonstrate exceptional skills in project management, communication, coordination with multiple agencies on complex operations, dynamic presentation skills and have the ability to work well within a team context.  

    This position is located in Linthicum, MD. 

    Working Hours:  9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (M-F) (starting time may be flexible); with after hour(s)/ on call responsibility. 

     

    Travel:  Occasional travel may be required for program/victim assistance, special deployment, and/or conferences/training.

      

    If you are interested in one of these positions, please forward your resume, indicating the position(s) you are interested in, to the following email address: OVAjobs@ic.fbi.gov, by September 9, 2016.  

     

    All FBI positions require an extensive background investigation and a polygraph examination.  This means we will contact former and current employers, applicant references, social acquaintances, and neighbors.  We will also review your educational, criminal and credit backgrounds.  Our standards are high, so before applying, make sure to review the employment disqualifiers that may prevent you from obtaining the required top secret clearance.

     

    Disqualifiers include:

    ·         Conviction of a felony

    ·         Use of illegal drugs in violation of the FBI Employment Drug Policy

    ·         Failure of an FBI-administered urinalysis drug test

    ·         Default of a student loan insured by the U.S. government

    ·         Failure to register with the Selective Service System (for males only)

     

    Veterans' Preference:  If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume.  Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.  Required veterans' preference documentation should be forwarded, along with your resume and location(s) of interest, to the email address listed above.

     

    For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command, if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

     

    For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF)-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and other required documentation identified on the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

     

    Once your resume has been received an evaluation will be conducted of your qualifications to determine if you meet the requirements for the position.  You will receive correspondence regarding receipt of your resume, as well as your status (i.e., qualified or not qualified).

     

    Thank You for your interest in FBI employment.

  • 25 Aug 2016 5:15 PM | Tom Knapp (Administrator)

    Child and Family Enrichment Council of Isabella County is seeking a full-time Family Advocate.  This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice or related field.  The candidate must have at least two years’ experience in the area of child abuse, crisis intervention, child development and/or experience in the criminal justice system.

    Click Here to view the job description 

    We are looking for an experienced advocate who is familiar with child advocacy model and has experience in maintaining records and data required for grant reporting and best practice in the field. Please send a cover letter, resume or your vitae, and 3 references to Kim M. Seidel, Executive Director kim@cafefamily.org

  • 19 Aug 2016 6:29 AM | Tom Knapp (Administrator)

    Child and Family Enrichment Council of Isabella County is seeking a full-time Forensic Interviewer.  This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice or related field.  The candidate must have at least two years’ experience in the area of child abuse, crisis intervention, and child development and/or in the criminal justice system. 

    View the Job Description

    We are looking for an experienced interviewer with extensive training on the Michigan Protocol as well as additional trainings regarding best practice in the field. Please send a cover letter, resume or your vitae reflecting trainings attended, and 3 references to Kim M. Seidel, Executive Director kim@cafefamily.org

  • 02 Jun 2016 7:35 AM | Tom Knapp (Administrator)

    The Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance (MINCA) has opened the 2016 sub-grant process for accredited member Children's Advocacy Centers. Accredited member CAC representatives can obtain more information by logging into the sub-grant page of the MINCA website. Each representative from accredited CACs will received an email with additional information.  Please contact us if you are an accredited CAC in Michigan and have not received additional instructions on the sub-grant process.

  • 12 May 2016 4:26 PM | Tom Knapp (Administrator)

    The Northern Michigan Mobile Child Advocacy Center, based out of Clare County, Michigan is hiring a full time Child and Family Care Coordinator. This position requires a Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related field. This position provides initial and on-going support and services to the child abuse victims and/or family members including crisis intervention, advocacy, case updates, resource referrals, victim's rights information, education and more. Salary and benefits are commensurate with education and experience. To be considered, applicants shall send a cover letter outlining eligibility and current resume (curriculum vitae if available) to info@nmmcac.org<mailto:info@nmmcac.org> by May 20.  While we appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. For a complete job posting and job description please visit http://www.nmmcac.org. NMMCAC is an equal opportunity employer.

  • 09 May 2016 12:18 PM | Tom Knapp (Administrator)

    Kids-TALK Children's Advocacy Center in Wayne County is seeking to hire a part-time contractual Forensic Interviewer. Click Here for more information about the position and how to apply.

  • 28 Apr 2016 1:49 PM | Tom Knapp (Administrator)

    The Children’s Advocacy Center of Ottawa County (located in beautiful Holland, Michigan) has a job opening for a full time Forensic Interviewer. We are looking for an experienced interviewer with extensive training on the Michigan Protocol as well as additional trainings regarding best practice in the field. Please see the attached job description. If interested, please send a resume, a cover letter,  your vitae reflecting trainings attended, and 3 references to Darcy Komejan, Executive Director  dkomejan@cac-ottawa.org.

    Click Here to view the Job Description.

  • 22 Mar 2016 4:27 PM | Tom Knapp (Administrator)

    The Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance (MINCA) is seeking to fill the full-time position of Training Coordinator. The position will be based out of the new MINCA offices in Grandville Michigan.  Please use the link below to go to the employment page of the MINCA website where you will find a detailed job description and online application for the position.

      SUBMIT APPLICATION  

    Applications will be accepted until April 8, 2016 or until a candidate is identified. To apply, a resume and cover letter should be uploaded with the short online application which is available by clicking on the application link above.

    Please share this information with anyone you feel may be interested in this position.

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