Management & Supervision
Child Diagnostic
Full Time
8 Hour Shift
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  • Job Objective: A brief overview of the position.
    • Provides forensic interviews to children upon request of law enforcement and Children’s Services. Manages any additional forensic interviewers. Coordinates the Eastern Riverside County Multi-disciplinary child abuse team and the Eastern Riverside County Human Trafficking Coalition. Coordinates family advocacy, triage to therapy of child victims of abuse.
  • Reports to
    • Director, Executive Officer, Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center
  • Supervises
    • Family Victim Advocate
  • Ages of Patients
    • Children
    • Adolescent
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
    • Minimal Exposure
  • Qualifications
    • Education
      • Required: Masters Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related fields
    • Licensure/Certification
      • N/A
    • Experience
      • Required: Experience in the forensic interviewing of children, adolescents, and adults using an evidence-based interview protocol and techniques. Previous experience in conducting on-going training of law enforcement and forensic interviewers in conducting forensic interviews of children and adolescents.
      • Preferred: Previous experience working in Child Advocacy Center environment.
  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations.
    • Provide coordination and support for referred cases to ensure appropriate disposition.
    • Identify barriers to care to ensure that all children requiring exam, treatment or assessment receive such in a timely manner.
    • Works closely with the Medical Director and Nurse Practitioner in the delivery and coordination of forensic medical exams, follow-up exams, and CPS required foster care medical exams.
    • Ensure CPS hotline referrals are made as appropriate on children seen at the hospital who have not yet had a child abuse referral made on their behalf. This could entail ensuring that the mandated reporter in the situation (e.g. hospital social worker) makes the referral, assisting a parent or other family member to make a referral or making the referral themselves.
    • Provide mandated reporter training and intervention as necessary.
    • Coordinate arrangement of interviews for child victims as necessary; conduct intake of these cases in conjunction with other staff assigned to the RCCAT Unit who schedules forensic interviews. Will also conduct interviews on site as needed and required by his-her other duties for the Unit.
    • Will notify all parties involved in the case as needed when there are outstanding issues. Problems or issues related to this task will be reported to the CPS RCCAT Supervisor and Regional Manager for resolution.
    • Serve as a liaison with CPS, Law Enforcement, DA, RUHS, Advocacy and mental health for all referred cases.
    • Serve as training and technical liaison with the RCCAT team and the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center (BSCC) team.
    • Communicates with CPS, Law Enforcement, DA, RUHS, Advocacy and mental health personnel regarding MDT, training and all other team meetings.
    • Advocate for the expedited delivery of services to children referred to the RCCAT to receive prompt exams, diagnostic tests and treatment services within the hospital.
    • Pursues grants for forensic services, community wide child abuse protection and awareness activity.
    • Other duties as assigned.

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