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Family Advocate/Clinician

The Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County (CAC) unites public, private and community partners to promote safety, healing and justice for child victims and their families.

The CAC works closely with an array of agencies to coordinate high quality investigations and assessments of alleged abuse; provide support to children and families, offer specialized training for a diverse range of professionals and to prevent child abuse in our community.

THE CAC SEEKS A MASTER'S LEVEL FAMILY ADVOCATE/CLINICIAN TO SUPPORT CHILDREN AND NON-OFFENDING CAREGIVERS IN CASES OF ALLEGED CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, PHYSICAL ABUSE AND EXPOSURE TO VIOLENCE.
Candidates will receive training in evidence-based mental health interventions including the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention or CFTSI (an evidence-based early intervention for children 7 to 18 years old that reduces traumatic stress reactions and the onset of post-traumatic stress disorder) and Problematic Sexual Behavior-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

(PSB-CBT).
Responsibilities include:

Establish a supportive relationship with non-offending caregivers by initiating and maintaining regular contact (often beginning with a visit to the CAC); Contribute to the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) by assisting the non-offending caregiver as a support, liaison and advocate before, during, and after team meetings; Assist caregivers in identifying mechanisms to best support the child and other non-offending family members; Assist non-offending caregivers with referrals and access to mental health, housing, safety planning, medical and legal services, as appropriate; Provide trauma symptom assessment, Child and Family

Traumatic Stress Intervention and other mental health support services to child victims and their non-offending caregivers; Coordinate with both on-site and off-site partners to facilitate access to needed services; Maintain ongoing relationships with all multidisciplinary team members and others, as needed, to ensure a coordinated response to each family's needs and to support maximum utilization of services; Attends all staff meetings, case reviews, in-service training and other meetings, as required; Other duties, as required.

Qualifications:
MASTERS DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIAL WORK OR COUNSELING (licensed or license-eligible) IS REQUIRED Working knowledge of dynamics of child abuse and neglect, parent-child dynamics and child development essential
4/3/2019 Employment Opportunity: CAC Family Advocate/Clinician
Resourcefulness and working knowledge of MA Department of Children and Families, criminal justice response to child abuse, CAC and MDT model, and familiarity with Suffolk County social service, medical, mental health, domestic violence, civil legal and community services/agencies helpful Passion for CAC mission and commitment to addressing the impacts of violence and trauma Strong, effective verbal and written communication skills Proficiency in Microsoft Office Preferred Qualification: Fluency in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole or Chinese

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements by April 15, 2019 to:
Melissa Ganley, Operations Manager Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County

989 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215
Melissa.Ganley@state.ma.us

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The Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County is a a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.