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Bi-Lingual (Spanish/English) Forensic Interviewer - Suffolk County District Attorney's Office

JOB TITLE: Bi-Lingual (Spanish/English) Forensic Interviewer DATE: October 2019 REPORTS TO: Children's Advocacy Center Executive Director FLSA STATUS: Full time, Exempt COMPENSATION: $48,000 to $60,000, commensurate with experience CLASSIFICATION: N/A 

POSITION PROFILE: The Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County (CAC) unites public, private, and community partners to promote safety, healing, and justice for children who are exposed to violence, as well as their families. The CAC works closely with an array of agencies to coordinate high-quality investigations and assessments of abuse and exploitation concerns, provide support to children and families, provide specialized training for diverse professionals, and prevent child abuse and exploitation in our community. 

The CAC Forensic Interviewer works in a multi-agency team environment with primary responsibility for conducting clinically and legally-sound forensic interviews of children, youth, and adult survivors. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

Complete training in a nationally recognized model of forensic interviewing (including a minimum of 32 hours of instruction and practice); 

Participate in pre- and post- interview meetings with multidisciplinary team (MDT) members and caregivers; 

Conduct forensic interviews as part of multidisciplinary investigative teams; 

Provide support, information, and resources to families impacted by violence and abuse that is reflective of each individual and family's unique needs; 

Maintain case data in NCAtrak (CAC case management system) and VideoOversight; 

Maintain specialized skills in accordance with National Children's Alliance standards for Accredited Child Advocacy Centers (CACs); 

Testify in criminal, civil, or family court if subpoenaed as a result of conducting a forensic interview; 

Maintain flexibility in work schedule to accommodate priority investigations and emergency situations to ensure provision of services (may include evenings and/or weekends); 

Build and maintain strong working relationships with representatives of Department of Children and Families (DCF), social workers, police, prosecutors, advocates, medical and mental health providers, and others responding to child abuse and exploitation concerns; 

Visit DCF area offices, police departments, district attorney's office, area hospitals, and other locations to conduct outreach and provide information and consultation to MDT partners; 

Conduct trainings for members of MDT and the community; 

Participate in training and ongoing individual and peer supervision. 

OTHER DUTIES: 

Attend trainings relevant to SCDAO functions. 

Become familiar with, and follow SCDAO personnel policies, particularly with regard to confidentiality, sexual harassment, drug-free workplace, and usage of information technology resources. 

Become familiar with, and adhere to, the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct. 

Exercise respectful and professional behavior and communication with the public, judicial and law enforcement personnel, and office staff. 

Complete work assignments in a timely, accurate, and efficient manner. 

Other related duties as assigned. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: N/A 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required: 

Fluency in Spanish and English. 

Bachelor's Degree; 

Strong written and verbal communication skills; 

Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail; 

Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities in a fast-paced environment; 

Ability to work independently and be part of a team; 

Strong computer skills, must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite; 

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information; 

Passion for the mission of the Children's Advocacy Center. Preferred: 

Master's or advanced degree in social work, psychology or related field 

At least 3 years professional experience working in child abuse (law enforcement, social work, child protection services, or victim-related services) or equivalent amount of education and experience 

Experience working with multidisciplinary teams and/or interagency collaborations; 

Familiarity with research regarding forensic interviewing and child development. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

 • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time 

TRAVEL: Position is based at Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County. Travel required to the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, off-site interview locations, and court, as well as other community partners. 

CAC Bi-lingual Forensic Interviewer September 2019 

EEO STATEMENT: The SCDAO is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.