Forensic Interviewer / Bilingual Mental Health Clinician
Westchester Institute for Human Development
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Post Date: Aug 20, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: September 2021
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - New York - Valhalla
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Description
The Forensic Interviewer / Clinician will conduct on-site forensic interviews of children who present to the Children’s Advocacy Center with concerns for physical and/or sexual abuse. They will collaborate closely with the multidisciplinary team responsible for the investigation of child abuse through case coordination and participation in team meetings.

Specific responsibilities:
* Conduct forensic interviews of children in accordance with state/national protocols. Interviews will be conducted in English and/or Spanish and observed by other members of the multidisciplinary team
* Conduct an assessment of the child and the non-offending family members to determine the impact of the trauma on the child’s functioning, and the need for additional services for the child and family with sensitivity to prevent re-traumatization
* Provide linkages to trauma-focused mental health treatment and other services as needed
* Actively participate in collaborative case planning and case review meetings to inform the investigation, and coordinate interventions and response to child victims and impacted family members
* Maintain case data in the CAC case tracking system for every service provided to clients in a timely manner, from the opening to the closing of a case
* Conduct workshops for non-offending parents
* Participate in weekly supervision, on-going trainings and forensic interview peer review
* Participate in the 24/7 on-call forensic interviewer schedule to provide after-hours interviews (evenings, weekends, holidays)
* Willingness and ability to actively engage in ongoing trainings and education on topics including forensic interviewing, child abuse, and working as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Skills
* Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, human services, child/human development, criminal justice or other related field and three or more years’ experience working with children who have been abused or neglected. Masters is preferred.
* Bi-Lingual Spanish fluency required.
* Working knowledge of child sexual abuse, physical abuse, family violence and child development required.


Notes
Full Time position includes a comprehensive benefits package to include 4 weeks paid time off, medical, dental, life and disability insurance, paid sick, personal and holiday time.


Contact Details
Name: Danielle McFadden
Address: 20 Hospital Oval West, Cedarwo
City: Valhalla
State/Province: New York
Zipcode: 10595
Country: United States
Ph: 9144935961
Email: recruiting@wihd.org