Job Description

Job Title: Forensic Interviewer, Lead
Job ID: 00525160
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: See Below
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Children's Hospital of Pgh
Department: 34147 CHP Child Advocacy County
Location: 4117 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224

Description

Purpose:
The Forensic Interviewer, Lead is an essential member of the Child Advocacy Center, who is responsible for program operations including direct service delivery, supervision and orientation and continued professional development of forensic interview and referral staff. Coordinates a multi-disciplinary team approach to child abuse investigation, involving medical personnel, child interviewers, county children and youth agencies, district attorney offices, law enforcement personnel, victim advocates, volunteers, and student interns. Provides consultation and training within the agency and in the community and represents the agency at appropriate forums to achieve the mission and goals of the agency. Collaborates with the Executive Director in agency planning, evaluation, training and program development.

 

This position will work Monday - Friday, daylight shift with on-call rotation of nights and weekends. 



Responsibilities:

  • Supervises child advocacy center forensic interview staff and referral caseworkers including program monitoring and evaluation, determines corrective action as appropriate and necessary.
  • Assists Director of Operations in completing performance evaluations of staff on a yearly basis. Coordinates orientation/ training of new forensic interviewers and referral caseworkers. Completes weekly supervision with forensic interview staff and referral caseworkers. Maintain weekly forensic interview assignments and monthly on call schedule (as needed).
  • Approves all time off, payroll and other expenses for forensic interview staff. Reviews, tracks and process forensic interview reports for all staff (which includes data tracking and reporting for quality measures). Facilitates regular meetings with forensic interview staff. Participates in all division meetings as assigned.
  • Completes quarterly Peer Review of all forensic interview staff. Ensures all forensic Interview staff are compliant with peer review and training as outlined by the National Childrens Alliance Accreditation Standards.
  • Provides overflow coverage for child forensic interview processes and continue to conduct forensic interviews for highly specialized or complicated cases.
  • May be required to provide court testimony. May be responsible for overseeing graduate level social work interns, which consists of development of training schedules, orientations, and intensive supervision and instruction. Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrates the highest degree of customer awareness by seeking out opportunities to identify and meet the needs of internal and external customers. Treats each person as an individual with respect and dignity. Receptive to questions and criticism, and willing to offer assistance. Demonstrates genuine concern and empathy. Consistently performs all of the above in a friendly, courteous manner. Maintains accountability for patient and family satisfaction throughout the episode of care. Includes physicians as customers.

 

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Social Work, Public Administration or related field.
  • Five (5) years of experience in services for children and families and non-profit management.
  • Five (5) years of Forensic Interviewing Experience, working knowledge, experience, and expertise in Childrens Advocacy Centers and dynamics of all forms of child abuse.
  • Possess personnel management skills.
  • Ability to provide training on the concept, development and management of Childrens Advocacy Centers and a collaborative community response to child abuse.
  • Possess good organizational and writing skills.
  • Successfully completed Forensic Interviewing Training through a NCA approved Organization.
  • Two (2) years of management/supervision experience preferred.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:



  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

 

Salary Range: $23.28 to $40.28 / hour

Union Position: No

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