Forensic Interviewer

The Martin House CAC in beautiful northeast Texas is growing! We are looking for an experienced forensic interviewer who is passionate about helping child victims overcome abuse. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume as soon as possible.  JOB DESCRIPTION:The Forensic Interviewer conducts developmentally and age-appropriate interviews of children who are alleged victims of sexual and/or physical abuse or witnesses to violent crimes when requested by law enforcement, child protective services, or the prosecuting attorney. The Forensic Interviewer is a neutral person who is called upon to solicit details of the alleged abuse, or screen children who may be at-risk for abuse, as part of the investigative process. When not assigned as the Forensic Interviewer on a case, the person in this position may assist with coordinating follow-up services for abuse victims and non-offending family members, reviewing notifications of abuse and neglect, scheduling forensic interviews, or providing other support to co-workers and team members as needed. The Forensic Interviewer is also responsible for tracking client statistical data, consulting with members of the multidisciplinary team, participating in monthly case review team meetings, and testifying in court when subpoenaed. This is a full-time, 40-hours-per-week position. Evening and weekend hours may be required occasionally.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in child development, psychology, social work, or related field. Forensic Interview Training/Certification and one-year experience within a Children’s Advocacy Center setting. Bilingual (English-Spanish) proficiency highly preferred. Basic knowledge of child development, memory, recall, trauma, cultural awareness, and linguistics. Must relate and communicate well with children of diverse ages, races, and backgrounds, possess a basic knowledge of child protection and legal systems, and have excellent facilitation skills. Must be team-focused and work exceptionally well with co-workers and partner agency members. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented with excellent computer skills, passionate about helping children and families overcome abuse, and committed to the mission of The Martin House CAC. Must be available to travel out-of-town for training or other work-related purposes and work irregular hours as needed. Must pass a thorough criminal background investigation.