USA

Forensic Interviewer

Portales - New Mexico (NM), 88130

Roosevelt General Hospital

Estimated salary $36,900 - $50,900 a year

Job Description:

Essential Functions


To provide direct services to victims of child abuse and sexual violence and their families who are utilizing services through Roosevelt General Hospital/Arise Sexual Assault Services. Must work well with children, families, law enforcement, and staff. Can work in stressful situations and utilize self-care methods.


Essential Job Duties


  • Conduct forensic interviews of children and adolescents of alleged abuse using a multidisciplinary approach, usually during office hours but occasionally after hours.

  • Maintain all records of interviews, including written case records and ensuring proper storage and/or chain of custody of video and audio tapes of interviews.

  • Facilitate pre/post interview multidisciplinary case staffing.

  • Respond to subpoenas and testify when requested.

  • Participate in case reviews and present cases when requested.

  • Participate in supervision, peer review, professional development, and on-going training activities including being trained in forensic interview technique.

  • Coordinate interview schedule.

  • Assist team with and participate in fundraisers and special events.

  • Take part in monthly volunteer advocate meetings as needed and provide updates and feedback on services.

  • Participate in providing on-call to respond to crisis intervention.

  • Complete monthly reports and submit to Director, assist in grant writing when appropriate.

  • Assist in providing on-going education about child abuse and sexual assault services, act as a community liaison and representative of the agency.

  • Adhere to the employment, grievance, personnel policies, and procedures.

  • Participate in the upkeep and cleaning of the office areas.

  • Comply with all grant requirements and project components.


    Non Essential Functions


  • Performs other duties as assigned.


    Qualifications


  • Background in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice or other related field; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

  • Basic knowledge of sexual assault and survivor

characteristics.

  • Experience working with children and families where abuse and violence are identified issues.

  • Professional experience with criminal justice or child welfare system.

  • Experience with program development.

  • Computer competency requirements include Microsoft Office, Outlook, online researching techniques and search engine utilization.

  • Must complete or have completed a nationally recognized forensic interviewer training program and receive continuing education as available to maintain and enhance interviewing skills.

  • Must complete Roosevelt General Hospital / Arise Sexual Assault Services 40 hour Sexual Assault Advocate training.


  • Environmental Conditions

    • The ability to work in varying degrees of temperature (heated or air conditioned).
    • The ability to work under extreme pressures.
    • The ability to handle victims with the utmost care and respect.

    Physical Demands


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific visions abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color visions, peripheral visions, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


    Work Environment


    Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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