This is a full time position for a Social Worker to provide family advocacy services in a nationally accredited Children's Advocacy Center. The successful candidate will serve children and families involved in the forensic interview process due to allegations of child maltreatment or witnessing a crime (e.g. sexual abuse, physical abuse, witness to a violent crime).
Provide crisis intervention and advocacy for non-offending parents/guardians of alleged child victims of sexual/physical abuse or child witnesses of violent crimes.
Interview non-offending parents/caregivers of children regarding relevant history and prepare written reports.
Conduct brief needs assessment for non-offending parents/guardians of all child victims and provide referrals to necessary services.
Provide education regarding multi-disciplinary team investigations, legal process, answer questions and provide support to caregivers.
Participate in pre and post-forensic interview briefings with multidisciplinary team members and caregivers.
Participate in Case Review meetings.
Oversee program evaluation component of family advocate program. Gather and maintain appropriate agency statistics.
Conduct community based and professional trainings regarding child abuse investigations and interventions.
Assist with grant writing and grant reporting as requested.
Provide supervision for practicum students when applicable.
Other duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Assistant Director - Forensic Operations.
Family advocate will serve a minimum number of families per the guidelines of the grant.
Documentation and quality assurance standards have been established and compliance with these is expected.
All services are expected to be delivered at the highest level of competency by the social worker, consistent with his/her training, experience and credentials. Services must meet ethical standards for the profession.
Masters in Social Work, licensure or licensure eligible as a social worker in the State of Missouri is preferred.
Knowledge through formal coursework, training and experience in working with issues and systems related to the field of child maltreatment including understanding of law enforcement, prosecution, family court, juvenile office, medical, and child protection policies and procedures.
Ability to communicate effectively with families in crisis situations.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Deadline March 23, 2018
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
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The University of Missouri, St. Louis offers benefit-eligible employees a wide variety of benefits including; health, dental and vision coverage effective on the first day of employment, vacation & sick time accrual, four personal days per year, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, pension and employee & dependent life insurance. For more information about our benefit, please visit http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits .
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