Children's Advocacy Centers of Tennessee (Nashville, TN)
Position: Grants and Compliance Specialist
Location: Nashville, TN (Hybrid/Remote)
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $50,000 – $65,000
Reports to: Grants and Compliance Manager
The Specialist is a non-supervisory position that reports directly to the Grants and Compliance Manager. This position will support contract and grant compliance processes and procedures as well as preparing grant applications and contracts. This position will also assist member centers in reporting requirements and assist with compiling necessary information for CACTN program reports.
- Work with the CACTN team members, Child Advocacy Center directors, and other regional and national partners
- Assist in the contractual administration process, including collecting data from Child Advocacy Centers to ensure that statutory requirements and minimum standards are being met by:
- Creating required quarterly, semi-annual and/or annual reports
- Coordinating and responding to data requests from grantors, Children’s Advocacy Centers and/or community groups at the local, statewide and national levels
- Providing grant and contract-related technical assistance to Children’s Advocacy Centers
- Maintaining contact with partnering agencies
- Compile, organize, and analyze data collected to prepare monitoring reports, identifying areas of improvement
- Perform data quantitative and qualitative analyses, to include pass-through funding, and incoming grants and contracts
- Assist in the maintenance, back up and security of program data
- Review applications for completeness ensuring applications are in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and policies
- Prepare grant awards and amendments and partner with Manager to resolve issues that arise
- Participate in planning and development of grant proposals
- Build strong relationships with member and non-member Child Advocacy Centers
- Generate reports in preparation of training materials, board meetings, community presentations, publications, marketing collaterals, and other educational materials
- Conduct site visits annually to CACTN member centers
Support CACTN Teamwork
- Maintain knowledge of CACTN policies, procedures, and software.
- Participate in team meetings
- Provide support at Chapter-sponsored events, such as the annual conference
Desired Competencies and Skills
- Strong computer skills; specifically, in Microsoft office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) and electronic tracking database applications
- Willingness to learn industry specific software platforms including Foundant, Coalition Manager, and others
- Ability to identify problems and implement effective solutions
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
- Independent worker with high integrity and initiative
- Experience in reviewing fiscal documentation as it relates to federal and state guidelines
- Grantmaking or foundation/trust experience
- Professional knowledge and training in child abuse topics, preferred
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. This is largely a sedentary role, with most of the duties performed on a computer or phone. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers. Desk and workspaces are able to accommodate a wheelchair. This position requires:
- Use of a computer and other office equipment regularly, such as a phone and printer
- Communication with others frequently, via email, TEAMS chat, Zoom, phone, and in person
- Assessing the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of written documentation
- Moving about the inside of an office setting, as well as a yearly conference setting
- Traveling by automobile and/or airplane occasionally
Required Education and/or Experience
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business, nonprofit or public administration, or related field
- Or, at least three years of grants and/or contracts management, state/federal grant making, or foundation experience
- Must have a residential address in the state of Tennessee upon hire:
- Within a 50-mile radius of the Nashville office, the Program Specialist will be required to be in-person in the Nashville office at least once per week, with most other days working remotely.
- Outside the 50-mile radius of the Nashville office, the Program Specialist will be required to be in-person at the Nashville office at least once per month, with most other days working remotely.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position, and primary hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This position occasionally requires longer hours and occasional weekend work.
Travel is primarily local/within the state during the business day, although some out-of-area travel and overnight stays may be expected.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time.
15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center (Lebanon, TN)
Responsibility Summary: The executive director is responsible for the overall administration and management of the 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center (CAC), including all programs, fundraising activities, and general operations. Areas of responsibility include planning and evaluation, policy development and administration, personnel and fiscal management, and public relations. This is a full-time position, hired by and directly accountable to the board of directors (Board) through its board president.
Performs the overall administrative tasks necessary to the effective operation of the CAC.
Implement the Board policy and committee work plans.
Identify and employ staff to carry out the program.
Integrate and coordinate staff functions, delegate staff responsibilities and supervise staff in carrying out assigned tasks.
Establish procedures with the CAC.
Establish and maintain adequate space for personnel assigned to work at the CAC.
Participate in and coordinate Child Protective Investigation Team (CPIT) reviews for each county served by the CAC.
Provide counseling to children and non-offending family members.
Provide staff to provide direct services, which support the child and non-offending family.
Provide and file all necessary reports connected to an investigation.
Coordinate efforts necessary to assure on-going training of all personnel involved in the services of the CAC.
III. FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY
Maintain records of income and expenses that assure efficient use of all CAC resources with the Board Treasurer.
Maintain regular communication with the Board Treasurer, to assure that adequate funds are on hand to carry out the mission of the CAC.
Maintain a search of additional funding sources such as federal, state, and local grants and foundations.
Cooperate with the Board in community fund-raising.
IV. PLANNING FUNCTIONS
Maintain statistics of reports and open cases of child abuse in all counties in the 15th Judicial District, per policy.
Prepare strategic plan for the CAC’s future ability to meet the demands brought about by growth.
Coordinate the planning of the agencies involved to assure that the CAC will continue to be relevant in its response to child abuse.
V. MONITORING AND EVALUATION
Initiate and maintain monitoring/evaluation systems for both the programmatic and fiscal aspects of services provided by the CAC.
Prepare timely and necessary reports and statistics required by the Board, funding sources, and the public.
Monitor and as needed, revise all forms used in case-related activities as well as statistical information.
Monitor and update policies from the national, state, and local agencies.
VI. WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH THE BOARD
Initiate and work with the Board, officers, and committee members on the Board orientation, education, and in developing programs, policies, and guidelines.
Assist in preparation of agendas in cooperation with the President.
Keep all records pertaining to the Board, including, but not limited to the Board membership lists, minutes of meetings, etc.
Attend all Board meetings and report on the CAC’s operation.
VII. COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS
Participate in National, State, and local organizations concerned about child abuse.
Monitor all media coverage of the CAC and its activities.
Provide public education and professional training in the community.
Network with community providers to develop appropriate treatment resources for the clients.
Be the spokesperson for the CAC in the community.
VII. ADDITIONAL DUTIES ASSIGNED BY THE BOARD
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a field related to social science, education, criminal justice, nursing, psychology, or other helping profession; a master’s degree is preferred.
Experience equivalent to three (3) years of full-time professional work in one or a combination of the following: child protective services, criminal justice, clinical evaluation, forensic interviewing, or other comparable work with children.
Professional knowledge of child abuse and neglect and child development (through course work, professional training, or higher education).
Experience with interdisciplinary teamwork.
The executive director shall have no criminal history as determined through a criminal background check.
Must adhere to confidentiality policy and procedures.
Adhere to the CPIT Protocol and Memorandum of Understanding
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so assigned.
Starting salary $50,000-55,000, no health insurance, retirement plan and no 401K.
Observe State and federal Holidays.
One day per month for annual, and sick leave.
The Child Advocacy Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
How to Apply
Email your cover letter and resume to email@example.com to apply for this position.
Childhelp Children's Advocacy Center (Knoxville, TN)
Reports To: Child Advocacy Center Director
Salary Range: $50,000 – $55,000
Position: Full Time
Full Job Description
Do you wish to be a member of a team that improves lives, strengthens communities, and offers healing and hope? Childhelp is seeking a trauma-competent, quality-driven professional for the Clinical Therapist position on our remarkable team.
Childhelp seeks a trauma-informed licensed therapist to join our team of Clinicians. This position is responsible for providing children and families with a continuum of mental health and trauma-focused therapeutic services.
What you bring to this role:
- A Master’s degree in counseling or social work.
- A license in social work or related field preferred
- Bring your passion and expertise
- Desired experience working with children with complex trauma issues.
- Ability to be a productive collaborative team member.
- A desire to help others become the best they can be in serving our clients while managing a healthy work/life balance.
- Candidates must also have a good understanding of clinical diagnoses and evidence based interventions to address mental health conditions.
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Dental insurance
- Flexible schedule
- Vision insurance
- Referral program
- Employee discount
- Retirement plan
- Life insurance
- Flexible spending account
- Health savings account
- Employee assistance program
- Provides clinical assessment, individual and family therapy related to child abuse issues for children, adolescents, and families.
- Maintains a 20-25 patient caseload
- Has specific clinical responsibilities for each case assigned including, but not limited to:
- Initial treatment assessments and formulations
- Therapy delivery (weekly, biweekly, or every other week as clinically indicated)
- Communication with clients (Referral sources, parents/guardians, school officials, etc.)
- Timeliness of all necessary documentation
- Participation in the implementation of all clinical aspects of the Childhelp programs
- Completes all necessary documentation in a timely, thorough, and professional manner according to the required guidelines and deadlines.
- Provides immediate intervention and family stabilization services, when necessary
- Attends weekly clinical staff meetings and training, monthly all-staff meetings, and multi-disciplinary team meetings
- Attends weekly supervision
- Coordinates services with a multidisciplinary team, including law enforcement, CPS, medical staff, forensic interviewers, and other persons/groups related to child abuse issues and ongoing cases, as necessary and appropriate.
- Provides court testimony, as needed
- Participates annually in 24 hours of relevant, continuing education/training events in order to maintain continuing education for professional licensure and clinical competency in the forensically sensitive specialty setting
- Participates in self-care and team building activities
- Consistently exercise sound, independent judgment and adequate emotional stability in evaluating situations and making decisions despite the pressures of deadlines or the occurrence of unexpected stressful events
- Participates on committees and in professional meetings and staffings as necessary for the overall development and function of the program
- Carries out other duties as assigned
- Master’s degree in Social Sciences with an emphasis in: Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or other related field
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker OR Licensed professional Counselor preferred
- Minimum two (2) years’ work experience providing mental health counseling services to children, adolescents, and their families
- Clear fingerprint background screening through the Department of Justice, FBI and Child Abuse Index
- Superb verbal, written, and listening communication skills
- Effective organization and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work in high-pressure situations
Proficient in the use of a PC in a Windows environment; in the use of MS Office
Coffee County Children's Advocacy Center (Manchester, TN)
Reports to: Board of Directors
Directs the day-to-day operations of Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center. Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing services to children who are survivors of severe abuse and their non-offending families through coordinated multidisciplinary team interventions, education/prevention and advocacy.
- Provides leadership, management, vision, and best practice methods to ensure that the mission and core values of the agency are in practice.
- Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, retaining and supervision of all staff and programs.
- Ensures that the CAC meets all funder and accreditation requirements, which includes but is not limited to maintaining documentation and submitting reports as required.
- Responsible for the fiscal management of the organization, including but not limited to authorizing or making bill payments, ensuring that fiscal reports are completed as required and submitted to the Board of Directors for review and approval on a regular basis as well as all funders.
- Prepares and submits annual draft budget to Board of Directors for approval.
- Works collaboratively with staff and the Board of Directors to meet agency’s strategic goals and objectives.
- Prepares the agenda for monthly board meetings. Attends all Board meetings and committee meetings. Provides information to the Board of Directors as needed or as requested.
- Identifies funding opportunities that align with the agency mission and prepares funding/grant applications as needed.
- Maintains positive relationships with various stakeholders, including members of the CAC’s multidisciplinary team.
- Attends and facilitates monthly multidisciplinary meetings. Provides oversight of multidisciplinary team meetings and relationships, case management, community outreach, and varied committees.
- Evaluates program effectiveness and establishes a plan for improvement if needed.
- Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal mandates and standards as required.
- Assists in continuous quality improvement of protocols, policies and procedures both internally and externally with the multidisciplinary team.
- Serves as the main media spokesperson and represents Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center in the community through varied committee and public relation engagements to increase awareness of the CAC’s programs and the issue of child abuse in Coffee County.
- Coordinates professional training for MDT, CAC staff and volunteers as needed.
- Provides support, information and referral, advocacy and other direct service activities to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members as needed.
- Maintains accreditation standards set by the National Children’s Alliance and completed accreditation application on behalf of the CAC every five years.
- Attends required annual specialized training and Children’s Advocacy Centers of Tennessee membership meetings.
- Responsible for coordinating CAC’s fundraising activities with the Board of Directors.
- Responsible for advocacy activities with local and state elected officials.
- Maintains agency records as required by policy and law.
- Works with agency partners and Board of Directors to develop and implement a strategic plan.
Expected hours worked per week:
Full time, exempt. Minimum 37.5 hours per week with some evening and weekend hours required due to needs of the center.
- Bachelor’s degree in social service, education, counseling or related field with at least three (3) years of experience in a supervisory level position. Prior nonprofit experience preferred.
- Thorough knowledge of child abuse issues and ability to apply professional expertise in developing preventative and remedial initiatives.
- Excellent written and oral communication.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with professionals of many different disciplines.
- Development/fundraising experience.
- Ability to stay mission focused.
- Ability to use Microsoft Office programs effectively.
- Ability to exercise tact and sound judgment.
- Ability to work under high pressure situations while maintaining composure.
- Must be able to prepare and understand financial reports and budgets. QuickBooks knowledge is a plus.
- Ability to stay abreast of laws related to child abuse and neglect.
- Must be able to pass a thorough criminal background check as well as a basic physical.
- Starting salary $50,000.
- Benefits include vacation and sick leave along with a monthly medical allowance.
To submit your application, please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
- Cover Letter
- Three Professional References. Reference letters will be required prior to employment.
- Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Davis House (Franklin, TN)
Position Title: Clinical Therapist
Location: Davis House Child Advocacy Center, Franklin/Hohenwald
Direct Supervisor: Director of Services
: The Clinical Therapist will provide services to child trauma survivors who have experienced sexual abuse and/or severe physical abuse. The Clinical Therapist will also provide therapy and psychoeducation to families. This role will be a hybrid position of doing clinical work in both our Franklin and Hohenwald offices and will work collaboratively with our current Clinical Therapist serving our Franklin and Centerville offices. Employees are reimbursed for mileage beyond normal commutes.
· To assess treatment needs of clients; to develop treatment plans for clients; and measure/monitor progress on treatment plans for clients.
· To keep timely records of therapy sessions and treatment plans with children and their caregiver(s).
· To enhance knowledge about child sexual abuse and violence, and enhance the knowledge of secondary victim(s).
· To support the secondary victim(s) in cases of alleged child sexual abuse or severe physical abuse so that the caregiver(s) can act responsibly to protect and support the child victim.
· To attend Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT) meetings and work together with other members of the Child Protective Investigative Team by advocating for the child and providing insight on the therapeutic process for case investigative purposes.
· To support the court process through providing requested documentation and testifying in court.
· To advocate for the child as necessary in court or other setting as applicable.
· To maintain a flexible schedule to accommodate client needs.
- To remain current with professional literature and research on child abuse issues and other psychosocial factors related to child and adolescent development and changing family dynamics.
· To complete continuing education hours as required for achieving and maintaining licensure.
- To ably manage the demands of traveling among clinical sites as well as the diversity of family groups and cultural milieu between suburban and rural settings.
- To support the work of the clinical team as a valuable member of the direct services staff and overall employee of Davis House CAC.
- To be responsive to other duties as assigned by the Director of Services and/or Executive Director.
Must have a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Social Work. A current license or licensure track in the respective field is required (LMFT, LMSW, LCSW preferred). Must possess direct experience working with family systems and/or children in a clinical setting. If currently on a licensure track, Davis House will provide clinical supervision to ensure employee meets licensure goal. Davis House will also provide ample professional development to help candidate provide best practice interventions for children and families.
Special Knowledge and Abilities:
· Command of knowledge around lifespan development, families in crisis, and child abuse dynamics.
· Working knowledge of different therapeutic modalities of treatment with an emphasis on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Play Therapy interventions. Additional trainings will be provided.
· Ability to work with professionals from many disciplines and community sectors.
Considerations and Compensation:
Davis House will consider full-time (40) hours for this Clinical Therapist. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and in line with Davis House policies and procedures. The compensation package includes salary, full health insurance at no cost to the employee, and other Davis House-approved benefits.
Persons from minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Kid's Place - A Child Advocacy Center (Columbia, TN)
Position Title: Community Awareness Specialist
Supervisor: Executive Director
Kid’s Place – A Child Advocacy Center
Kid’s Place is the Child Advocacy Center serving the 22nd Judicial District including Giles, Lawrence, Maury, and Wayne Counties in Tennessee. The mission of Kid’s Place is to provide hope, help, and healing to sexually and physically abused children and youth through a multidisciplinary approach.
The Community Awareness Specialist will work in coordination with public school systems, various community agencies, civic groups, and the Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT) to provide education, professional training, and outreach within the four counties in the service area. The Community Awareness Specialist will provide safety training to children and adults; attend community awareness events; spread awareness about Kid’s Place and the impact we have on the community.
Duties and Responsibilities of the Position:
Duties and responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following:
- Maintain strict standards of confidentiality, professional ethics, and boundaries
- Seeks, establishes, and maintains positive working relationships with public and private
schools, daycares, hospitals, community agencies and groups, and multidisciplinary
- Use nationally recognized programs to deliver education and awareness to the community in
the areas of:
- body safety and awareness
- child abuse reporting
- symptoms of child abuse
- professional training
- Ensure that pre- and post-test data is stored and entered in data base in a timely manner
- Collaborate with agency partners to provide professional development needs/opportunities
- Attend community events to raise awareness about Kid’s Place
- Planning and organizing awareness efforts during April, Child Abuse Awareness Month
- Assist with annual fundraising events
- Remains current with professional literature on child abuse issues
- Other duties as specified by the Executive Director.
Education and experience:
A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a human service field is preferred. Three years of professional experience working directly with children is preferred. Previous experience in law enforcement, social work, mental health, and/ or experience as a trainer/educator is preferred. Specialized and on-going training will be provided.
Knowledge, skill, and abilities:
Knowledge, skill, and abilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following:
- Ability to work as team player with Kid’s Place staff members
- Ability to work in a professional manner with members of other community and partner
- Knowledge of the dynamics of child abuse and/or neglect
- Knowledge of the stages of child development
- Knowledge of community agencies, organizations, and groups
- Ability to organize a variety of tasks with great attention to detail
- Must have outstanding oral and written communication skills
- Must have proficient computer skills and ability to maintain documentation
- Sensitivity to cultural responsiveness
Other requirements for employment:
Person in this position must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and must pass an extensive criminal background check.
The person in this position will be required to work flexible hours based on the needs of
Kid’s Place. The schedule will be set by the Executive Director, and will reflect a minimum of a 37.5-hour work week. Travel between Kid’s Place locations, and in the community is expected.
I, _____________________, have been given a copy of the job description and personnel policies. These documents have been explained to me, and I agree to abide by them as a condition of my employment with Kid’s Place / A Child Advocacy Center.
Madison County CAC - The Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center (Jackson, TN)
The Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center is seeking a Forensic Interviewer in West Tennessee. If you or someone you know of might be interested, please call Lisa Schmidt at 731-697-5509.
Responsibilities and Expectations:
Conducts developmentally and culturally sensitive forensic interviews of children in a legally sound manner.
Assists with facilitation, coordination, and scheduling of the forensic interview process.
Provides forensic interviews in accordance with all CAC and National Accreditation standards.
Communicates effectively on behalf of the agency.
Functions collaboratively within all levels of the organization including partner agencies and within the community.
Testifies in court proceedings when a subpoena is issued.
Participates in peer review.
Attends local, statewide, and national trainings as required and deemed appropriate.
Ensures timely and accurate data entry into the tracking system (NCA Trak).
Submits statistical reporting on a monthly basis. Assists in semi- and annual grant reporting in both statistical and narrative format.
Submits narrative summation of forensic interviews in the form of a Disclosure Information Guide.
Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrates the ability to relate to children and adults of all ages, culture, race, socio-economic, psychological, and developmental backgrounds.
Must be able to cope in highly tense situations and conduct self in a professional manner.
Requires knowledge of dynamics of child sexual abuse, and physical abuse, crisis management skills, and ability to function within a multi-disciplinary setting.
Requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and proof of automobile insurance.
Frequent travel within West Tennessee is required.
Must demonstrate the ability to communicate in oral and written forms.
Requires an ability to utilize appropriate office technology.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a field related to social service, education, criminal justice, nursing, psychology, or other similar profession.
Experience equivalent to three years of full-time professional work in one or more of the following areas:
Child Protective Services
Forensic Interviewing or other comparable work with children.
Job Type: Full-time Salary: $36,000.00 – $38,000.00 per year
Paid time off
Montgomery County Child Advocacy Center (Clarksville, TN)
Position: Clinical Therapist
Purpose: Provide direct support to clients including crisis intervention, therapy, advocacy, information, and to help overcome the impact of sexual assault on their lives. The employee will provide services exclusively to clients of Montgomery County Child Advocacy Center.
Reports to: Clinical Coordinator
- Provide quality and effective therapy, both individual and group, to children and adolescents impacted by sexual violence.
- Maintain a full caseload of clients seeking therapeutic services.
- Work collaboratively with Montgomery County Child Advocacy Center to maximize positive outcomes for clients.
- Maintain appropriate client files and documentation
- Support peers by actively participating in weekly staffing and team meetings.
- Actively participate in individual clinical supervision.
- Engage in outreach and community-based activities as needed.
- Collaborate with other teams within the Sexual Assault Center, such as intake, advocacy, prevention, training, the SAFE Clinic, and the state-wide crisis line, on agency initiatives as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
Job Type: Full-Time, salaried position ($45,000 annually). Some evening and weekend hours are required.
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in social work, psychology, or counseling, and working towards licensure.
- Experience with trauma informed care required.
- Active TN Health Related Board independent clinical license.
- Minimum of two (2) years of post-graduate clinical experience providing services to children and adolescents.
- Experience with the sexual assault survivor population.
- Experience and comfort with providing support and care to survivors of sexual assault.
- Ability to provide compassionate, culturally aware and effective care for a diverse population of clients.
- Competence commensurate with experience, providing therapy to adults.
- Strong self and “we” care strategies to support healthy well-being of self.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Ability to navigate electronic record keeping systems.
- Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
SAC reserves the right to waive any of the above qualifications dependent on work experience and other qualifying factors.
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at email@example.com, Clinical Director Alicia Bunch Vargas at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Montgomery County Child Advocacy Center Director Anne Post at email@example.com.
SAC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
Nashville Children's Alliance (Nashville, TN)
Nashville Children’s Alliance (NCA) is the child advocacy center for Nashville and Davidson County. NCA serves all children in Davidson County aged 3 – 17 when sexual or severe physical abuse allegations are reported, with the majority of referrals coming from the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS) and the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD). NCA is a child-focused, trauma-informed therapeutic environment designed to meet the needs of child abuse victims and their non-offending family members. NCA is involved in child sexual and severe physical abuse cases from the first allegation of abuse until after the case is resolved in court, at absolutely no cost to families. Since 1992, NCA has worked to deliver and coordinate the services required for children to feel safe, begin the healing process, and look forward to bright futures.
NCA’s mission is to provide healing and justice for children who have been abused or exposed violence. In 2019, NCA moved into the Family Safety Center (FSC), a groundbreaking co-working space that facilitates services between Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD), the Department of Children’s Services (DCS), the District Attorney General’s Office (DA), and various nonprofit organizations. In collaboration with these partners, NCA works with children and non-offending caregivers using three evidence-based approaches: forensic interviews, Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT) coordination, and trauma-informed therapy.
The primary responsibility of the clinical therapist is to provide trauma-focused therapy to children who have been sexually and/or severely physically abused, witnessed domestic violence or witnessed a violent crime and their non-offending caregivers.
- To provide consistent therapeutic sessions to children and families
- Maintain proper record keeping for each client.
- To attend supervision with supervisor
- Work a minimum of two days with later evening appointments per week
- Adhere to the center’s policies
- Master’s level degree in psychology, counseling, social work, or in a clinically-based program in a field related to the above.
- Experience working with children and families who have experienced trauma, preferably child sexual abuse.
- Experience planning and facilitating groups for adults, preferably in child sexual abuse and trauma.
- Fluent in Spanish and English.
Special Knowledge and Abilities:
- Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team preferred.
- Professional licensure and/or two years post masters experience desired
- Registered Play Therapist (or working toward completion of 150 training hours in Play Therapy to become registered as a play therapist) desirable.
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art therapy, Sand tray therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and/or Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency Framework (ARC) desirable.
- Training and experience with family based/ attachment therapies (Theraplay ®, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) desirable.
- Provide weekly individual/family therapy sessions to children and siblings dealing with traumatic stress symptoms using evidenced based/evidenced informed Trauma-Focused Therapy.
- Provide individual/family therapy sessions two late evenings per week.
- Provide skill building and psycho-education to non-offending caregivers in conjunction with their children’s therapy.
- Complete intakes with caregivers including crisis counseling when necessary.
- Write clinical case notes following every client therapy session, phone conversations with caregivers, and phone conversations with other agencies (for example DCS) regarding the client.
- Call caregivers of clients to (1) schedule intake sessions (2) schedule therapy sessions, and (3) to follow up and reschedule missed appointments.
- Administer and score assessments required of all clients.
- Communicate with caregivers regarding lapse in children’s attendance at therapy sessions.
- Help clients complete and submit Victim’s Compensation applications. Provide follow- up on applications as necessary.
- Provide support for clients by being present in court when their cases are prosecuted.
- Maintain client records.
- Maintain NCAtrak records for all clients.
- Attend clinical meetings regarding administrative matters and review of client cases.
- Advocate for clients by making phone calls or writing letters to help them receive appropriate services.
- Assist clinical director in training master’s level counseling interns in paperwork, agency policies, counseling methods, and in providing support.
- Conduct research for use in grant writing.
- Record and disseminate data for grants.
- Attend regular clinical trainings provided within the professional community in Nashville.
- Provide trainings within the community regarding trauma-focused therapies, child abuse or to provide information about the NCA Clinical Program.
- Actively participate in marketing the NCA’s services and program to the community.
- Other responsibilities as determined by the clinical director and/or CEO.
On the Job Supervision:
- Attend regular supervision with Director of Clinical Services
- Attend regular clinical meeting with NCA Director of Clinical Services and Staff
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Gina Crean at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Bilingual Clinical Therapist Position”.
Nashville Children’s Alliance is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. NCA does not discriminate in regards to gender, race, sexual preference, sexual identity, national origin, religion, disability, age or marital status in the recruitment, selection, or placement of employees.
Nashville Children’s Alliance offers excellent paid time off and recognizes 20 holidays throughout the year. NCA provides insurance options including medical, vision, dental and life.
Safe Harbor of the Smokies CAC (Sevierville, TN)
Position Title: Child and Family Advocate
Supervisor: Clinical Director
Job Type: Full time position, salary
Overview: Where Hope and Healing begin…Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center is dedicated to serving children who are victims of severe neglect, physical and sexual abuse through prevention, education, intervention and treatment. Safe Harbor is a non-profit agency that offers specialized services, at no cost to a child or their family, to aid in the investigation of child abuse and crimes witnessed by children in the 4th Judicial District.
The Child and Family Advocate will serve as an advocate and liaison for all clients and their non-offending family members/caretakers served by Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center and those referred by the 4th Judicial District Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT) by providing advocacy, crisis support and crisis counseling, court accompaniment, and case management services to child victims of abuse and neglect and their non-offending families and caretakers. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to communicate well verbally and in writing and demonstrate professionalism and the ability to work with diverse populations. The advocate will be sensitive to the cultural and language needs of Safe Harbor clients and their families, work well as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for crisis intervention, completing assessments of client and family needs, linking resources and case management
- Coordinate services and resources for the client and their family throughout the duration of their services with Safe Harbor
- Schedule and conduct initial and follow up assessments with child and non offending caregiver following forensic interview or referral
- Collect and maintain data and coordinate reports for multiple funding sources
- Provide assistance with forensic medical exams
- Provide supervision to child and families to ensure no child is left unattended.
- Demonstrate the ability to relate to clients and their non-offending family members/caretakers in a victim centered, trauma informed manner that is supportive, empathetic and respectful
- Protect client confidentiality at all times and ensure services are client driven and are delivered with appropriate informed consent
- Demonstrate a knowledge of and ability to work with a variety of professionals in the multi-disciplinary team and serve as a representative of Safe Harbor in the community and among CPIT members while fostering positive relationships and encouraging healthy communication
- Maintain accurate and detailed client records and outcomes.
- Inform all clients of criminal injuries compensation and their right to file claims.
- Attend Criminal Injuries Compensation training on an annual basis and serve as staff trainer.
- Assist clients with Criminal Injuries Compensation claims forms as needed.
- Educate families and caregivers on trauma, investigation process, legal, proceedings, victims’ rights, the judicial process, and facilitate psychoeducational parent/caregiver support groups.
- Fill in as forensic interview program advocate as needed
- Alternate on-call duties with the forensic advocate for holidays and after hours emergencies.
- Other duties as assigned.
Pay Information: $41,000 salary
- Medical insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Life insurance
- Short and long term disability insurance
- Competitive retirement plan
- Paid time off, including holidays, sick leave and vacation time
- Hire date: July 1, 2023
- 37.5 hours weekly
- 1109 Oak Cluster Drive Sevierville, TN 37862
- Possess an understanding of severe child abuse, human trafficking, and child pornography and their effects on its victims and their families.
- Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in a social work or related field, and/or equivalent experience.
- Direct experience working with victims and their families is preferred with experience in working with multidisciplinary teams and the court system.
- Demonstrate strong communication skills both orally and in writing, be able to relate to clients with diverse backgrounds and respond to Safe Harbor clients with empathy and compassion while maintaining client confidentiality and ethical conduct.
- Experience with data collection and management.
- Ability to take initiative and manage multiple tasks, with attention to detail.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Demonstration of professional conduct at all times.
- Self-starter, able to work independently and part of a team.
- Passion about working in an organization that values and promotes antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Embraces and actively promotes an inclusive and equitable work environment for all.
- Must be able to maintain a flexible schedule
Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center, Inc. is a safe and welcoming environment for clients, partners, and employees. We actively pursue diversity in our team members and are committed to personal and professional growth in areas of racial and social justice, including racial equity, justice, and healing; gender identity and sexual orientation; religion; immigration; and intersectionality. Women, historically excluded populations, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
The Children's Advocacy Center, The Emmy Haney House (Chattanooga, TN)
CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER: (CAC) announces an opening for a Therapist. Interested applicants must submit their resume and cover letter via email only by the posted deadline.
The salary range for this position is $48,000-52,000.
Do you have a passion for working with children? Joining a team, a strong team, and an established agency? The CAC is looking for an experienced therapist who can provide trauma-focused therapy to kids who have experienced child sexual abuse.
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT POSITION AND THE CAC CULTURE
- This is a full-time, exempt position, working 40 hours per week.
- The CAC believes in work-life balance. We are committed to aligning the workload with the true hours worked.
- When a person is hired in their first year, they get 17 days of Paid Time Off and 15 days of paid holidays.
- After three months, employees are eligible for the following:
- Medical and vision insurance, with the CAC covering 90% of the costs of the insurance package.
- Life insurance and short-term disability insurance, with CAC covering 100% of the costs.
- There is also a retirement plan with match available to employees after three years of employment.
- Master’s degree in Social Work or related field.
- LCSW or license-eligibility in a related field and a minimum of two years of clinical practice with children and families.
- Specialty training or experience within the child abuse field is preferred, this includes TFCBT and EMDR training.
- Spanish speaking is preferred but not required.
All successful candidates must demonstrate an ability to work with families who have experienced trauma; be detail-oriented and organized; possess exceptional interpersonal skills; work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment, and be computer/technology proficient. CAC is an equal-opportunity employer.
- The application deadline is January 16, 2023
- Interviews to begin immediately after that via Zoom
- The expected start date is the beginning of February 2023
Apply to: Kristen Pavlik McCallie at email@example.com