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Children's Advocacy Centers of Tennessee (Nashville, TN)

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15th Judicial District Children's Advocacy Center

Position:  Family Advocate

Status:  Full Time

Working Hours:  37.5 per week

Reports To: Director of the 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center

F.L.S.A. Status: Exempt

 

Position Summary

The Family Advocate is responsible for coordinating client services and tracking client cases. The Family Advocate works as a team with DCS, law enforcement and the D.A.’s Office to assist child abuse and child sexual abuse victims and non offending parents and guardians.   The Family Advocate may make referrals to Our Kids for forensic medical exams or other services as necessary.  The Family Advocate works with the Executive Director to fulfill the goals and objectives of the Child Advocacy Center.

 

Education and Experience

  • B.S. or B.A. in Social Work or related field required.
  • Demonstrated maturity and experience in successfully working with families.
  • Must have worked with children for at least 3 years.
  • Must pass a TBI background check, TBI finger printing and other required background checks.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Client Services:

  • Completes initial intake and needs assessment with clients.
  • Provide information about crisis intervention counseling for the child and non-offending parents at forensic interviews of child abuse victims.
  • Establish a trusting relationship with at-risk families by initiating and maintaining regular client contact.
  • Provide support to non-offending caregivers in the means of providing or linking to resources such as housing, transportation, financial, food and any other services as deemed necessary or appropriate to maintain client self-sufficiency.
  • Provide information on the benefits available through Criminal Injury Compensation.
  • Maintain client records in a complete and concise manner; maintain confidentiality.
  • Compile client services reports for funding sources and the Board of Directors as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Systems Advocacy:

  • Work as a team with DCS, law enforcement, the D.A.’s office, and mental and medical health providers, to assist child abuse victims and their non-offending parents and guardians.
  • Attend Wilson/Trousdale County CPIT, when necessary
  • Track child abuse and child sexual abuse cases from the point of referral through the prosecution of the case
  • Responsible for putting all data into the computerized system and tracking child abuse cases using the National Children’s Alliance Child Abuse Case Tracking System (NCA Track)
  • Act as a liaison between families and other community agencies
  • Compile statistical reports for funding sources as needed.
  • Complete 15 hours of job-related training per year
  • Provide community education, such as Stewards of Children training.

 

Job Specifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of parent-child interaction, child development, substance abuse, and the dynamics of child abuse, child sexual abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and the ability to apply this information in working with clients.
  • Working knowledge of community resources and ability to use appropriately to meet families’ needs.
  • Communication and problem-solving skills to effectively work with families.
  • Organizational skills to independently manage workload and related responsibilities.
  • Ability to function under pressure in crisis situations.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Ability to work effectively with employees from other agencies and members of community groups.
  • Ability to work in a team environment where multiple players contribute to problem solving.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in oral and written form.
  • Ability to demonstrate computer skills.

 

General Requirements:

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.

 

Benefits:

           

Salary paid by a VOCA grant.

 

Starting salary will be commensurate to the applicants experience and qualifications. The CAC offers no health insurance, retirement plan and no 401K.

Observe State and federal Holidays.

Paid one day per month for annual, and sick leave.

 

The Child Advocacy Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

Email your cover letter and resume to director@cac15.org to apply for this position.

Job Summary

The forensic interviewer will conduct interviews of alleged victims of child sexual abuse, substantial sexual abuse and severe physical abuse to obtain accurate and reliable information to be used to make child protection, criminal offense, therapeutic and intervention decisions.

 

Agency Mission

To reduce the trauma of child abuse and facilitate the healing process.

 

Agency Objectives

Ensure that a cooperative, multi-disciplinary team delivers comprehensive services to child physical and sexual abuse victims and their families in a child-focused, neutral-base facility.  By providing coordinated services through cooperation among the various disciplines, the center will ensure that each child will be protected from further victimization.  The Child Advocacy Center will ensure the development and implementation of child physical and sexual abuse prevention and will provide community education.

 

Essential Functions

  • Complete the 40-hour training specific to child forensic interviewing conducted by a qualified agency using nationally recognized forensic interviewing model.
  • Coordinate interview schedules with law enforcement and child protective services investigators.
  • Conduct interviews of children following the established forensic interview protocol in cases of alleged severe physical abuse, sexual abuse and substantial risk of sexual abuse for children ages three (3) through seventeen (17) and children under the age of three as deemed appropriate.
  • Obtain information regarding traumatic history in a manner that is legally defensible and minimizes stress to the child. Document in written format and distribute as determined by Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT) Protocol.
  • Participate in Child Protective Investigative Team review meetings.
  • Provide testimony in pertinent court proceedings.
  • Provide and compile data for tracking reports.
  • Train and/or consult with other CPIT professionals in the performance of the child interviewing techniques, the most current research and controversies relevant to court testimony.
  • Participate in peer review assessments and supervisory evaluations.
  • Attend periodic statewide meetings for Forensic Interviewers as scheduled.
  • Maintain files in compliance with legal, regulatory and contract requirements. Be responsible for the secure storage of interview files.
  • Serve as a member of CPIT and perform duties as required by TCA 37-1-607.
  • Complete a minimum of 15 hours annually in continuing education pertaining to child abuse and neglect.
  • Develop and complete required statistical reports.
  • Other duties as deemed appropriate by the executive director.
  • Duties and responsibilities to be carried out within a 37.5-hour work week.

 

Requirements

  • 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, demonstrated professional knowledge of child abuse and neglect and child development (through course work, professional training, or higher education) and demonstrated experience with interdisciplinary teamwork.
  • The interviewer shall have no criminal history as determined through a criminal background check.
  • Must adhere to confidentiality policy and procedures.

 

Full-time/Exempt Employee Position Reports to: Executive Director

 

Child Advocacy Center for the 23rd Judicial District

Title:   Administrative Assistant

Salary:   $35,000 to $42,000

Reports to:    Executive Director

The ideal candidate embodies the below qualifications and resides in the Clarksville area in order to help transport the facility dog to 23rd CAC work sites.

Basic Functions:   Full-time position responsible for directly supporting the Executive Director and the 23rd CAC’s programs and operations, fundraising, the day to day administration of the 23rd CAC and bookkeeping duties.  The person filling this position must have considerable knowledge of good office practices and procedures, the ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion, excellent verbal and written communication skills, computer skills with accurate word processing ability, knowledge of bookkeeping, the ability to maintain effective and pleasant working relationships with other staff and agencies, be an independent thinker, and be a person who is sensitive and concerned for the children and families we serve.

Duties: 

  • Directly support the Executive Director
    • Manage the Executive Director’s calendar and contacts
  • Write and handle correspondence for the Executive Director
  • Represent the Executive Director with 3rd parties (this pertains to vendors, community partners, etc.)
  • Arrange various meetings and committee meetings as needed
  • Greet visitors and callers, handle their inquiries, and direct them to the appropriate persons according to their needs.
  • Key holder for 23rd CAC facilities, vehicles, file rooms, and all 23rd CAC client files
  • Answer telephones and give information to callers, take messages, or transfer calls to appropriate individuals.
  • Arrange conferences, meetings, and travel reservations for all office personnel.
  • Complete forms in accordance with company procedures.
  • Fundraising
    • Research and handle special projects and arrange fundraising and outreach opportunities in conjunction with the Executive Director
    • Work with businesses and vendors to set up fundraising events to include set up, tear down, and clean up
    • Represent the Executive Director with 3rd parties (this pertains to special projects/fundraising/outreach events as assigned by the Executive Director)
    • Search out, solicit, and interact with potential donors
  • Accounting/Bookkeeping
    • Maintain all 23rd CAC vendor accounts and the bookkeeping accounts of the 23rd CAC in QuickBooks and handle all bookkeeping duties (outside of what is managed by the CPA), this includes; invoicing grants with the Executive Director’s approval, maintaining the check register, writing checks for the Executive Director, filing all bills, handling accounts payable and receivable, etc.
  • Program support for the 23rd CAC’s Investigative, Advocacy, and Therapy programs
    • Research, compile, and submit reports as needed
  • Utilize NCAtrak on a regular basis (training will be provided)
    • Interact with families and clients as needed to support the 23rd CAC’s programs
    • Familiarize oneself with the various grants and contracts that fund each program, this is vital to ensure that bookkeeping is done in the proper manner
    • Familiarize oneself with the OCJP Grants Manual and e-Code of Federal Regulations as it pertains to the 23rd CAC’s grants and contracts
  • Human Resource Duties
    • Maintain the confidentiality of all personnel files and file all personnel paperwork as needed
    • Key holder for personnel files
  • Database and Records Management
  • Maintain the equipment inventory, training and background checks, and all relevant paperwork
  • Compose, type, and distribute meeting notes, routine correspondence, and reports and open, read, route mail and other material, and prepare answers to routine letters.
    • Locate and attach appropriate files to incoming correspondence requiring replies and distribute incoming mail.
    • Mail newsletters, promotional material, and other information.
  • Set up and maintain paper and electronic filing systems for records, correspondence, and other material and make copies of correspondence and other printed material – if needed.
    • Schedule and confirm appointments for clients, customers, and the Director.
  • Technology and Equipment Administrator
    • Track, order, and dispense supplies.
    • Operate office equipment such as fax machines, copiers, and phone systems, and use computers for spreadsheet, word processing, database management, and other applications.
    • Coordinate conferences and meetings.
    • Learn to operate new office technologies as they are developed and implemented.
    • Maintain equipment and vehicle inventory and records
    • Maintain and track services and maintenance for the 23rd CAC’s vehicles

Qualifications:  Minimum Associates degree (High School diploma and experience may substitute).

Position Type:  Exempt – Administrative

Requirements:  A valid driver’s license, background check, and drug test is a requisite of employment with the 23rd CAC.

Duty Location:  604 Spring St. Charlotte, TN 37036

  • *occasional work at 23rd CAC ancillary locations supports may be required

Schedule:       

  • 8am to 4:30pm Monday thru Thursday
  • 8am to 4pm Fridays
  • Some weekends and evenings required

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.

 

Primary Responsibilities:
·       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.

 

Qualifications:

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.

Job Title: Adult Education Specialist

Reports To: Director of Prevention and Outreach

Location: Franklin, Tennessee; work is across Davis House’s service region (Williamson, Hickman, Lewis, and Perry County)

Educational and Professional Requirements: B.S. Degree in Social Work, Child Development,

Education, or other social services related field; experience working with children and families and

in a team environment.

 

Required Qualifications:

• Ability to work well across disciplines

• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

• Comfort in public speaking and adult learning pedagogy

• Must work effectively with individuals from various economic, social, and cultural

backgrounds

• Strong interpersonal skills with children, families, and community partners

• Exceptional work ethic and professionalism

• Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills

• Knowledgeable of impacts of trauma on children and families

 

Preferred Qualifications:

• Knowledge of evidence-based educational curricula

• Knowledge of the research about and interplay of child abuse, neglect, and trauma

• Understanding of community-based resources and community networking practice

 

Primary Description:

The Adult Education Specialist is the lead presenter of child abuse prevention programming to

adults in a variety of settings across both rural and suburban communities. The ability to work

independently in communities of any type is a strength for the appropriate candidate. The Adult

Education Specialist should also be able to communicate effectively to adults of varying ages, both

regular education and those with various learning styles. The Adult Education Specialist will also:

• Work with the remainder of the prevention and outreach team to design appropriate

curricular offerings to a variety of audiences.

• Be organized and efficient in planning and executing training programs as well as tracking

and reporting relevant data, including for grant reporting.

• Assist with trainings and other outreach activities on behalf of Davis House.

• Participate in Davis House initiatives and activities.

• Assist with other duties as determined by the Executive Director and/or Director of Prevention and Outreach.

 

Considerations:

Davis House will consider full-time (40) hours for this Adult Education Specialist position.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and in line with Davis House policies. The

compensation package includes salary and generous Davis House-approved benefits.

This is a grant-funded position, with current funding beginning July 1, 2022 and running until June

30, 2025.

 

Persons from minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Job Title: Child and Family Advocate/Nurturing Parent Educator

Reports To: Director of Services

Location: Centerville, Tennessee; work is on-site and includes some travel to surrounding counties

Educational and Professional Requirements:  B.S. Degree in a Social Work, Child Development, or other social services related field; experience working with children and families and in a team environment.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to work well across disciplines
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Must work effectively with individuals from various economic, social, and cultural backgrounds
  • Strong interpersonal skills with children, families, and community partners
  • Exceptional work ethic and professionalism
  • Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills
  • Knowledgeable of impacts of trauma in children and families
  • Comfort in public speaking; effective communication skills with both adults and children

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the multidisciplinary team approach to investigations of child abuse
  • Knowledge of evidence-based educational curricula
  • Knowledge of the research about and interplay of child abuse, neglect, and trauma
  • Understanding of community-based resources

 

Primary Description:

 

The Child and Family Advocate is responsible for ensuring that Davis House Child Advocacy Center maintains a child-friendly environment for investigative interviews with children and families dealing with allegations of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse. The Child and Family Advocate provides a variety of services to the children we serve as well as to the non-offending parent (s) or caregiver(s). The Child and Family Advocate serves as the primary point of contact to the family, shepherding them through the process and helping link them to the services they need. The Child and Family Advocate (CFA) serves as a liaison between the child/family and other members of the Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT).

 

The Child and Family Advocate will also:

  • Provide court orientation to children and families who are faced with the possibility of testifying in court. This includes coordinating with the Victim Witness Coordinator and the District Attorney’s office handling the case.
  • Maintain confidential case files on all clients of Davis House Child Advocacy Center.  This includes preparing timely, thorough, and accurate case notes of family advocacy sessions, data collection, data entry, and maintenance of the computerized case tracking system.
  • Provide regular updates of child and family needs to other CAC staff and to the Child Protective Investigative Team.
  • Distribute and document client satisfaction surveys on a regular schedule and document results in the database system.
  • Provide the evidenced based educational curriculum entitled Nurturing Parenting to both clients and members of the communities of Lewis, Hickman, and Perry counties
  • Supervise interns on a case-by-case basis.
  • Participate in Davis House initiatives and activities, such as fundraisers and other campaigns or events.
  • Assist with other duties as determined by the Executive Director and/or Director of Services.

 

Considerations:

Davis House will consider full-time (40) hours for this Child and Family Advocate position. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and in line with Davis House policies. The compensation package includes salary and Davis House-approved benefits.

 

Persons from minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

Resumes, cover letters, and references should be directed to Carrie Norvell, Director of Prevention and Outreach at carrie@davishousecac.org. No phone calls accepted.

Exchange Club – Carl Perkins Center of Weakley/Obion County

Basic Function:

Train, support and manage all Family Advocates and support staff in the assigned Center. Assign cases to appropriate program and approve closures. Assist Vice President in completion of annual staff reviews, completion of status and statistical reports as required. Manage the County(s) functions and programs as assigned by the Vice president and President/CEO.

 

Dimensions:

Personnel:  Exempt

Supervision received from: Vice President

 

Nature and Scope:

Master’s Degree in the field of social work, counseling, psychology, or related field required.  Two (2) year supervisory experience and two (2) year direct service preferred.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Develop and maintain local Advisory Board of Directors.
  2. Coordinate bi-monthly board meetings with the local Board President.
  3. Coordinate and implement fundraising activities for Local County.
  4. Recruit, interview, and refer final staff to Vice President.
  5. Train and supervise local employees.
  6. Assist Vice President in the completion of status and statistical reports as required by the agency.
  7. Coordinate, develop, and implement all local public education including utilization of mass media and community presentations.
  8. Conduct regular staff meetings with local staff.
  9. Attend regular County Directors’ meetings.
  10. Assist in development, implementation, and monitoring of annual county budget.
  11. Assist Vice President in completion of annual staff reviews.
  12. Assign cases to appropriate program and approve closure.
  13. Review client files for local Center.
  14. Maintain required personnel information for local Center.
  15. To provide assistance to President/CEO and Vice President in any way that would allow the Center to grow, develop and implement the mission of the Exchange Club – Carl Perkins Center.
  16. Report to the Vice President.
  17. Reporting to this position are all Family Advocates, support staff and other personnel located in their designated Centers.
  18. Perform any other duties as directed by the Vice President and/or President/CEO.

Basic Function:
The position’s primary responsibility is to provide direct clinical services— trauma-focused therapy— to an assigned caseload of clients. Provides consultation, case management and information as a referral. Completes necessary clinical and administrative records pertaining to work related activities and assigned clients. Assists with and participates in professional development activities and client and community outreach; performs other duties as assigned.

 

Dimensions:
Personnel: Exempt
Supervision received from: Clinical Director

 

Nature of Scope:
Master’s degree in social work or counseling from an accredited program with at least three years of clinical social work/counseling experience.

Experience providing therapy to children required. Highest level of state licensure preferred. Fluency in Spanish preferred. Diagnostic ability and familiarity with DSM IV; working knowledge of child physical and sexual abuse and their impact on children and families; clinical interviewing and assessment skills; knowledge of child development stages and demonstrated ability to utilize this knowledge; ability to communicate with a wide range of children and families from different cultural backgrounds; familiarity with child protection laws, investigative and judicial procedures; knowledge of community resources; working knowledge of family violence dynamics; working knowledge of alcohol and drug abuse and its impact on children and families. Demonstrated computer experience with word processing or varied software required.

 

Examples of Responsibilities:

 

Performance Expectations:
• Conducts intake, psychosocial and extended assessments necessary
• Provides direct clinical services for clients and their families including individual, group and family therapy; leads/co-leads support groups
• Provides crisis intervention as necessary
• Makes referrals to appropriate community services and resources based on client needs
• A minimum of 12-hours in-service training is required. Attendance at conferences and workshops may be included as part of the 12-hour minimum. Six hours of the annual training must be provided by sources outside of the agency. Three hours of training must be in the area of cultural competency.
• Develop and complete required reports.

Provides consultation and case management:
• Consult with appropriate CAC staff and partner agencies staff regarding client needs and problems
• Assists in consultation and education services to other agencies and organizations
• Participates in clinical staff meetings to plan and review client status and assess effectiveness of service
• Regularly attends CAC staff meetings

Provides information, referral and follow up:
• Assists agency staff in welcoming families and providing information about CAC/clinical services
• Schedules appointments and provides follow ups for missed appointments
• Provides and secures information from other community agencies based on client needs
• Assists other community agencies with client information and makes referrals when appropriate

Completes all clinical and administrative records pertaining to work relates activities and assigned caseloads:
• Establishes and maintains clients records and complies with all requirements related to documentation of services rendered
• Completes clients statistical documentation/reports by established deadlines
• Prepares and submits proper summaries and reports to other agencies and professionals promptly and in accordance with confidentiality protocols
Assists with and participates in professional development activities and client and community outreach:
• Assists with the organization, preparation, and provision of professional development activities for CAC and other professionals
• Assists with the development and delivery of programs and activities promoting client outreach
• Assists with the development and delivery of community outreach programs

 

Performs other duties as assigned.

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.

Qualifications:
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
Criminal Justice
Clinical Evaluation
Counseling
Forensic Interviewing or other comparable work with children.

Job Type: Full-time                     Salary: $36,000.00 – $38,000.00 per year

Benefits:
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Retirement plan
Vision insurance

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

 

Major Duties:

  • 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.

 

Qualifications:

  • 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.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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.

 

Competencies:

  • 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.

 

Preferred Competencies:

  • 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 humanresources@sacenter.org, Clinical Director Alicia Bunch Vargas at abunch@sacenter.org, and Montgomery County Child Advocacy Center Director Anne Post at afpost@mcgtn.net.

 

 

SAC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  

Nashville Children's Alliance (Nashville, TN)

NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S ALLIANCE

Clinical Therapist Position

 

 

Organizational Overview:

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.

 

Objectives:

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.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  1. To provide consistent therapeutic sessions to children and families
  2. Maintain proper record keeping for each client.
  3. To attend supervision with supervisor
  4. Work a minimum of two days with later evening appointments per week
  5. Adhere to the center’s policies

 

Qualifications:

  1. Master’s level degree in counseling, social work, or in a clinically-based program in a field related to the above.
  2. Experience working with children and families who have experienced trauma, preferably child sexual abuse.
  3. Experience planning and facilitating groups for adults, preferably in child sexual abuse and trauma.
  4. Fluent in Spanish and English preferred.

 

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

Responsibilities:

  • 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:

  1. Attend regular supervision with Director of Clinical Services
  2. 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 gina.crean@nashvillechildrensalliance.org with the subject line “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.

Director of clinical programs position

 

Major Objectives:

The primary responsibility of the Director of Clinical Programs is to oversee all aspects of the NCA Clinical Program, which provides trauma-focused therapy and intervention to children who have been sexually and/or severely physically abused, witnessed domestic violence or witnessed a violent crime, and their non-offending caregivers.

 

The Director of Clinical Programs is a key member of NCA’s leadership team.  The Director of Clinical Programs oversees the clinical team including the grants that support the clinical department of the Nashville Children’s Alliance.

 

Nashville Children’s Alliance is seeking a dynamic Director of Clinical Programs to oversee all aspects of the NCA Clinical Program, which provides 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.  The Director of Clinical Programs is a key member of NCA’s leadership team and will inspire and lead the clinical team to excellence.

 

Qualifications:

  1. Master’s level degree in social work, counseling, or in a clinically-based program in a field related to the above.
  2. Clinical licensure in a mental health field with no less than 3 years post licensure experience.
  3. Supervisory and Management experience required.
  4. Certification (or eligibility to be certified) to provide licensure supervision.
  5. Experience managing administrative functions and grants preferred.
  6. Experience working with children and families who have experienced trauma (including but not limited to child sexual abuse).
  7. Experience planning and facilitating groups for child and adults, preferably in attachment and trauma.
  8. Experience in legal and court process and procedure preferred.

 

Special Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of the impact of traumatic experiences on youth.
  • Documentation of training of evidenced based treatment modalities such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy, and/or Play Therapy.
  • Registered Play Therapist desirable.
  • Experience with Somatic Therapy desirable.
  • Art therapy, Sand Tray therapy and/or Theraplay® training desirable.
  • Training and experience with family based/ attachment therapies desirable.
  • Grant-writing and budgeting experience preferred.
  • Experience engaging with a multidisciplinary team.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Hire, train and provide weekly supervision of clinical therapists.
  • Supervise or oversee supervision of master’s level counseling interns, and volunteers and/or oversee clinical therapists who supervise interns.
  • Supervise or oversee supervision of the court education program and/or oversee clinical staff who provide court education program.
  • Provide performance evaluations and feedback to clinical staff.
  • Act as neutral liaison between partners on the Child Protection Intervention Team.
  • Provide weekly individual therapy sessions (as appropriate) to children, siblings and families of children dealing with traumatic stress symptoms using evidenced based/evidenced informed Trauma-Focused Therapy.
  • Provide skill building and psycho-education to non-offending parents in conjunction with their children’s therapy.
  • Develop and oversee accurate record keeping by therapists to meet professional, ethical, and grant-related requirements.
  • Develop and monitor appropriate processes and procedures for the agency to contribute to a Trauma Informed Environment.
  • Accumulate data for the purposes of writing grants to fulfill unmet needs of the NCA’s clientele.
  • Conceptualize and write grants pertaining to the Clinical Program.
  • Aggregate and maintain data for grant reports, board reports and the growth of the agency
  • Attend grant-related trainings as necessary.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the client referral list and the timely assignment of clients for therapy.
  • Facilitate weekly clinical meetings regarding administrative matters and review of client cases.
  • Attend or oversee therapists who attend Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT) meetings.
  • Act as liaison between therapists and NCA attorney regarding court-related matters.
  • Maintain memberships in professional organizations.
  • Attend regular clinical trainings provided within the professional community.
  • Provide (or oversee therapists who provide) trainings within the community regarding trauma-focused therapies, child sexual abuse or to provide information about the NCA Clinical Program.
  • Actively participate in marketing the NCA’s services and programs to the community when appropriate.
  • Actively participate in board meetings and subcommittees.
  • Participate and collaborate within the management team.
  • Collaborate and participate in multidisciplinary meetings within the Family Safety Center.
  • Other responsibilities as determined by the CEO and/or Director of Clinical Programs.

 

On the Job Supervision:

  1. Attend supervision with Chief Executive Officer
  2. Attend and facilitate weekly clinical supervisions and clinical meetings with NCA Clinical Staff

 

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Dawn Harper at dawn.harper@nashvillechildrensalliance.org with the subject line “Director of Clinical Programs.”

 

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.

 

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.

 

JOB OVERVIEW:

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.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

 

Timeline

  • 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 kpmccallie@cachc.org