RESPONSIBILITIES: The delivery of immediate, expert, therapeuticservices is an essential component of the Child Advocacy Center model and the primary role of the Clinical Forensic Specialist. Responsibilities include the provision of mental health and victim advocacy and support services as detailed below:
· Participate in the forensic interview process through assuming a lead interviewing role or observing the interview of the child, coordinating services with the multi-disciplinary team members, and debriefing the child and family;
· Conduct a thorough assessment of the child and the non-offending family members to determine the impact of the trauma on the child’s functioning, and the need for additional services for the child and family.
· Provide trauma focused intervention and support to the child, siblings and non-offending parent(s) in the process of making effective referrals and linkages to trauma-focused mental health treatment and other services when warranted;
· Provide client-centered victim advocacy and support services to ensure that the child’s and family’s needs are addressed, and the family is kept informed;
· Actively participate in multidisciplinary case planning and case review meetings to inform the investigation, and coordinate interventions and response to child victims and impacted family members.
· Enter and maintain case data in the CAC NCATrak case tracking system for every service provided to clients in a timely manner, from the opening to the closing of a case; Maintain accurate case files.
· Conduct psycho-educational workshops for non-offending parents.
· Participate in weekly supervision, group supervision and on-going trainings.
· Other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.