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Forensic Evaluation Clinician

THE CHILDREN’S ASSESSMENT CENTER

2012 JOB DESCRIPTION

 

 POSITION TITLE:              Forensic Evaluation Clinician

DEPARTMENT:                   The Children’s Assessment Center

DIVISION:                          Forensic Services Division

HOURS:                               Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

SALARY:                             Negotiable

 

Education Required:

  • Master’s degree or higher mental health degree in recognized discipline (e.g., psychology, counseling, clinical social work, special education, or child development)
  • Licensure or Temporary Licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Professional Counselor – Intern (LPC-I), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Marriage and Family Training Associate (LMFTA),  Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA) preferred.

Job Description:       

Conducts systematic evaluations of children at the request of legal authorities for the explicit purpose of gathering forensically sound information, as part of child sexual abuse investigations to assist decision-making or legal proceedings.  Gathers information regarding social, developmental, emotional, and behavioral functioning as well as abuse- related information and establishes foundation for healing process.  Collaborates with multi-disciplinary investigative team, including law enforcement, medical personnel, CPS, County and District Attorney’s Offices to provide comprehensive findings and service recommendations.  Attends professional trainings, consultations, and weekly clinical supervision to ensure best practice.  Documents sessions and provides written reports, court testimony, and community trainings.

Experience:   

  • Two or more years experience assessing and treating children and families
  • Experience with child exploitation, child maltreatment, and child welfare, preferred
  • Specialized training in child development, forensic or clinical interviewing, and psychosocial, developmental, or psychological evaluations, preferred 
  • Interviewing, child welfare, and/or child advocacy background a plus

 

Job Skills:

  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills (please provide writing sample)
  • Ability to engage children of all ages in a non-threatening manner
  • Specialized training in child maltreatment or exploitation and understanding of child welfare system and advocacy centers
  • Ability to conduct objective psychosocial, developmental, and behavioral assessments
  • Knowledge of dynamics of sexual abuse, professional literature, and current issues relevant to child sexual abuse
  • Experience testifying in civil and criminal proceedings, a plus

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