Victim Advocate at Clare Regional Child Advocacy Center

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of others? Do you feel a sense of pride when serving? Does the thought of helping children excite you? If so, working with the Northern Michigan Alliance for Children is the opportunity you have been waiting for! The NMAC is looking for their next team member who will help them grow and continue to make an impact within communities of our great state. This opening provides you the opportunity of helping the NMAC bring healing, hope, and justice to abused children in Michigan.

 

Supervision: This position reports to the Executive Director

 

Salary: This is a 40 hour work week salaried position with the possibility of nontraditional hours; salary is based on education and experience and is contingent on grant funding.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or related field.

 

Skills/Knowledge: Knowledge regarding the dynamics of child and adolescent sexual and physical abuse’ skills in functioning within a multi-disciplinary team setting’ organizational skills’ and, interpersonal communication skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Act as a liaison and provide appropriate assistance from initial contact at the CAC through the entire investigative and prosecution process for children as suspected victims of abuse and their non-offending family members;

· Coordinate resources and referrals for children as suspected victims of abuse and their non-offending family members;

· Provide initial and on-going support and services to the victim and/or family including crisis intervention, advocacy, case updates, resource referrals and navigation, victim's rights compensation information, court accompaniment and education and more;

· Ensure that all necessary release and consent forms have been signed by the child’s custodial parent and/or legal guardian prior to an interview taking place;

· Keep accurate and timely records of all sessions, including case notes and making needed revisions/updates, while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with Michigan Law, County Protocols, and NMAC’s Policies;

· Attend conferences, seminars, meetings, etc. for the purpose of collaboration with other organizations and continuing education;

· Schedule, coordinate, and facilitate multi-disciplinary case review meetings with law enforcement, Children’s Protective Services, County Prosecutor’s Office, mental health, medical, and NMAC staff.

· Complete a minimum of 24 hours of staff development training annually;

· And other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or his/her designee.

 

This position is governed by and includes all conditions listed in the NMAC Organizational Policies and Procedures. This is an at-will position. It requires a six month probationary period. This position and all positions with NMAC are designed to serve the mission of the CAC.

 

All interested applicants email a cover letter and resume to jharris@mikids.org