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JOB TITLE: Advocate / Forensic Interview Specialist
REPORTS TO: Program Coordinator and Executive Director
STATUS: Full Time (40-hours per week) including necessary on-call hours.
SALARY: $37,000 - $40,000 annually depending on experience
BENEFITS: Health, vision and dental insurance, Employee Assistance Program, 1 wellness day off per 8 weeks, 11 paid holidays per year, 4 weeks PTO per year.
PRIMARY OFFICE LOCATION: Fort Smith, Arkansas
ABOUT HAMILTON CENTER FOR CHILD ADVOCACY:
Since 2010, The Hamilton Center for Child Advocacy (formerly Hamilton House) has provided free comprehensive services to children affected by sexual abuse, or sexual assault, physical abuse, neglect and maltreatment through forensic interviews, advocacy, sexual assault medical exams, mental health therapy and follow-up services for children and non-offending caregivers.. The Hamilton Center provides multidisciplinary team coordination and advocacy services during criminal and/or child protective investigations of child sexual abuse. The Hamilton Center serves Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Scott and Sebastian Counties in Arkansas.
The Forensic Interview Specialist/Advocate is a dual role position.
This person will conduct forensic interviews with children, adolescents, and developmentally delayed adults following an allegation of abuse, using research-based, best practice interview techniques. The Forensic interviews conducted will aid in child abuse investigations carried out by the Crimes Against Children Division of the Arkansas State Police, Department of Children and Family Services, and various law enforcement agencies.
As an advocate, this person will provide advocacy and case management services to child victims of abuse and their families. The advocate assists with crisis intervention and makes referrals for families to appropriate social service organizations. The advocate supports a family throughout a child abuse investigation, intake through disposition, and longer at times.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
EVALUATION & TRAINING
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the essential functions, responsibilities and/or requirements.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION AND ACCESS AT HCCA:
Hamilton Center for Child Advocacy is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. We are an equal opportunity employer, and encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment or our programming. SARSSM is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and depends on staff from diverse identities and lived experiences to carry out our mission. Candidates from historically marginalized backgrounds strongly encouraged to apply.