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Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford County, Inc.

Cannon County Drug Endangered Children Coordinator

Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford County, Inc.


Job Summary

The Cannon County Drug Endangered Children Coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of program services for drug-endangered children and their families in Cannon County.  The Coordinator is responsible for providing client services, tracking client cases, reporting child abuse, community referrals, and volunteer supervision The Coordinator works as a team with the Department of Children’s Services, law enforcement, Our Kids, the District Attorney’s Office, mental health counselors, and addiction counselors to assist drug endangered children and their non-offending parents, grandparents, and family members. The Coordinator works with the Forensic Interview Coordinator and the Executive Director to fulfill the goals and objectives of the Child Advocacy Center. 

Job Responsibilities

Drug Endangered Children Client Services:

  • Develop and provide program services to Cannon County drug-endangered children and their families
  • Provide alcohol and drug education, crisis intervention counseling, case management and referrals, safety planning, crisis telephone line, follow-up services, court advocacy, personal advocacy, emergency financial assistance, home visits for drug-endangered children, and coordination of services to victims.
  • Establish a trusting relationship with at-risk families by initiating and maintaining regular contact

Court Advocacy

  • Attend Juvenile Court and Drug Court to receive referrals on drug-endangered children’s cases

Systems Advocacy

  • Work as a team with Warren County Department of Children’s Services, Woodbury Police Department, Cannon County Sheriff’s Department, Our Kids, Youth Services, the District Attorney’s Office, mental health counselors, and addiction counselors to assist child abuse victims, child sexual abuse victims, drug endangered children, and their non-offending family members
  • Advocate on behalf of individual clients
  • Advocate for change that improves the systemic response to Cannon County victims of child abuse, child sexual abuse, and drug-endangered children
  • Act as a liaison between Cannon County families and other community agencies
  • Attend CPIT Team meetings, Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, and other community meetings related to child abuse, child sexual abuse, and drug-endangered children

Case Tracking

  • Track drug-endangered children’s cases from the point of referral through the conclusion of the case
  • Enter all client case data into the NCA Trak computerized case tracking system
  • Maintains client records in a complete and concise manner

Volunteer Coordination

  • Interview, screen, train, supervise, and evaluate student interns and client services volunteers
  • Help recruit volunteers to serve on committees and assist with events


  • Survey Cannon County clients regularly throughout the year to assess the effectiveness of the program
  • Survey Cannon County CPIT Team members quarterly on the effectiveness of the program


  • Compile client services, statistical, and survey data for Opioid Grant, Office of Criminal Justice Programs, State of Tennessee, Board of Directors, Children’s Advocacy Centers of Tennessee, National Children’s Alliance, United Way, Board of Directors, and other funding sources.

Child Abuse and Child Sexual Abuse Client Services

  • Cross-trained to provide family advocacy services to child abuse and child sexual abuse victims when the Cannon County Family Services Coordinator is unavailable.

Community Education

  • Cross-trained to provide Darkness to Light Stewards of Children training and other training on child abuse, child sexual abuse, and drug-endangered children when the Community Education Coordinator is unavailable. 


  • Attend regular supervision meetings and staff meetings
  • Attend conferences, training, and meetings for professional development
  • Follow Child Advocacy Center policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned in a timely manner


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of the dynamics of child abuse, child sexual abuse, drug-endangered children, neglect, substance abuse, domestic violence, parent-child interaction, child development, and the ability to apply this information
  • Working knowledge of Cannon County community resources and the ability to use them appropriately to meet client’s needs
  • Ability to effectively monitor client interaction
  • 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 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 operate a computer
  • Must be able to provide transportation for clients with licensed, insured driver with current Tennessee driver’s license and safe driving record

Education and Experience

  • B.A. or B.S. in Social Work or related field required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Alcohol and drug counseling experience preferred
  • Crisis intervention counseling, case management, court advocacy, volunteer supervision, community education, home visits, and support group experience preferred
  • Demonstrated maturity and experience in successfully working with families

Special Requirements

  • Must pass a thorough TBI background investigation and TBI fingerprint background check, including providing the names of four employment references.
  • Must have reliable transportation and be able to travel in Cannon County to work cases and travel to Rutherford County for staff meetings and supervision meetings
  • Available on a 24-hour call with a cellular telephone to respond to a crisis and be on-site within 30 minutes 

Additional Information


  • Health Reimbursement Arrangement (Up to $4,950 annually)
  • 2 Weeks Vacation annually, 3 Weeks Vacation after 2 years
  • 12 Sick Days annually
  • Observe the State of Tennessee Holidays
  • No Health Insurance / No Retirement Plan

How to Apply

A cover letter and resume are required to apply for the Cannon County Drug Endangered Children Coordinator position.  They can be emailed to jwauchek@cacrutherford.org or faxed to (615) 867-9585.


The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications, contacting applicants, and scheduling the first interviews on June 10-12, 2024.

NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE. The telephone line is a crisis line for victims to contact us. Qualified candidates will be contacted.

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


  • Date Posted: May 30, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Start Date: 07/01/2024
  • Salary Range: $55,000
  • Working Hours: M-F. 8:00am - 4:30pm