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Davis House Child Advocacy Center

Child and Family Advocate and Educator

Davis House Child Advocacy Center

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Job Summary

The Child and Family Advocate is responsible for ensuring that Davis House Child Advocacy Center maintains a child-friendly environment for investigative interviews with children and families dealing with allegations of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse. The Child and Family Advocate provides a variety of services to the children we serve as well as to the non-offending parent (s) or caregiver(s). The Child and Family Advocate serves as the primary point of contact to the family, shepherding them through the process and helping link them to the services they need. The Child and Family Advocate (CFA) serves as a liaison between the child/family and other members of the Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT).

Job Responsibilities

The Child and Family Advocate will also:  

  • Provide court orientation to children and families who are faced with the possibility of testifying in court. This includes coordinating with the Victim Witness Coordinator and the District Attorney’s office handling the case.  
  • Maintain confidential case files on all clients of Davis House Child Advocacy Center.  This includes preparing timely, thorough, and accurate case notes of family advocacy sessions, data collection, data entry, and maintenance of the computerized case tracking system. 
  • Provide regular updates of child and family needs to other CAC staff and to the Child Protective Investigative Team.  
  • Distribute and document client satisfaction surveys on a regular schedule and document results in the database system.
  • Provide the evidenced based educational curriculum entitled Nurturing Parenting to both clients and members of the communities of Lewis, Hickman, and Perry counties 
  • Supervise interns on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Participate in Davis House initiatives and activities, such as fundraisers and other campaigns or events. 
  • Assist with other duties as determined by the Executive Director and/or Director of Services.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • Ability to work well across disciplines 
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team 
  • Must work effectively with individuals from various economic, social, and cultural backgrounds 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with children, families, and community partners 
  • Exceptional work ethic and professionalism  
  • Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills 
  • Knowledgeable of impacts of trauma in children and families
  • Comfort in public speaking; effective communication skills with both adults and children

 

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Knowledge of the multidisciplinary team approach to investigations of child abuse 
  • Knowledge of evidence-based educational curricula
  • Knowledge of the research about and interplay of child abuse, neglect, and trauma   
  • Understanding of community-based resources

Additional Information

Benefits

Davis House will consider full-time (40) hours for this Child and Family Advocate position. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and in line with Davis House policies. The compensation package includes salary and Davis House-approved benefits. Davis House requires all staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

How to Apply

Persons from minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 

Resumes, cover letters, and references should be directed to Carolyn Evans, Associate Director, at carolyn@davishousecac.org by November 18, 2022.

Details

  • Date Posted: November 4, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 12/12/2022
  • Salary Range: 40,000-42,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk, M-F