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Davis House Child Advocacy Center

Forensic Interviewer

Davis House Child Advocacy Center


Job Summary

The Forensic Interviewer shall conduct child forensic interviews with alleged child victims of, or child witnesses to, sexual abuse or severe physical abuse, as established by the forensic interviewer investigative protocol.  

Job Responsibilities

The Forensic Interviewer will:

  • Conduct interviews following the established forensic interview protocol in cases of alleged sexual and/or severe physical abuse of children ages three through seventeen. Interviews are to be coordinated with law enforcement and child protective services investigators.   
  • The interviewer shall serve as a member of the Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT) and perform the duties required according to TCA 37-1-607. 
  • Receive a minimum of fifteen (15) hours in continuing education pertaining to child abuse and neglect during each fiscal year. 
  • Follow the state and DHCAC forensic interviewer protocol, which provides guidelines for identifying cases that require a forensic interview; prioritizing cases that require a forensic interview; the process of referring cases for a forensic interview; and the scheduling of interviews to provide a coordinated multi-disciplinary response to allegations of child sexual or severe physical abuse.   
  • Utilize the standard forensic interviewer report form. 
  • Maintain regular communication with, and availability to, members of the Child Protective Investigative Team. This also serves to provide coordinated services and assist in the investigative process. 
  • Participate in pertinent court proceedings, peer review assessments, and supervisory evaluations. 
  • Attend periodic meetings of forensic child interviewers from throughout Tennessee.   
  • Take part in public awareness, outreach activities, and fundraising events when requested.   
  • Submit required reporting to DCS (annual report and monthly email). 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Services, Associate Director, and/or Executive Director.


Educational and Professional Requirements:  B.S. Degree in a Social Work, Child Development, Education, or other social services related field; experience working with children and families and in a team environment.

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
  • Strong attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills
  • Knowledgeable of impacts of trauma in children and families

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the multidisciplinary team approach to investigations of child abuse
  • Knowledge of the research about and interplay of child abuse, neglect, and trauma   

Additional Information


Medical, dental, vision insurance (100% for employee, family eligible)

Life insurance

403b contribution

Cell phone stipend

Generous PTO

Professional development

Aflac options

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 by Monday, July 11.



  • Date Posted: June 28, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 08/01/2022
  • Salary Range: 40,000-42,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk, M-F