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Nashville Children's Alliance (Nashville, TN)

Organizational Overview:

Nashville Children’s Alliance (NCA) is the child advocacy center for Nashville and Davidson County. NCA serves all children in Davidson County aged 3 – 17 when sexual or severe physical abuse allegations are reported, with the majority of referrals coming from the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS) and the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD). NCA is a child-focused, trauma-informed therapeutic environment designed to meet the needs of child abuse victims and their non-offending family members. NCA is involved in child sexual and severe physical abuse cases from the first allegation of abuse until after the case is resolved in court, at absolutely no cost to families. Since 1992, NCA has worked to deliver and coordinate the services required for children to feel safe, begin the healing process, and look forward to bright futures.

 

NCA’s mission is to provide healing and justice for children who have been abused or exposed violence. In 2019, NCA moved into the Family Safety Center (FSC), a groundbreaking co-working space that facilitates services between Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD), the Department of Children’s Services (DCS), the District Attorney General’s Office (DA), and various nonprofit organizations. In collaboration with these partners, NCA works with children and non-offending caregivers using three evidence-based approaches: forensic interviews, Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT) coordination, and trauma-informed therapy.

 

Objectives:

The primary responsibility of the clinical therapist is to provide trauma-focused therapy to children who have been sexually and/or severely physically abused, witnessed domestic violence or witnessed a violent crime and their non-offending caregivers.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  1. To provide consistent therapeutic sessions to children and families
  2. Maintain proper record keeping for each client.
  3. To attend supervision with supervisor
  4. Work a minimum of two days with later evening appointments per week
  5. Adhere to the center’s policies

 

Qualifications:

  1. Master’s level degree in psychology, counseling, social work, or in a clinically-based program in a field related to the above.
  2. Experience working with children and families who have experienced trauma, preferably child sexual abuse.
  3. Experience planning and facilitating groups for adults, preferably in child sexual abuse and trauma.
  4. Fluent in Spanish and English.

 

 

Special Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team preferred.
  • Professional licensure and/or two years post masters experience desired
  • Registered Play Therapist (or working toward completion of 150 training hours in Play Therapy to become registered as a play therapist) desirable.
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art therapy, Sand tray therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and/or Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency Framework (ARC) desirable.
  • Training and experience with family based/ attachment therapies (Theraplay ®, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) desirable.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide weekly individual/family therapy sessions to children and siblings dealing with traumatic stress symptoms using evidenced based/evidenced informed Trauma-Focused Therapy.
  • Provide individual/family therapy sessions two late evenings per week.
  • Provide skill building and psycho-education to non-offending caregivers in conjunction with their children’s therapy.
  • Complete intakes with caregivers including crisis counseling when necessary.
  • Write clinical case notes following every client therapy session, phone conversations with caregivers, and phone conversations with other agencies (for example DCS) regarding the client.
  • Call caregivers of clients to (1) schedule intake sessions (2) schedule therapy sessions, and (3) to follow up and reschedule missed appointments.
  • Administer and score assessments required of all clients.
  • Communicate with caregivers regarding lapse in children’s attendance at therapy sessions.
  • Help clients complete and submit Victim’s Compensation applications. Provide follow- up on applications as necessary.
  • Provide support for clients by being present in court when their cases are prosecuted.
  • Maintain client records.
  • Maintain NCAtrak records for all clients.
  • Attend clinical meetings regarding administrative matters and review of client cases.
  • Advocate for clients by making phone calls or writing letters to help them receive appropriate services.
  • Assist clinical director in training master’s level counseling interns in paperwork, agency policies, counseling methods, and in providing support.
  • Conduct research for use in grant writing.
  • Record and disseminate data for grants.
  • Attend regular clinical trainings provided within the professional community in Nashville.
  • Provide trainings within the community regarding trauma-focused therapies, child abuse or to provide information about the NCA Clinical Program.
  • Actively participate in marketing the NCA’s services and program to the community.
  • Other responsibilities as determined by the clinical director and/or CEO.

 

On the Job Supervision:

  1. Attend regular supervision with Director of Clinical Services
  2. Attend regular clinical meeting with NCA Director of Clinical Services and Staff

 

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Gina Crean at gina.crean@nashvillechildrensalliance.org with the subject line “Bilingual Clinical Therapist Position”.

 

Nashville Children’s Alliance is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.  NCA does not discriminate in regards to gender, race, sexual preference, sexual identity, national origin, religion, disability, age or marital status in the recruitment, selection, or placement of employees.

 

Nashville Children’s Alliance offers excellent paid time off and recognizes 20 holidays throughout the year. NCA provides insurance options including medical, vision, dental and life.

Organizational Overview:

Nashville Children’s Alliance (NCA) is the child advocacy center for Nashville and Davidson County. NCA serves all children in Davidson County aged 3 – 17 when sexual or severe physical abuse allegations are reported, with the majority of referrals coming from the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS) and the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD). NCA is a child-focused, trauma-informed therapeutic environment designed to meet the needs of child abuse victims and their non-offending family members. NCA is involved in child sexual and severe physical abuse cases from the first allegation of abuse until after the case is resolved in court, at absolutely no cost to families. Since 1992, NCA has worked to deliver and coordinate the services required for children to feel safe, begin the healing process, and look forward to bright futures.

NCA’s mission is to provide healing and justice for children who have been abused or exposed violence. In 2019, NCA moved into the Family Safety Center (FSC), a groundbreaking co-working space that facilitates services between Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD), the Department of Children’s Services (DCS), the District Attorney General’s Office (DA), and various nonprofit organizations. In collaboration with these partners, NCA works with children and non-offending caregivers using three evidence-based approaches: forensic interviews, Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT) coordination, and trauma-informed therapy.

Objectives:

The primary responsibility of the crisis counselor is to provide immediate support to children who have been sexually and/or severely physically abused, witnessed domestic violence or witnessed a violent crime and their non-offending caregivers.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. To provide immediate safety risk assessment and intervention to children and non-offending caregivers
  2. Provide trauma therapy for a caseload of 4-5 children
  3. Maintain proper record keeping for each client.
  4. To attend supervision with supervisor
  5. Work a minimum of two days with later evening appointments per week
  6. Adhere to the center’s policies

Qualifications:

  1. Master’s level degree in psychology, counseling, social work, or in a clinically-based program in a field related to the above.
  2. Experience working with children and families who have experienced trauma, preferably child sexual abuse.
  3. Experience in acute care safety risk assessment, suicide/self harm assessment, safety planning and coordination of care

Special Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team preferred.
  • Professional licensure and/or two years post masters experience desired
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art therapy, Sand tray therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and/or Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency Framework (ARC) desirable.
  • Training and experience with family based/ attachment therapies

Responsibilities:

  • Provide daily crisis assessment and intervention to children and non-offending caregivers
  • Provide safety assessment and safety planning for children
  • Attend child protective investigation team case review meetings weekly
  • Provide weekly individual/family therapy sessions to children and siblings dealing with traumatic stress symptoms using evidenced based/evidenced informed Trauma-Focused Therapy.
  • Provide individual/family therapy sessions two late evenings per week.
  • Provide skill building and psycho-education to non-offending caregivers in conjunction with their children’s therapy.
  • Complete intakes with caregivers including crisis counseling when necessary.
  • Write clinical case notes following every client therapy session, phone conversations with caregivers, and phone conversations with other agencies (for example DCS) regarding the client.
  • Call caregivers of clients to (1) schedule intake sessions (2) schedule therapy sessions, and (3) to follow up and reschedule missed appointments.
  • Administer and score assessments required of all clients.
  • Communicate with caregivers regarding lapse in children’s attendance at therapy sessions.
  • Help clients complete and submit Victim’s Compensation applications. Provide follow- up on applications as necessary.
  • Provide support for clients by being present in court when their cases are prosecuted.
  • Maintain client records.
  • Maintain NCAtrak records for all clients.
  • Attend clinical meetings regarding administrative matters and review of client cases.
  • Advocate for clients by making phone calls or writing letters to help them receive appropriate services.
  • Conduct research for use in grant writing.
  • Record and disseminate data for grants.
  • Attend regular clinical trainings provided within the professional community in Nashville.
  • Actively participate in marketing the NCA’s services and program to the community.
  • Other responsibilities as determined by the Director of Clinical Programs and Intervention and/or CEO.

On the Job Supervision:

  1. Attend regular supervision with Director of Clinical Programs and Intervention
  2. Attend regular clinical meeting with NCA Director of Clinical Programs and Intervention and Staff

This is a grant funded position through December 2023.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Gina Crean at gina.crean@nashvillechildrensalliance.org with the subject line “Crisis Counselor”.

Nashville Children’s Alliance is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.  NCA does not discriminate in regards to gender, race, sexual preference, sexual identity, national origin, religion, disability, age or marital status in the recruitment, selection, or placement of employees.

Nashville Children’s Alliance offers excellent paid time off and recognizes 20 holidays throughout the year. NCA provides insurance options including medical, vision, dental and life.

Position Title: Bilingual Family Support Specialist

Location: Nashville Children’s Alliance

Supervisor: Director of Clinical Programs and Intervention

 

Position Description: This position provides advocacy, crisis support, and case management services to child victims and their supportive family members.

 

Qualifications: College degree in social work, psychology, criminal justice, child development or a related field and at least two years’ work experience with children and families are required. Must have demonstrated knowledge of child abuse and neglect and child development.  Must be fluent in Spanish and English.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Meet with non-offending caregivers when they bring their children to the NCA for a forensic interview, and provide information about the center and its services.
  2. Provide parent packets to and discuss contents with non-offending caregivers.
  3. Provide crisis intervention and safety planning to parents/caregivers of children presenting for services.
  4. Conduct a needs survey with the non-offending parent and identify immediate needs.
  5. Assist non-offending parents in accessing needed resources, including applying for Victims Compensation.
  6. Make appropriate referrals for therapy for their children, and manage the clinical waiting list.
  7. Provide on-going support to non-offending parents/caregivers through the investigative and healing process.
  8. Maintain documentation of all client and agency contact. Track cases and enter information into the case tracking system until final adjudication and/or closed to services.
  9. Communicate with other professionals involved with the client/case as necessary and appropriate.
  10. Attend Child Protective Investigative Team case reviews with relevant information, such as client progress and safety concerns.

 

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Gina Crean at gina.crean@nashvillechildrensalliance.org with the subject line “Bilingual Family Support Specialist”.

 

Nashville Children’s Alliance is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.  NCA does not discriminate in regards to gender, race, sexual preference, sexual identity, national origin, religion, disability, age or marital status in the recruitment, selection, or placement of employees.

 

Nashville Children’s Alliance offers excellent paid time off and recognizes 20 holidays throughout the year.  NCA offers health insurance, vision, dental and life.

15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center (Lebanon, TN)

Position Summary

The Family Advocate is responsible for coordinating client services and tracking client cases. The Family Advocate works as a team along with Department of Children’s Services, law enforcement and the district attorney’s office to assist with cases regarding child sexual abuse victims and non- offending parents and guardians. The Family Advocate may make referrals to Our Kids for forensic medical exams or other services, as necessary. The Family Advocate works with the Executive Director to fulfill the goals and objectives of the Child Advocacy Center.

 

Education and Experience

  • B.S. or B.A. in Social Work or related field required.
  • Demonstrated maturity and experience in successfully working with families.
  • Must have worked with children for at least 3 years.
  • Must pass a TBI background check and TBI finger printing.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

Client Services:

  • Completes initial intake and needs assessment with clients.
  • Provide information about mental health services for the child and non-offending parents at forensic interviews of child abuse victims.
  • Establish a trusting relationship with at-risk families by initiating and maintaining regular client contact.
  • Provide support to non-offending caregivers in the means of providing or linking to resources such as housing, transportation, financial, food and any other services as deemed necessary or appropriate to maintain client self-sufficiency
  • Provide information on the benefits available through Criminal Injury Compensation.
  • Maintain client records in a complete and concise manner; maintain confidentiality
  • Compile client services reports for funding sources and the Board of Directors as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Systems Advocacy:

  • Work as a team with DCS, law enforcement, the D.A.’s office, and mental and medical health providers, to assist child abuse victims and their non-offending parents and guardians.
  • Attend CPIT meetings in the five counties we serve.
  • Track child abuse and child sexual abuse cases from the point of referral through the prosecution of the case.
  • Responsible for putting all data into the computerized system and tracking child abuse cases using the National Children’s Alliance Child Abuse Case Tracking System (NCA Track)
  • Act as a liaison between families and other community agencies
  • Compile statistical reports for funding sources as needed
  • Complete 15 hours of job-related training per year
  • Provide community education, such as Stewards of Children training


Job Specifications


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of parent-child interaction, child development, substance abuse, and the dynamics of child abuse, child sexual abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and the ability to apply this information in working with clients
  • Working knowledge of community resources and ability to use appropriately to meet families’ needs
  • 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 members of 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

 

General Requirements:

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so assigned.

Salary paid by a three-year VOCA grant.

Starting salary $33,000, no health insurance and no retirement plan.

Observe State of Tennessee Holidays

One day per month for annual and sick leave.

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

Email your cover letter and resume to director@cac15.org to apply for this position.

Child Advocacy Center for the 23rd Judicial District (Charlotte, TN)

Title: Family Advocate
Salary Range: $34,000 – $40,000
Reports to: Executive Director

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Family Advocate acts as a support to the victim and non-offending family and will have the following duties and responsibilities:
• Responsible for supporting children and parents/caregivers in cases where a child has been traumatized by drug exposed, sexual or physical abuse, has witnessed or experienced a violent crime or other trauma.
• The FA will work in close conjunction with the Forensic Interviewer and directly support the families and victims when they come for Forensic Interviews
• The FA will regularly handle and transport the 23rd CAC service dog (Duke) to forensic interviews, court proceedings, and other activities as needed.
• Meet with parents/caregivers during interview; explaining intake and process to the family.
• Establish a trusting relationship with the families by initiating regular client contact, provide emotional support and assist the family with coping with the realities and complexities of recovering from trauma
• May have to watch forensic interview (per supervisor)
• Connect child and family with appropriate resources within the community and act as a liaison for child and family providing education, financial needs, identifying housing, mental health referrals, education, crisis support, victim compensation
• Advocate will be responsible for parenting classes, clothing resources, victim advocacy, court assistance/preparation, supervised visitation.
• Keep log of referrals and client services
• Enter Victim Advocacy data about cases in NCA and the VOCA monitoring spreadsheet
• Follow-up phone calls (maintain log)
• Making sure surveys are completed and entered into the system.
• Gather and tabulate statistics on all victims of crime referred to the CAC for reports to funding sources including federal, state, and community grants as well as to use in securing new grants and other funding
• Communicate with other professionals involved with the client/case as necessary
• Screen referrals to ensure they are in accordance with the mission of the center
• Attend scheduled meetings, including all Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT) meetings
• Responsible for learning NCA Trak and data entry, complete client folders
• Email the appropriate source for information needed
• Treat clients effectively without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social class, environment or religion
• Other Responsibilities:
o Complete Victim Advocacy Training as soon as possible (provided by the 23rd CAC)
o Service dog handling and transporting (training provided)
o Needs Assessment/surveys during intake
o Mental Health/Case Management
o Clothing Closet, Food Pantry, Parenting Classes, Support groups
o Transportation of clients as needed
o Providing Information on Our Kids
o Victim Advocacy Court Assistance
o Victims Compensation Education

 

QUALIFICATIONS:
The Family Advocate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Child Development or related field. The preferred candidate will also have training and experience in working with multidisciplinary teams, the court system, and performing tasks during forensic interviews.

 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
Possess a working knowledge of community resources including child protective services, the criminal justice system, a knowledge of child abuse and child development and the ability to work with an interdisciplinary team.

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES:
Ability to work as a team, relate to children of all ages in a positive manner and be able to relate appropriately to families and children who are experiencing emotionally challenging situations. Advocates exhibit commitment, cooperation, inclusiveness, compassion, integrity, and respect.

 

COMPENSATION:
Family Advocate will be paid an annual salary that will be commensurate will skills, experience, quality of work, and community standards. The Advocate will work at least 40 hours per week, there will be times where the Advocate works more than 40 hours depending on case load. Benefits will be offered as described in the Employee Policies and Procedures Manuel.

 

Position Type: Exempt – Professional

 

Requirements: A valid driver’s license, background check, and drug test is a requisite of employment with the 23rd CAC.

 

Duty Location: Supports clients throughout the 23rd judicial district and includes regular travel to CPITs in all 5 counties

 

Schedule: 8am to 4:30pm Mon-Fri, hybrid (in person and remote)

 

www.23rdcac.org

This is not an offer of employment.
The 23rd District Child Advocacy Center is an equal opportunity/equal access employer.

Davis House Child Advocacy Center (Franklin, TN)

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.
Qualifications
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

 

Benefits
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 carolyn@davishousecac.org by Monday, July 11.

 

Details
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

Safe Harbor of the Smokies CAC (Sevierville, TN)

Position

 

Therapist

Full Time

Under Supervision of Clinical Director

 

General Description

This position contributes to the overall mission of Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center (SHCAC) by providing direct and indirect therapy services to child victims of severe abuse, including sexual abuse, and/or who have witnessed a violent act, and their non-offending families and caretakers. Clinical services include assessment and evaluation of counseling needs, development of treatment plans and goals, treatment of trauma, and crisis intervention. He/she will be responsible for implementing evidence-based treatment modalities for the treatment of trauma, in an ethical manner, upholding the ethical code of their profession and adhering to the guidelines and policies of Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center. The therapist will participate in peer review and designated CPIT team meetings and will be an active participant. The therapist will engage in ongoing training and professional development, relevant to his/her practice as a therapist at Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center.

Duties and Responsibilities

 

The full-time therapist will be responsible for intakes, assessments, evaluations, treatment planning, and delivery of services, maintaining of clinical records, and upholding confidentiality and code of ethics for their perspective discipline. The successful candidate will participate in a multi-disciplinary team, case consultation, and peer review.  The successful candidate will participate in any legal proceedings as may be required. The therapist will maintain accurate clinical records as established by the Department of Mental Health, uphold confidentiality policies and code of ethics for their discipline.

 

Provision of direct and indirect therapy services to children and their non-offending caregivers will include, but not be limited to a. Crisis Counseling and trauma focused therapy utilizing evidence based best practice modalities, including evidence-based TF-CBT, EMDR, Play Therapy and other modalities and where appropriate. b. assessment and evaluation of counseling needs c. development of a treatment plan with individualized goals and objectives for each client d.  provide individual and family/caregiver therapy  e. consult with CPIT, attend CPIT meetings and serve as a consultant to CPIT members as needed  f. Provide referrals for other services and resources as deemed necessary  g.  consult and serve as a resource for other agencies when requested or as may be necessary.

 

Participate in any legal/judicial proceeding as may be required by Court Order.

 

Participate in weekly staff meetings, clinical staff meetings and case staffing. Maintain clinical records as required by the State of Tennessee Dept of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Outpatient Facility and Licensure Board as well as SHCAC Policies and Procedures in accordance with the National Children’s Alliance recommended practice model.  Serve as Mental Health Representative on designated CPITeams. Attend staff meetings, in service trainings, peer review and other job-related conferences and workshops and professional meetings as may be required to maintain and further licensure.  Collect data, prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports as well as any special reports regarding the therapy program.

 

Minimum Qualifications/Experience

 

The successful candidate will possess an understanding of severe child abuse, human trafficking, and child pornography and their effects on its victims and their families. Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree (required), licensed (preferred) mental health counselor. Preferences will be given to LCSW, LMFT, LPC candidates. The applicant will ideally possess two years of clinical practice focused on work with children and families, specialty training and experience in the child abuse field, particularly with an emphasis on trauma resolution. Preferred training to include: TFCBT, EMDR, Art/Play therapy. The successful candidate should possess strong communication skills both orally and in writing and be able to relate to clients with diverse backgrounds. The successful candidate shall also respond to Safe Harbor clients with empathy and compassion while maintaining client confidentiality and ethical conduct.  Applicants must complete a SHCAC of the Smokies job application, provide a current resume and cover letter, be willing to submit to a criminal background check, and provide 3 professional references.

 

Childhelp Children's Advocacy Center (Knoxville, TN)

Title: Therapist

Reports To: Child Advocacy Center Director

Salary Range: $50,000 – $55,000

Position: Full Time

 

Full Job Description

 

Do you wish to be a member of a team that improves lives, strengthens communities, and offers healing and hope? Childhelp is seeking a trauma-competent, quality-driven professional for the Clinical Therapist position on our remarkable team.

Childhelp seeks a trauma-informed licensed therapist to join our team of Clinicians. This position is responsible for providing children and families with a continuum of mental health and trauma-focused therapeutic services.

 

What you bring to this role:

  • A Master’s degree in counseling or social work.
  • A license in social work or related field preferred
  • Bring your passion and expertise
  • Desired experience working with children with complex trauma issues.
  • Ability to be a productive collaborative team member.
  • A desire to help others become the best they can be in serving our clients while managing a healthy work/life balance.
  • Candidates must also have a good understanding of clinical diagnoses and evidence based interventions to address mental health conditions.

 

Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Vision insurance
  • Referral program
  • Employee discount
  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health savings account
  • Employee assistance program

 

Essential Functions

  • Provides clinical assessment, individual and family therapy related to child abuse issues for children, adolescents, and families.
  • Maintains a  20-25 patient caseload
  • Has specific clinical responsibilities for each case assigned including, but not limited to:
    • Initial treatment assessments and formulations
    • Therapy delivery (weekly, biweekly, or every other week as clinically indicated)
    • Communication with clients (Referral sources, parents/guardians, school officials, etc.)
    • Timeliness of all necessary documentation
    • Participation in the implementation of all clinical aspects of the Childhelp programs
  • Completes all necessary documentation in a timely, thorough, and professional manner according to the required guidelines and deadlines.
  • Provides immediate intervention and family stabilization services, when necessary
  • Attends weekly clinical staff meetings and training, monthly all-staff meetings, and multi-disciplinary team meetings
  • Attends weekly supervision
  • Coordinates services with a multidisciplinary team, including law enforcement, CPS, medical staff, forensic interviewers, and other persons/groups related to child abuse issues and ongoing cases, as necessary and appropriate.
  • Provides court testimony, as needed
  • Participates annually in 24 hours of relevant, continuing education/training events in order to maintain continuing education for professional licensure and clinical competency in the forensically sensitive specialty setting
  • Participates in self-care and team building activities
  • Consistently exercise sound, independent judgment and adequate emotional stability in evaluating situations and making decisions despite the pressures of deadlines or the occurrence of unexpected stressful events
  • Participates on committees and in professional meetings and staffings as necessary for the overall development and function of the program
  • Carries out other duties as assigned

 

Requirements

Education/Experience/Knowledge/Understanding

  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences with an emphasis in: Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or other related field
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker OR Licensed professional Counselor preferred
  • Minimum two (2) years’ work experience providing mental health counseling services to children, adolescents, and their families
  • Clear fingerprint background screening through the Department of Justice, FBI and Child Abuse Index

 

Skills

  • Superb verbal, written, and listening communication skills
  • Effective organization and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work in high-pressure situations

Proficient in the use of a PC in a Windows environment; in the use of MS Office

Campbell County Children's Center (La Follette, TN)

Part-time Prevention Coordinator

 

Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life?  Are you self-motivated?  Do you have a community-minded spirit?

 

Love, Happiness, Joy & Laughter.  These are the words that should describe a childhood.  For over 20 years, the Campbell County Children’s Center has been helping to reduce traumatization of child abuse victims in the Campbell, Claiborne and Union County area.  We are currently looking to add to our team of dedicated staff.

 

Features of the job:

 

Comfortable actively engaging an audience of children or adults.

Self-starter, proficient communication and organizational skills

Team environment

32 hours per week

Candidates must pass a background check and a drug screen.

Associates degree preferred.

 

If interested in applying for the position contact staff@campbellcountychildrenscenter.org or call (423)562-4190.

Kid's Place - A Child Advocacy Center (Columbia, TN)

Position Title: Full Time Therapist – Maury County
Position Location: Columbia, TN
Supervisor: Executive Director
Kid’s Place – A Child Advocacy Center

 

Kid’s Place is the Child Advocacy Center serving the 22nd Judicial District including Giles, Lawrence, Maury, and Wayne Counties in Tennessee. The mission of Kid’s Place is to provide hope, help, and healing to sexually and physically abused children and youth through a multidisciplinary approach.

 

Position Description:
The full-time Therapist is responsible for utilizing an evidence based therapy to deliver direct therapeutic services to the child victims and caregivers of our servicing counties. He/She should stay current on the literature of best practices and seek training that would best accommodate the needs of our clients. This position is for the Maury County Satellite location in Columbia, TN.

 

Duties and Responsibilities of the Position:
Duties and responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following:
• Monitor compliance to legal guidelines, internal policies and quality standards
• Maintain strict standards of confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA and ACA standards
• Provide evidence based treatment to clients
• Maintain client records in electronic health records and the client tracking database
• Maintain accurate records of services proved in the client file and in NCATrak
• Complete annual training specific to victim compensation; training can be online or in a workshop
• Maintain current continuing educational requirements as mandated by clinical discipline
• Complete annual Title VI training online
• Stay current in research of best practices of child sexual and/or physical abuse
• Provide crisis counseling to child victims and non-offending caregivers as needed regardless of therapy status
• Follow up via telephone or letter when 30 days has lapsed since a client’s last therapy appointment
• Refer non-offending caregiver to Family advocate and/or outside resources as needed
• Travel to and from the main location in Lawrenceburg and other satellite locations

 

Education and experience:
A minimum of a master’s degree in social work or mental health counseling required. Licensure to practice independently is preferred. Three years of experience working directly with children is required. TF-CBT required, EMDR and RPT preferred.
Knowledge, skill, and abilities:
Knowledge, skill, and abilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:
• Ability to work as team player with CAC staff members;
• Ability to work in a professional manner with members of many other agencies;
• Beginning (basic) knowledge of the dynamics of families where abuse and/or neglect is
occurring;
• Knowledge of the stages of child development;
• Knowledge of community resources;
• Skills in providing crisis intervention services to families;
• Must have good oral and written communication skills;
• Must have good computer skills and ability to keep caseload up to date in agency’s database,
NCATrak;
• Ability to analyze and evaluate the community’s resources for families and barriers that
prevent families receiving prompt and/or immediate service;
• Sensitivity to diversity issues.
Specialized and on-going training will be provided.

 

Other requirements for employment:
Person in this position must have a working phone, reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, provide proof of automobile insurance, acceptable driving record, and must pass an extensive criminal background check.

 

Work schedule:
The person in this position will be required to work flexible hours based on the needs of
Kid’s Place. The schedule will be set by the Executive Director, and will reflect a minimum of 37.5 hour work week.

 

Benefits:
Full-time employees are awarded two weeks of annual leave within the first year of employment
Paid Holidays and sick time
Health, dental, and vision insurance benefits are available to all full-time employees
Diversity/EEO Statement: Place Child Advocacy Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

 

To Apply:
Interested Applicants should email Cover Letter and Résumé to:
Charlsi Legendre, Executive Director
clegendre@kpcac.org
Subject line: Maury County Therapist
No phone calls please.

The Children's Advocacy Center, The Emmy Haney House (Chattanooga, TN)

CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER: (CAC) announces an opening for a Therapist. Interested applicants must submit their resume and cover letter via email only by the posted deadline.

The salary range for this position is $48,000-52,000.

 

JOB OVERVIEW:

Do you have a passion for working with children? Joining a team, a strong team, and an established agency? The CAC is looking for an experienced therapist who can provide trauma-focused therapy to kids who have experienced child sexual abuse.

 

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT POSITION AND THE CAC CULTURE

  • This is a full-time, exempt position, working 40 hours per week.
  • The CAC believes in work-life balance. We are committed to aligning the workload with the true hours worked.
  • When a person is hired in their first year, they get 17 days of Paid Time Off and 15 days of paid holidays.
  • After three months, employees are eligible for the following:
    • Medical and vision insurance, with the CAC covering 90% of the costs of the insurance package.
    • Life insurance and short-term disability insurance, with CAC covering 100% of the costs.
  • There is also a retirement plan with match available to employees after three years of employment.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work or related field.
  • LCSW or license-eligibility in a related field and a minimum of two years of clinical practice with children and families.
  • Specialty training or experience within the child abuse field is preferred, this includes TFCBT and EMDR training.
  • Spanish speaking is preferred but not required.

 

All successful candidates must demonstrate an ability to work with families who have experienced trauma; be detail-oriented and organized; possess exceptional interpersonal skills; work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment, and be computer/technology proficient. CAC is an equal-opportunity employer.

 

Timeline

  • The application deadline is January 16, 2023
  • Interviews to begin immediately after that via Zoom
  • The expected start date is the beginning of February 2023

 

Apply to:  Kristen Pavlik McCallie at kpmccallie@cachc.org

Montgomery County Child Advocacy Center

The Victim Service Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating client services, tracking client cases, and community education. The Victim Service Coordinator works as a team member with Department of Children’s Services, Law Enforcement, Our Kids, and the District Attorney’s Office to assist child sexual abuse victims and non-offending family members. The Victim Service Coordinator works with the Director to fulfill the goals and objectives of the Montgomery County Child Advocacy Center.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

Client Services:

• Provide crisis intervention/support to non-offending parents while they are at the Child Advocacy Center for a forensic interview or medical exam.
• Establish a trusting relationship with at-risk families by maintaining regular client contact.
• Maintain client records in a complete and confidential manner.
• Assist eligible victims in obtaining benefits from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Program.
• Research and make available clear, concise publications that elucidate issues around victimization and navigating the investigative process and legal system.

 

Systems Advocacy:

• Work as a part of the Child Protective Investigative Team, which includes, Department of Children’s Services, Law Enforcement, District Attorney’s Office, Juvenile Court, and Our Kids.
• Have knowledge of available community resources and assist families in their need to access these resources. Also, assessing what services are available and what may be needed to meet the needs of the families.
• Compile a resource guide of all services that are available in Clarksville, Montgomery County TN and the Fort Campbell, KY area.
• Advocate on behalf of individual clients and for systemic change that improves the response of systems to victims.
• Responsible for putting all data into the computerized system using the National Children’s Alliance Tracking System known as NCATrak.
• Interact with community partners to strengthen the relationship between them and the Montgomery County Child Advocacy Center.
• Attend CPIT meetings and community meeting related to child abuse and child sexual abuse.
• Act as a liaison between families and other community agencies

 

Supervision:

• Attend regular supervision meetings, team meetings, case conferences, in­services/ trainings, and other meeting and trainings as required.
• Become an active member of the Tennessee CAC’s Victim/Family Advocate Group.
• Follow the policies and procedures of Montgomery County Government, which encompasses the Child Advocacy Center.

 

Job Specifications:

• B.S. or B.A. in Social Work or related field.
• Must complete a minimum of 24 hours or instruction including, but not limited to: dynamics of abuse, trauma-informed services, crisis assessment and intervention, risk assessment and safety planning, professional ethics and boundaries, assistance in accessing/obtaining victims’ rights as outlined by Tennessee law, and assistance with access to other services that may be needed for individual clients.
• Crisis intervention counseling, case management, court advocacy, and support group experience in human services preferred.
• Demonstrated maturity and experience in successfully working with families.
• Working knowledge of parent-child interaction, child development, and the dynamics of child sexual abuse, and the ability to apply this information in working with clients.
• Ability to effectively monitor client interaction.
• Ability to assess individual needs and cultural considerations for the child and family to ensure those needs are addressed.
• Ability to work effectively with employees from other agencies and members of community groups.
• Ability to work in a team environment where multiple players contribute to problem solving.

 

Salary and Benefits:

• Starting salary – $40,292.00
• Full benefits to include medical, eye, dental, life insurance plus retirement thru Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System
• Observe all state holidays

 

To apply, click here