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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.

Position Title: 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.  Fluent in Spanish and English preferred.

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 “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 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.

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:   Therapist

Salary range:  $45,000

Reports to:      Executive Director

 

SUMMARY:

This is a highly responsible professional position providing counseling services for primary and secondary child victims of physical and sexual abuse and severe neglect. Duty locations are primarily focused in Stewart and Houston counties in Middle TN with additional travel required to Dickson, Humphreys, and Cheatham counties as needed.  Duties include child victim assessment; diagnosis; development of individual treatment plans consistent with professional standards and clinical pathway; provision of individual, crisis, and group play therapy appropriate for child victims; maintenance of case files; and participation in multi­disciplinary team work.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Works on own initiative or in conjunction with the Center’s Executive Director to meet program goals.
  2. Assists in writing program narratives, objectives, outcomes, etc. for contracts and grants as needed.
  3. Provide counseling activities including but not limited to: promoting communication and social interaction, play therapy, behavioral modification, behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, mental health, counseling sexual abuse victims
  4. Attend trainings, conferences, client meetings and other meetings as assigned or scheduled
  5. Provides services for primary and secondary victims of child abuse.
  6. Attends CPIT and multidisciplinary meetings as needed in all counties monthly.
  7. Provides reports to Executive Director on cases and demographics.
  8. Conduct client intake; assess client’s presenting problems
  9. Maintain client records according to the grant requirements and follow all procedures on client documentation and care.
  10. Maintain high level of ethical conduct regarding confidentiality, dual-relationships and professional stature as well as ethical boundaries with clients, families, and others.
  11. Communicate consistently and effectively with family.
  12. Assists Senior Therapist/Intern Program Director with interns in the therapy program as needed.
  13. Makes appearances and delivers public addresses on the Center and child abuse awareness as needed.
  14. Writes protocols for therapy.
  15. Regularly meet with other staff therapists and team members to review cases.
  16. Performs other related work as required.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Completed or nearing completion of Master’s degree with an emphasis on child psychology (subject to Exec Dir review of program progress).  Licensed mental health therapist or currently working towards licensure with a minimum of 6 months of experience working with child abuse victims.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read, analyze and interpret general periodicals, professional journals, agency procedure manuals and contracting source regulations. Ability to write progress notes, reports and program specific procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, associates and the general public. Verbal and communicative skills are extremely valuable, as facilitating groups and implementing other creative modes are essential tools of this job for educating youths.

 

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Ability to use a computer for word processing and basic data collection is necessary.

 

CLINICAL LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:

Clinical license preferred but proof of significant progress towards obtaining license will be considered.  Valid driver’s license and proof of current insurance required.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds of materials and at times lift and/or move up to 25 pounds of equipment.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Mental Health Therapist is a full-time position working 40 hours per week. The position is grant funded and the employee will work flexible hours to meet the needs of the clients; this includes mandatory and necessary evening hours to accommodate client schedules. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to at-risk youths. Assignment of work sites may vary depending on overall program need(s). Local travel may be required as a part of this job.

Position Type:  Exempt – Professional

Requirements:  Master’s in relevant field required.  See clinical license requirements above for additional info.  A valid driver’s license, background check, and drug test is a requisite of employment with the 23rd CAC.

Duty Location:  Teletherapy and on site at 23rd CAC Dover, TN ancillary office as well as the main office in Charlotte, TN, other ancillary spaces as needed, and schools in all five counties of the 23rd Judicial District

Schedule:   *schedule subject to change due to required client hours in the evenings

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.

 

New Hope - Blount County CAC (Maryville, TN)

Title: Clinical Therapist

Reports to: Clinical Director

Position: Full Time

 

Position Summary:

The Clinical Therapist will serve children and their non-offending family members through the Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center Clinical Services Program.  This position will work as a member of the clinical team as well as the Child Protective Investigative Team, CPIT.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement the established policies, procedures and practices which assure that the welfare of the children we serve is our priority.
  • Ensure that the therapeutic environment and setting assures that the physical, social, and emotional needs of the children we serve are being met to the best of our ability.
  • Provision of direct and indirect services to children and non-offending family members including but not limited to:
  • Crisis Counseling utilizing best practice methods.
  • Assessment and evaluation of counseling needs
  • Development of treatment plan with goals and objectives
  • Provision of individual and family therapies utilizing best practice trauma-focused modalities such as TF-CBT, EMDR, ARC, Theraplay, Traumaplay & SMART.
  • Consultation with Child/Family Advocate
  • Consultation with Child Protective Investigative Team Members.
  • Referral for other services and resources as deemed necessary.
  • Coordination/consultation with other agencies
  • Participate in any legal/judicial proceedings as may be required by Court Order.
  • Maintain Clinical records as required by the State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Outpatient Facility and Licensure Board, as well as BCCAC Policies and Procedures in accordance with the National Children’s Alliance recommended practice model.
  • Provision of training and education to other CPIT members, professional and lay groups in the 5th Judicial District.
  • Collect data, prepare, and submit monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as well as any special reports regarding the Clinical Services Program that may be required.
  • Attend staff meetings, in-service trainings, peer review and other job-related conferences, workshops, and professional meetings as may be required to maintain and further licensure.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Clinical Director and/or Executive Director.

 

Position Requirements:

  • A licensed Mental Health Professional is preferred, although a candidate working toward licensure may be considered.
  • Preference given to Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT).
  • Applicant must have completed a master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Human Services, or a related degree and possess two (2) years of clinical practice specifically geared to working with children and families in the provision of individual and family therapies.
  • Specialty training and experience in the child abuse field with particular emphasis on Child Abuse and Trauma, including TF-CBT, EMDR, and/or art/play therapy is required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required in English.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred, but not required.
  • Applicant must have a clean criminal background check and personal/professional references will be completed prior to any employment being approved.
  • Reliable transportation, honesty, dependability, trustworthiness, and client confidentiality are paramount.

 

Please send resumes to: Lindsay Preskenis LCSW – lpreskenis@blountkids.org

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.

Kid's First Advocacy Center of the 9th Judicial District (Lenoir City, TN)

JOB DESCRIPTION

CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

TITLE:  Sexual Assault Advocate

REPORTS TO: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Apply: Email Resume to Chris Evans-Longmire: cevans@cac9jd.org

 

NATURE OF WORK:  This is a professional position which provides crisis support, accompaniment and a variety of advocacy services to victims of severe physical and sexual abuse, and their non-offending caregivers, throughout the investigation phase and prosecution. The Sexual Assault Advocate interacts with the professionals from other disciplines and agencies involved in child abuse investigations by coordinating the Child Protective Investigative Teams or CPITs of the Ninth Judicial District. The Sexual Assault Advocate will ensure victims of severe child abuse served through the Child Advocacy Center are made aware of Victim’s Compensation and how this position supports the right to apply for Victim’s Compensation. .

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field.
  • Must have a minimum of three years’ experience working with victims of child abuse, victim advocacy, the criminal justice system, case management and crisis intervention.
  • Knowledge of sexual abuse and its impact on children
  • Knowledge of child protection and law enforcement child abuse investigative procedures with an emphasis in sexual abuse investigations preferred.
  • Effective communication skills; both oral and written
  • Knowledge of basic computer programs such as Microsoft Word, and Excel; needs proficient typing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Must be able to interact well with the Executive Director, Board of Director’s members, office staff, school personnel, participants in the SCAN Program, and CPIT members

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide crisis intervention for families at all stages of investigation and prosecution, beginning with Intake, then providing support to victims of sexual abuse and severe physical abuse as requested and needed for the victim of sexual assault to feel safe. The Sexual Assault Advocate can provide support and advocacy to the sexual assault victim for as long as the victim and non-offending caregiver request the advocacy and/or accompaniment to services that include court dates.
  • Maintain contact with and support victims and families throughout the investigation phase and prosecution to inform them of the status of their case (continuances, dispositions, sentencing, meetings and court dates) as well as to assist in meeting needs the family may identify.
  • Coordinate referrals of victims and families for additional services such as medical exams or counseling, assist them in procuring concrete services such as: housing, protective orders, domestic violence intervention, academic institution advocacy, securing clothing and/or food, victim’s crime compensation, transportation, public assistance, etc…
  • Provide advocacy in the courtroom, court preparation, support and court accompaniment to victims and families in conjunction with the witness coordinators of the Office of the Attorney General of the Ninth Judicial District. These services are available and provided at the request of the victim and his/her family.
  • Coordinate the scheduling of forensic medical examinations between the client and the forensic medical examination, offer directions, answer questions and meet with the non-offending caregiver when the child presents for a Forensic Medical Examination and at times, may support the Forensic Medical Examiner.
  • Explain the justice process to victims and families by way of the Victim’s Outreach Handbook.
  • Arrange for transportation to interviews, court and other case related meetings.
  • Assess client needs and make referrals as needed or requested by the non-offending caregivers or child abuse victim.
  • Participate in coordination of services with other internal/external service providers, including membership on the Child Protective Investigative Team or CPIT and ensure a translator or interpreter is made available for LEP clients and non-offending caregivers as well as any other need for clients with special needs.
  • Promote and provide support groups for non-offending caregivers as they become clients of the CAC. The Sexual Assault Advocate will document group meetings and will be responsible for meeting the needs of the group.
  • Document and maintain all records related to client services and file these forms in a timely fashion, not to exceed 24 hours from date of service delivery and in the appropriate client record.
  • Attend all staff meetings and case consultations sponsored by the Center.
  • Participate in community/school training sessions on child abuse as needed. Work at the community level to develop resources and establish a support network for sexual assault victims and their non-offending caregivers.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality in all manners relating to clients, their families and the services provided. Ensure all necessary forms/releases are in place prior to advocating on behalf of the sexual assault victim.
  • Assist in providing orientation and training for volunteers and community members as needed or directed by the Executive Director
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Executive Director
  • Enter data of all cases receiving support and advocacy from the Sexual Assault Advocate into NCA Trak within 72 hours
  • Maintain HIPAA compliance as related to client matters and records.
  • Assist in professional training, community education presentations, and volunteer training as requested.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

 

Supervisory Relationship:

The Sexual Assault Advocate will be supervised by the Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center of the Ninth Judicial District.

 

Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center (Manchester, TN)

Contract Therapist

 

Specific Education, Certification and Skill Requirements (if applicable):
Candidates MUST be:
–        Licensed in the State of TN as a LCSW, MSW, Psychologist
–        Experienced working with children who have suffered from abuse especially sex abuse

–        Specialty training and experience in the child abuse field with particular emphasis on Child Abuse and Trauma, including TF-CBT, EMDR, and other evidence based treatments

–               Contractor must have a clean criminal background record and pass all required background checks.

 

Job Description:
Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center, a non-profit agency providing services to children who are victims of severe abuse, seeks a licensed therapist to join our team on a contract basis. Our primary treatment model is Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Our clients are children who have experienced significant traumatic events and have trauma-related symptoms. Position is independent contractor, 4-8 hours per week.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement the established policies, procedures and practices which assure that the welfare of the children we serve is our priority.
  • Ensure that the therapeutic environment and setting assures that the physical, social, and emotional needs of the children we serve are being met to the best of our ability.
  • Provision of direct and indirect services to children and non-offending family members including but not limited to:
    • Crisis Counseling utilizing best practice methods.
    • Assessment and evaluation of counseling needs
    • Development of treatment plan with goals and objectives
    • Provision of individual and family therapies utilizing best practice trauma-focused modalities such as TF-CBT, EMDR, ARC, etc….
  • Maintain client records.
  • Maintain NCAtrak records for all clients

 

Send resume & cover letter with hourly rate via email or by fax to:

Joyce Prusak, joyce@coffeecountycac.org

931-723-8889

 

No phone calls please at this time.
Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Other Information About This Job:
Position is independent contractor.

Executive Director

 

Reports to: Board of Directors

 

Job Description

 

SUMMARY:

Directs the day-to-day operations of Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center. Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing services to children who are survivors of severe abuse and their non-offending families through coordinated multidisciplinary team interventions, education/prevention and advocacy.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides leadership, management, vision, and best practice methods to ensure that the mission and core values of the agency are in practice.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, retaining and supervision of all staff and programs.
  • Ensures that the CAC meets all funder and accreditation requirements, which includes but is not limited to maintaining documentation and submitting reports as required.
  • Responsible for the fiscal management of the organization, including but not limited to authorizing or making bill payments, ensuring that fiscal reports are completed as required and submitted to the Board of Directors for review and approval on a regular basis as well as all funders.
  • Prepares and submits annual draft budget to Board of Directors for approval.
  • Works collaboratively with staff and the Board of Directors to meet agency’s strategic goals and objectives.
  • Prepares the agenda for monthly board meetings. Attends all Board meetings and committee meetings. Provides information to the Board of Directors as needed or as requested.
  • Identifies funding opportunities that align with the agency mission and prepares funding/grant applications as needed.
  • Maintains positive relationships with various stakeholders, including members of the CAC’s multidisciplinary team.
  • Attends and facilitates monthly multidisciplinary meetings. Provides oversight of multidisciplinary team meetings and relationships, case management, community outreach, and varied committees.
  • Evaluates program effectiveness and establishes a plan for improvement if needed.
  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal mandates and standards as required.
  • Assists in continuous quality improvement of protocols, policies and procedures both internally and externally with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Serves as the main media spokesperson and represents Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center in the community through varied committee and public relation engagements to increase awareness of the CAC’s programs and the issue of child abuse in Coffee County.
  • Coordinates professional training for MDT, CAC staff and volunteers as needed.
  • Provides support, information and referral, advocacy and other direct service activities to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members as needed.
  • Maintains accreditation standards set by the National Children’s Alliance and completed accreditation application on behalf of the CAC every five years.
  • Attends required annual specialized training and Children’s Advocacy Centers of Tennessee membership meetings.
  • Responsible for coordinating CAC’s fundraising activities with the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for advocacy activities with local and state elected officials.
  • Maintains agency records as required by policy and law.
  • Works with agency partners and Board of Directors to develop and implement a strategic plan.

 

Expected hours worked per week:

Full time, exempt. Minimum 37.5 hours per week with some evening and weekend hours required due to needs of the center.

Minimal Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social service, education, counseling or related field with at least three (3) years of experience in a supervisory level position. Prior nonprofit experience preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of child abuse issues and ability to apply professional expertise in developing preventative and remedial initiatives.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with professionals of many different disciplines.
  • Development/fundraising experience.
  • Ability to stay mission focused.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office programs effectively.
  • Ability to exercise tact and sound judgment.
  • Ability to work under high pressure situations while maintaining composure.
  • Must be able to prepare and understand financial reports and budgets. QuickBooks knowledge is a plus.
  • Ability to stay abreast of laws related to child abuse and neglect.
  • Must be able to pass a thorough criminal background check as well as a basic physical.

 

Compensation:

  • Starting salary $50,000.
  • Benefits include vacation and sick leave along with a monthly medical allowance.

 

To submit your application, please email the following to info@coffeecountycac.org.

No phone calls please. Initial applications due by October 14, 2022.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Three Professional References. Reference letters will be required prior to employment.

 

  • Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER: (CAC) announces an opening for an Executive Administrative Assistant

 

Interested applicants must submit resumes and cover letters via email only by the posted deadline.

 

JOB OVERVIEW:

Do you enjoy working with families and providing a warm and welcoming experience? Are you experienced in coordinating programs and people? Would you like to join a strong team and an established agency? The CAC is looking for an Executive Administrative Assistant who will provide a great first impression to all who come to the organization. They will provide administrative support to the Executive Director and ensure smooth day-to-day operations.

 

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT POSITION AND THE CAC CULTURE

  • This position is a full-time, non-exempt position, working 30 hours a week
  • The salary range is $15-16.00 an hour
  • Upon hire, employees have 15 days of Paid Time Off and 11 days of paid holidays.
  • After three months, employees are eligible for:
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance with the CAC covers 90% of the costs of the insurance package.
    • Life insurance and short-term disability insurance, with CAC covering 100% of the costs.
    • Parental, Medical, and other types of leave.
  • A retirement plan is also available to employees after three years of employment.
  • Because of the client-facing nature of this position, it cannot be a remote position.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR IN A CANDIDATE:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum three (3) years experience in Office Administrator, Office Manager, or Executive Assistant position with experience managing other support staff or three (3) years in client services
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other basic software/technology
  • Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to think quickly and adapt to client needs
  • Previous project management experience preferred
  • Child abuse, sexual assault, child protective services, law enforcement, or domestic violence work is a plus
  • Ability to pass a background check

 

All successful candidates must demonstrate the 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 Friday, September 30, 2022
  • Interviews to begin immediately after that
  • The expected start date is mid to late October

 

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