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Position Details

Department: PCMG-MAIN | Child Protection Team
Category: Care Mgmt/Social Wrk/Case Mgr
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 693157
Date Posted: 8/22/2022
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

The Forensic Interviewer provides high quality forensic interviewing services to child and adult witnesses regarding allegations of child maltreatment and violence: neglect, physical, and/or sexual abuse, domestic violence and homicide, using research based interview protocols and techniques in a developmentally appropriate manner. Works in close partnership with the Forensic Team at PCH and identified community partners.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Coordinates the scheduling of forensic interviews and conducts forensic interviews of children and adolescents with alleged child maltreatment.
  2. Participates in pre/post interview multidisciplinary case staffing, prepares and provides formal written reports of interviews, and participate in multidisciplinary team meetings and present results of forensic interview, disclosures made and circumstances of the disclosure to provide court admissible evidence, as needed, for criminal prosecution.
  3. Assists in collecting all relevant child/family history and making appropriate referrals.
  4. Responds to subpoenas and provide fact and expert testimony when requested.
  5. Maintains and updates case files, case lists, video logbook and statistical tracking.
  6. Participates in supervision, professional development, research, peer review, and on-going training activities.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
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Education
1. Master’s degree in a human service field, criminal justice or law with five years’ experience working with abused children and adolescents. Required
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Experience
1. An understanding of the dynamics of a multi-disciplinary, community-based response to civil and criminal allegations of child abuse and neglect. Preferred
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Certifications/Licenses/Registries
1. Certification of completion of an approved forensic interview curriculum. Preferred
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Special Skills
1. Maintains confidentiality; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things. Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions. Participates in meetings. Writes clearly and informatively. Edits work for spelling and grammar. Able to read and interpret written information. Required
2. Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed. Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed. Required
3. Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed. Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed. Required
4. Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. Required
5. Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality. Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
5. Physical Requirement - Reaching Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Sitting Constantly
7. Physical Requirement - Standing Occasionally
8. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
9. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
10. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
11. Physical Requirement - Walking Frequently
12. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
17. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
internal/external
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