Child Victim Advocate
Family Service of the Piedmont, Inc. - Greensboro, NC

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DESCRIPTION

Family Service of the Piedmont is a not for profit agency whose mission is to promote healthy lives and relationships for children, families and individuals, through early intervention, treatment and support in times of crisis or transition.

The agency is seeking a Child Victim Advocate to provide advocacy services to child victims of violent and/or intrusive crimes with their caregivers, law enforcement, DSS, the judicial system and other service providers to ensure that the best interest and safety of children is paramount at all times and in order to protect children from future harm during the investigation and prosecution process.

DUTIES

1.Reduces stress and trauma to child victims and their non-offending caregivers by conducting intakes and assessing for the child and family's safety; providing crisis intervention to child victims and their families; scheduling and coordinating forensic interviews with law enforcement, DSS & non-offending caregivers; coordinating team case review; following up with non-offending caregivers and coordinating services with law enforcement, DSS, the judicial system and other service providers. Keep MDT members and non-offending caregivers, if requested by law enforcement, updated on case development.
2.Provide information to the non-offending caregiver about counseling and other services available for the child victim and their family and provide referrals when appropriate. Collaborate with other service providers to avoid duplication of services.
3.Provide court preparation and accompaniment for child victims and their non-offending caregivers and assist with obtaining appropriate protection orders for child victims when necessary.
4.Provide the non-offending caregiver with information about NC Crime Victim's Rights as they relate to child victims and assist with completing the necessary paperwork for Victim Impact Statements, Crime Victim's Compensation, and the Address Confidentiality Program.
5.Provide information and education regarding the dynamics of family violence, sexual assault, children's exposure to violence, the CAC, the coordinated MDT response, and the investigation and the prosecution of child abuse cases to parents, MDT members and the community.
6.Attend and participate in Team Decision Meetings at DSS when necessary.
7.Documents services provided by completing all required agency, CAC (and GPD*) documentation.
8.Attends Line-Up and other meetings as required by Greensboro Police Department*.
9.Abides by all Greensboro Police Department policies *, and all local, state and federal laws regarding the confidentiality of information obtained during the course of criminal investigations. This shall include but not be limited to information concerning the identity of victims, or others, police procedures, criminal investigations, personnel matters, or other information that could jeopardize any criminal investigation.
10.Maintains harmonious working environment by participation in team and staff meetings, consulting with staff regarding topic areas, respecting cultural and lifestyle differences, and by providing support and encouragement to other staff members.
11.Acts at all times in a manner appropriate with the professional provision of services, including proper decorum, overall presentation, grooming, cleanliness and hygiene.
12.Assist agency in overall service delivery by performing other administrative duties as delegated or required.

QUALIFICATIONS

1.The ability to respond appropriately to the cultural differences present among the organization's service population and staff is required.
2.Ability to work in partnership with other team members.
3.Ability to forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served and their families in which they are helped to gain the skills and confidence to address any issues and problems they face.
4.Conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change.
5.Ability to set limits and maintain the helping role of the practitioner and to intervene appropriately to meet the needs of the persons served or other family members.
6.Ability to sit, stand, walk, lift light objects as needed, move about the office or otherwise perform the physical tasks required to perform the duties listed above.
7.Working knowledge of child abuse investigation and prosecution procedures, child development, and the dynamics of child and family abuse.
8.Minimum of Bachelor's level degree in criminal justice, human service or related field.

1.Reduces stress and trauma to child victims and their non-offending caregivers by conducting intakes and assessing for the child and family's safety; providing crisis intervention to child victims and their families; scheduling and coordinating forensic interviews with law enforcement, DSS & non-offending caregivers; coordinating team case review; following up with non-offending caregivers and coordinating services with law enforcement, DSS, the judicial system and other service providers. Keep MDT members and non-offending caregivers, if requested by law enforcement, updated on case development.
2.Provide information to the non-offending caregiver about counseling and other services available for the child victim and their family and provide referrals when appropriate. Collaborate with other service providers to avoid duplication of services.
3.Provide court preparation and accompaniment for child victims and their non-offending caregivers and assist with obtaining appropriate protection orders for child victims when necessary.
4.Provide the non-offending caregiver with information about NC Crime Victim's Rights as they relate to child victims and assist with completing the necessary paperwork for Victim Impact Statements, Crime Victim's Compensation, and the Address Confidentiality Program.
5.Provide information and education regarding the dynamics of family violence, sexual assault, children's exposure to violence, the CAC, the coordinated MDT response, and the investigation and the prosecution of child abuse cases to parents, MDT members and the community.
6.Attend and participate in Team Decision Meetings at DSS when necessary.
7.Documents services provided by completing all required agency, CAC (and GPD*) documentation.
8.Attends Line-Up and other meetings as required by Greensboro Police Department*.
9.Abides by all Greensboro Police Department policies *, and all local, state and federal laws regarding the confidentiality of information obtained during the course of criminal investigations. This shall include but not be limited to information concerning the identity of victims, or others, police procedures, criminal investigations, personnel matters, or other information that could jeopardize any criminal investigation.
10.Maintains harmonious working environment by participation in team and staff meetings, consulting with staff regarding topic areas, respecting cultural and lifestyle differences, and by providing support and encouragement to other staff members.
11.Acts at all times in a manner appropriate with the professional provision of services, including proper decorum, overall presentation, grooming, cleanliness and hygiene.
12.Assist agency in overall service delivery by performing other administrative duties as delegated or required.

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