The Child Advocacy Center of Marshall County is hiring a part-time Victim Advocate. This part-time position will include the following job duties:

  • Schedule appointments and completing follow up services to clients as needed
  • Facilitate support groups with non-offending care givers as needed
  • Greets children and families upon arrival to the CAC and provides an orientation
  • Assists non-offending caregivers with the intake process, which includes assisting with paperwork and explaining the forensic interview process
  • Provides crisis intervention services as needed and in accordance with agency protocol
  • Meets with non-offending caregivers to assess each family’s unmet needs and makes appropriate referrals to social service agencies that can assist in meeting needs
  • Provides families with information to non-offending caregivers about the coordinated MDT response to allegations of child abuse
  • Coordinates with the District Attorney’s office to provide court orientation and accompaniment to children and families when cases are being prepared for trial
  • Maintains compliance with all agency policies and procedures
  • Stays abreast of current research, trends, and best practices in the field of child abuse and victim advocacy
  • Maintains communication with the District Attorney’s Office to track judicial case dispositions as well as obtaining case docket information to identify cases set for trial involving a child victim in order to provide advocacy support to the child victim and their family
  • Supervise the use of videotapes, games, and toys.
  • Monitor play area and activities
  • Ensure play area is kept in a clean and organized manner
  • Provides accompaniment for the victim and family for legal, medical, and other necessary appointments
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends according to the on call schedule
  • Must be willing to conduct forensic interviews as needed
  • Utilizes CAC Manager to document services and plan for case coordination.
  • Perform other tasks as requested by the Executive Director
  • Must have a Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or related field from an accredited college or university or equivalent combination of education, training and work experience.
  • Two (2) years of experience and Alabama Licensure preferred.
  • Must have a Valid Alabama Driver’s License with full-time access to a reliable vehicle (proof of vehicle insurance is required.)
  • The Therapist has the primary responsibility of providing the clinical support services to families coming to the Child Advocacy Center (CAC), who have been impacted by abuse. The Therapist must be skilled and highly trained in dealing with families in crisis. The Therapist will provide psychotherapeutic and educational services beneficial to understanding the impact and dynamics of abuse on the child and the family system. The Therapist will provide quality care through the establishment of a comprehensive therapeutic relationship with individuals served and families/guardians based on the provision of individual, family and group psychotherapy. The Therapist must also understand the purpose and function of the CAC and be knowledgeable of existing policies
  • Must have knowledge of child abuse and neglect and be able to demonstrate professional experience working with families in crisis.

Required skills and knowledge include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or related field / Master’s degree in social work preferred
  • Two years of experience in the field of forensic interviewing, family advocacy, law enforcement, or child protective services and be willing to attend forensic interview training if needed.
  • Knowledge of dynamics of child abuse
  • Skills in communication, both verbal and written, with all levels of professionals and community groups
  • Ability to maintain a positive relationship with members of the case review team
  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality

Qualified applicants should email their resume to: leslie@marshallcac.org

Accepting applications 9/3/2021 – 9/17/2021