Child Advocacy Coordinator
To ensure a trauma informed approach to child abuse interviews at the CAC, and maintain a family friendly, trauma informed environment.
Duties and responsibilities
- Develops and implements policies and protocols to be utilized by all disciplines through the Center.
- Facilitates the development of operating policies and protocols for the CAC and its investigative interviews.
- Facilitates the development of a multidisciplinary response team for the CAC, to include investigative, medical, legal, psychological, and victim advocate personnel.
- Coordinates case review team meetings.
- Facilitates and records team meetings and functions as a liaison between the investigative agencies and other service providers.
- Supervises all administrative aspects of the CAC’s functioning, recommending and implementing policy changes when necessary.
- Participates as part of agency management team and provides emergency coverage as needed.
- Acts as a community liaison; represents the Child Advocacy Center in public relations and media activities.
- Provides follow-up of all children seen at the CAC to assure tracking and the collection of statistics.
- Maintains all documents and statistical records necessary to fulfill regulatory requirements and provide program evaluation.
- Provides educational support, consultation, and direction to those using the center.
- Works closely with the CAC’s Advisory Committee to assure that the CAC’s mission is met.
- Required to take monthly on call- ensuring 24 hour coverage of the center.
- Adhere to all policies of Crime Victims Assistance Center, Inc., as well as maintaining regular communication with Broome County staff.
MS preferred, minimum of bachelors in sociology, psychology, nursing, or law enforcement. Experience in direct care of children and families, professional experience with program development; grant writing and community enhancement. Familiar with current professional literature on the immediate and long-term impacts of child sexual abuse, effective change strategies, forensic evaluations of sexually abused victims, and computer-assisted case management. Familiar with issues of concern for medical professionals regarding expert testimony and the court testimony of children.