Career Opportunities

Forensic Interviewer/Clinical Family Advocate

Responsible for interviewing child victims of sexual and serious physical abuse who are brought to the Fort Bend Children’s Advocacy Center by law enforcement or children’s protection investigators. Provides crisis counseling and intervention to children interviewed at the Center and their non-offending family members; conducts assessments of children and families’ needs to ensure appropriate treatment of post-traumatic symptoms; works collaboratively with caregivers and their social systems to process the development of a case; provides ongoing emotional support to restore and enhance psychosocial functioning;  ensures understanding of investigative process and the dynamics of sexual abuse; maintains case tracking documentation.

Job Skills:

  • Able to engage children and families of all ages, ethnicities, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds to restore and enhance psychosocial functioning of individuals and families adversely affected by child abuse/trauma
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply social work theory, methods and techniques; knowledge of post-traumatic symptoms, stages of child development, and crisis intervention techniques required
  • Ability to provide supportive counseling
  • Must be able to work professionally and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Strong oral and written communication skills essential

Duties:

  • Conduct interviews of child sexual and physical abuse victims
  • Review and critique of forensic interviews through the peer review process
  • Assess children’s cognitive and linguistic abilities as well as non-verbal communications
  • Foster an environment that is sensitive to a child’s cognitive, emotional, and psychological development, without leading a child in questioning
  • Contact families prior to appointments to answer questions and process concerns
  • Implement early intervention and psychosocial support model to address the needs of victims of child sexual abuse and their non-offending caregivers
  • Conduct biopsychosocial assessments of clients
  • Assess therapeutic needs of all affected family members
  • Perform assessments and provides treatment through supportive counseling, crisis intervention, psycho-education, and resource coordination to appropriately address post-traumatic symptoms

Minimum acceptable qualifications include:

  • LMSW, LCSW, LPC, or LPC-I required
  • willingness to submit to a child abuse background check (civil and criminal)
  • valid Texas Driver’s License
  • willingness to work in a smoke and drug free environment
  • willingness to work some evening and weekend hours
  • Bending, stooping, reaching and other movement required in dealing with children. Lifting of office materials (up to 20 lbs)

The Forensic Interviewer/Clinical Family Advocate reports to the CAC Program Director.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to Fiona Remko at FRemko@cafb.org.

 

 

Therapist

Therapist position in an advocacy center providing therapeutic services to sexually abused and severely physically abused children and non-offending caregivers.

Supervision Received:  Manager of Therapy Services

Requirements:                                  

  • LMSW, LCSW, LMFT, or LPC, LMFT-A or LPC-I license
  • Experience in working with abused children
  • Experience and training in trauma work with children
  • Experience in providing individual, group, family and play therapy
  • Experience in providing crisis intervention services
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Good speaking and writing skills
  • Bilingual preferred

Job Duties:

  • Provides individual, group, family and play therapeutic services to child victims and their families
  • Provides individual, group, family and play therapeutic services to child victims and their non-offending family members
  • Provides evidence based treatment such as TF-CBT to clients
  • Provides pre and post assessments to clients to measure changes
  • Develops treatment plans for clients and updates those plans
  • Documents sessions through case notes
  • Provides brief crisis intervention when necessary
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary team case staffings
  • Provides court testimony in civil and criminal cases
  • Provides community education regarding child abuse and CAFB
  • Maintains statistics and data entry as necessary for grant reports
  • Participates in the Children’s Advocacy Center’s on call program
  • Participates in CAFB awareness and fundraising activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • May be required to bend and stoop and lift up to 20 lbs. In connection with assigned duties

Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to Fiona Remko at FRemko@cafb.org.

 

 

 

CAFB adheres to a strict Zero Tolerance for Child Abuse Policy in our practices and operations.