Manages forensic interview services, protocols, and training to fulfill national accreditation standards. Manages internal evidence collection methods. Provides Forensic Interview consultation support to prosecutors and allied agency professionals to support the criminal justice process. Supervises staff.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology or other closely related field and four (4) years experience in a child-related setting, of which two (2) years must have been involved directly with a child advocacy program and one (1) year must have been supervisory.
Current Utah License to provide clinical services or counseling services.
Successfully complete the Salt Lake National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Forensic Interview course or certification of a nationally accredited forensic interview curriculum within four months of hire.
Complete mentoring curriculum to become a Forensic Interview Trainer within one year of hire.
Due to the nature of this position, the successful applicant must successfully pass a criminal background check as well as every two years thereafter and continuously meet the requirements of the Bureau of Criminal Information (BCI).
The following duties and responsibilities are intended to be representative of the work performed by the incumbent(s) in this position and are not all-inclusive. The omission of specific duties and responsibilities will not preclude it from the position.
Applicants must be prepared to demonstrate the ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.
- Manages forensic evidence and interviewing protocols, and service delivery functions provided at CJC program to professionals and child victims in compliance with state statute and national accreditation standards.
- Serves on Utah Statewide Forensic Interview Training Committee to develop, maintain and improve forensic interview (FIT) protocols, training curriculums, and statewide training of trainers (TOT) program.
- Manages and provides forensic curriculums and trainings. Directs, trains, coaches and mentors CJC forensic interview staff and FIT Instructors.
- Supervises assigned staff, which includes hiring, orienting, training, assigning and reviewing work performance, annual work performance appraisals, and discipline.
- Manages forensic services to district attorney prosecutors, investigators, law enforcement and allied agencies. May provide expert witness services.
- Provides Peer Review training and feedback services to investigators and CJC Forensic interviewers to comply with national accreditation standards. Provides "pre-interview" consultation for investigators during forensic interviews conducted at the CJC when requested.
- Manages CJC internal criminal justice evidence collection protocols to comply with chain of evidence requirements, statutory protections, and victim confidentiality.
- Conduct forensic interviews of children who are victims or witnesses of crime on as needed basis.
- Serves as part of the program management team, providing input on procedures. Provides support to Program Manager in making supervisory, procedural, facility care or purchasing decisions.
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