Program Coordinator (1): The Program Coordinator will assist the Executive Director with administering any and all programs under the Cameron County Children’s Advocacy Center’s Inc. and work examples describe below. Will assist in the performance of Human Resource responsibilities for the organization. Works under general supervision, with latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the Executive Director.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provides technical advice, problem-solving assistance, answers to questions regarding program goals, and policy interpretation.
• Manages and evaluates the design, development, and coordination of projects.
• Participates in committees designed to improve the quality of service.
• Participates in training programs and professional development workshops and conferences.
• Supervises, hires, trains, and evaluates assigned staff. Works with employees to correct employee deficiencies and recommends and implements corrective action, discipline and/or termination.
• Conducts surveys/studies relevant to organizational management.
• Benchmarks with other institutions and to research policies and strategies.
• Completes reports related to recruitment, special programs, and professional development.
• Conducts research as appropriate to projects or initiatives within the work unit.
• Assists the Executive Director in preparing and monitoring departmental goals and objectives.
• Develops objectives and activities based on department goals.
• Prepares or coordinates preparation of financial and administrative reports; analyzes and interprets statistics, financial data, and management planning data for predicting resource needs and developing long range plans.
• Conducts and assists with the development of long- and short-range goals.
• Serves as representative of the agency at state, regional and national organizations, boards, councils, and committees as assigned.
• Acts as liaison with the community and stakeholder partners as assigned.
• Assists in developing, maintaining, and implementing department personnel policies and procedures.
The Family Advocate’s primary role is to provide direct service to the child victim and their non-offending family members. The Child Advocate will assist the Forensic Interviewer, facilitate the communication and coordination among partner agencies; coordinate community services, and facilitate therapy and medical referrals as needed. The Child Advocate will assist the victim through all phases of the process from investigation to prosecution. In addition, the advocate may conduct forensic interviews upon request after having met the qualifications.
Bachelor’s Degree in Social work or related area is required. Every year of direct related experience in a similar position or function may substitute for formal education.
CPS experience preferred.
License in social work preferred.
Knowledge of dynamics of child abuse.
Knowledge of law enforcement, criminal, and civil court systems and how to liaison with these systems.
Strong skills in public relations.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to engage children of all ages in an interview-type setting and the ability to demonstrate this skill.
Experience in maintaining a client and donor database is preferred.
Bilingual language skills in English and Spanish .
Ability to be a self starter, detail oriented, works independently and well under pressure, and able to maintain a mature attitude when dealing with conflict, disruptions, and time demands is desired.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to interpret written and oral instructions are desired.
Excellent telephone etiquette is desired.
Mutidiscplinary Enhancement Intake Specialist (2)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
● Tracks DFPS Statewide Intake notifications of child abuse and neglect daily.
● Follows up with identified notifications that fit within the CAC’s working protocols with MDT participating agencies.
● Facilitates coordination of joint investigations and forensic interviews by reaching out to Child Protective Services, Child Care Licensing, Police Departments, and Sheriff’s Office to schedule interviews and/or add a case for discussion during case staffing.
● Collaborate with and facilitate joint investigations with Child Protective Services, Child Care Licensing, Police Departments, Sheriff’s Offices, and District Attorney’s Offices.
● Conduct on-going communication with MDT Coordinator and Forensic Interviewers and Family Advocates.
● Provide on-going statistics regarding number of SWIs; number of Priority Cases; number of scheduled interviews; and other relevant information.
● Adhere to confidentiality policy.
● Maintains cross-cultural awareness in the performance of all responsibilities.
● Must attend CACTX required trainings and webinars
● All other responsibilities and duties as from time to time designated by the CAC or added to the scope of responsibility for this position by the Program Coordiator
Qualifications and Skills
● Associate’s(minimum)/Bachelor earned from an accredited university with prior work experience in the field of child abuse preferred.
● Prior relevant experience in social work, or criminal justice.
● Prior work with Child Protective Services, Law enforcement, and District Attorney’s office preferred.
● Academic training or practical experience in and knowledge of developmental stages of children and the dynamics and effects of intra- and extra- familial child abuse
● High level of written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, computer skills, collaborative capabilities.
● Proficiency with Microsoft Windows XP and 7 Operating Systems, Word, Excel, and Outlook
● Good organizational skills essential.
● Position involves work with sensitive information about child abuse victims and partner agency personnel at supervisory and front line levels.
● Desirable personal qualities include: tact, good judgment, flexibility, a positive attitude, high professional standards and ethics, and an ability to get along with a variety of people from various disciplines.
● Employment dependent upon the successful completion of a background check, including criminal and CPS clearances.
The Office Manager serves as an assistant to the Executive Director and assists in the day to day administration of the center and its facilities. Must be willing to travel
Must adhere to background check (DFPS/DPS) and have clear sex offender status.
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