Manager of Forensic Services Summary: The Philadelphia Children’s Alliance (PCA)

Posted September 3rd, 2019 at 8:47 am.

The Philadelphia Children’s Alliance (PCA) is seeking a candidate with management experience and experience conducting forensic interviews with children. This position will provide oversight to all aspects of PCA’s forensic services including day to day management of the Forensic Services department, hiring and training of forensic interviewers, and maintaining all applicable standards and credentials to ensure best practice and quality assurance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide clinical supervision of PCA forensic interviewing program staff, including program monitoring and evaluation
  • Assume a leadership role in recruitment and training of all new Forensic Interviewers
  • Ensure timely and quality documentation of the forensic interview process by all Forensic Interviewers
  • Conduct routine reviews of the forensic interview processes to ensure compliance with PCA and forensic interviewing protocols and procedures including compliance with National Children’s Alliance standards
  • Provide direction to forensic interviewing program at PCA to ensure best practice, quality assurance, and compliance with National Children’s Alliance standards
  • Assure state-of-the art methodologies, practices and programs in all areas of PCA’s forensic interviewing work with sexually abused children
  • Provide substitute court testimony for forensic interviewers who are no longer employed at PCA
  • Conduct regular data collection and research to track and measure forensic interviewing services to ensure that performance of the Forensic Services Department meets or exceeds agency goals including Strategic Plan goals and objectives
  • Maintain expertise in the fields of child investigative interviewing, child sexual abuse, developmental abilities, trauma, and other pertinent topics via on-going training, research and readings, sharing that information with forensic interviewers and MDT members
  • Conduct child forensic interview processes as needed to accommodate referrals and to train new staff

Requirements:

▪ Master’s degree in related field such as Social Work or Criminal Justice

▪ Experience providing forensic interviews to children

▪ At least two years of management and leadership experience

▪ Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Mission: The Philadelphia Children’s Alliance is an independent non-profit organization that promotes healing and justice for sexually abused children in Philadelphia. Using a multidisciplinary approach, we collaborate with our partners in child protection, law enforcement, and medical and mental health services to provide forensic interviews, victim support and counseling services at the Philadelphia Safety Collaborative, a co-located child-friendly facility. We are committed to using best practices and we promote this model locally and nationally. www.philachildrensalliance.org

Equal Opportunity: PCA recruits, hires, compensates, trains, and promotes qualified individuals in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, or by any other basis protected

Filed under: Management Level by Margie DuBrow

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