Position: Full-Time Mental Health Therapists Position Available


PAY: $55,000 Individual Healthcare Coverage, Personal Days, Vacation Days and Holidays

Hiring Retention Incentive: $3,000 after 6 months of employment


Reports to:
Program Director


Supervises: MSW Interns as necessary


Job Description: The position provides therapy to children, adolescents, and non-offending parents impacted by child sexual abuse. This position will be the primary contact for crisis calls and walk-in during regular work hours. This position is a full-time position and will require travel to training. This position will require working Monday through Thursday, 9.5 hour days.


Minimum Qualifications: Prefer a person with a fully licensed Master’s Degree in Social Work or another related field but will also consider a limited license in a related field. Prefer applicants with training in TF-CBT or evidence-based practice. Demonstrated professional experience with children and a demonstrated knowledge of child abuse and neglect issues and child development. Ability to communicate with a wide range of children from different cultural backgrounds and with differing levels of development. Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. An ability to work independently and also function effectively as part of a team.


Duties include:


   I. Therapy and Parent Support Groups

        a. Accept referrals for therapy from the Program Director.
        b. Arrange therapy sessions with the client.
        c. Follow the guidelines of the therapy outlined for both in-office and outreach counseling services.
        d. Meet with the client in the office or at a remote approved location when necessary.
        e. Complete and submit all required case documentation (file notes and collaborate).
        f. Facilitate and/or co-facilitate support groups as needed focused on needs for parents.
        g. Responsible for attending 24 hours of training per year pertaining to your role. Keep up to date training logs and record of all certificates.
        h. Must keep all certificates and licenses up to date and meet the requirements for full licensure in the state of Michigan.
        i. Build the counseling program to meet the needs of parents and victims. Will be assigned difficult cases where parents and/or caregivers do not       

            believe or support the victim.
        j. Provide additional support for the clinical program as requested by the Program Director.


   II. Supervision
       a. Provide weekly supervision to MSW interns needing hours and volunteer interns.


   III. Immediate Crisis Intervention and Referral Back Up
        a. Responsible for Family Advocacy role should secondary trauma prohibit them from carrying out their role.
                i. Involved with Pre/Post forensic interview with caregivers providing crisis intervention, accurate information  about child sexual abuse dynamics.
                ii. Meet with parents face to face during the forensic interview to provide immediate crisis intervention, explain pertinent information, and support resources. Provide each family with a Caregiver packet.  Document this session in NCA/VOCA. Document notes regarding medicals, counseling, and any other special case dynamics.

   IV. Other Duties
        a. Attend weekly staff meetings.
        b. Attend Case Reviews on Friday Mornings
        c. Attend CAC functions as requested.
        d. Prepare OMS surveys
        e. Enter information into NCA Track for NCA Statistical Reporting
        f. Other duties as requested by the Executive Director and Program Director.

TO APPLY: Send letter of interest, resume, and three business references to the Executive
Director, Lori Kirkhoff, at lkirkhoff@imsafecac.org

Open Positions for Employment

Employment/Volunteer Opportunities

 If you would like to consider Volunteering or Interning with us, please click on the blue link to download the application. 

Position: Full-Time Program Director Position Available


PAY: $60,000 Individual Healthcare Coverage, Personal Days, Vacation Days and Holidays
Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: Therapists, Forensic Interviewer, Family Advocate, Intake Coordinator, and Clinical Coordinator


Job Description: The Program Director has primary responsibility for planning, coordinating, providing, and evaluating clinical services to child victims and their non-offending caregivers. Provide Clinical supervision as well as day to day oversight of the Family Advocate, Therapists, Forensic Interviewer, and Intake Coordinator. This position is a full-time position and may require travel to training and for direct service supervision.
Minimum Qualifications: This position requires a fully licensed Master’s Degree in Social Work or another related field. Understanding of trauma and its impact on survivors is preferred. Demonstrated professional experience with children and a demonstrated knowledge of child abuse and neglect issues and child development. Ability to communicate with a wide range of children from different cultural backgrounds and with differing levels of development.
Experience working with Grants. Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. An ability to work independently and also function effectively as part of a team.


Duties include:


I. Administrative Functions

     a. Provide weekly clinical supervision and day to day oversight of the Family Advocate, Therapists, Forensic Interviewer, and Intake Coordinator.

     b. Manage grant requirements including ensuring quality service provision, effective documentation, and structured outcome evaluation procedures     

          (OMS).

     c. Monitor VOCA grant and ensure all requirements are successfully fulfilled.

     d. Maintain understanding of NCA Standards for CAC and ensure the policies and practices of our CAC are in compliance.

     e. Prepare for and lead monthly Clinical Meetings.

     f. Assign and monitor clinical programs.

     g. Ensure all VOCA funded staff and VOCA match are provided with 24 hours of training each fiscal year and document that in VOCA Quarterly reports.
     h. Ensure Collaborate database information is correct and information collected can be reported in a timely manner.
     i. Review current services and programs for effectiveness, oversee implementation of new and existing programs, assess programmatic needs, assist in

         creation of new programs and expanded services.
     j. Provides oversight of all CAC programs and all staff in absence of Executive Director.
     k. Must attend 24 hours of training pertinent to current role and keep up to date records and certificates of all training hours.
     l. Must keep all certificates and licenses up to date and meet the requirements for full licensure in the state of Michigan.

II. Service Provision
     a. Ensure clinical services are provided to child victims and their non-offending caregivers.
     b. Provide direct service to a maximum of five individual counseling clients.
     c. Ensure support group opportunities are provided and match client need.
     d. Assign clinical clients to Therapists, and MSW Interns, monitor progress.
     e. Provide oversight to the PSB screening Program and lay the foundation for growth.
     f. Provide clinical expertise to MDT during bi-weekly MDT case review.
     g. Provide Program and clinical updates to the Leadership Team.
     h. Serve as the Children’s Advocacy Center representative on community boards and committees.
     i. Ensure there are evening hours provided by all therapists no less than one evening a week during the school calendar year for counseling clients and

         support group opportunities.


III. Other Duties
     a. Attend weekly staff meetings and Leadership Team meetings
     b. Attend CAC functions as requested
     c. Attend MDT meetings serving as Clinical/Mental Health Representative
     d. Coordinate CAC training calendar for professionals and lay persons
     e. Attend Monthly Case Reviews
     f. Other duties as requested by the Executive Director

We are currently seeking interns with interests in:

  • Accounting/Book Keeping
  • Grant Writing
  • Fundraising
  • Administration
  • Counseling
  • Case Management
  • Child Development
  • Social Work
  • Family Studies
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations

Open Positions for Volunteers/Interns

TO APPLY: Send letter of interest, resume, and three business references to the Executive
Director, Lori Kirkhoff, at lkirkhoff@imsafecac.org

TO APPLY: Send letter of interest, resume, and three business references to the Executive
Director, Lori Kirkhoff, at lkirkhoff@imsafecac.org

Position: Full-Time Family Advocate Position Available


Pay:  $45,000-$55,000  Individual Healthcare Coverage, Personal Days, Vacation Days, and Holidays
Reports to:  Program Director

Supervises:
Interns and Volunteers

Job Description:  Prefer Candidates with a Master’s degree (will consider a Bachelor’s degree) in an appropriate mental health field, with a minimum of two years’ experience dealing with child abuse cases (preferably child sexual and severe physical abuse). An ideal candidate would have Trauma-Focused Therapy experience. Candidates should also be familiar with legal reporting requirements under the Michigan Child Protection Act, have excellent computer skills, written and oral communication skills, the ability to work well in a team environment, experience in crisis intervention, sexual abuse dynamics, and child development.  This position provides initial and on-going support services to the child abuse victims and/or family members including crisis intervention, advocacy, case updates, resource referrals, victim's rights information, education and more. Candidates must be comfortable with handling dogs since they will be trained as one of our canine advocate handlers. 

Duties Include:

I. Support services
     a. Responsible for contacting all caregivers 7 days after their child’s forensic interview to  answer questions and provide information and support
     b. Responsible for making follow-up calls to caregivers at 30, 60 and 90 days and as needed to ensure access to CAC services and/or outside referrals, as             well as to get feedback if children are receiving counseling services at other community agencies
     c. Provide information and referral for needed services, such as long term counseling outside the CAC, support groups, medical care, emergency

          financial assistance, and other community resources to resolve issues related to victimization
     d. Maintain an adequate amount of Parent Packs ready for distribution.
     e. Maintain adequate supplies for the parent packs, ordering when necessary.  Review materials quarterly to ensure our materials are up to date, review

          proposed changes with the Program Director.

II. Immediate Crisis Intervention
     a. When appropriate, involved with Pre/Post forensic interview with caregivers providing  crisis intervention if necessary
     b. Make an initial assessment of the child victim and family treatment needs.
     c. Meet with parents face to face when available or contact by phone to explain pertinent information and support resources
     d. Coordinate with the counselors to provide referral information to therapists already involved in providing treatment to the child.

III. On-Going Crisis Intervention Services
     a. When you are conducting crisis counseling with a caregiver, offer the caregiver appropriate paperwork prior to any referral for further counseling.
     b. Meet with caregiver to obtain family history and signed releases
     c. Following the interview make appropriate recommendations for counseling.
     d. Follow-up with those who were referred to ensure clients accessed services and ascertain their feelings regarding services they are receiving
     e. Provide individual therapy sessions with clients, if staff has appropriate training and degree.
     g. Maintain adequate and organized documentation of contacts with clients in the Access database within one week.

IV. Crime Victim’s Compensation
     a. Provide information and application to all parents of child victims who may qualify for reimbursement
     b. Assist caregiver in CVSC packet completion

V. Multi-disciplinary Team Support
     a. Help Forensic Interviewer Coordinate MDT participation in interviews, and medical exams as appropriate
     b. Obtain updates from MDT members regarding case status.
     c. Notify the team when client families arrive
     d. Provide supervision for all clients in the waiting room area.

VI. Data Base/Case Review
     a. Help the Forensic Interviewer coordinate and prepare for case review
     b. Responsible for core client database audit
     c. Record all case tracking/client contact information into the database.

VII. Other duties
     a. Attend Staff meetings and Case Review
     b. Participate in staff functions
     c. Prepare OMS Surveys
     d. Collaborate on NCA Statistical Reporting
     e. Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

TO APPLY: Send letter of interest, resume, and three business references to the Executive
Director, Lori Kirkhoff, at lkirkhoff@imsafecac.org

Position: Full-Time Intake Coordinator/Forensic Interviewer Position Available


Reports to: Program Director
Pay: $45,000 –individual Healthcare Coverage, Personal Days, Vacation Days and Holidays

Responsibilities:
The full time Intake Coordinator is responsible for the management and facilitation of the MDT and client communication with the Center. Specific responsibilities include scheduling of forensic interviews, coordination of the MDT members to be present during a the forensic interview (Law Enforcement, Protective Services, Prosecuting Attorneys), the coordination of initial and ongoing victim services for child victims and their non-offending
caregivers (medical exams, mental health referrals, etc.), and preparation of intake paperwork for each appointment at the Center. The Intake Coordinator is the contact person should children and their families have questions or concerns prior to the interview. The Intake Coordinator is responsible for the planning and notification of MDT members regarding monthly Case Review schedules and dockets. He or she also is trained in the Forensic Interviewing and Family Advocacy roles to provide support for other VOCA funded direct service staff should secondary trauma prohibit them from doing their job to
the best of their abilities.

Qualifications:
● Shall possess a Bachelor’s degree in social work, Business Administration, Communications, psychology, criminal justice or equivalent degree from an accredited school OR have a minimum of 3 years’ experience with child sexual abuse cases.
● Demonstrated professional experience with children and a demonstrated knowledge of child abuse and neglect issues and child development.
● Ability to communicate with a wide range of children from different cultural backgrounds and with differing levels of development.
● Successful, documented completion of a 40 hour forensic interview training by a nationally recognized organization, or able to successfully complete training.
● Cultural awareness of the needs of diverse populations
● Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
● Strong problem solving and solution oriented skills
● Knowledge of the impact of trauma on childhood development
● An ability to work independently and also function effectively as part of a team.
● Minimum of one year post degree experience conducting child interviews preferred
● Human relations skills including diplomacy and mediation
● Excellent oral and written communications skills
● Must be computer literate with experience in database management.


Responsibilities:
● Establish and promote a facility that has a home like atmosphere in which cases of child sexual abuse and other child abuse may be handled in the least traumatic environment.
● Coordinate multidisciplinary team approach to child abuse investigations involving medical personnel, child protection workers, law enforcement, prosecutors, therapists, and victim advocates; develop and maintain interagency communication and networking regarding child abuse and the role of the CAC.
● Coordinate initial and ongoing victim services for child victims and their non-offending caregivers (medical exams, mental health referrals, etc.)
● Prepare intake paperwork for each appointment at the Center.
● Regularly facilitates communication regarding child abuse between the involved agencies and the community at large by informal as well as formal means.
● Responsible for Forensic Interviews and Family Advocacy roles should secondary trauma prohibit other normal VOCA funded direct service staff positions from carrying out their role.
● Provide an ongoing forum for interagency problem solving and planning in the area of child abuse.
● Handle front desk responsibilities-answering such as phones, scheduling appointments, case scheduling, record and file maintenance, & most importantly greeting the families who come through the Center.
● Helps the Forensic Interviewer coordinate and prepare for case review
● Records all case tracking/client contact information into the tracking system
● Other duties as assigned by the Directors.