Hiring Child Forensic Interviewer/Trainer

Forensic Interviewer and Trainer
First Witness Child Advocacy Center

Position Closes: January 19, 2018
Starting Salary Range: $32,000 – $35,000
Benefits: health, dental, life, long term disability, 403b
Reports to: Executive Director

How to apply:
Send cover letter and resume to
Attention: Lori Young


First Witness Child Advocacy Center
Attention: Lori Young
4 West 5th Street
Duluth, MN 55806

General Description:
The Forensic Interviewer and Trainer’s primary duties are to conduct or monitor forensic interviews with children and vulnerable adults. This position will be a member of the forensic interview training team, training professionals (i.e. law enforcement, social workers, forensic interviewers) on how to interview children/vulnerable adults and develop a multi-disciplinary team response to child abuse. This position will require travel throughout Minnesota and the country (15-25% of work time). This position is full-time with full benefits (health, dental, life, long term disability, 403b). Reports to: Executive Director

Forensic Interviews
• Conduct forensic interviews with children or vulnerable adults reporting abuse
• Write reports on all interviews conducted and provide in a timely manner to investigative parties
• Monitor forensic interviews with children/vulnerable adults reporting abuse: includes running recording equipment and cameras, facilitating monitoring team and pre-interview meetings with non-offending caregivers
• Keep updated on all new research and promising practices across the country related to forensic interviewing
• Testify as needed in court trials
• Participate in peer review on an annual basis and attend on-going training in accordance with NCA standards
• Participate in assessing the forensic interview process regularly and make needed updates and changes to better benefit children and families
• Assure that children receive a culturally competent interview and that we have culturally appropriate interview aids
• Produce reports of all statistics as requested (community education, training and client contacts)
• Send out evaluations to families
• Compile all returned evaluations, interpret data and report to team

Forensic Program Duties
• Assist with re-accreditation process and implementation to meet NCA Standards
• Participate in multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meetings
• Participate in external and internal case review
• Participate in MDT sub-committees and projects as needed

Professional Training
• Provide training for practitioners on Childfirst© forensic interview protocol on and off-site
• Create custom training curriculum and agendas for off-site trainings
• Work with Executive Director, forensic team co-workers and Multidisciplinary Team to ensure First Witness training incorporates best practices, research and updates to First Witness forensic interview protocol
• Participate in the development of both currently offered and new First Witness trainings
• Develop and conduct conference presentations at local, statewide and national trainings
• Provide technical assistance on forensic interviewing to child maltreatment professionals who request it

General Responsibilities
• Support a positive environment for families, team members and all others who enter First Witness
• Build positive community collaborations and relationships
• Participate in relevant national and local trainings
• Participate in staff meetings and retreats
• Participate on community task forces, as needed
• Fulfill all grant requirements, assist in grant reporting and writing as needed
• Special events and fundraising duties and tasks as needed
• Ensure proper collection of data and provide accurate documentation
• Participate in board meetings as needed
• Other duties as assigned

• Commitment to ending child abuse
• Strong interpersonal communication skills especially with children
• Strong written and verbal communication
• Excellent organizational skills
• Demonstrated initiative and ability to learn quickly
• Experience working in a team environment
• Creative trouble shooter
• Experience in policy and protocol development, managing projects
• Training, and/or presentation experience

Preferred Qualifications:
• AA degree
• Crisis intervention and advocacy experience