• Job Announcements

    Position:         Intake Coordinator/Community Educator
    Supervisor:     Executive Director

    Organizational Mission:

    The mission of Over The Rainbow Children’s Advocacy Center (“OTR”) is to meet the needs of abused children in the community by providing a community-based, child-focused center that facilitates a compassionate, multidisciplinary approach to the prevention, identification, investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse.   

    Job Summary:

    This position is operationally responsible for receiving, managing, and coordinating all referrals for OTR services. Over The Rainbow Children’s Advocacy Center is not just a facility, but rather serves as an interagency coordinated response center, in addition to providing specialized direct services to child sexual abuse victims. The Intake Coordinator is directly responsible for the coordination of the MDIT response to reported child abuse. This position will also be involved in ongoing outreach and education efforts to community stakeholders on child abuse issues along with provision of direct services to include forensic interviews of children.

    General Responsibilities:

    *Receives, screens, and coordinates all referrals for OTR services;
    *Triages cases based upon case dynamics/safety needs and coordinates/schedules forensic interviews to ensure that all necessary MDIT members are present on the day of the child’s appointment;
    *Compiles accurate case tracking information, documents service provision, and case/data details for entry into the OTR case database system;
    *Assists in generating statistical reports for community analysis and grant reporting;
    *Assists staff (Managing Forensic Interviewer) with monthly case review preparation;
    *Provides and/or participates in training with employees, associate agencies, and the community to promote the Children’s Advocacy Center model for general child abuse prevention and intervention strategies;
    *Works closely with OTR staff (Family Advocate) to assure that all children and non-offending caregivers receive ongoing support and services;
    *Communicates regularly with parents/guardians during the entire MDT process to ascertain whether child abuse victims are receiving all of the help and support needed;
    *Administers Outcome Measurement Surveys to all family’s receiving services from OTR;
    *Conducts (in a backup capacity as needed) professional forensic interviews of children and adolescents who are alleged victims of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse or witness to a violent crime;
    *Accepts other responsibilities when necessary and/or assigned.

    Additional Responsibilities:

     Community Education/Prevention

    *Works with OTR staff to develop and implement both school based and community curriculum in the areas of child abuse and neglect, intervention, and prevention;
    *Fosters and maintains a trusting, helpful relationship with MDIT members including law enforcement, Children and Youth, the District Attorney’s office along with medical and mental health professionals

    Job Requirements and Qualifications:

    Education

    *Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field required. Advanced degree in a field related to the multidisciplinary function of the Children’s Advocacy Center, such as law, social work or criminal justice is preferred.

    Experience

    *At least 2 years of experience working with victims of child abuse and their families, and a demonstrated knowledge of the dynamics of child abuse and family violence;
    *Prior work with Child Protective Services, Law Enforcement, and District Attorneys preferred;
    *Prior training and experience conducting forensic interviews of victimized children, testifying in court proceedings, and working within a multidisciplinary team preferred;
    *Experience providing community education and professional training;

    Knowledge Requirements

    *Proficiency in Spanish preferred;
    *High level of written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, computer skills, collaborative capabilities; and
    *Proficiency with Microsoft, Word, Excel and Outlook

    Interpersonal, Intellectual and Physical Requirements

    *Individual should possess tact, good judgment, flexibility, and ability to work as a team member with individuals from a variety of disciplines;
    *Ability to work well under pressure, multi-task and balance diverse requirements noted above and respond quickly to challenges;
    *Highly motivated, flexible, organized, and an independent team player;
    *Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision;
    *Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks;
    *Bending, stooping, reaching and other movement required in dealing with children. Lifting of office materials (up to 20 lbs.);
    *Must be able to travel overnight to conference and training requirements;
    *Must have valid driver’s license or ability to get to programs at various locations; and
    *Must have or be able to pass PA State Police, PA Childline and Federal fingerprint screenings.

     Salary and Benefits:

    Competitive Salary with benefits.  Negotiable.

     How to apply:

    Send cover letter and resume (with 3 references) to Dianne Kelso, Executive Director, Over the Rainbow Children’s Advocacy Center, 1461 S. Main Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

    Deadline for Applications: August 8th, 2019

    Over the Rainbow Children’s Advocacy Center is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, disabilities, and citizen, marital, veteran and HIV statuses.

    Position:         Mental Health Coordinator
    Supervisor:     Executive Director

    Organizational Mission:

    The mission of Over the Rainbow Children’s Advocacy Center (“OTR”) is to meet the needs of abused children in the community by providing a community-based, child-focused center that facilitates a compassionate, multidisciplinary approach to the prevention, identification, investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse.   

    Job Summary:

    This position has operational responsibility for essential mental health screening, and initial and ongoing support for child abuse victims who are clients of OTR.  The Mental Health Coordinator is directly responsible for crisis support, trauma assessment of the child victims and his/her non-offending family members, mental health treatment onsite or referrals and to follow-up with trauma-trained clinicians in the community who meet National Children’s Alliance standards.  The position involves confidential work with sensitive information about child abuse victims and partner agency personnel at supervisory and front line levels.

    General Responsibilities:

    *Provides initial crisis support for child abuse victims during forensic interviews and/or pediatric medical evaluations;
    *Provides ongoing supportive counseling to the child and family as needed throughout the investigation, intervention and prosecution phases;
    *Provides an initial, informal mental health assessment following forensic interviews and/or pediatric medical evaluations;
    *Schedules formal mental health assessments within a week of first contact with parents/guardians and administers these formal mental health assessments to all child victims, as well as to non-offending family members to determine the extent of the trauma each person is experiencing that is connected with the specific event;
    *Grades formal assessments and makes recommendations regarding mental health treatment and determines whether treatment will occur onsite or be referred to trauma-trained clinicians in the community;
    *Personally provides mental health treatment onsite when needed, as well as makes referrals to linked clinicians for child victim mental health treatment—making certain clinicians will follow the TF-CBT model;
    *Communicates regularly with clinicians who are providing treatment to child abuse victims we have referred to gather evidenced-based information regarding the progress of the victims;
    *Communicates regularly with parents/guardians during the entire MDT process to ascertain whether child abuse victims are receiving all of the help and support needed;
    *Tracks the mental health progress of all clients—whether seen onsite or by linked clinicians in the community—on the CACs tracking software; and
    *Accepts other responsibilities when necessary and/or assigned.

    Specific Responsibilities:

     Clinical Support Groups

    *Establishes and provides oversight to clinical groups for children and adolescents who have experienced sexual abuse;
    *Establishes and provides oversight to clinical groups for parents/caretakers of children and/or teens who have experienced sexual abuse; and
    *Tracks the mental health progress on each client participating in the support groups.

    Community Education/Prevention

    *Works with the Executive Director to develop curriculum and provide community and agency education in the areas of child abuse and neglect, healthy child development, and sexuality.

    Professional Trainings and Peer Reviews

    *Ensures that ongoing mental health training and education is a priority and partners with other agencies to provide focused clinical trainings to ensure MDIT agencies are able to provide quality, trauma-focused treatment for both child and adult victims; and
    *Facilitates quarterly peer reviews for mental health clinicians who provide treatment to clients who have been referred by OTR.

    Job Requirements and Qualifications:

    Education

    *Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or related field; or a professional license to practice independently as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Master/Clinical Social Worker; or previous experience in play therapy and/or therapy with abused and traumatized children preferred

    Training (licenses and certifications)

     *At least 2 years of experience working with victims of child abuse and their families, and a demonstrated knowledge of the dynamics of child abuse and family violence;
    *Trained in trauma focused, evidenced-based mental health modalities, including the TF- CBT model;
    *Maintain current licensure and/or certification; and
    *Maintain good standing with the appropriate state licensing board and group membership affiliations.

    Experience

    *Prior relevant experience as practicing mental health professional with abused children or use of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy preferred;
    *Prior work with Child Protective Services, Law Enforcement, and District Attorneys preferred; and
    *Experience providing community education and professional training; and
    *Preferred experience testifying in court.

    Knowledge Requirements

    *Proficiency in Spanish preferred;
    *High level of written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, computer skills, collaborative capabilities; and
    *Proficiency with Microsoft, Word, Excel and Outlook

    Interpersonal, Intellectual and Physical Requirements

    *Individual should possess tact, good judgment, flexibility, and ability to work as a team member with individuals from a variety of disciplines;
    *Ability to work well under pressure, multi-task and balance diverse requirements noted above and respond quickly to challenges;
    *Highly motivated, flexible, organized, and an independent team player;
    *Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision;
    *Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks;
    *Bending, stooping, reaching and other movement required in dealing with children. Lifting of office materials (up to 20 lbs.);
    *Must be able to travel overnight to conference and training requirements;
    *Must have valid driver’s license or ability to get to programs at various locations; and
    *Must have or be able to pass PA State Police, PA Childline and Federal fingerprint screenings.

     Salary and Benefits:

    Competitive Salary with excellent benefits.  Negotiable.

     How to apply:

    Send cover letter and resume (with 3 references) to Dianne Kelso, Executive Director, Over the Rainbow Children’s Advocacy Center, 1461 S. Main Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

    Deadline for Applications: August 8th, 2019

    Over the Rainbow Children’s Advocacy Center is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, disabilities, and citizen, marital, veteran and HIV statuses.

     

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