Child and Family Advocate (FT)

Website Adams County Children's Advocacy Center

Adams County Children’s Advocacy Center (ACCAC), located in Gettysburg, PA, seeks a Child and Family Advocate (FT). In this position, you will provide a wide variety of direct services to support, coordinate and provide for consistent and comprehensive services for children suspected of having been abused or neglected and their non-offending caregivers. Additional responsibilities include supporting the general day-to-day activities of the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) as well as promoting and advocating for the programs offered through the CAC, including conducting outreach and education efforts to the community on the prevention of child abuse.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Assist victims and their families with a wide range of supportive and advocacy services including crisis assessment and intervention, risk assessment and safety planning.
  • Assess victim and non-offending caregiver’s needs and cultural considerations for information and community referrals for counseling, financial aid, housing, protective orders, domestic violence intervention, food, transportation, public assistance, etc.
  • Provide education and access to victims’ rights and crime victim’s compensation.
  • Inform and support the child and family throughout the coordinated multidisciplinary response.
  • Actively participate in ACCAC community outreach efforts, prevention education and agency functions.
  • Coordinate/participate in monthly Multidisciplinary Case Review activities
Education & Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Criminal Justice or related field or Associate’s degree in Human Services or related field, plus a minimum of two years of experience in the human services field with knowledge, experience and expertise in issues related to child abuse and/or victims of crime and family violence.
  • Skills in communicating/networking between agencies and professionals.
  • Good organizational and writing skills.
  • Training and/or experience in victim advocacy preferred. Must be willing to travel for required Victim Advocacy and Support training (per NCA Standards).
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus.
  • Must maintain all appropriate/required clearances.
About Adams County Children’s Advocacy Center

Adams County Children’s Advocacy Center (ACCAC) is working to prevent child abuse and to help child victims and their families heal from the trauma of abuse. ACCAC is dedicated to a community where children are safe, families are strong, and our child victims can be children again.

ACCAC‘s program consists of three primary service modalities:

  1. Community based child abuse prevention education;
  2. Intervention/investigation of suspected child abuse and neglect cases; and
  3. Psychoeducational and mental health treatment services for child abuse victims and their families.

Since 2006, ACCAC has conducted child abuse prevention education services for more than 15,000 Adams County community members and provided more than 2,400 child abuse victims with supports and services: forensic interviews, child/family advocacy, case management, medical examinations, caregiver education and mental health services. All services are free, thanks to the generosity of individuals, businesses, organizations and public agencies. ACCAC is a child-focused, community-based program that brings together representatives from many different disciplines- law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy- to work together as a multidisciplinary investigative team (MDIT)- conducting forensic interviews and making team decisions about the investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of child abuse cases.

To Apply

Please email resume and cover letter by October 1, 2022 to:

Elida Murray, Executive Director
Adams County Children’s Advocacy Center
450 W. Middle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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