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CAC Child & Family Advocate

General Summary:
Maintain strict standards of confidentiality
Make initial contact with the family once an interview is scheduled to answer any preliminary questions they may have
Establish contact with and provide support for victims and families at the multi-disciplinary team interview
Provide crisis intervention for victims and families referred to them by law enforcement on those cases that do no involve a Child Protective Service (CPS) worker
Educate non-offending caregiver(s) about sexual abuse or serious physical abuse and the various systems that may become involved with their family
Maintain contact with the victim and family throughout the investigation and prosecution when requested by the family or the law enforcement officer

Minimum Requirements:
A Bachelor's Degree in a human service field is preferred.
Previous experience in law enforcement, social work, mental health, and/or experience as a trainer/educator is preferred.
Knowledge, skills and abilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following:
Ability to work as a team player with CAC staff members; Ability to work in a professional manner with members of many other agencies; Beginning (basic) knowledge of the dynamics of families where abuse and/or neglect ic occurring; Knowledge of community resources; Skills in providing crisis intervention services to families; Must have good computer skills and ability to keep caseload up to date in agency's database, NCATrak.

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