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The Knox County Child Advocacy Center is accepting resumes for MDT Coordinator/Forensic Interviewer.  This job requires a Bachelor's degree, experience in social services or law enforcement (or an equivalent), and great communication skills.  If you are interested, please contact the CAC Director, Brooke Chesney, at 309-344-8416 or director@paladincac.org.

Job Description - MDT Coordinator/Forensic Interviewer

The Knox County Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in Galesburg, IL is hiring a Forensic Interviewer/MDT Coordinator. The CAC is a safe place for children to come talk about abuse when law enforcement or DCFS is concerned about them. Together, all the disciplines that work to help children who have been abused come together with the CAC to provide investigation, treatment, counseling, and advocacy to victims of child abuse and the non-offending caretakers.

Multidisciplinary Team Coordinator/Forensic Interviewer: (Full-time, 35 hours)
The Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Coordinator facilitates a coordinated approach in the investigation of child abuse and neglect. The primary role of the MDT Coordinator is to coordinate forensic interviews of child abuse victims as well as promote the utilization of the Child Advocacy Center in accordance with team protocol. This position works closely with law enforcement, child protective services, prosecutors, medical and mental health professionals, and others who may be involved during the course of child abuse/neglect investigations to promote communication, coordination, and accountability across agency lines. The MDT Coordinator is responsible for coordination of CAC Case Reviews and provides trainings to law enforcement, child protection investigators, and other professionals.

Education requirements: Master’s degree in the field of psychology, social work, criminal justice, or similar field, OR a Bachelor’s degree with at least one year of experience in law enforcement or child protection investigations.  Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and college transcripts to Brooke Chesney at director@paladincac.org.
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