Forensic Interviewer

Professional/Technical Escondido, California

Requisition ID
SART/Child Abuse Program
Escondido, California
Not Applicable
Job Type
Hours Per Shift
Hours Per Pay Period

A forensic interviewer is a licensed professional with specialty training in conducting culturally sensitive, developmentally appropriate, and legally defensible forensic interviews with children, adolescents, and developmentally delayed adults, utilizing a nationally recognized protocol. The forensic interviewer also provides crisis intervention/support, ensures patients receive appropriate referrals to victim services; prepare written interview reports, utilizes NCA Trak/web based client management system; provides testimony in court regarding cases in criminal and/or civil cases when necessary; possesses understanding of National Children's Alliance (NCA) and Child Advocacy Center (CAC) standards and implementation of best practices; participates as a member of the multidisciplinary investigative team (MDT), maintains positive communicative and collaborative relationships with MDT members; attends monthly MDT case review meetings, participates in ongoing education, and state/local peer review; acts as a community liaison/educator for investigatory agencies, Palomar Health, and the community on issues of child abuse; assists with program development; assists and supports front office staff/ SART program with phone calls/intake, and release of evidence when necessary; and ensures that the program goals are consistent with those of Palomar Health.
Speak and read English at a level that is sufficient to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the position. Knowledge of standard office equipment (i.e., calculator, fax, photocopier) and personal computer and computer software skills (i.e., MS Windows, Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, internet, e-mail). Windows computer skills including proficient use of keyboarding, use of mouse or keys for functions such as selecting items, use of drop down menus, scroll bars, opening folders, copying and similar operations required upon employment or within the 1st two weeks of employment to perform the essential functions of the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Follows Palomar Health rules, policies, procedures, applicable laws and standards. Carries out the mission, vision, and quality commitment of Palomar Health.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education: Master's Degree in Social Work or related field, or Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing
Preferred Education: Not Applicable
Minimum Experience: 1 - 3 years similar social work; 3 year work experience as a Registered Nurse and 1 year minimum working as a forensic nurse
Preferred Experience: 3 - 5 years similar; Prior experience with victims of assault (i.e. Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, or Child Abuse), or prior work in a child advocacy center and with a multi-disciplinary investigative team; prior work with mental health systems, knowledge or prior experience of the criminal justice system, Bilingual - Spanish
Required Certification: Not Applicable
Preferred Certification: Pediatric Sexual Assault certificate training for RN discipline
Complete certificate training for Child Forensic Interview training
Required License: Per applicable discipline: Current CA Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Current California Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT), or Current CA RN License
Valid Driver's License
Preferred License: Not Applicable


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