Forensic Interviewer- full-time (40 hours per week)
Purpose of Position: To provide developmentally and culturally appropriate and legally defensible forensic interviews of children and adolescents alleging abuse and/or neglect and coordinating services for the child/adolescent and family within the agency’s Child and Family Advocacy Center (CFAC).
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Coordinate interview schedules with members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT).
- Conduct thorough forensic interviews of children and adolescents alleging abuse and/or neglect according to agency policies and procedures.
- Complete required written summaries of interviews and all other required documentation.
- Collect all relevant child and family history and make appropriate referrals to other agencies based on identified needs.
- Provide resource information to families based on identified needs.
- Accurately maintain client records and complete all necessary documentation according to program timeframes and requirements.
- Consult with investigative team members (may include local law enforcement and Department of Child Services (DCS) staff) before and after the forensic interview.
- Respond to subpoenas, prepare and testify in court when requested (testifying in court is required through a subpoena even after employment is terminated).
- Participate in case reviews and present cases as requested.
- Participate in supervision, professional development and on-going training activities to keep informed of the latest child abuse and neglect issues and interviewing techniques.
- Act as an advocate to create and support high standards for child abuse and neglect investigations within the CFAC.
- Maintain professional relationships and boundaries with all MDT members, local law enforcement and DCS staff members.
- Conduct professional and community in-service trainings about child abuse and neglect, including education about interviewing dynamics.
- Contributes to the overall success and quality of all programs and services provided by CAPS by working constructively and collaboratively with other staff members.
- Must accommodate flexible working hours, including evenings, weekends and on-call hours.
- Maintains confidentiality requirements of the agency.
- Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
- Proven presentation skills in small and large group settings.
- Ability to organize resources, establish priorities, and meet deadlines.
- Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate effective reporting mechanisms.
- Ability to handle difficult and complex child abuse and neglect cases, including child sexual abuse.
- Demonstrated fluency in all Microsoft office products.
- Comfortable with technology, including computer and video recording equipment.
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Services, Nursing or related field.
- Minimum of two (2) years of professional experience working with children and families where abuse and violence are identified issues
- Ability to effectively work in a high stress environment.
- Previous training in forensic interview techniques.
- Bi-lingual in English and Spanish.
- Advanced knowledge of the causes, intervention, and prevention strategies of child abuse and neglect.
- Completion of State of Indiana required Forensic Interview training. (if not trained- CAPS will send to training)
- Ongoing education in the field of child maltreatment and/or forensic interviewing consisting of a minimum of eight (8) contact hours every two (2) years.
Facilities Coordinator- full-time (40 hours per week)
The Facilities Coordinator will be responsible for managing all aspects of the buildings owned or leased by CAPS, including, but not limited to, building repairs, housekeeping, security, and safety.
Supervision and Leadership
- Provide direct supervision to agency maintenance, custodial, security
- Continuous improvement to ensure efficiency around projects and processes
Building care and security
- Managing emergency action plans and safety training: safety drills, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), all other building safety matters
- Manages building alarm systems; monitoring after hours use
- Manages building security camera system
- Monitor maintenance and custodial requests ensuring timely completion and follow through
- Work with building maintenance vendors to ensure building is properly maintained
- Ensure rooms are set-up and torn down before and after (most) meetings
- Ensure building is ready for visitors
- Managing parking lot and lawn care contractors
- Manages building keys issued to employees
- Ability to perform minor building maintenance when needed
- Maintains building maintenance equipment.
- Assists with CAPS community outreach events as needed
- Other duties as assigned
- High School Diploma
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with: management of people, building, security
- Demonstrated attention to accuracy and details
- Ability to prioritize multiple projects and processes with accuracy and timeliness
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
- Experience working with vendors and vendor contracts
- Bi-lingual English/Spanish
Family Support Specialist; Healthy Families Elkhart County- full-time (40 hours per week)
Bachelors Degree starts at a minimum of $15.50/hour ; we offer an additional .50 for bi-lingual (Spanish)
The Family Support Specialist (FSS) provides a range of culturally competent evidence-based home visiting services to all families participating in the Healthy Families Program.
• Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
• Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Child Development or a field the agency considers to be relevant to the position preferred.
• Must have current driver’s license, vehicle, acceptable insurance, and satisfactory motor vehicle record.
• Fluency with Microsoft office suite of products and data entry.
• Demonstrates fluency in written English.
• Demonstrates time management, problem solving and organizational skills.
• Must satisfactorily complete all mandatory trainings
• Previous home visiting work experience preferred but not required.
1. Provide culturally competent home-based services including (but not limited to): parenting education; developmental milestones; health and nutrition education; home management skills; crisis intervention; and social services linkage, all in partnership with the client.
2. Assists in strengthening the parent child relationship by providing emotional support and encouragement to parents.
3. Assists parents in improving their skills in order to optimize the home environment.
4. Teach and support appropriate parent-child interaction and discipline.
5. Assists families in establishing goals and plans for attaining these goals.
6. Provide periodic developmental assessments and referrals if delays are identified according to program requirements.
7. Identifies and refers clients to other support services in the community; assists in making and attending health and human service appointments, including, but not limited to, appointments related to educational and employment goals.
8. Follow up on all referrals in a timely manner.
9. Accurately completes all assessments and evaluation paperwork according to program timeframes and requirements.
10. Accurately maintains client records and completes all necessary documentation according to program timeframes and requirements.
11. Meets program productivity requirements.
12. Manages assigned caseloads and related work responsibilities according to program requirements. Maintains home visits to all clients per the program requirements.
13. Ensures compliance with all regulations regarding home visits pursuant to program requirements and Healthy Families America (HFA) best practice standards.
14. Participates in case conferences and collaborates with other service providers working with families.
15. Constructively utilize formal and peer supervision to evaluate and improve effectiveness
in providing services to families. This includes active participation in weekly supervision,
team meetings, ongoing trainings/in-services, and agency meetings.
16. Contributes to the overall success and quality of all programs and services provided by
CAPS by working constructively and collaboratively with other staff members.
17. Must accommodate flexible working hours, including some evenings.
18. Reports immediately to the Department of Children’s Services any suspicion of abuse or
19. Maintains confidentiality requirements of the agency.
20. Other duties as assigned.
Events and Outreach Manager- part-time (20 hours per week with potential to go full-time)
Purpose of Position:
Shares responsibility for ensuring the success of the overall goals for the Development Department. Responsible for planning, executing, and evaluating all Special Events, and Outreach efforts, as well as participate in the general Fund Development Plan for CAPS.
Key Overall Responsibilities:
• Responsible for oversight of all fundraising events
• Manage outreach efforts and events for CAPS
• Cultivate and steward event donor base
• Develop and steward volunteers.
Key Responsibility Areas:
• Oversee and manage all special event activities:
• Work with the Events Committee to create overall plans, timelines and budget for all fundraising special events.
• Manage logistics of event activities.
• Develop relationships with and ensure all event sponsor needs and benefits are carried out as negotiated.
• Create and oversee event volunteer plans in partnership with Marketing and Development Coordinator.
• Provide support and leadership for the Events Committee to effectively meet the goals of the Development Plan, in accordance with department procedures.
• Evaluate effectiveness of special events, working closely with Events Committee and Development Team.
• Help create new event ideas and plans to help further the mission of CAPS.
• Plan and direct activities, events, and efforts to create and maintain a broad awareness and favorable public image for CAPS.
• Partner with board members to lead an engaged Outreach Committee of the board of directors.
• Responsible for coordination and implementation of all third-party fundraising events.
• Partner with board members to lead an engaged Outreach Committee of the board of directors.
• Attend agency events and be active in relevant community events and initiatives.
Cultivate and steward donors
• Ensure sponsorship contracts are fulfilled.
• Assist in the regular review of donor benefits and acknowledgement system.
• Assist in ongoing evaluation of use of donor database & fundraising platforms for effectiveness and accuracy in supporting the team’s goals.
• Assist in development and oversight of the Agency volunteer recruitment, placement, onboarding and recognition process.
• Experience related to event planning, and/or community outreach.
• Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
• Experience building relationships and collaborating with others to accomplish goals.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Ability to manage multiple priorities timely and accurately.
• Proficient in Microsoft office suite products.
• Must be able to work evenings/weekends if needed.
• Must be able to lift 30 lbs.
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Previous professional experience in marketing and/or event planning.
• Previous professional experience working directly with the community on outreach events.
• Previous experience working with volunteers.