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Multi-Disciplinary Team Coordinator
The Family Advocacy Center of Northern Minnesota is recruiting for one part time medical provider for our Bemidji and Brainerd locations. This recruitment opens January 11, 2023 and will remain open until the position is filled.
Child & Family Advocacy Center of South Central Minnesota is recruiting for a full time Multi-Disciplinary Team Coordinator in Mankato, Minnesota. This position is open and will remain open until the position is filled.
The Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Coordinator facilitates a coordinated approach in the investigation of child and vulnerable adult abuse and neglect. This position works very closely with Law Enforcement, Child Protection, the County Attorney’s office, medical professionals, mental health professionals, victim advocates, probation and various other professionals who may be involved during the course of child abuse/neglect investigations.
- Salary: $29.00 / Hour
- Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours/week)
- Reports To: Executive Director
- Benefits: BCBS Health Care Plan, Dental, Vision, PTO
The CFAC is a neutral, child-safe place where children, adolescents, and vulnerable adults visit after they may have experienced or disclosed sexual abuse, physical abuse, sexual exploitation or witnessed a violent crime. There, a multidisciplinary team comes together to help the child/adolescent and their caregiver get the support they need. The multi-disciplinary team consists of professionals in law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medicine, and advocacy.
Specific Responsibilities of the Position
- Primary responsibility of the MDT coordinator is to engage, support and encourage the multidisciplinary team and foster open and positive relationships with Law Enforcement, Child Protection, and the prosecuting attorney while promoting best practices for child abuse investigation and treatment.
- Promote the utilization and mission of the Child & Family Advocacy Center. • Review and document the receipt of Child Protection and Law Enforcement referrals and coordinating efforts between Law Enforcement and Child Protection to schedule forensic interviews of children as determined in their protocols. (Child sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, human trafficking, Internet crime related cases, witness to violent crime, suspicious child death, etc.).
- To work closely with the MDT in coordinating and facilitating the multidisciplinary case review for active child/vulnerable adult abuse and neglect investigations including suspicious child deaths.
- To improve communication and provide case coordination between medical providers and the child welfare investigators and criminal investigators. MDT coordinators will maintain relationships and MOU’s with medical providers in their service area and coordinate with other medical experts when further evaluation is warranted.
- Prepare and distribute agendas for the multidisciplinary team, summarize the decisions and actions plans of the multidisciplinary team, update and maintain a tracking system and provide statistical data as requested.
- To be familiar with the NCA Standards for Accreditation for the multidisciplinary team and case review and provide leadership in maintaining the standards.
- Promote improved communication, coordination and accountability across agency lines. MDT Coordinator will facilitate healthy relationships between the MDT and work to resolve conflicts among the team when they arise.
- Maintain current case disposition information on all CAC cases and documenting case progression throughout the civil and criminal justice system response.
- Regularly access training needs of the MDT and implement those trainings, including cultural diversity and equity and trauma informed care.
- Develop, coordinate, and deliver CFAC communications materials to MDT members and community partners, including managing social media platforms and communication databases used.
- Track and maintain internal training and outreach data needed for future funding and National Children’s Alliance accreditation.
- Coordinate and support efforts for outreach, prevention, and events. • To ensure culturally competent services are provided to all families served without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, gender or sexual orientation.
- Will receive specialized training on the role of the position and other approved training.
- Will act inclusively with all team members modeling facilitation skills for the multidisciplinary teams without driving the outcomes and keeping the process focused on solutions. • Will work closely with the members of the multidisciplinary teams to review and update team protocols annually.
General Responsibilities of the Position
- Support a positive environment for all who enter the CFAC.
- Participate in trainings and attend video conferences as appropriate.
- Participate in CFAC staff meetings and team meetings.
- Other duties as assigned.
- A bachelor’s degree; or experiential equivalent.
- Knowledge of overall child protection and legal system. Ability to communicate effectively with all members of MDT.
- A willingness to travel and reliable transportation.
- Strong interpersonal communication skills and experience working in a collaborative environment.
- Demonstrated initiative and ability to learn quickly.
- 3-5 years of experience in the field of forensic interviewing, advocacy, child protection or legal system.
- Experience working with or within a Child Advocacy Center.
To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.