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CornerHouse Hiring Forensic Interviewer

CornerHouse is an accredited children’s advocacy center located in Minneapolis and Rogers, Minnesota. The mission of CornerHouse is to listen and offer hope and healing to those silenced by trauma and violence. CornerHouse provides forensic interviews, medical services and family services to children, adolescents and vulnerable adults.  CornerHouse also provides training to professionals regionally, nationally and internationally. View the original posting on CornerHouse’s website.

Position Summary: The Forensic Interviewer is responsible for conducting forensic interviews and advancing the field of forensic interviewing through research and other professional activities.  The Forensic Interviewer contributes to a positive working environment and promotes the satisfaction of multidisciplinary team members while ensuring that the voices of participants are heard and understood.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct forensic interviews of children, adolescents, and vulnerable adults regarding alleged maltreatment and/or witnessing violent crimes, using the CornerHouse Forensic Interview Protocol™ at our Minneapolis and Rogers locations.
  • Facilitate multidisciplinary team meetings and collaboration among investigators, reducing the incidence of multiple interviews, and minimizing any potential re-traumatization.
  • Promote Child First Philosophy through actions and positive communication with participants, families, professionals, visitors, and staff.
  • Prepare for and provide testimony in cases that may or may not be directly related to a CornerHouse interview or protocol.
  • Expand knowledge through professional writing, reading research, and actively participating in a variety of professional development activities.
  • Increase awareness of child abuse by conducting community education and outreach as directed.
  • Contribute to a positive working environment, and promote the satisfaction of multidisciplinary team members and adult learners.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or related human services field preferred.  Extensive experience or equivalent education may be accepted in lieu of a related master’s degree.
  • Proven ability to forge a connection with others under challenging circumstances.
  • Demonstrated understanding of child and adolescent development and maltreatment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the legal system.
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary professionals from child protection, law enforcement, court systems, and related community services.
  • Experience working with culturally, ethnically, developmentally, and socio-economically diverse children, adolescents, and vulnerable adults.
  • Strong communication skills in interpersonal, written and multimedia channels.
  • Experience in public speaking.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and successfully complete short- and long-term projects independently.
  • Patience, flexibility and a proven ability to manage stressful situations.

Individuals from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Hours & Compensation:  1.0 FTE exempt position.  Typical work hours are 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday with occasional evening or weekend work required.  Full benefits including generous paid time off, medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan with an agency match, a quarterly wellness benefit, long term and short term disability coverage and life insurance.

Application Period:  This position is open until filled.  For first consideration, apply by 4:30 PM on November 5, 2018.

Please Mail, Fax, or Email Resumes to: 

Nancy Seger, Forensic Services Director, nancy.seger@childrensmn.org
2502 Tenth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404-4510
Phone 612-813-8337, Fax 612-813-8330

CornerHouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.

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