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Forensic Services Specialist at CornerHouse

Minneapolis, MN
Full-Time/Permanent

CornerHouse is an accredited, internationally-recognized children’s advocacy center. Our mission is to listen and offer hope and healing to those silenced by trauma and violence. CornerHouse provides forensic interviews and family services to children, adolescents and vulnerable adults who report experiencing or witnessing violence. CornerHouse also provides high-quality training to professionals regionally, nationally and internationally.

Position Summary

The Forensic Services Specialist – Operations Lead is responsible for promoting strategic communication with multidisciplinary team partners, as well as effective, efficient procedures among Forensic Specialists. The Forensic Services Specialist – Operations Lead demonstrates CornerHouse core values (person-centered, collaborative, integrity, healing, diversity and learning) by delivering high-quality forensic services at both the Rogers and Minneapolis locations. The Forensic Services Specialist – Operations Lead is part of a team of five cross-trained staff who offer support to the delivery of forensic interviews in Minneapolis and Rogers.

Learn more about CornerHouse, a children’s advocacy center with two locations in Hennepin County, Minnesota.

CornerHouse Website

Position Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assure the comfort of children, adolescents, vulnerable adults and their caregivers at CornerHouse
  • Build strong relationships with representatives of the multidisciplinary team, including law enforcement, child protection, medical personnel, prosecution, victim advocates, and mental health providers
  • Provide floating staffing coverage when other Specialist team members are absent
  • Create and implement a strategic Forensic communications plan in alignment with the agency’s mission
  • Respond to information requests in consultation with the agency’s pro bono attorneys in accordance with agency policy
  • Manage forensic inventory and supplies at both CornerHouse locations
  • Create systems and processes to aid in project completion as well as internal and external communication
  • Engage, support and supervise volunteers
  • Coordinate work with others in a manner that fosters shared ownership, mutual respect and cooperation
  • Engage in structured and unstructured reflective practice

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related human service field
  • Experience working with child, adolescent and adult client populations from diverse cultural, ethnic, developmental, and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Experience working with diverse professionals from child protection, law enforcement, court systems, and related community services
  • Superior organizational and time management skills
  • Strong communication skills in interpersonal, written and multimedia vehicles
  • Excellent judgment and decision-making skills
  • An understanding of the dynamics of child abuse and family violence
  • Patience, self-awareness and a proven ability to manage stressful situations
  • Proven ability to work in an autonomous, proactive manner with minimal direct supervision.
  • Computer proficiency, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; ability to learn and utilize database systems.

Individuals from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Hours and Compensation

Full-time position (40 hours per week). Full benefits, including generous paid time off,
healthcare, long-term and short-term disability coverage, and a 401 K agency match. Compensation based on qualifications and experience.

Closing Date: November 25, 2019

Email Resume and Cover Letter to: Nancy Seger, Forensic Services Director, Nancy.seger@childrensmn.org

CornerHouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer

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