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If you have a passion for children, the drive to help end the cycle of abuse, and the experience needed to make lasting change, you may be the perfect fit for the Child Protect team!

CAC Program Director

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

Position specifics: exempt, salaried position entitled to all employee benefits (paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, health, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement plan and employment incentives including wellness program). This position qualifies for paid sabbatical leave once requirements for leave are met.

Starting Salary Rate: $45,000 for qualified candidates

JOB DESCRIPTION
The CAC Program Director provides oversight of all direct services provided to Child Advocacy Center (CAC) program clients. Responsibilities include supervising CAC direct service and support staff, regularly reviewing the agency’s direct services, and making necessary recommendations to the Executive Director regarding staffing and direct services issues and needs. The CAC Program Director will be responsible for the agency’s adherence to the National Children’s Alliance’s (NCA) Accreditation Standards as well as the Mercer County Multidisciplinary Investigative Team (MDIT) protocol. Maintaining compliance with NCA Standards and the Mercer County MDIT Protocol will require regular review, compliance checks and service revisions.

The CAC Program Director ensures that CAC program services including forensic interviewing, advocacy, mental health and medical services are being made available and accessed by our child clients and their families. The CAC Program Director interacts with professionals from other disciplines and agencies involved in investigations involving children and/or the provision of services to children and their families. The CAC Program Director acts as one of the agency’s liaisons to Mercer County’s Multidisciplinary Investigative Team (MDIT) and all other investigative, court and child protection professionals who interact with the agency. The CAC Program Director may also act as the agency’s liaison with other community partners when deemed necessary by the Executive Director. The CAC Program Director will also maintain a working knowledge of the agency’s sources of revenue, grant funding and grant reporting requirements. The Director will conduct trainings, presentations and other community outreach projects including fundraising and legislative lobbying activities as assigned by the Executive Director. The CAC Program Director will serve as Acting Director of Child Protect whenever the Executive Director takes sabbatical leave.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Supervise employees on an ongoing, consistent basis to include developing and evaluating staff performance goals and making employment status recommendations to the Executive Director.
• Schedule and conduct (and/or direct staff to scheduled and conduct) neutral, fact-finding, developmentally appropriate investigative interviews of child victims.
• Ensure accurate and up to date records and paperwork are being maintained for all CAC direct services provided at Child Protect.
• Along with the CAC Program Coordinator, review the MDIT Protocol annually and revise with team members when necessary.
• Maintain client confidentiality.
• Follow agency policies and procedures.
• Ensure that referrals and resource information is distributed to all clients and families served as needed.
• Ensure the coordination and scheduling of forensic medical exams.
• Ensure the provision of follow-up services to all clients and families served.
• Ensure the maintenance of case tracking logs, client case notes and MDIT meeting notes.
• Ensure collaboration with other agencies to enhance service delivery to child victims.
• Attend MDIT meetings and MDT meetings when requested.
• Ensure the entry and updating of case tracking data entry information.
• Attend additional community meetings as assigned by Executive Director.
• Assist with agency fundraising, grant writing, grant management and community presentations.
• Assist with agency’s child abuse prevention education campaigns when needed.
• Ensure that statistical data for all CAC services provided at Child Protect is maintained.
• Conduct public speaking engagements as assigned by Executive Director.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
A Bachelor’s Degree is required, preferably in human services, social work or similar area of study. Experience in human services or social work is required. Experience in the child welfare system or at a Child Advocacy Center is highly preferred. Supervisory or managerial experience is highly preferred, as well. The candidate cannot be listed on the child abuse registry and must have no prior history of criminal behavior. The candidate must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license and proof of car insurance. (A criminal background check and a child abuse registry check will be conducted in accordance with the Volunteers for Children Act Public Law 105-251.)

SKILLS
• Ability to effectively supervise employees on an ongoing, consistent basis to include developing and evaluating staff performance goals and making employment status recommendations to the Executive Director.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate with wide range of individuals from different backgrounds.
• Ability to work with diverse families and children in stressful situations.
• Knowledge of the child abuse/neglect dynamics.
• Knowledge of the stages of child development.
• Knowledge of community resources.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and three references to Child Protect by October 18, 2019. Submissions can be mailed to 120 Shaker Lane, Princeton, WV 24740; emailed to swoodard@mercerchildprotect.com; or faxed to 304-425-9689.