Gonzales Regional Children's Advocacy Center
Serving
Gonzales and Lavaca
Counties
1604 St. Paul St., Gonzales, Tx 78629  Phone 830-672-1278
PROUD MEMBERS OF:
Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas
National Children's Alliance
A 501 (C) (3) Tax exempt organization
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OUR MISSION
To restore the dignity, hope
and security to children of
Gonzales, Lavaca and
surrounding counties by uniting
public officials and our
community.
Job opening for:
Program Coordinator/Forensic Interviewer
Job Title:  Program Coordinator/Forensic Interviewer
Organization Mission Type:  Human/Social Services, Multi-Disciplinary Community Service
Position Classification:  Hourly/non-exempt
Supervisor:  Executive Director
ROLE: Program Coordinator

JOB SUMMARY: The Program Coordinator works as part of a Multidisciplinary Team responding to child sexual
abuse and physical abuse allegations. Services are also available to adult survivors of child abuse, adults with
disabilities and senior adults.  The Program Coordinator, in coordination with the Program Director, participates
in all aspects of the organization including planning, organizing, and implementing program activities, training of
professionals, outreach, and recruiting/managing volunteers (or volunteer coordinator.)

JOB DESCRIPTION – SPECIFIC DUTIES:
•        Must be able to interact with a variety of professionals and personalities, establish and maintain
      healthy working partnerships.
•        Provide CAC representations at local social service networking coalitions.
•        Attend trainings and conferences as required.
•        Develop and/or implement goals and objectives for programs which reflect the mission of the organization.
•        Develop and/or implement community outreach training activities related to Norma’s House Mission.
•        Manage and operate presentation software and equipment.
•        Implement effective strategies to recruit volunteers.
•        Develop and/or administer forms and records to document interviews, outreach and volunteer activities.
•        Ensure volunteers are trained, supervised and rewarded to be successful in their positions.
•        Attend outreach events.
•        Assist with other duties as requested by the Executive Director
ROLE:  Forensic Interviewer

JOB SUMMARY: The Forensic Interviewer works as part of a multidisciplinary team responding to child sexual
abuse and physical abuse allegations. The Interviewer conducts child-focused, forensically-sound, forensic
interviews of alleged child victims (and adults with disabilities) referred to Norma’s House. All forensic interviews
are conducted according to current Norma’s House – Children’s Advocacy Center Program Protocol and
interview guidelines.  The Interviewer testifies as a fact and expert witness in Court as requested through
subpoena.

JOB DESCRIPTION – SPECIFIC DUTIES:
•        Conducting a forensically sound interview focused on obtaining accurate information to support any
      subsequent system or court actions necessary to secure the child’s safety and wellbeing and facilitate
      justice in criminal proceedings.
•        Must be able to interact with a variety of professionals and personalities, establish and maintain healthy
      working partnerships.
•        Meet with investigators prior to and following the interview to discuss the case.
•        Facilitate Multidisciplinary Team meetings.
•        Participate in on-site and out of town peer review by submitting own interviews for review and by providing
      critique of others’ forensic interviews.
•        Remain current on proper forensic interviewing practices and guidelines and maintain expert awareness of
      current trends, research, and developments in the field of forensic interviewing, trauma, sexual abuse,
      offender pathology and other pertinent topics.
•        Candidate must be available to attend out-of-town forensic interview training events as scheduled.
•        Ability to testify in Court proceedings to withstand scrutiny and confrontation.
•        Must ensure strict confidentiality of agency and client information.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
•        Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, human development or a related field and 2 years’ related
      work experience.
•        Ability to engage children of all ages in an interview-type setting and mediate with parents in crisis.
•        Ability to testify in Court proceedings to withstand scrutiny and confrontation.
•        Sensitivity to the cultural and developmental needs of individual children.
•        Effective communication skills, both oral and written.
•        Must complete and pass a criminal background investigation.
•        Must ensure strict confidentiality of agency and client information.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
•        Must be able to deal with a variety of emotions under stressful situations and be able to deal with people
      who may be very upset.
•        Emotional stability and personal maturity important attributes in this position.
•        Requires normal range of hearing, eyesight, coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to record,
      prepare and communicate and operate office equipment.
•        Requires set-up and break-down of Norma’s House mobile recording equipment and management of in-
      house recording equipment.
•        Some travel required.

To Apply, send resume and cover letter to:
Norma's House
PO Box 1925
Gonzales, Tx 78629