“Let’s Educate and Protect our Children” Recently, a colleague was asked to report for jury duty. While this is not a summons most of us look forward to receiving, it is imperative that each of us follow through on our civic duty which is why my colleague reported at the appropriate time. As it turns […]
NEWS AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
It is so very fitting that the first edition of our state chapter newsletter gets to bring you a great deal of exciting news. I have spent two years reviewing the chapters needs, working with the membership and learning each of your needs, and devising both a strategic plan as well as a fiscal sustainability […]
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Children’s Advocacy Centers of North Carolina, Inc., announced today that Deana Joy has joined the organization to further develop its statewide mission. CACNC supports local communities in developing and maintaining children’s advocacy centers that meet the accreditation standards of the National Children’s Alliance, and supports North Carolina’s child abuse professionals by providing training to improve abilities […]
Cathy Purvis, Chief Operations Officer of Children’s Advocacy Centers of North Carolina, retired in September of 2014. Cathy was a pioneer in the Children’s Advocacy Center movement and we will be eternally grateful to her. She was honored at the 2014 annual symposium and was recognized by the Governor with a Longleaf Pine Award. Thank […]
OPENINGS IN NORTH CAROLINA
Openings at CACNC
No openings at this time
Openings at Local CAC's throughout North Carolina
Southmountain Children & Family Services
Southmountain Children and Family Services is seeking a Professional Parent Supervisor for its “one of a kind” Foster Community located near Lake James in Burke County, NC. Job is full-time with excellent pay and benefits. Applicants must have at least a Bachelors Degree in related field or management with a minimum of 3 years supervisory experience. Masters Degree or higher preferred. A preference will be given to individuals who fully understand and can implement the evidence-based model - Children and Residential Experiences (C.A.R.E.) and/or have an understanding of practicing from a trauma informed approach. Send resume information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southmountain Children & Family Services is looking for a licensed clinician rostered in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) in Nebo, NC. Application deadline is April 6, 2018.
TEDI BEAR CAC
East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Social Worker/Child Advocate (full-time)
The Social Worker/Child Advocate will provide assessment and/or advocacy following allegations of child abuse and severe neglect to promote and strengthen improved outcomes for children. Will work with other TEDI BEAR assessment team members including Advocates, Social Workers, and Medical Providers. Will provide social work services in evaluation and assessment, including gathering information, and family assessments with caregivers and children. Collaborate with other agency professionals to include county department of social services case workers, law enforcement officers, the child, the family, or other outside resources to obtain additional details and background relative to the case being evaluated. Provide coordination of TEDI BEAR CAC assessment services. This includes scheduling patients who have been referred to the clinic. As Child Advocate will establish rapport with victims and provide opportunity for medical play/preparation for medical examination with actual medical equipment to educate patient/victim in a developmentally appropriate manner to help diffuse unrealistic fears and anxieties. Interpret child’s perception of clinic visit as revealed through play and other means of communication, including verbal and nonverbal. Provide developmental screenings based on observation and/or standardized scales. Provide consultation to the team regarding developmental status and individual needs of children to promote coping during the evaluation phase. Provide assurance to children and caregivers through instruction and information. Use appropriate methods for preparing children and families for diagnostic procedures. Provide emotional support during identified stress points in the evaluation process. Utilize stress reduction techniques to facilitate adaptive coping. Extend support to family members with respect to their own stress and needs (i.e. provision of emotional support and education including activities and therapeutic play for siblings). Assist in patient information management through use of database and case file with accuracy and timeliness. Collecting data regarding hospital consults and evaluation outcomes of children seen for evaluations. Provide victim advocacy services to children and their non-offending caregivers through dissemination of information regarding victim services in their respective communities. Assist caregivers through completing necessary documentation and providing notary services for access to Crimes Compensation.
For the full job description, additional details and/or to apply, please visit:www.ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/13124
Licensed Therapist (full-time)
Provide comprehensive treatment services to allegedly abused/neglected children who have experienced trauma between the ages of 3 to 18 and their non-offending family members. The position provides extensive mental health evaluation, assessment, and treatment to children and their families. The assessment will include comprehensive evaluation of development, behaviors, psychosocial functioning, and symptoms of abuse/neglect in order to diagnose and develop comprehensive treatment plans. The therapist will provide short and long-term individual, group, family and play therapy utilizing a variety of therapy methodologies including behavioral and insight-oriented treatment as well as play therapy. The therapist will also consult with other professionals involved with the family regarding assessment and treatment issues, family dynamics, treatment techniques, and community resources.. These services will include testing, development of comprehensive treatment plans, coordination with involved agencies, and provision of intensive treatment. Treatment provided will include individual, and family therapy, play therapy, and indicated evidence-based practices such as Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
For the full job description, additional details and/or to apply, please visit:www.ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/13337
Physician Extender II (PNP or FNP)
As an advanced level clinical provider, this person will extend the services of the Division of General Pediatrics and the TEDI BEAR Children’s Advocacy Center. The physician extender will be involved in providing comprehensive evaluations for children suspected of being abused and/or neglected by obtaining a history and performing necessary examinations including colposcopy and labs, and participate (with the team) in the final assessment and recommendations. Communication with law enforcement and social service agencies is an important duty; occasional court testimony is required. The medical director of TEDI BEAR CAC or another of the attending physicians or other physician extenders who participate in TEDI BEAR CAC evaluations will be available for training, consultation, and review to the extent necessary.
This provider will also be involved in teaching of medical students and residents in clinical settings.
Opportunities may be provided within the Division of General Pediatrics depending upon need, experience, and interest. These may include any of the following: provision of primary care pediatric services, especially health maintenance provision; primary adolescent health care; and assistance in division research activities.
For the full job description, additional details and/or to apply, please visit:www.ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/13105