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Article Title: Forensic Interviewer

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The Penquis Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) is looking for an amazing individual to join their team at our Bangor office. A CAC is a safe and child-focused place that provides services to children and non-offending caregivers when a child may have experienced sexual abuse. A group of people from different agencies and services work together as a team to help the child. While at the CAC, the child will speak with a forensic interviewer. Referrals will be made to counselors, doctors and other services that the child and the caregiver may need.

The Forensic Interviewer will be responsible for providing forensic interviews of children that are timely, legally sound, trauma-informed and comply with best practices.  This position is full time (36-40 hours per week; benefit eligible) and will include weekday, night and weekend hours and may require travel throughout Penobscot and Piscataquis counties.  

The Forensic Interviewer will act in accordance with all policies, protocols and national accreditation standards. The Forensic Interviewer will work closely with members of our multi-disciplinary team including law enforcement, the District Attorney’s office and child protective services. The successful candidate will help to coordinate monthly multi-disciplinary team meetings and monthly case review, as well as participate in other community meetings and outreach efforts on behalf of the CAC.   

This position will work closely with staff at Rape Response Services (RRS), a subsidiary of Penquis, and collaborate to ensure all victims of sexual violence receive the highest quality services. Must have initiative and ability to work independently; must be willing to work flexible hours; be able to provide reliable, insured transportation; and be able to take required on call shifts for RRS, including nights and weekends.

Applicants applying for the position must have a high school diploma and at least five years of related experience. A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services or a related field and at least one year of specifically related experience are preferred. Also required are a personal philosophy in keeping with the program’s goals and objectives and an understanding of clinical, legal and/or political issues related to sexual assault. Out of state training and travel may be required.  The entry level salary range for this position starts at $17.55 per hour.

As required by business necessity, upon hire and periodically thereafter, must have background checks through the State Bureau of Investigation and Maine Department of Human Services that are satisfactory to Penquis and comply with current contract provisions. Must not have an active record on the System for Award Management (SAM) website.

Apply on line at www.penquis.org or contact us at 973-3500 (TDD: 973:3520) or by email at hr@penquis.org  to request an application and job descriptionApplications will be accepted until the position is filled.  In addition to a job application, please submit a cover letter indicating your reasons for interest in the position and a current resume.

In accordance with federal regulations, Penquis does not discriminate. Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Penquis is a tobacco and smoke-free workplace.

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