The Forensic Evaluation Clinician has the primary responsibility of interviewing and evaluating children alleged to be victims of sexual abuse, exploitation, severe child maltreatment, or witness to violent crimes. Clinicians are specially trained to interview and assess children in a supportive, child-friendly, and non-leading way. The evaluation is digitally recorded to preserve the child’s disclosure and demeanor.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conducts objective psychosocial, developmental, and behavioral assessments within the context of a comprehensive investigative extended interview.
- Assess age-appropriate language, verbal, and non-verbal communication.
- Attends local, regional, and national trainings on interviewing children and child abuse.
- Attends Multidisciplinary case staffing to discuss disclosures.
- Participates in local, regional, and national peer review and stay up to date on current literature to maintain a high level of interviewing skills.
- Testifies as an expert witness in civil and criminal court regarding interviewing children, the process of disclosure and dynamics of child sexual abuse.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- This Job Description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Management may, at its discretion, assign, or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.