CAREERS & INTERNSHIPS

Careers

Overview:

The Forensic Interviewer Supervisor reports to the Director of Case Management and Forensic Services. This position is responsible for the training and supervision of forensic interviewers and conducting forensic interviews of children, as requested by partners of the CACCC multi-disciplinary team. Additionally, this position is responsible for providing fact and expert testimony in court, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field. Master’s Degree is preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of forensic interviewing experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the field of child abuse
  • Experience with providing professional training and expert testimony

Job Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of child sexual/physical/emotional abuse dynamics using state of the art information on research, empirical data, and specialized interviewing techniques
  • Ability to make decisions in crisis situations
  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • Ability to provide expert testimony in forensic interviewing
  • Ability to function collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Ability to supervise personnel
  • Strong organization and time management skills 
  • Ability to receive feedback from the multi-disciplinary team
  • Proficient in basic computer applications

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct legally defensible, neutral, fact-finding interviews 
  • Supervise and train forensic interviewers
  • Keep current all case records and documentation
  • Provide court testimony
  • Participate in CACCC case staffings
  • Participate in local, MDT, and regional peer review
  • Attend community meetings and interface with professionals in the field of child abuse and social services as assigned
  • Attend trainings to enhance professional skills 
  • Provide professional trainings
  • Operate in an ethically responsible manner
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Send Resumes to lmartinez@caccollincounty.org

Internships

Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County is committed to providing a hands-on experience for undergraduate and graduate students studying social work, clinical therapy, child development, or other human services studies.

FAMILY ADVOCACY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE INTERNSHIPS:

The Family Advocacy and Support Services Department is no longer accepting applicants for the Spring 2022 semester. We are now accepting applications for the 2023 Summer and Fall semesters.

As a Family Advocate Intern Caseworker, you will have opportunities to work directly with client families, as well as assist our Multi-Disciplinary Team in investigations and manage cases of alleged abuse and neglect. As an intern, you will gain invaluable experience in conducting needs assessments with caregivers, observe forensic and suspect interviews, shadow CPS and law enforcement in the field, provide child engagement to children receiving services, attend and observe criminal and civil trials, and gain understanding on how the Multi-Disciplinary Team works. Please note, this is an unpaid internship.

 

The Criminal Justice internship is a great learning experience for students who are preparing for a career in law enforcement. It is a hands-on program that allows students to learn about law enforcement, specifically, child crimes investigations in Collin County. Students will shadow our lead detectives throughout the semester and assist in note taking and transcribing forensic and suspect interviews. The Criminal Justice internship is offered to undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled at a local university majoring in Criminal Justice. Please note, this is an unpaid internship.

Internship Requirements:

  • Weekly Availability: 16 hours in the spring/fall and 20 hours in the summer
  • Participate in a mandatory three-day orientation prior to beginning the internship
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Pass an applicant interview process
  • Participate in weekly supervision activities

To apply for a Family Advocate or Criminal Justice Internship, please fill out an application here:

CLINICAL INTERNSHIPS:

Our Clinical training program offers Graduate students/LPC Associates the opportunity to receive practical experience in multiple therapeutic modalities including play, individual, art, music, family, and group therapies.

We accept Graduate level practicum students as well as LPC Associates for our clinical internship program.  Students and LPC Associates have the unique opportunity to not only offer therapeutic services to the children and families who come to the CACCC, but work directly with the law enforcement, District Attorney, and CPS agencies that collaborate with the center.

To apply for a Clinical Internship, send your resume to:
Kelly Pullen, M.A., LPC-S
Clinical Supervisor
kpullen@caccollincounty.org

CHILD ENGAGEMENT INTERNSHIP:

We are now accepting applications for the 2023 Summer and Fall semesters.

As a Child Advocate Intern, you will have opportunities to work directly with clients and families. Interns will conduct Child Engagement, assist with the center’s annual projects, participate in on-call crisis support, and create activities that promote distraction and coping techniques.

Accepting Degree Majors in: Psychology, Family Studies, Criminal Justice, Child Development, Child Life, or other related fields. 

Internship Requirements:

  • Weekly Availability: 16 hours in the spring/fall and 20 hours in the summer.
  • Participate in a mandatory three-day orientation prior to beginning the internship.
  • Pass a criminal background check.
  • Pass an applicant interview process.
  • Scheduled on call emergency Child Engagement

To apply for a Child Engagement Internship, please fill out an application here: