Interviewer Child Advocacy Center Full Time
MercyOne

Sioux City, Iowa

Posted in Medical and Nursing


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Job Info


Employment Type:
Full time
Shift:
Day Shift

Description:
Under limited supervision, has primary responsibility for interviewing children who are the suspected victims of child abuse, neglect, witness to violence, or drug exposure. Is responsible for active participation on multidisciplinary teams, high quality written and verbal reporting, and providing expert witness testimony for the judicial system.
Your best life. Our one purpose.

At MercyOne, we know colleagues benefit from and strengthen our network. You'll find support, teamwork and coworkers that help you get the best out of yourself.

What we offer:

We care about your well-being, both physical and mental, which is why our benefit package includes:

  • Wellness programs
  • Education reimbursement
  • Personalized health insurance plans including dental and vision
  • Paid time off
  • Long- and short-term leave
  • Retirement planning
  • Life insurance coverage

About the job:

Under limited supervision, has primary responsibility for interviewing children who are the suspected victims of child abuse, neglect, witness to violence, or drug exposure. Is responsible for active participation on multidisciplinary teams, high quality written and verbal reporting, and providing expert witness testimony for the judicial system.

What you will do:
  • Provides information gathering, legally sound, non-leading interviews in the investigation of alleged abuse of children and developmentally delayed adults.
  • Provides extended evaluation as necessary.
  • Serves as a witness in court and legal proceedings when requested.
  • Completes reports on conducted interviews in a timely manner.
  • Works as a team member with Law Enforcement Agencies and the Department of Human Services personnel in the investigation of allegations of abuse.
  • Maintains state of the art technical and practical skills by participation in professional organizations, peer review, and ongoing trainings.
  • Collaborates closely within the tri-state area with counties served through the Child Advocacy Program.
  • Provides in-service, educational and outreach programs for professionals, paraprofessionals, public and private social service agencies and the general public.
  • Actively participates in department meetings, committees, conferences, and in-services.
  • Is responsible for creating an environment of organizational learning about patient safety and medical/health care error reduction, supports sharing of knowledge, and foster behavioral changes to improve patient safety.
  • Employee may periodically be requested to drive.
  • Is knowledgeable and actively participates in improving patient safety and reducing risk to patients. Complies with Safety and Infection Control Policy & Procedure.

What we are looking for:
  • Requires a Masters Degree in the behavioral sciences (Social Work or related field, etc.).
  • If available (degree dependent), professional licensure from the state of Iowa preferred.
  • Requires a minimum of one to two years of experience working with children and adolescents.
  • Experience working in the field of child abuse is desired.
  • Must demonstrate ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with children and adults.
  • Must be able to work as a team member or to work independently.
  • Must possess high integrity and maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Must be able to cope effectively with stressful situations and time constraints and demonstrate critical-thinking skills.
  • Is familiar with federal, state, regional, and community resources.

Why MercyOne Western Iowa?

MercyOne Western Iowa serves the needs of individuals in a 33-county area including western Iowa, eastern Nebraska and southeastern South Dakota. MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center, a 238-bed regional facility, is home to the only Level II trauma center in the area - one of only four trauma care facilities in the state to receive verification from the American College of Surgeons - and MercyOne Air Med, a regional helicopter ambulance service. Along with owned and managed hospitals in Primghar and Hawarden, Iowa, and a partnership with Dunes Surgical Hospital in South Dakota, the region also operates a primary care network, specialty care clinics and home health care, providing an entire continuum of preventative, primary, acute and tertiary health care services to provide personalized, compassionate care for the communities we serve and beyond.

About MercyOne and Trinity Health

We are MercyOne: a connected system of health care facilities and services dedicated to helping you and your community live your best life so you can get well-and stay well. With 420 care locations, our clinics, medical centers and affiliates are never too far from home, allowing us to improve the lives of individuals and communities across the state of Iowa and beyond. MercyOne Western Iowa is a member of Trinity Health

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Our Mission defines us:

MercyOne serves with fidelity to the Gospel as a compassionate, healing ministry of Jesus Christ to transform the health of our communities.

Our timeless Values guide us:
  • Reverence
  • Integrity
  • Commitment to the Poor
  • Compassion
  • Excellence
  • Justice
  • Stewardship
MercyOne Cultural Beliefs direct us:
  • Be ONE: I benefit from and strengthen MercyOne.
  • Personalize Care: Your experience. My responsibility.
  • Own It!: I own my actions to deliver our key results.
  • Improve Daily: I make improvements every day for those we serve including each other.
  • Innovate: I imagine and embrace bold new ideas to revolutionize health.

MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center and all its affiliates are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, physical disability or any other classification protected under local, state or federal law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.


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