Abuse Report Manager

The Office of Protection and Care (OPC) is currently seeking a part time Abuse Report Manager working about 25 hours per week. This position would be responsible for receiving and investigating allegations of abuse by persons of authority in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. They will collaborate with the Victim Care Advocate and operate under the policies set forth by the Archdiocese. A Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field is required. A minimum of five years’ experience working in a professional environment with investigations, case management, social services or related fields is also required. This is a safety-sensitive position, exercising a high degree of discretion.  

Job Responsibilities:

  • Answers and responds promptly to calls received on the Report Hotline and through the online reporting format.
  • Receives reports and conducts timely investigations of allegations or suspicions.
  • Operates as a liaison to the Independent Review Board (IRB) in sharing findings and submitting final reports to the OPC Director, the IRB and Archdiocesan leadership when applicable.
  • Operates under the policies and guidelines set forth by the Archdiocese and Handbook of the Office for Protection and Care.
  • Maintains timely documentation of all reports and safe environment audits using the official Archdiocese platform and software.
  • Ensures the integrity and confidentiality of all the report and investigations.
  • Works closely with the Victim Care Advocate and the Vicar General for Clergy.
  • Contacts appropriate civil authorities including the Kansas Department for Children and Families to report allegations of any type of abuse of minors, and works cooperatively with these agencies throughout the investigative process.
  • Works collaboratively with the OPC team to support the mission of the office.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or related field or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.
  • Five (5) years’ experience in professional investigations/case management in law enforcement/criminal justice, social services, probation and parole or related field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with regards to maintaining accurate reports and preparing reports. 
  • Experience working or knowledge of sexual abuse and abuse prevention.
  • Experience in trauma informed and evidence based interviewing techniques.
  • Working knowledge of the state government operations related to child protective services including knowledge of the State of Kansas mandated child abuse reporting requirements.
  • Effective resource management and conflict resolution skills, including the ability to cooperate with various agencies and with differing viewpoints.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of the team, exercising judgment, objectivity, discretion, integrity and utilizing sound knowledge of the investigative process.