Safe Shores – The D.C. Children’s Advocacy Center is an organization striving for excellence as a service provider and as a workplace. Safe Shores values respect, honesty, trustworthiness, professionalism, growth and learning, taking care to give care, innovation, teamwork and collaboration. We are seeking a highly skilled, experienced, respected and resourceful mental health professional who can work well as a member of our team and is passionate about developing and implementing innovative, effective solutions to help children and families heal.
The Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Coordinator provides enhanced coordination of cases with the Multidisciplinary Team to ensure timely resolutions, efficient communications, and information sharing. The MDT Coordinator also coordinates and tracks the multi-disciplinary case review sessions, and maintains the scheduling and tracking of forensic interviews. This position requires participation in an on-call rotation for after-hours and weekend forensic interviewing. This position is a mandated reporter for child abuse and neglect under District of Columbia Statute §4-1321.02
Primary Areas of Responsibility
- Build and foster open and positive relationships with the multidisciplinary team including law enforcement, Children and Family Services Agency and the prosecuting attorneys while promoting best practices for child abuse investigation and treatment in the District of Columbia.
- Promote improved communication, coordination and accountability across agency lines.
- Organize, coordinate and conduct bi-weekly, multi-disciplinary team case reviews.
- Schedule and coordinate joint forensic interviews of alleged child/adolescent abuse victims with team members and families.
- Provide information to families regarding the multidisciplinary team response process.
- Model facilitation skills for the multidisciplinary teams without driving the outcomes and keeping the process focused on solutions.
- Work closely with members of the multidisciplinary teams to address issues as they arise and resolve conflict.
- Work closely with the members of the multidisciplinary teams to review and update team protocols annually.
- Identify training needs as they related to identifying, reporting, investigating, prosecuting and treating child abuse and neglect.
- Coordinate and provide joint training regarding multi-disciplinary team and CAC topics
- Ensure culturally competent services are provided to all families we serve without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, gender or sexual orientation.
- Maintain and assure the quality of case tracking date; track program supplies and other inventory.
Other Areas of Responsibility Include
- Attend relevant training and stay current on emerging issues and trends related to the identifying, reporting, investigating, prosecuting and treating child abuse and neglect.
- Participate in weekly individual supervision and bi-weekly All Staff and Program meetings
- To be familiar with the NCA Standards for Accreditation for the multidisciplinary team and case review and provide leadership in maintaining the standards.