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Forensic Interviewer

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Join us and be part of a team that empowers you to do more than your job and encourages you to:

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Monday - Friday 8am-4:30pm

Job Description

Job Title:   Forensic Interviewer

This position is located in Lancaster, Pa

Full-time, 1.0, 80 hours per two weeks working Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30 pm with on call,  no weekend or holidays

ATTENTION: Please be aware that, if you are an external applicant, you may need to complete an online assessment as part of the hiring process. This assessment will be sent to the e-mail address that you included in your application. Please note: Some e-mail accounts may receive the assessment e-mail in their junk/spam e-mail. This assessment must be completed within 5 days of receiving it.

POSITION SUMMARY: The forensic interviewer is responsible for conducting forensic interviews of children and developmentally disabled

adults suspected of having been sexually and or physically abused, neglected, and/or witness to violence. The forensic interviewer is part of

a collaborative team that works together to ensure that the child victim is interviewed in a child-friendly environment that puts the child’s

comfort and needs first, with the goal being to reduce the number of interviews and lessen the trauma for the child. Promotes & advocates

for programs offered through the Lancaster County Children’s Alliance. Collects and maintains agency data and case tracking system.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following


Conducts sensitive and thorough video-recorded forensic interviews according to the standards of the National Children’s

Advocacy Centers (NCAC), National Children’s Alliance (NCA) and other national training organizations with children who are

possible victims of abuse, neglect, and/or witness to violence. Attends basic and advanced forensic interview training; and

attendance/participation at trainings deemed relevant by direct supervisor and/or Board members.

Prepares for, attends, and presents testimony in court hearings including both civil and criminal court, providing written

documentation and expert testimony on aspects of the interview process as well as testimony as a fact witness on specific

interviews in individual cases. Keeps current with research related to issue of abuse to support the legal defensibility of

forensic interviews and abuse disclosures.

Conducts High Risk Behavior Assessments for children and adolescents when there are risks of child sex trafficking. This

includes completing an additional 40 hours of training related to human trafficking and remaining current in research and issues

related to human and child sex trafficking.

l Participates in the Pennsylvania State Chapter of Forensic Interviewers for trainings, peer review, and support.

Acts as a community liaison with all involved agencies and promotes the Lancaster County Children’s Alliance model of child

abuse intervention.

 Maintains skills in age-specific competencies, related to children, in areas of child abuse, family violence, child developm

memory and suggestibility of children.

 Maintains records of interviews and keeps statistics for case tracking purposes.

Facilitates team decision-making to ensure child safety, family case planning and legal integrity of the case. Demonstrates

effective communication and collaboration with partner agencies, and clients to ensure quality of service delivery.

Facilitates a psycho-educational group for Non-Offending Caregivers, providing written documentation, assessments and


SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

 Provides coverage for non-traditional hours as necessary.

Participates in the on-call responsibilities for this position as required.

 Other duties as assigned.



 Master’s degree in Social Work or a related field.

 Three (3) years experience working with children and families.

 Expertise in child abuse and family violence.

 Experience working with teams.l Knowledge or experience in family systems.

 Well prepared and comfortable working with victims of trauma.

 Ability and proficiency in conducting forensic interviews.

Demonstrate critical thinking skills.

Skill in networking between agencies and professionals as well as the ability to work and think independently when conducting

forensic interviews.

 Good organizational and writing skills – working knowledge of computers, data bases and ability to enter and track statistics.

 Ability to provide training on concept of Child Advocacy Centers


 One (1) to two (2) years experience as a forensic interviewer.

This position requires PA Child Abuse and FBI Fingerprinting Clearances. #LI-MD1

Benefits of Joining Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH combines a Nationally Ranked Hospital with great schools, safe neighborhoods, affordable housing, local community events and festivals as well as a wealth of cultural and recreational activities. The scenic Susquehanna River Valley provides opportunities for fishing, skiing, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking in addition to easy access to NJ shoreline or Delaware beaches. Urban life is easily accessible, with New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. a train ride away. Local universities, Fulton Theatre, the downtown shopping and dining district and local sports teams make Lancaster a great place to Live, Work and Play.


PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.


Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

LGH Full Time Posted on 08/10/2021