Child Forensic Interview Specialist

UCLA Health Los Angeles, CA

Job Duties

Stuart House, an innovative, internationally recognized model program created by the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center to serve children who are suspected victims of sexual abuse, is searching for a full- or part-time highly trained and experienced Child Forensic Interview Specialist with clinical experience working with victims of childhood maltreatment. Responsibilities include conducting forensic interviews that are developmentally and culturally appropriate and legally sound with children, adolescents and developmentally delayed adults who are suspected victims of sexual abuse; working collaboratively with an on-site multidisciplinary team (police, prosecutors and Department of Children and Family services personnel) to enhance services to these special populations; participating in peer review; and providing consultation, education, and training for team members and other professionals from various disciplines who conduct child sexual abuse investigations.

Job Qualifications

Must possess a Master's degree and California state licensure in a human service field (LCSW, MFT, PhD) from an accredited institution with a mental health concentration in a clinical area related to child sexual abuse intervention and treatment;

Must have a minimum of five years post-Master's degree experience conducting child forensic interviews.

Must have received core child forensic interview training from a nationally certified curriculum (NCA approved) and have conducted at least 500 child forensic interviews. Must be able to demonstrate participation in professional education and forensic interviewing peer review within the last five years.

Must be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of children's disclosures, language acquisition skills, memory and suggestibility, and cross-cultural issues related to child sexual abuse as these issues pertain to forensic interviewing.

Must have been qualified as an expert in California Superior Courts in the following content areas: forensic interviewing, children's memory, and psychological impacts of childhood trauma.

Must be able to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and with people who represent diversity in age, ethnicity, and cultural backgrounds.

Bilingual (Spanish & English) preferred.