|Title:||MARICOPA COUNTY CHILDREN’S JUSTICE COORDINATOR|
|Department:||Childhelp Children's Center of Arizona|
CEO and Co-Founder Sara O’Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the National Day of Hope® that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse. For more information about Childhelp, please visit the website at www.childhelp.org.
About Childhelp Children's Center of Arizona
Since 1998, the Childhelp Children’s Center of Arizona (CCCA) has been instilling a sense of serenity in abused and neglected children by providing treatment, intervention and investigation services. Cheerful colors, teddy bears, toys and child-friendly paintings line the walls of the fully accredited advocacy center enhancing each child’s sense of safety and well-being.
The goal of CCCA is to provide medical treatment, mental health therapy, efficient investigational resources, and victim support services to address the immediate safety and complete well-being of children who are referred to the center.
The Children’s Justice Coordinator provides training and serves to coordinate the efforts of child abuse professionals in Maricopa County. Training to adults on mandated reporter law and county child abuse protocol as well as increasing communication within the advocacy centers serving Maricopa County are the primary responsibilities.
- Train legally-mandated reporters of child abuse (adults)
- Train on county child abuse protocol
- Facilitate meetings of child abuse professionals
- Responsible for working with advocacy centers in Maricopa County including, Mesa Family Advocacy Center, Scottsdale Family Advocacy Center, Glendale Family Advocacy Center, Southwest Valley Family Advocacy Center, Phoenix Family Advocacy Center and Childhelp
- Facilitate Case Staffings at advocacy centers
- Bachelor’s in criminal justice, social work or related field
- Working knowledge of child abuse investigation, child advocacy centers and prosecution
- Working knowledge of child abuse laws, understanding of multi-disciplinary team approach to child abuse cases
- Self-directed, skilled at time management, good presentation skills
- Ability to train adult learners
- Knowledge of PowerPoint, computer presentation equipment
- Understanding of social services in Maricopa County
- Reliable transportation, ability to drive to and from training locations
- Ability to work some evenings and weekends
Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer