• Application Deadline: 07/31/2020
  • Company: Ionia Montcalm Secure and Friendly Environment Child Advocacy Center – I.M. S.A.F.E. C.A.C.
  • Location: Ionia, Michigan

The mission of the Ionia Montcalm Secure and Friendly Environment Child Advocacy Center (IM SAFE CAC) is to protect children by providing multi-disciplinary investigation, assessment, and treatment of child abuse in an environment that is child-sensitive, supportive, and safe.

Position Requirements and Information for all Interns: Must be 18 years of age or older (with some exceptions for supervised school groups), completed volunteer application, volunteer interview, criminal background check, reference check, agency orientation and agency provided training. Request that volunteers commit to at least six months of service, additional training required for each year of service. Travel may be required for training and community meetings. 

 Bachelor’s Level Interns must be enrolled in a bachelor’s-level program in the schools of social work or counseling. Bachelor’s Level Interns are supervised by the Lead Victim Advocate. Hours are flexible, based on student’s schedule but should be able to commit to a minimum of 16 hours per week. This position does not offer the opportunity for supervisory experience. Interns must display the following qualities and skills: emotional maturity and stability, professionalism, empathy, confidentiality, strong personal boundaries, patience, flexibility, good self-care, and the ability to work well within a multidisciplinary team. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Providing information to caregivers regarding dynamics of abuse and the coordinated multidisciplinary response as well as crisis counseling and intervention. 
  • Updating families on Case Status, providing case management services by tracking the case from inception to end and contacting the MDT for case status to advise families of their case status. 
  • Providing assistance to families in accessing/obtaining victim’s rights as outlined by law, including assisting with the completion of Crime Victim Compensation forms as needed and making calls on the family’s behalf to obtain information and resources they need or request. 
  • Providing families with court education and support. 
  • Assisting with access to treatment and other services. IM SAFE CAC through its many community linkages, provides assistance to families in accessing mental health or medical services, protective orders, housing, public assistance, domestic violence intervention, transportation, etc. 
  • Making Follow-up Contacts. A regular schedule of follow-up phone contact with clients at 1 week, 30 days, 90 days and as needed after the initial intake appointment on each case.

*Other duties as assigned by the Director