DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is responsible professional work involving administration of Child Advocacy Program and Child Advocacy Center (CAC). Responsibilities include planning, development and implementation of overall Child Advocacy Program goals, including coordination of diverse interagency and community resources and relationships regarding victims’ services, prevention programs, education and training programs for both professionals and the public, and similar. Working closely with the Coordinator of CAC, oversees and coordinates multidisciplinary and interagency meetings, reviews, management of computer-based tracking systems and databases, grant management, public awareness programs, and management of direct professional services to child victims of abuse and non-offending families/caregivers. Work is performed in conjunction with the CAC Management Board, under general supervision of the Commissioner of Social Services. General supervision is provided to the Coordinator of CAC and other program staff. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of child protective and law enforcement agencies and their roles in investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases; good knowledge of Federal, State and local laws, rules and regulations pertaining to child abuse; good knowledge of programs and services available for child abuse victims; working knowledge of grant, contract and budget development; working knowledge of personal computers; ability to obtain and evaluate data; ability to train others; ability to write clear and accurate reports and records; ability to establish and maintain cooperation with the public and other governmental and private agencies; ability to interface with the local media; ability to speak well in public; resourcefulness, courtesy; tact.
Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, criminal justice, or a closely related field, and five (5) years of experience in the fields described above.
PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
8/99; 1/08; 1/09; 12/18
Donald B. Smith
County Government Campus
110 Old Route 6, Building 3
Carmel, NY 10512