Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Jefferson Children’s Advocacy Center. Open positions are listed below.

All applicants are required to submit to a background check and acknowledge that past employers may be contacted.

The Jefferson CAC is currently accepting applications for a Forensic Interviewer to join our team.

This position is responsible for conducting developmentally & culturally sensitive, legally defensible forensic interviews of children and adolescents when an allegation of abuse has been made or a traumatic event witnessed. These digitally recorded interviews are conducted at the request of and in consultation with Law Enforcement and Child Protective Services.

Additionally, the Forensic Interviewer coordinates, facilitates and participates in the Jefferson Parish Multidisciplinary Team’s (MDT) weekly case reviews.

This is a full-time salaried position with benefits.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or two (2) years relevant experience working with children and families
  • Excellent communication, listening and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well under stress and handle emergent situations
  • Ability to work independently and as part of an MDT, collaborating with a wide range of professionals
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Ideal candidates will have:

  • A Master’s degree in a social services field
  • Knowledge of child development, child abuse dynamics and social systems
  • Excellent organizational skills with an attention to detail, accuracy and time management
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus but not required

The Program intern will perform direct service tasks related to the prevention of abuse.

Job duties may include interacting with child victims of abuse and their protective caregivers by overseeing the program/client flow of the children and families on-site for forensic services, and assessing the needs of clients while they wait for services.

Daily activities may also include resource development and maintenance, curriculum development, case filing, maintenance of facility readiness, and assisting with administrative duties.

Requirements include:

  • Master’s level students seeking course requirements