Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Family Advocacy Clinician II Adult Clinician - CAC

    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/10/2018 4:50 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Allied Health
  • Overview


    The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

    Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

    Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.



    The Mental Health Advocate/CFTSI Clinician is responsible for providing follow-up mental health interventions and referrals to families of patients seen in the Child Assessment Center (CAC).  This position will provide parent support to include individual counseling and other necessary wrap-around care management services.  In addition, this position will provide the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) curriculum to families requiring peri-trauma intervention post CAC assessment.  The Mental Health Advocate/CFTSI Clinician will also review client surveys and screening tools, and provide appropriate feedback and recommendations.  This position will also serve as a community liaison by providing education and training as requested and needed.  Lastly, this position will serve as a back-up forensic interviewer.  The Mental Health Advocate/CFTSI Clinician must demonstrate competency in appropriate use of mental health interventions when working with child and parents.  This individual will provide culturally competent services in all areas.   


    • Provides wrap-around follow-up care management services to families and patients that were seen in the CAC.
    • Demonstrates the appropriate use of mental health interventions when working with children, parents and/or caregivers.
    • Reviews all CAC Client Satisfaction Surveys and provides necessary feedback and follow-up services.
    • Reviews all CAC Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) assessments and provides necessary feedback and follow-up services.
    • Facilitates CFTSI to parents and children as needed.
    • Provides ongoing support and counseling to parents and caregivers following the initial MHA attempt.
    • Provides training, education and consultation regarding child abuse to victims, families and the community.
    • Facilitates non-leading forensic interviews to children using the most appropriate techniques when assigned. 
    • Participates consistently in clinical supervision, peer review, staff meetings, and other CAC quality assurance processes.
    • Demonstrates awareness of diversity issues and provides culturally sensitive services to children and families.
    • Demonstrates commitment to ongoing professional development by participating in proactive goal setting, maintaining appropriate licensure, and participating in education/training opportunities.
    • Documents clinical practice in accordance with TCFSH, Joint Commission, funding agency requirements, and other appropriate standards.  Maintains timely records.
    • Advocates for and represents the spirit, mission, and values of the TCFSH.
    • Act as an on call forensic interviewer as required.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Clinical Manager.


    This position reports to the TCFSH Clinical Manager.



    TCFSH and NCH.

    External:  Child Protective Services; Law Enforcement; judicial agencies; physicians; behavioral healthcare providers; community agencies; all care/assessment providers.



    1. Master’s degree from an accredited university or professional school.
    2. Appropriate Ohio Social Work licensure.
    3. Demonstrated skills in managing mental healthcare to children and families.
    4. Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships with internal and external customers.
    5. Basic understanding of sexual victimization.
    6. Basic understanding of domestic violence.
    7. Ability to provide family violence intervention.
    8. Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
    9. Ability to be dually trained and demonstrate flexibility in the Mental Health Advocate and CFTSI Clinician roles.
    10. Ability to work with confidential information.






    Patients that are victims/survivors will range from 0-18 years old.  Family and caregivers will be of all ages. 




    Must be able to see, hear, speak, and perform manual tasks with or without accommodation and care for oneself, with little or no difficulty.  Performance of principle duties and responsibilities may require ability to travel.


    Physical requirements may include but not be restricted to minimal lifting (less than 50 pounds), standing, walking, sitting, driving, hearing, and seeing.  These requirements may occur from occasional use to frequent depending on the client served.


    Sitting:                                      Constantly (67 – 100%)

    Talking on phone/in person:         Constantly (67 – 100 %)

    Typing on a keyboard:                 Frequently (34 – 66%)

    Standing/walking:                       Occasionally (0 – 33%)


    The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.



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