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Child Abuse Interviewer
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Legacy Health System | Portland, OR
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Job Description


With compassion and commitment, Child Abuse Interviewers embody the Legacy mission of making life better for others. They do this by collecting psychosocial information from parents/guardians of patients, assessing immediate risk. They work in partnership with the Emergency Department multi-disciplinary team, Law Enforcement, Department of Human Services and CARES NW. You are committed to working with healthcare teams to ensure every patient receives the care, comfort and dignity they deserve. If this is how you define your role as a Child Abuse Interviewer, we invite you to consider this opportunity.

This position is located at Randall Children's Hospital


The Child Abuse Interviewer is responsible for developing a medical diagnosis of [possible] child abuse by participating with a medical examiner in an evaluation process that includes a physical examination and videotaped interview. Interviewer also assists in developing an appropriate follow-up treatment plan for the child and family as well as providing training and presentations on child abuse.


As a condition of hire and as requested throughout employment, Cares NW requires child abuse background checks which are conducted through the Department of Human Services (DHS) Background Check Unit (BCU). This requires a signed release and authorization and the background check includes a search of DHS systems for any history of abuse or neglect of a child. If a record exists, the BCU will report the finding back to CARES NW and findings will be addressed in accordance with program policies.


MSW, MA, or MEd in social work, counseling, or related field. Minimum two years professional experience relating to child abuse issues, with preference to those with experience interviewing children about abuse.


Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to relate well to children and adults in crisis. Strengths in working as a part of a multidisciplinary team. Some positions within this classification require fluency in Spanish.


Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy's Values in Action.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled


Requires Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or Clinical Social Work Associate (CSWA) actively working toward LCSW licensure, or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Registered LPC Intern actively working toward LPC licensure.

About Legacy Health System

Legacy offers a full range of tertiary care services at sites throughout the Portland metropolitan area. Comprehensive programs and services are available in many clinical areas, including cancer, heart, laboratory, rehabilitation, seniors and women's services. Pediatric services are provided at Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital, which is located within Legacy Emanuel Hospital. Legacy Health System's administrative offices are located at: Legacy System Office 1919 NW Lovejoy Portland, Oregon 97209 Telephone: 503-415-5600