Statewide Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Coordinator
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JOB TITLE: Statewide Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Coordinator
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
FLSA STATUS: Full Time/Salaried/Exempt
PAY RANGE: TBD
QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree, JD or a PhD in law, criminal justice, sociology, or a related field preferred. Bachelor’s degree required. Significant knowledge and experience with Child Advocacy Centers (CACs), MDTs, and the CAC model is desired. Knowledge of team dynamics, team management, and mediation skills preferred. Having worked with a MDT in a CAC would be a strong asset in addition to numerous training hours regarding CACs and MDTs, through in-state, regional, and/or national conferences.
Responsible for facilitating comprehensive and unique services appropriate for Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) and their Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Members across the state of Nebraska. The MDT coordinator will oversee MDT enhancement, including training, technical assistance and support to CAC Coordinators and partner agency affiliations. The position will help to ensure that protocols and statutes are being followed and national accreditation standards on a MDT level are being fulfilled in order to ensure child safety and quality investigations, especially in underserved areas of the state.
- Participates in the development and ongoing implementation of MDT enhancement projects that support the Child Advocacy Center model and the mission of the Nebraska Alliance.
- Works in close partnership with the Executive Director and Nebraska Alliance staff to implement results-based technical assistance to support best practices towards all Child Advocacy Center accreditation standards with particular emphasis on Multidisciplinary Team and Case Review.
- Works with CACs to continuously identify and evaluate goals, outcomes, barriers, and recommendations of the multidisciplinary teams for systematic improvement in protocols and practices. Submits state-wide reports as requested.
- Support and encourage teamwork and collaboration between agencies and staff involved in reporting and investigation of child abuse.
- Assists in identifying state-wide training needs for multidisciplinary team members about child development, trauma, parent-child relationships, availability of community resources and resources for children and families, and other best practice trainings as needed.
- Identifies customized, interactive training opportunities for multidisciplinary team members throughout Nebraska.
- Researches emerging issues to influence promising practice for multidisciplinary teams.
- Performs other responsibilities as appropriate and necessary.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
- Demonstrate strong organizational, time management, and decision-making skills.
- Knowledge of team dynamics and team management.
- Knowledge of conflict resolution, facilitation, and mediation skills.
- Knowledge and understanding of various evidence-based trauma-informed care therapy models.
- Demonstrate good problem solving skills and ability to effectively resolve conflicts.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills (verbal, written and active listening).
- Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Power-point.
- Ability to work effectively with persons from a variety of multidisciplinary settings.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
- High level of initiative and energy.
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills with the ability to communicate effectively towards targeted audiences.
- Ability to thoroughly analyze issues and reach independent decisions without supervision.
- Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, confidence and ethical standards.
- Must respect and maintain confidentiality.
- Must routinely submit to a thorough criminal history background check.
- Must have access to a vehicle and possess a valid Nebraska driver’s license and proof of insurance, as this position will require both in-state and out-of state travel.
- Must have the ability and willingness to travel.
- Must be flexible with occasional evening and weekend availability.
- Other duties as assigned.
This job description is meant to describe the general nature and duties that may be required of this position within the Nebraska Alliance. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with this job. All employment relationships with the Nebraska Alliance of Child Advocacy Centers are of an at-will nature and may be terminated at any time, with or without cause, and with or without notice. This job description does not constitute a contract of employment.