Employment

Blue Sky Bridge is a Child Advocacy Center located in Boulder, Colorado, and an essential component of the local multidisciplinary team. Through forensic interviews, family crisis intervention, and therapy, we provide services to children who are victims of and witnesses to crimes, and to their families. We also provide training, education, and outreach for our community. Blue Sky Bridge has helped over 10,000 children and family members since our founding in 1995.

The Forensic Support Associate reports to the Program Director, and works on a team with the Program Director, Forensic Interviewers, and Family Support Advocates. This is a temporary, hourly paid position but could lead to other opportunities at Blue Sky Bridge. This is a new position, created out of the need to modify operations due to COVID-19. The specific responsibilities within this role are subject to change.

POSITION TITLE
Forensic Support Associate – Part Time Hourly, approximately 15 hours per week. Temporary.

GENERAL DUTIES
Provides technical support for tele-forensic interviews. This includes:

  • Observing forensic interviews onsite, via Zoom, as they are taking place.
  • Trouble-shooting with staff and agency partners if there are technical difficulties during interviews.
  • Facilitating communication between partners, forensic interviewers, and family support advocates.

The Forensic Support Associate(s) will report to work only when there are forensic interviews scheduled.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Hosts a Zoom observation room for detectives and case workers observing forensic interviews remotely.
  • Tests network, video and audio connections prior to every forensic interview.
  • Trouble-shoots technical difficulties.
  • Helps partners log in, and trouble-shoots if needed.
  • Facilitates communication during forensic interviews between partners, forensic interviewers, and family support advocates.
  • Is available after-hours on an emergency basis, as needed.

OTHER DUTIES OR SKILLS

  • Attending Blue Sky Bridge events, as scheduled.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

BLUE SKY BRIDGE VALUES

  • Kids First The center of our work is the core value of serving children first.
  • Strive for Excellence We provide the best care for our clients through collaboration across departments and agencies. We learn, grow, and take healthy risks.
  • Honor Wellness We prioritize a vibrant, resilient staff that enjoys coming to work and actively demonstrates personal wellness strategies. Staff members actively seek strategies to manage the trauma that enters the building every day.
  • Healthy Human Interactions We actively demonstrate respect and dignity.
  • All Are Welcome and Included A full spectrum of demographic differences, as well as perspectives, personality, and opinions make Blue Sky Bridge stronger and more effective.

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s not required. Ideal candidates may include students studying in clinical fields (especially social work), volunteer victim’s advocates, and others with clinical experience.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Experience with Zoom meetings and technology.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to family systems and child victimization.
  • Capacity to listen to forensic interviews and potentially difficult/disturbing material.
  • Excellent communication and mediation skills.
  • Ability to work in a sometimes stressful environment.

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Knowledge of how a child advocacy center works.
  • Knowledge of the overall child protection and legal system.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • This is an hourly position paid at a rate of $15 per hour. The person filling this role will get paid for the hours worked.
  • Paid time off, Wellness Benefits, and Training opportunities.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • To apply for this position, please email info@blueskybridge.org with your cover letter, resume, and references.

Blue Sky Bridge is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The Bilingual Forensic Interviewer has significant opportunity to sustain and build upon this role, working with a dedicated team of professionals. Forensic Interviewers report to the Program Director, and work on a team with the Program Director, other Forensic Interviewers, Family Support Advocates, and the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) in Boulder County.

POSITION TITLE
Bilingual Forensic Interviewer

GENERAL DUTIES
Conducts forensic interviews of children regarding allegations of child abuse, and provides testimony in court if needed. Provides training and consultation for law enforcement, social services, and prosecutors.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducts forensic interviews of children regarding allegations of abuse. Interviews will take place in either Spanish or English.
  • Participates as a member of the multi-disciplinary investigative team.
  • Builds and maintains strong working relationships with partners in law enforcement, human services, the District Attorney’s office and others.
  • Provides testimony in court as requested.
  • Provides case consultation for agency partners on an as-needed basis.
  • Develops and conducts training with agency partners or community professionals.
  • Remains current regarding the latest child abuse issues, research, journals, protocols and interviewing techniques. Attends national trainings as possible.
  • Attends and participates in state, local, and internal peer review at least once a month.
  • Participates on the Boulder County Sexual Assault Review Team as needed.
  • Provides grant support as requested, participates in fundraising efforts, and prepares monthly reports.
  • Is available after-hours on an emergency basis, as needed.

OTHER DUTIES OR SKILLS

  • Represents Blue Sky Bridge on assigned community committees.
  • Attends Blue Sky Bridge events, as scheduled.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

INTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS
The forensic interviewer will work closely with Blue Sky Bridge staff and agency partners including investigators, prosecutors, treatment specialists, physicians, caseworkers, volunteers, and others who may be involved with cases.

BLUE SKY BRIDGE VALUES

  • Kids First The center of our work is the core value of serving children first.
  • Strive for Excellence We provide the best care for our clients through collaboration across departments and agencies. We learn, grow, and take healthy risks.
  • Honor Wellness We prioritize a vibrant, resilient staff that enjoys coming to work and actively demonstrates personal wellness strategies. Staff members actively seek strategies to manage the trauma that enters the building every day.
  • Healthy Human Interactions We actively demonstrate respect and dignity.
  • All Are Welcome and Included A full spectrum of demographic differences, as well as perspectives, personality, and opinions make Blue Sky Bridge stronger and more effective.

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s Degree in Social work or related field preferred. Bachelor’s degree with experience conducting forensic interviews at a child advocacy center will be considered.
  • Experience interviewing children at a child advocacy center preferred.
  • Training in a nationally recognized forensic interviewing protocol such as NCAC preferred. Please provide training information with resume, if applicable.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Ability to speak both English and Spanish fluently.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to family systems and child victimization.
  • Excellent communication and mediation skills.
  • Ability to work well with children.
  • Flexibility and the ability to work well with a variety of disciplines.
  • Understanding of trauma-informed work environments and cultural humility.
  • Ability to skillfully work in a group or independently.
  • Confidence to express your thoughts, and reflective receptivity to feedback.
  • Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information in a sometimes stressful environment.
  • Competency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Physically able to move between adjacent buildings, lift 20lbs, and climb stairs.

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Ability to use a research-based forensic interviewing protocol in a developmentally appropriate manner.
  • Knowledge of how a child advocacy center works.
  • Knowledge of the overall child protection and legal system.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Experience working in a child advocacy setting.
  • Knowledge of child abuse investigations.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Blue Sky Bridge is committed to offering competitive compensation and benefits. This position is salaried, with a starting range of $58,000-$69,000, depending upon experience.
  • Paid time off, Medical/Dental/Vision/401K/Life and AD&D, Parental Leave, Wellness Benefits, and Training opportunities.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • To apply for this position, please email info@blueskybridge.org with your cover letter, resume, and references.

Blue Sky Bridge is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The person filling this role has significant opportunity to sustain and build upon it, working with a dedicated team of professionals. The Bilingual Forensic Interviewer/Family Support Advocate reports to the Program Director, and works on a team with the Program Director, Forensic Interviewers, Family Support Advocates, and the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) in Boulder County.

POSITION TITLE
Bilingual Forensic Interviewer/Family Support Advocate. This is a split role.

GENERAL DUTIES

Forensic Interviewer – Conducts forensic interviews of children regarding allegations of child abuse, and provides testimony in court if needed. Provides training and consultation for law enforcement, social services, and prosecutors.

Family Support Advocate – Provides family support advocacy for non–offending family members at the time of the forensic interview and beyond.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES – Forensic Interviewer

  • Conducts forensic interviews of children regarding allegations of abuse. Interviews will take place in either Spanish or English.
  • Participates as a member of the multi-disciplinary investigative team.
  • Builds and maintains strong working relationships with partners in law enforcement, human services, the District Attorney’s office and others.
  • Provides testimony in court as requested.
  • Provides case consultation for agency partners on an as-needed basis.
  • Develops and conducts training with agency partners or community professionals.
  • Remains current regarding the latest child abuse issues, research, journals, protocols and interviewing techniques. Attends national trainings as possible.
  • Attends and participates in state, local, and internal peer review at least once a month.
  • Participates on the Boulder County Sexual Assault Review Team as needed.
  • Provides grant support as requested, and participates in fundraising efforts.
  • Is available after-hours on an emergency basis, as needed.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES – Family Support Advocate

  • Provides families with clinical crisis intervention during forensic interviews and sets the foundation for extended psycho-educational support.
  • Works with Law Enforcement and the Department of Housing and Human Services, Child Protection Division, to maximize the support a child and family receive throughout the investigation.
  • Identifies and provides appropriate community resources and referrals.
  • Provides education on topics such as:
    • Childhood abuse and neglect
    • System/family impact
    • Caregiver’s role in recovery
    • Safety planning
    • Roles of the multidisciplinary team (MDT)
    • Importance of treatment
    • Identification of treatment providers
  • Conducts basic family assessments.
  • Maintains ongoing advocate relationships with clients.
  • Maintains the client case tracking system (NCATrak).
  • Facilitates caregiver support groups, as needed.
  • Provides crisis intervention over the phone.
  • Participates on the Boulder County Sexual Assault Review Team, as needed.
  • Provides grant support as requested, and participates in fundraising efforts.
  • Is available after-hours on an emergency basis, as needed.

OTHER DUTIES OR SKILLS

  • Represents Blue Sky Bridge on assigned community committees.
  • Attends Blue Sky Bridge events, as scheduled.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

BLUE SKY BRIDGE VALUES

  • Kids First The center of our work is the core value of serving children first.
  • Strive for Excellence We provide the best care for our clients through collaboration across departments and agencies. We learn, grow, and take healthy risks.
  • Honor Wellness We prioritize a vibrant, resilient staff that enjoys coming to work and actively demonstrates personal wellness strategies. Staff members actively seek strategies to manage the trauma that enters the building every day.
  • Healthy Human Interactions We actively demonstrate respect and dignity.
  • All Are Welcome and Included A full spectrum of demographic differences, as well as perspectives, personality, and opinions make Blue Sky Bridge stronger and more effective.

Training Requirements

  • Master’s degree in a clinical field OR significant applied experience.
  • Experience interviewing children at a child advocacy center preferred.
  • Training in a nationally recognized forensic interviewing protocol such as NCAC preferred. Please provide training information with resume, if applicable.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Ability to speak both English and Spanish fluently.
  • 2+ years’ experience providing advocacy or clinical work with families.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to family systems and child victimization.
  • Excellent communication and mediation skills.
  • Ability to work well with children.
  • Flexibility and the ability to work well with a variety of disciplines.
  • Understanding of trauma-informed work environments and cultural humility.
  • Knowledge of the overall child protection and legal system.
  • Ability to skillfully work in a group or independently.
  • Confidence to express your thoughts, and reflective receptivity to feedback.
  • Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information in a sometimes stressful environment.
  • Competency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Physically able to move between adjacent buildings, lift 20lbs, and climb stairs.

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Ability to use a research-based forensic interviewing protocol in a developmentally appropriate manner.
  • Knowledge of how a child advocacy center works.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Experience working in a child advocacy setting.
  • Knowledge of child abuse investigations.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Blue Sky Bridge is committed to offering competitive compensation and benefits. This position is salaried, with a starting range of $58,000-$69,000, depending upon experience.
  • Paid time off, Medical/Dental/Vision/401K/Life and AD&D, Parental Leave, Wellness Benefits, and Training opportunities.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • To apply for this position, please email info@blueskybridge.org with your cover letter, resume, and references.

Blue Sky Bridge is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.