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Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) Coordinator

Company: La Rabida Children's Hospital
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Details

Who we are:
La Rabida Children's Hospital is the only hospital of its kind in Chicago. As an acute care specialty hospital, we focus on treating those with complex medical conditions, chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities, abuse and trauma. La Rabida is a place unlike any other. We understand the needs of families with children battling the most serious or complicated of conditions. With teams of the best healthcare providers in Chicago, we give continuous, comprehensive care, education and support, helping families face their unique obstacles head on.

La Rabida offers rewarding job opportunities across a wide array of clinical, administrative and support service functions. If you're ready to work for an organization where caring is a way of life, you've come to the right place. Oh, and the lakefront views are spectacular too!

Job Summary:

The Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Coordinator facilitates a coordinated approach in the investigation of child abuse and neglect. This position works very closely with Law Enforcement, Child Protective Services (CPS), the State's Attorney's office, medical professionals, mental health professionals, victim advocates, and various other professionals who may be involved during the course of child abuse/neglect investigations.

• Primary responsibility of the MDT coordinator is to review and document the receipt of Child Protection Services and Law Enforcement referrals and coordinate efforts between Law Enforcement and Child Protective Services to schedule forensic interviews of children as determined in protocol. (Child sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, human trafficking, Internet crime related cases, witness to violent crime, suspicious child death, etc.).
• Promotes improved communication, coordination and accountability across agency lines. MDT Coordinator will facilitate healthy relationships between the MDT and work to resolve conflicts among the team when they arise.
• Provides regular orientation, training, and education to the MDT and community members on the dynamics of child abuse and best practices in responding to child abuse cases.
• May provide direct services to children and families during the course of the investigation, including advocacy and forensic interviewing, as needed.
• Coordinates and facilitates the multidisciplinary case review and internal case review for active child abuse investigations.
• Prepares and distributes agendas for the multidisciplinary team and internal case reviews, summarizes the decisions and actions plans of the team, updates and maintains a tracking system and provides statistical data as requested.
• Earns the respect of the multidisciplinary team and fosters open and positive relationships with law enforcement, Department of Children and Family Services and the prosecuting attorney while promoting best practices for child abuse investigation and treatment.
• Promotes the utilization of the Child Advocacy Center in accordance with team protocol per Children's Advocacy Center Act. (Source: P.A. 86-276.)
• Is familiar with the NCA Standards for Accreditation for the multidisciplinary team and case review and provides leadership in maintaining the standards.
• Improves communication and provides case coordination between medical providers and the child welfare investigators and criminal investigators. MDT coordinators will maintain relationships and MOU's with medical providers in their service area and coordinate with other medical experts when further evaluation is warranted.
• Maintains current case disposition information on all CAC cases and documents case progression throughout the civil and criminal justice system response.
• Ensures culturally competent services are provided to all families served without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, gender or sexual orientation.
• Will ensure that the MDT unit model approach is carried through on all decision-making regarding cases and in the interest of the child.
• Will act inclusively with all team members modeling facilitation skills for the multidisciplinary teams without driving the outcomes and keeping the process focused on solutions.
• Will work closely with the members of the multidisciplinary teams to review and update team protocols annually.
• Will work closely with the State Wide MDT Coordinator.
• May be required to work up to (2) two late afternoon/early evenings per week.
• May provide on a rotating, on-call basis, after hours/urgent/emergency response for emergency forensic interview requests.
• Individuals with advocacy responsibilities must engage in 24 hours of initial training in advocacy and demonstrate participation in ongoing education in the field of child maltreatment and/or advocacy consisting of a minimum of 8 contact hours every 2 years.
• Individuals with forensic interviewing responsibilities must demonstrate participation in ongoing education in the field of child maltreatment and/or forensic interviewing consisting of a minimum of 8 contact hours every 2 years.
• Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

What we need from you:

  • Knowledge of overall child protection and legal system.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all members of MDT.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, computer, mediation and facilitation skills a must.
  • Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, criminal justice or a similar field required.
  • LCSW, LSW, MSW or equivalent degree desired.
  • Two years of experience within the field of child abuse investigation and knowledge of child development and psychological impacts of childhood trauma is strongly preferred.
  • Must be able to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and with people who represent diversity in age, ethnicity, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Bilingual (Spanish & English) preferred. Conditions of Employment Required to demonstrate full vaccination status for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized or FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine; OR Qualify for a reasonable accommodation for an exemption from vaccine requirements based on a medical disability or because of a sincerely held religious belief. Additional information and instructions regarding how to request a reasonable accommodation will be provided on request at the time of selection.

    What you will receive:
    • Competitive Salary
    • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
    • Life Insurance, Disability Insurance and Accident Insurance
    • Retirement Plan - plan for your future and life after La Rabida with our customized 403b plan with generous matching
    • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) - we make sure employees have the time they need to recharge and be the best versions of themselves!
    • Tuition Reimbursement - looking to continue your education toward a Bachelor's or Master's Degree.

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    Job Snapshot

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    Chicago, IL

    Job Type
    Health Care, Nonprofit - Social Services

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    Date Posted

Keywords: La Rabida Children's Hospital, Chicago , Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) Coordinator, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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