Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) Coordinator
Company: La Rabida Children's Hospital
Posted on: May 16, 2022
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
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,
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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.
What we need from you:
- Knowledge of overall child protection and legal system.
- Ability to communicate effectively with all members of
- 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
- 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
• Tuition Reimbursement - looking to continue your education toward
a Bachelor's or Master's Degree.
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