Director of Clinical Services

This is a newly created position. The Director of Clinical Services will ensure that a high level of quality control exists throughout the forensic interviewing process and that all members of the Pat’s Place team and multidisciplinary team (MDT) work in coordination during the investigation process. The Director of Clinical Services will also provide forensic interviews for children up to the age of 17 years regarding allegations of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse and witness to violence. The Director of Clinical Services participates in routine peer review sessions, clinical supervision and professional development and share on-call responsibility with the forensic interviewers, responding for emergency interviews after 5 p.m. and on weekends.


  • Manage hiring, training and supervision of forensic interview team, providing weekly clinical and administrative supervision.
  • Review all forensic interview reports for quality assurance and ensures that all documentation related to provision of forensic services is completed and distributed in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Provide day to day supervision for the department as well as participates in clinical supervision at agreed upon intervals.
  • Conduct forensic interviews utilizing agency adopted forensic interview protocol as needed.
  • Manage requests for records, subpoenas and court orders.
  • Testify in civil and criminal court proceedings, as appropriate or requested, on the interview process and techniques as well as on specific interviews in individual cases.
  • Advance the mission of Pat’s Place through all communications with MDT members, staff, donors, volunteers and other community members and contribute to maintaining a positive, productive and constructive work environment.
  • Participate in regular staff meetings, multidisciplinary (MDT) meetings and other meetings as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A Master’s Degree in Social Work or related degree and licensure required.
  • Minimum of 7 years direct clinical experience required and 5 years of clinical supervisory experience required.
  • Expertise in forensic interviewing using NICHD or Cornerhouse interview protocols and extended forensic interviews preferred.
  • Knowledge of or familiarity with criminal, social and mental health services, criminal and legal systems of North Carolina.
  • Direct experience working with children exposed to trauma with a disposition toward the multidisciplinary team approach to the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases.
  • Demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships internally and externally and work as part of a team with maturity and professionalism, appreciating different points of view and ability to resolve conflicts in a constructive manner.
  • Unimpeachable ethics.
  • Ability to remain flexible in an ever-changing work environment.

How to apply

To apply, send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and three references to:

Anne Pfeiffer, Executive Director noting the position title in the subject line

Charlotte, North Carolina
Pat's Place Child Advocacy Center
Anne Pfeiffer, Executive Director

901 East Boulevard, charlotte, NC, 28203, US