Careers

At McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center, we offer a rewarding environment with a dynamic team. We focus on teamwork and values and, together, children come first in all that we do.

Interested in joining our Team? Review our career opportunities below and see if you have something that is a perfect fit for you. We can’t wait to meet you.

Interested candidates must submit a resume, cover letter and list of references. Please fill out the application below.

 

Positions Currently Available:

POSITION TITLE: Outreach & Education Specialist

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

This individual will be instrumental in developing, implementing, and managing an Outreach and Education Program to increase awareness of child abuse and prevention in our community. The program’s goal is to raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child abuse by educating the community about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Design and deliver outreach and education programs to community members, increasing awareness and prevention of child sexual and physical abuse
  • Provide training on child sexual abuse prevention such as, but not limited to, Darkness to Light’s (D2L) Stewards of Children program, traveling throughout the community as needed, coordinating all details
  • Create and deliver educational programming to schools to educate students, staff, parents on child abuse prevention, bullying prevention, Internet safety, and Commercial sexual exploitation of children/human trafficking prevention
  • Coordinate community events with local organizations to develop and strengthen strategic community partnerships, and engage local leaders and stakeholders
  • Market training opportunities and prevention materials to organizations including, but not limited to, agencies serving children and youth, faith-based organizations, educational institutions, alternative education settings, local businesses, and other human service agencies
  • Assist in the development and implementation of goals, policies and procedures for outreach and education efforts
  • Utilize various communication methods to disseminate child abuse prevention resources to families and community members including in person, online, and social media platforms
  • Utilize appropriate evaluation tools to ensure quality assurance
  • Participate in 30 hours of Professional Development related to child abuse prevention and education and regularly review current literature/research

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong written and public speaking skills; Knowledge and experience in effective training and group facilitation techniques both in person and online; Experience and ability presenting comfortably to a diverse array of individuals and groups including but not limited to children, youth, and adult populations; Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and other computer software; Ability to effectively prioritize and organize assignments in a fast paced environment; Respect for diversity and a commitment to developing multicultural competency sensitivity; Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with multiple stakeholders; Ability to work in a collaborative team setting

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree preferred in education, human services or related field.  Background knowledge of child abuse and/or child advocacy centers a plus. Salary Range $40,000-$50,000

 

 

 

Position Title: Human Trafficking Advocate

Job Summary:  

The Youth Advocate will provide direct support services to child victims of human trafficking/commercial sexual exploitation of children, also acting as a liaison for families and service providers.  He/she will work closely with the McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center multidisciplinary team to coordinate services from appropriate disciplines, ensuring that all youth and families have access to advocacy services.  The Youth Advocate will coordinate and monitor case progress, maintain client files and document services provided accordingly so that gaps in service are identified and addressed.  The Youth Advocate will perform the job duties according to professional ethics, maintaining a high standard of confidentiality.

General Responsibilities:

  • Provide support services to child victims; assess victim needs and make appropriate referrals and; advocate for victims, ensuring their needs are addressed within the community and criminal justice systems.
  • Work collaboratively with multidisciplinary team members as needed during any investigative process by law enforcement or by responding in the field to facilitate communication/comprehension for victims and non-offending care giver when needed.
  • Provide court education, support and accompaniment when necessary.
  • Provide updates to other service providers and court personnel when applicable on case status, continuances, and case dispositions and sentencing; have ongoing follow-up contact with families (i.e. phone, face-to-face, on-site/off-site meetings.)
  • Participate in outreach activities, presentations and community relations.
  • Rotate on-call during evening and weekends to provide family advocacy during emergency forensic interviews.
  • Maintain appropriate case documentation and statistics; administer client surveys; and assist with managing quality of services to include compiling and entering data.
  • Communicate effectively with victims, witnesses and others regardless of age, sex, social, economic, cultural or ethnic backgrounds, maintaining a strict standard of confidentiality.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in human services or child & family studies or equivalent in life experience; Strong organizational, verbal, and written communication skills; Must have vehicle and valid driver’s license; Proficient with computer applications, (Microsoft Office Suite), including word processing, spreadsheet and database software.

Salary Range: $40,000-$50,000

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Victim Advocate 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Victim Advocate will provide direct support services to victims, also acting as a liaison for families and service providers.  He/she will work closely with the multidisciplinary team to coordinate services from appropriate disciplines, ensuring that all youth and families have access to advocacy services.  The Advocate will coordinate and monitor case progress, maintain client files and document services provided accordingly so that gaps in service are identified and addressed.  The Advocate will perform the job duties according to professional ethics, maintaining a high standard of confidentiality.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Providing assistance to link family to access treatment, such as medical and mental health therapy, and other services such as housing, public assistance, food, clothing, and domestic violence intervention.
  • Providing individual services to child victims and their families; assessing victim needs and making appropriate referrals and; advocating for victims, ensuring their needs are addressed within the community and criminal justice systems.
  • Assisting victim/family member with completing and filing NYS Office of Victim Services compensation claim applications.
  • Working collaboratively with multidisciplinary team members as needed during any investigative process by law enforcement or by responding in the field to facilitate communication/comprehension for victims and non-offending care giver when applicable.
  • Providing court education, support and accompaniment when necessary.
  • Providing updates to other service providers and court personnel when applicable on case status, continuances, and case dispositions and sentencing; have ongoing follow-up contact with families (i.e. phone, face-to-face, on-site/off-site meetings.)
  • Providing medical examination referral and accompaniment, if requested by victim.
  • Participating in regular staff meetings, multidisciplinary (MDT) meetings, in service training and other meetings as required and attend appropriate training to enhance and/or maintain skills.
  • Rotating on-call during evening and weekends to provide family advocacy during emergency forensic interviews.
  • Maintaining appropriate case documentation and statistics; administering client surveys; and assisting with managing quality of services to include compiling and entering data.
  • Communicating effectively with victims, witnesses and others regardless of age, sex, social, economic, cultural or ethnic backgrounds, maintaining a strict standard of confidentiality
  • Bilingual/bicultural candidates are encouraged to apply.

Salary range: $40,000-$50,000 

 

Positions are open until filled. Please provide a cover letter describing your experiences that pertain to this position and resume to cmerced@mcmahonryan.org

MMRCAC is an equal opportunity employer.  MMRCAC does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of a person’s race, religion, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, gender dysphoria, marital status, family status, pregnancy, military status, veteran status, genetic information including predisposing genetic characteristics or carrier status, arrest or conviction record, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally protected class or status. 

 

Currently looking for Volunteers if interested please be sure to send your resume to jhuntt@mcmahonryan.org a background check is required before moving forward.

McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center is a safe, child-friendly place for abused children and their families, supported by a committed, professional team specializing in child abuse cases – all located under one roof.  Our site offers: child-friendly interview rooms, on site exam facilities, child advocates, mental health counseling, Onondaga County Child Protective Services, Syracuse Police Department, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department, Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office, and the Onondaga County Attorney’s Office.

 Application

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  • The McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.