UnityPoint Health

Interviewer-Child Protection Center - PART TIME

Requisition ID
Behavioral Health Services - Non-Nursing
1095 N Center Point Rd
1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital
Spec Care /Child Protection
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Wednesday 12 - 4; Th and Fri 8:00 to 4:30
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Part Time Benefits


The Child Protection Center (CPC) is an outpatient department of the hospital that provides an interagency coordinated response to child and dependent adult abuse investigations and assessments. It is the role of the CPC to provide forensic interviews, medical exams, and advocacy services. The Forensic Interviewer is a member of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) and is responsible for conducting interviews of children and dependent adults who are the suspected victims of abuse. Forensic Interviewers must conduct interviews in accordance with established research-based guidelines.  Interviewers are required to produce high quality, timely written documentation. Forensic interviewers will be called to testify in depositions and court hearings.


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.


    Hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work at https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org.


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Essential functions are the duties and responsibilities that are essential to the position (not a task list).  Do not include if less than 10% of work time is spent on this duty.  Be specific without giving explicit instructions on how to perform the task.  Do not include duties that are to be performed in the future.  Duties should be action oriented and avoid vague or general statements. 

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Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

·         Works collaboratively with MDT members to provide a coordinated, comprehensive, compassionate, and professional response during an abuse investigation/assessment.

·         Leads pre and post staffings with MDT members and non-offending caregivers during the patient’s appointment.

·         Conducts forensic interviews in accordance with research-based guidelines and established policies, procedures, and standards of care.

·         Utilizes interviews techniques that are developmentally and culturally sensitive, unbiased, fact-finding, and legally sound.

·         Obtains information about the abuse allegation in a manner that will allow for accurate and fair decision making by the MDT.

·         Promptly completes documentation to ensure an accurate legal record of the patient’s care is maintained.

·         Provides testimony during depositions and court hearings.

·         Serves on the Linn County Case Review Team to ensure that the needs of the patient/family are being met.




Professional Development

·         Engages in professional development activities, shares information learned with colleagues, and utilizes newly acquired knowledge to enhance services provided.

·         Focuses on instituting best practices that emerge in the field.

·         Participates in peer review activities that ensure the development and strengthening of skills.



Basic UPH Performance Criteria         

·         Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·         Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·         Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·         Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·         Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·         Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.



Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.


Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behaviors

Consistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health’s values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities

Foster Unity:

·         Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.

·         Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.

·         Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.

Own The Moment: 


·         Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect.

·         Enthusiastically engage in our work.

·         Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.

·         Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.

Champion Excellence:

·         Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.

·         Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.

·         Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.

Seize Opportunities:

·         Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.

·         Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.

·         Have the courage to challenge the status quo.



Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.





Master’s degree in the behavioral sciences.








Experience working with children, ideally in the field of child abuse.


Experience participating on multidisciplinary teams.






Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.







Writes, reads, comprehends, and speaks fluent English.


Basic computer knowledge using word processing, spreadsheet, email, and web browser.

Knowledge of child development.





Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.


Work may occasionally require travel to other locations.




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