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AWAKE Child Medical Evaluation Provider:


Provider to conduct child medical evaluations on child abuse victims at AWAKE. CMEPs must meet the

requirements of the NC Child Medical Evaluation Program and must be in good standing with the NC

Medical Board. Preferences:  Successfully completed initial educational training of the NC CMEP

requirements. Experience working with child abuse and/or sexual abuse victims. Experience in women’s

health and/or pediatrics. Bilingual English/ Spanish. Duties and responsibilities are available on the

AWAKE Website: awakecacenter.org. This is a grant funded position with annual salary of $83,200 with

potential insurance assistance.

 Mail Letter of Interest and Resume to:

Dr. Renée Coward

AWAKE Children’s Advocacy Center

PO Box 755

Sylva, NC 28779

Postmark deadline December 30, 2017. 

AWAKE CAC Child Medical Evaluation Provider Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Responsibilities:

* Function clinically to perform scheduled and emergency medical/forensic examinations for child

abuse and sexual assault when requested by Law Enforcement and CPS Investigators.

*  Perform follow-up medical exams.

*  Responsible for accurate and timely documentation and record keeping.

*  Serve as a state and/or expert witness in child abuse cases.

*  Respond to any and all subpoenas on cases examined during employment even after separation

from the County.

*  Maintain direct and effective lines of communication with supervisor, other staff, medical

directors, community agency representatives (MDT members), and stakeholders.

*  Represent agency at professional and community education programs.

* Serve as a resource to agency staff members, State Attorney's Office, DSS Child Protective

Investigators and Law Enforcement.

*  Maintain chain of custody in evidence collection as per agency policy.

*  Maintain continuing education training related to child abuse for CAC accreditation and for own

professional growth.

* Perform related work as required


Physical Demands

Performs light to medium work that involves walking or standing virtually all of the time and also

involves exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or

considerable skill, adeptness and speed in the use of the fingers, hands or limbs in tasks involving

close tolerances or limits of accuracy.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Involves routine and frequent exposure to disease/pathogens.


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance:

AWAKE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all State and Federal statutes

related to nondiscrimination.  Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA

accommodations with management. 


AWAKE Children’s Advocacy Center







20 Colonial Square

PO Box 755

Sylva, NC 28779


Founded in 1993 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, AWAKE serves to educate and advocate for the prevention of child abuse and neglect in Jackson County, NC.

In addition to prevention services, AWAKE is a Children's Advocacy Center and coordinates services of local agencies for families during abuse investigations. We hope you enjoy our site and that the resources here are beneficial to you.

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Donations Needed and Appreciated

This website includes a "Donate" button on each of the other AWAKE website pages to accept online donations via debit or credit cards. Please consider a contribution online or by mail, as AWAKE relies on local financial support to supplement operational funds from federal, state, and grant foundation sources. Mailed donations should be sent to P. O. Box 755, Sylva, NC 28779.


Thank you to our major funders

North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission: Victim's of Crime Act

Cashiers United Methodist Church 

St. John's Episcopal Church, Sylva