Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 12:14 AM
Agency: Justice Administrative Commission
Working Title: GUARDIAN AD LITEM:CHILD ADVOCATE MANAGER OPS:
Salary: 16.98 hourly
Posting Closing Date: 03/19/2018
Guardian ad Litem, 8th Circuit.
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This position request is for an OPS Child Advocate Manager, fulltime position that expires June 30, 2018.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS OF WORK
This is responsible professional work coordinating the advocacy of the best interests of abused, neglected and abandoned children. The Child Advocate Manager may personally conduct the following tasks, or may supervise a group of volunteers who, gather information relating to the case and give recommendations and written reports to the court on the best interests of dependent children. The Child Advocate Manager may personally, or may oversee the work of volunteers as they attend court hearings, depositions, case plan conferences, dependency mediations, staffings, and meetings with the Department of Children and Families, community based care lead agencies and other state, local and private social service agencies and community organizations.
The Child Advocate Manager may carry out or assign tasks to volunteers to expedite case work and promote timely permanency objectives. Extensive contact is made with the Department of Children and Families, community based care lead agencies, local law enforcement agencies, schools, teachers, doctors, attorneys, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and a variety of other social service agencies and professionals. The Child Advocate Manager must exercise discretion in dealing with confidential and extremely sensitive issues before the court. Work is performed under stressful conditions and involves contact with individuals involved in emotional and traumatic situations. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Senior Child Advocate Manager, Program Director or Circuit Director.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Must possess a valid Florida Drivers License.
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with a major in sociology, social work, psychology, child development, education, juvenile justice, communications, or a related social science, and two years of experience in a program of child welfare, social service, counseling, teaching, or supervising volunteers. An exception for the required training and experience may be granted by the Executive Director or designee.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of Florida Statutes relating to child protection. Knowledge of the principles and dynamics of child development. Knowledge of the issues and dynamics of child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, substance abuse, and mental health. Knowledge of social services available to children and families. Knowledge of the operations of the Florida State Courts System and the Guardian ad Litem Program. Ability to communicate effectively with people from culturally and economically diverse backgrounds, and people involved in emotionally distressing situations. Ability to supervise and coordinate case work activities of volunteers. Ability to manage, encourage and motivate volunteers. Ability to maintain proper documentation on case activity and to prepare or assist in the preparation of detailed court reports recommending a course of action for children. Ability to communicate effectively and deal tactfully with individuals involved in litigation and stressful situations.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the wor
• Location: Gainesville
• Post ID: 21947242 gainesville