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GUARDIAN AD LITEM OFFICE, 4TH CIRCUIT- ASSISTANT CHILD ADVOCATE MANAGER OPS- 21804001

Date:  Jun 7, 2022
Location: 

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL, US, 32043


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Requisition No: 635466 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission

Working Title: GUARDIAN AD LITEM OFFICE, 4TH CIRCUIT- ASSISTANT CHILD ADVOCATE MANAGER OPS- 21804001

Position Number: 21804001 

Salary:  $14.58 HOURLY 

Posting Closing Date: 07/31/2022 

Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office

Guardian ad Litem Assistant Child Advocate Manager

 

IMPORTANT! – Please navigate to the following website:  WWW.GUARDIANADLITEM.ORG to apply for this position:

 

  • Click on “Career Opportunities” Icon
  • Scroll down to the link titled, “Submit Your Guardian ad Litem Employment Application Here”
  • Complete the “mini” job application and attach your current resume
  • Select CLAY COUNTY for job location

OR

  • Submit your “mini” Guardian ad Litem application and resume directly to C4.Apps@gal.fl.gov.

 

(PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THE PEOPLE FIRST WEBSITE!)

 

THIS IS A HALF-TIME (20 HOURS PER WEEK) OPS POSITION.

 

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

 

The Guardian ad Litem Program is Florida’s award winning, state-funded, child advocacy organization. With more than 10,000 volunteers and 900 employees, its primary focus is powerful and effective “best interests” advocacy for Florida’s abused, neglected and abandoned children.  Most of these children are abruptly removed from their homes and sadly end up in out of home care. The Program’s mission – “FOR CHILDREN” – is achieved through operating an innovative partnership of local community volunteer advocates and professional staff.  Utilizing a unique “child advocacy team” approach, the Program strives to ensure that all dependent children receive quality legal representation, a safe place to live and increased focus on their physical, educational and emotional needs.  The Program’s core values strongly reinforce and enhance its mission.  Those values are:

 

  • Commitment to Children
  • Communication Built on Trust
  • Collective Empowerment
  • Collaboration
  • Courtesy

 

An excellent overview of the Guardian ad Litem Program can be found at the WWW.GUARDIANADLITEM.ORG  website.

 

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

 

The Assistant Child Advocate Manager position offers an extremely interesting and challenging, entry-level opportunity for job-seekers engaged in a career of social work and family service. It provides a great venue for increased professional growth and personal development. You will experience and benefit from significant exposure to critical aspects of child/family crisis intervention, partnering with community-based support service agencies, attorneys and legal “best interests” advocacy, knowledge of Florida statutes governing child welfare, and coaching and consulting with locally-recruited, child advocate volunteers. The daily working environment is dynamic, fast-paced, intellectually and emotionally challenging and satisfying! 

 

ABOUT THE WORK

 

The Assistant Child Advocate Manager position encompasses a broad range of duties from direct client contact to data reporting.  Some examples of a “typical” working day may include the following:

 

  • Visiting children and youth in foster care or group care and assessing their safety and well-being
  • Working with a local team or staff in other circuits to convey information about a child’s progress, verbally or in writing
  • Contacting children, caregivers and service providers in other judicial circuits to determine progress of children placed outside their home circuit
  • Gathering and documenting pertinent case information
  • Providing recommendations and written reports to members of the advocacy team
  • Tracking the status of case plan compliance, updating and retrieving files
  • Conducting collateral contacts with schools, caregivers and service providers
  • Attending internal and external case-related conferences, staffings and meetings
  • Making regular contact with a variety of social service agencies and professionals
  • Utilizing the organization’s database and reporting systems
  • Participating in internal and external training, meetings and conferences

 

ABOUT THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

The following are desirable knowledge, skills, abilities and traits for prospective Assistant Child Advocate Manager position candidates:

 

  • Self-motivated and achievement oriented
  • Ability to take direction and work cooperatively as part of a team
  • Strong desire to learn and pursue personal development
  • Ability to effectively interact with and/or influence people of diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to exercise discretion, respect privacy and maintain confidentiality
  • Strong organizational/time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent oral, writing and computer literacy skills
  • Able to maintain a professional and effective demeanor in emotional or traumatic situations
  • Knowledge of case management, social support services and concepts of child development
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of child abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse and mental health
  • Knowledge of the Florida State Courts System
  • Knowledge of Florida Statutes relating to child welfare and protection

 

ABOUT THE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

 

The following are education and experience requirements for prospective Assistant Child Advocate Manager position candidates:

 

  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License
  • Associates 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

 

(Please note: An exception for the required education and experience may be granted by the Executive Director or designee.)

 

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS at 1-844-377-1888 on how your current benefits may be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.


Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville