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GUARDIAN AD LITEM, 20TH CIRCUIT- ASSISTANT CHILD ADVOCATE MANAGER OPS - 21312004

Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: PORT CHARLOTTE, FL, US, 33948

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Requisition No: 51983 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission

Working Title: GUARDIAN AD LITEM, 20TH CIRCUIT- ASSISTANT CHILD ADVOCATE MANAGER OPS - 21312004

Position Number: 21312004 

Salary:  $14.58 HOURLY 

Posting Closing Date: 01/21/2019 

Guardian ad Litem, 20th Circuit.

 

THE GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM CANNOT ACCEPT APPLICATIONS THROUGH THE PEOPLE FIRST WEBSITE.

You may apply for this position at the following website:

www.Guardianadlitem.org

• 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 a resume

• Select CHARLOTTE COUNTY for job location 

or send your resume and short application from the above listed website to:

Lori Walsh

Guardian ad Litem Program

Lee County Justice Center Courthouse

1700 Monroe Street - 6th Floor

Fort Myers, FL 33901

No phone calls please 

 

THIS IS A FULL-TIME OPS POSITION WITH BENEFITS AVAILABLE. 

 

THIS IS A RE-ADVERTISEMENT. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS ARE BEING CONSIDERED AND DO NOT NEED TO RE-APPLY.

 

This is responsible professional work with a circuit court Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program, coordinating the advocacy of the best interests of abused, neglected and abandoned children. The Assistant Child Advocate Manager may conduct the following tasks gather information relating to the case and give recommendations and written reports to the court on the best interests of dependent children.  The Assistant Child Advocate Manager may attend court hearings, depositions, case plan conferences, dependency mediations, staffing’s, and meetings with the Department of Children and Families, community based care lead agencies and other state, local and private social service agencies.  

                

The Assistant Child Advocate Manager completes tasks to expedite case work and promote timely permanency objectives.  Extensive contact is made with the Department of Children and Families, local law enforcement agencies, the Office of the State Attorney, schools, teachers, doctors, attorneys, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and a variety of other social service agencies and professionals.  The Assistant 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 Child Advocate Manager II/Team Leader.

                  

This Assistant Child Advocate Manager will assist the child advocate manager team with projects and special needs in efforts to increase representation of children in the Circuit.  Tasks included but not limited to are initial visits, visits for unavailable volunteers, and specializing in various populations of children and families including such  advocating for children with special needs such as children in a state wide psychiatric inpatient facilities and children residing in relative care.  

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING GUIDELINES

 

Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university with a major in sociology, social work, psychology, child development, education, communications, or a related social science.

 

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, and the effects of dissolution of marriage on children.  Knowledge of social services available to children.  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 encourage and motivate volunteers.  Ability to maintain proper documentation on case activity and to 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 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: Fort Myers