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GUARDIAN AD LITEM, 2ND CIRCUIT- SENIOR CHILD ADVOCATE MANAGER - 21012688

Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32303

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Requisition No: 51930 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission

Working Title: GUARDIAN AD LITEM, 2ND CIRCUIT- SENIOR CHILD ADVOCATE MANAGER - 21012688

Position Number: 21012688 

Salary:  $38,076.40 

Posting Closing Date: 01/18/2019 

Second Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program.
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 LEON COUNTY for job location
Additionally, you can submit the short application with resume by mail and/or fax to:
Laurie Williams, Administrative Assistant/HR liaison
Guardian ad Litem Program
Thomasville Road Courthouse Annex
1920 Thomasville Road, Suite 208
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Fax: (850) 606-1201
THIS IS AN INTERNAL POSTING. ONLY CURRENT EMPLOYEES OF THE GUARDIAN AD LITEM ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.
This is responsible professional work coordinating the advocacy of the best interests of abused, neglected and abandoned children. The Senior Child Advocate Manager may supervise the work of Child Advocate Managers, Assistant Child Advocate Managers, volunteers and administrative staff, and assigns tasks to staff and or volunteers to expedite case work and promote timely permanency objectives.  The Senior Child Advocate Manager may assist in coordinating volunteer recruitment, training, and program promotion.  Responsibilities may also include gathering information related to individual cases and preparing or assisting others in preparing recommendations and written reports regarding the child’s best interests to the court.  
The Senior Child Advocate Manager may attend court hearings, depositions, case plan conferences, dependency mediations, staffings and other meetings with the Department of Children and Families, community based care lead agencies and other social service agencies, providers or community organizations.  Work will be performed in conjunction with staff, legal counsel, and volunteers to further the best interests of children.  Extensive contact is made with the Department of Children and Families, local law enforcement agencies, schools, teachers, doctors, attorneys, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and a variety of other social service agencies and professionals.  The Senior 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 Circuit Director.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in sociology, social work, psychology, child development, education, communications, juvenile justice, or a related social science, and five years of progressively responsible experience in a program of social service, counseling, teaching, or supervising volunteers.  
A Master's degree in an area described above may substitute for one year of the recommended experience.  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 issues.  Knowledge of social services available to children and families.  Knowledge of the operations of the Florida dependency 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 manage, encourage and motivate volunteers and employees.  Ability to maintain proper documentation on case activity and prepare or assist in the preparation of detailed court reports recommending a course of action for children.  Ability to motivate employees and volunteers, conduct training, and make presentations to community organizations

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: Tallahassee