Guardian Ad Litem Case Coordinator

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Flagler County Government is accepting resumes and completed County Employment Applications to work as a Guardian Ad Litem Case Coordinator for the Flagler County Court Administration. 

Duties:  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 case coordinator gathers information relating to the case and gives recommendations and written reports to the court.  The case coordinator attends court hearings, depositions, case plan conferences, dependency mediations, staffings, conducts child visits and attends meetings with the Department of Children and Families and other social service agencies.  The case coordinator assigns tasks to volunteers to expedite casework 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 case coordinator 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 Advocacy Manager.  General office duties including answering phone calls, faxing, scanning and working within the Optima computer based system to ensure that case files are up to date and all information is uploaded appropriately will be required.

Position Requirements:  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, and one year of experience in a program of social service, counseling, teaching, or supervising volunteers. Knowledge of Florida Statutes relating to child protection.  Knowledge of the principles and dynamics of child development. Knowledge of the operations of the Florida State Courts System and the Guardian ad Litem program. Skilled in multiple levels of communicating, both written and verbal. Strong computer skills. Valid Florida Driver’s license required. Salary:  $12.69 per hour.  Apply online at www.flaglercounty.org or send completed applications and resumes to Flagler County Human Resources Department, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg 2, Bunnell, FL  32110.  EOE/VP

 

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