Children's Home Society of Florida

  • Dependency Court Liaison

    Job Locations US-FL-Miami
    Job ID
    2018-3908
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Dependency Case Management
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

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    Are you dedicated, collaborative, and results-oriented?

     

    If you want to join the largest, oldest, and leading premier nonprofit organization within child welfare,

    Children's Home Society of Florida is for you!

     

    As a Court Liaison you will facilitate communication with case stakeholders to oversee cases are accurately and completely presented and expedite case movement through the legal process. This is an excellent opportunity for a focused and dedicated social services professional who has a passion for leadership and thrives in a fast-paced, never-the-same work environment.

     

    WHY JOIN CHS?

    • Mission driven uplifting work culture 
    • Great benefits suite
    • Generous paid time off including holidays
    • Growth and professional development opportunities
    • Culture for continuous improvement and making your own imprint!

    Responsibilities

    YOU WILL:

    • Obtains copies of court dockets and notifies staff and attorneys of any hearings or motions relating to CHS cases.
    • Meets with program management to discuss scheduled or requested hearings regarding active CHS cases.
    • Promotes positive relationships, cooperation and high regard among all case stakeholders and CHS clients.
    • Provides formal and informal training to staff and clients regarding court processes and appropriate behavior.
    • Tracks dates for review hearings and in collaboration with the program staff confirms these are on the court schedule and that all involved parties are informed.
    • Identifies any communications or procedural problems between the CHS staff and the legal systems and works with case stakeholders to resolve them.
    • Staff cases with supervisor/team/providers/DCF/attorney as needed.
    • Prepare summary reports for program management and/or other parties regarding the status of scheduled legal conferences or hearings and case outcomes before the court.
    • Prepare for and attend court hearings as assigned.
    • May manage travel and psychotropic orders/requests, putative father requests, diligent search affidavits, out of town inquiries (OTI), interstate compact on the placement of children (ICPC) matters, and lead staffing’s ordered by the court.
    • Participate in the quality management process. 

    Dependency duties:

    • Communicates with court employees, Children’s Legal Services and judges to keep them informed of CHS programs and services.
    • Reviews legal documents for accuracy prior to reports being filed with Children’s Legal Services and the court.
    • Tracks the timeliness of legal documents submissions and frequency of corrections being required.
    • Provides periodic statistical reporting on court activity.
    • Acts as the lead or may assist in corroborating that master trust documents are attached to legal documents.
    • Acts as the lead or may assist in reviewing and taking action on credit reports for youth in licensed care.
    • Provides timely written notes to supervisors regarding the results of each hearing including court orders on assigned cases. 

    Early Childhood Court Team duties:

    • Collaborates on the development and periodic revision of policies and procedures with the Early Childhood Court Team.
    • Coordinates with families in the dependency system to provide initial referrals.
    • Communicates and advocates Early Childhood Court Team recommendations to court employees and judges.
    • Implements local evaluation plans; collects and reports data to Early Childhood Court Team database. 

     

    Qualifications

    YOU HAVE: 

    • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately 
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills 
    • Ability to make home visits/travel
    • Ability to learn computer skills sufficient to perform all essential duties 
    • Ability to be sensitive to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics 
    • Commitment to effectively and efficiently providing customer service satisfaction with positive service delivery results 
    • Excellent organizational skills 
    • Ability to work in a diverse environment 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills 
    • Strong attention to detail 
    • Knowledge of law and legal procedure and legal terminology 
    • Ability to coordinate services according to case plans 
    • Ability to teach through the provision of training or coaching 

     

    YOU NEED:

    • Bachelor degree in human services, allied legal services, business administration, child development or similar field
    • Two years of experience in a dependency or early childhood environment
    • One year of experience with dependency proceedings, preparation of reports for the courts, court testimony, and child welfare or child protective services
    • Florida Driver’s License within 30 days from hire 
    • Preferred:
      • Completion of an accredited paralegal/legal assistant program or certification as a legal assistant
      • Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, child welfare, early childhood education or related human services field
      • Florida Child Welfare Case Management Certification 

      

     

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