Children's Home Society of Florida

  • Court Liaison

    Job Locations US-FL-Miami
    Job ID
    2019-4134
    # of Openings
    2
    Category
    Dependency Case Management
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

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    Do you have what it takes to reshape the future for children?

    Do you believe in empowering children and families to realize their full potential?

    Are you ready for a meaningful career that impact lives for generations?

    Then 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.  Our end goal? To help create permanent, stable, and safe home environments for all of Florida's kids.

     

    WHY JOIN CHS?

    • Uplifting mission-driven work culture
    • Growth and professional development opportunities
    • Great benefits package, including generous paid time off and holidays
    • Opportunity to make a positive difference in children and families within your own community!


     

    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. 

    Dependency Case Management Court Team 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. 

    Qualifications

      YOU HAVE:

    • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to make home visits/travel
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office products
    • Ability to display appropriate social skills and diplomacy
    • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting organizational rules, policies and procedures
    • Ability to perform routine to complex administrative support activities research and compile data; and prepare correspondence and reports
    • Ability to work independently
    • Knowledge of law and legal terminology and procedures
    • 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

    As the leading, most reputable organization in Florida serving children and families, Children's Home Society of Florida delivers innovative solutions that transform the lives and futures of children and families. When children and families face complex challenges, Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is there - we been delivering the right solutions at the right time since 1902. With our innovative practices and commitment to excellence, we are the only organization with the size, scope and depth of services that can reshape the future for children. With more than 1,800 team members, CHS is the #1 provider of services and solutions to children and families in Florida.

     

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