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Deputy Director of Family Court & Special Services

Location: Visalia
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Job Description:

Deputy Director of Family Court & Special Services

Closing Date: Until Filled
Annual Salary Range: $83,969 - $101,736
Definition: Assists with the administration of Family Court and Special Services (FCS), including family court mediation, probatereview and investigation; to directly supervise probate unit personnel; to perform direct services as necessary in probate investigation,family court mediation and child custody recommending; to assist in the strategic planning and community outreach activities of thecourt; and to perform the activities of the Director in their absence. This classification is unrepresented and at-will.Essential Duty Sample (This List Is Not All Inclusive, BUT A REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE OF DUTY FUNCTIONS)Plan for and implement procedures and administer the FCS unit which may include training and supervising Court Investigators, ChildCustody Recommending Counselors and support staff. Serve as liaison of FCS at committee meetings with local and stateorganizations and programs. Assist in the development and maintenance of uniform courtside procedures for the administration ofFCS. Maintain management information concerning workload and case flow, and prepare reports as necessary. Consult with and makebudget recommendations to the Director, Court Executive Officer and Assistant Court Executive Officer. Maintain current knowledgewith respect to relevant clinical and mediation literature and changes in domestic relations law. Review and analyze legislationpertaining to family code, probate code and California Rules of Court. Mediate disputes concerning parenting arrangements in casesinvolving divorce, separation, paternity, guardianships and temporary restraining orders and juvenile dependency as necessary.Interview, investigate, and make recommendations in Conservatorships, Guardianships, Pre-age Marriages, Custody Evaluations, andStep-Parent Adoptions, emancipation petitions and Termination of Parental Rights as necessary. Keep records and maintain statisticalinformation regarding services provided. Serve as an informational resource regarding probate and custody related matters to thepublic, attorneys, and agencies. Conduct education classes for the public dealing with the issues of conservatorship and guardianshippetitions, as well as, child custody and visitation. Coordinate with Court IT in maintaining the integrity and function of the FCScomputer network and database management system. Oversee supervision of assigned FCS staff not limited to interviewing, workproduct assessment, work assignment, discipline, including the development and implementation of correction plans, writingperformance evaluations; prepare personnel data forms, status changes, scheduling, assigning and maintaining training logs and otherpersonnel related material. Apply, write and administer family law and community-focused grants. Attend work-related meetings,workshops, seminars, and other continuing education opportunities. Serve as a representative of the Court, displaying courtesy, tact,consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the Court community and with the public.EMPLOYMENT STANDARDSEducation / Experience: The combination of education and experience listed as follows are the minimum qualifications:Graduation from an accredited college or university and a Master's Degree in social work, psychology, marriage, family and childcounseling AND three years of supervisory experience, or the equivalent thereof, in a related field, and a minimum of three years'experience completing investigative work preferably in a court or related setting. Possession of a valid Licensed Clinical SocialWorker or Marriage, Family and Child Counselor license as issued by the State of California is desirable. Must possess a validCalifornia driver's license.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Knowledge of: California Court System and California Rules of Court. Statues and procedures used in probate court, family law courtand juvenile court. Interviewing and report writing skills. Individual and family counseling techniques. Mediation and negotiationtheories and techniques. Public and private community resources and referral agencies. Psychology, child development, and familysystems. Principals of supervision and management; written and oral communication standards, including correct usage of grammar,spelling and punctuation. Skills to: Manage a family court services program. Understand, interpret and apply the statutes, court rulesand case laws affecting the operation of family court services. Evaluate and make recommendations concerning the effectiveness ofcounseling technique and procedures. Establish rapport with individuals, couples, and families in working towards amicable solutions.Establish rapport and work cooperatively with judiciary; various county, community and other agencies or organizations. Analyzeproblems and situations and arrive at logical solutions. Effectively communicate verbally and in writing. Supervise, evaluate,discipline, and train staff. Operate a personal computer and related software. Prioritize work and workload within department to meetdeadlines.
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