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ProfileCourt Program Specialist II The candidate will be responsible case management work in the Unified Children’s Court (UCC) , which has jurisdiction to handle related family law matters pending in multiple parts of the court system. The nature of these cases are often high in conflict and involve families and children at risk. The focus of case management functions is maintaining and tracking compliance with Florida Statutes, Rules of Procedure, and local rule requirements governing Family, Juvenile Dependency and Delinquency, and Domestic Violence Injunction cases. Work involves tracking and monitoring judge’s caseload and progressing cases through the appropriate court processes to disposition timely and expeditiously, drafting court orders, and providing judicial support to manage caseload effectively in accordance with the local Administrative Order and Florida Supreme Court mandate. Provides judicial support at UCC court hearings, assists with drafting and preparing court orders, coordinates and schedules mediation dates, prepares Orders of Referral for Family Court Services, General Magistrate, Family Guardians Ad Litem, the Village, and informs the court procedural posture of related cases, both open and closed, to ensure court orders do not conflict. Calculates child support according to statutory guidelines, notice parties for hearing, calendar cases. Coordinates and prepares orders for transport of inmates, coordinates interpreter coverage and use of child testimony rooms and video as needed, and other related duties. Assists the court in providing accountability for the implementation of all relevant court orders and service plans in all related cases, consistent with the children’s well-being and Dependency case permanency outcomes; monitors and tracks compliance with terms of court orders, including obtaining necessary reports back to the court. Performs case management of UCC caseload to facilitate timely and expeditious disposition of cases in the Division in accordance with Florida Statutes, Rules of Procedure, and local rule requirements, and prepares orders for the judge’s signature to progress cases as necessary. Prepares for UCC Court hearings by reviewing all related court history and case postures, prepares Case Status Worksheet reports for the court and internal case management purposes. Prepares Domestic Violence (DV) Injunction paperwork for all DV calendars and staff DV Calendars; Coordinates active/pending and related closed cases so as to avoid the issuance of conflicting court orders. Works collaboratively as a liaison with all judges and court staff in the division and the circuit’s other related court divisions, as well as child welfare and juvenile justice system providers. Performs related work as required.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school. Must be member in good standing of The Florida Bar. Must have professional experience with juvenile dependency/delinquency/family law and/or domestic violence issues, in or out of the court system, or with a comparable agency, or other court system experience highly preferred. 2 years of case management or professional work related experience preferred. should have knowledge or the ability to gain knowledge of justice system operations and community outreach efforts related to UFC process. Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Windows, and Excel. Computer literate. Knowledge of issues regarding juvenile dependency, delinquency, family law, and domestic violence is required. Ability: Ability to work effectively on an interagency basis with professionals from multiple disciplines. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with co-workers, the judiciary, court administrative staff, and other public and private organizations. Ability to work effectively with the public. Ability to communicate and express ideas effectively, clearly and concisely in writing and orally. Ability to understand follow oral and written instructions. Ability to make work decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, and departmental policies and procedures. Ability to monitor, track, and follow-up on project objectives. Ability to compile data derived from tracking logs. Ability to accurately maintain a variety of complex records.
Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida
175 N.W. 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33128