An incumbent in this class is responsible for supervising the work of a staff engaged in the mediation of petitions for custody, support and visitation.
- Supervises a staff of 10-12 mediation/arbitration officers and clerical support staff.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Assigns cases to unit staff based on individual work loads, types and complexity of case to ensure equal distribution of case loads.
- Reviews and evaluates the work of staff by conducting meetings, to discuss problem cases, reviewing case files and reports for conformance to technical guidance regarding methods of handling complex cases.
- Determines initial and/or ensures training is provided from outside sources.
- Provides information to the community and clients on court jurisdiction and mediation/arbitration procedures.
- Provides input on the development, implementation and evaluation of program policies and procedures.
- Prepares reports of unit activities and other special reports as required.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Mediation Unit Supervisor
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Behavioral Science or Social Science or related field.
- Three years experience in case management which includes assessing, planning, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating options and services to meet an individuals human service needs.
- Three years experience in mediation.
- Six months experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
- Knowledge of staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.
Conditions of Hire
Criminal background check: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire. The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.
The application is evaluated based upon a rating of training and experience.
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