CHILD CUSTODY RECOMMENDING COUNSELOR
San Mateo County
$6,625 - $8,258/Month
The Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, is seeking qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Child Custody Recommending Counselor. The incumbent will provide mediation services and child custody recommending counseling as required by California Family Code section 3160 et seq, and will conduct investigations and prepare reports as provided in California Family Code section 3110 et seq and Family Code section 7851 and 9001.
- Providing evaluation and mediation in unresolved custody and visitation matters
- Consulting with involved professionals regarding cases (with parental consent)
- Testifying in court
- Preparing clear, concise and accurate written reports in a timely manner
- Interpreting and executing orders of the court
- Conducting parent orientation groups and educating parents with issues related to mediation and court procedures pertaining to child custody
- Conducting investigations in order to resolve child custody/visitation cases; determine the appropriateness of step-parent adoptions; and declare a minor Free From Custody and Control (FCC)
- Performing related duties as assigned
Candidates must have:
- Two years of experience in counseling or psychotherapy, or both, preferably in a setting related to the areas of responsibility of the family conciliation court and with the ethnic population to be served
- A Master's degree in psychology, social work, marriage, family and child counseling, or another directly related clinical discipline
- An understanding of cultural diversity issues
The ideal candidate will possess these additional qualifications:
- Energetic and dedicated individual with an appreciation of the diverse communities served by the Superior Court and an interest in working with families and children
- Recent job history working with clients who speak Spanish and/or have limited English literacy skills
Candidates should also have knowledge of adult psychopathology, family psychology, child development, child abuse, the effects of divorce on children, the effects of domestic violence on children, child custody research and clinical issues relating to children; principles and techniques of family mediation; crisis intervention techniques; community resources for client referrals; laws, rules, regulations, policies and legislation related to court operations and functions, particularly those related to family law, court mediation, probate guardianships and juvenile dependency; normal and dysfunctional interaction patterns; and ethical standards which promote fairness and encourage trust in the mediation process.
Because of the diversity of the community the Court serves, bilingual skills are desired. The selected candidate must also be able to provide transportation to any court location within the County of San Mateo.
Final Filing Date: April 4, 2017
To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at http://jobs.smcgov.org. Applications are only accepted online. EOE