This is responsible court case coordination work with an emphasis on tracking compliance with Adoptions and Safe Families Act (ASFA) and Florida statutes affecting dependency division cases. The primary focus of this role is to assist the court in providing accountability for the implementation of all relevant court orders and service plans consistent with the child’s well being and permanency outcomes.
• Attends court sessions or hearings to obtain pertinent information to facilitate expeditious case disposition and tracking.
• Networks with parties before or after the court hearing to retrieve or provide information that may be useful with, and not limited to the follow¬-up of the case, case flow, Chapter 39 compliance, child support, and other relevant court issues.
• Provides assistance to judges in the management of caseloads, maintenance of database for open cases; monitors open cases and advises the judge of cases needing attention.
• Reviews and compiles information of pertinent issues to track implementation and provide case status reports to the court.
• Networks with court agency partners regarding status of court orders.
• Networks with other branch courts as needed regarding court case specific information.
• Identifies events and trends that negatively impacting case flow.
• Assist with Dependency Domestic Violence cases as needed.
• As needed or requested by the judiciary, provides information that may assist in contacting outside agencies.
• Assists the court in eliminating duplicative or redundant orders, meetings and services, via court reports.
• Performs related work as required.
Graduation from a four year college or university with course work in business, court or public administration, criminal justice, psychology, sociology, or related fields; and at least two years of experience in court calendaring and case coordination work involving familiarity with the laws, procedures and operations of the courts; Master’s degree and knowledge or experience in Dependency matters within the Juvenile Court preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills:
• Working knowledge of laws, court rules, procedures and policies, legal documents, and legal factors pertaining to the court of assignment.
• Knowledge of the organization, operation, function, and jurisdiction of the court of assignment.
• Knowledge of the calendaring procedures in the court of assignment and of modern techniques of case management. Knowledge of personal computer software – Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
• Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing, orally and through presentations.
• Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
• Ability to make work decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, and departmental policies and procedures.
• Ability to accurately maintain a variety of complex records.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with co¬workers, the Bench and the Bar.
• Ability to express ideas concisely and clearly, orally and in writing. Ability to work effectively with the public.
Work involves a significant amount of standing, walking, sitting, talking, listening, stooping, and reaching with hands and arms; must be able to transfer up to 10 pounds.