The Mental Health Professional (Family Court Services Specialist) performs highly responsible professional duties in order to ensure that high conflict separation and divorce child custody cases are appropriately resolved. Incumbents utilize two primary means in order to resolve disputes of parents/parties involved: mediation, resulting in agreements which become court orders or evaluation, resulting in custody recommendations to the court. These types of disputes may involve parents who are divorcing or obtaining a legal separation or parents who are establishing paternity, or establishing restraining orders in domestic violence cases. Cases are frequently highly emotional and incumbents in this class must carry out their work within ethical boundaries, demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of family law and court policies and procedures while also utilizing, as needed, applicable counseling, interviewing, evaluation, and referral skills. For a detailed job description, please click here. Please note the requirements in the job description may vary from the requirements in this bulletin. Applicants must meet the requirements stated in this bulletin.
To qualify, you must meet the following selection requirements at the time of filing:
A Master's Degree from an accredited college, university or program in social work; psychology; marriage, family and child counseling; or other behavioral science substantially related to marriage and family relationships -AND- Five years of post-Master's Degree PAID, VERIFIABLE, and RECENT FULL-TIME experience, within the last 7 years, in the field of family counseling or clinical assessment -AND- a current license in marriage and family therapy, clinical social work or clinical psychology.
Internal Number: R9892F
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