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Family Preservation Court Planner

Harbor Springs, MI

Website:
http://www.ltbbodawa-nsn.gov

Posted on November 9, 2018

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About Family Preservation Court Planner

SUMMARY

The Family Preservation Court Planner will be responsible for planning and organizing of a forum, consisting of key stakeholders, directed with creating a Family Preservation Court Model. This position will oversee the day-to-day operation of the Tribal Court Improvement grant and will coordinate training and other program activities based upon the culture and traditions of the LTBB tribal community, under the direction of the Chief Judge and Court Administrator.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

  • Be the key resource person for the assembled members of the forum gathered to develop effective and efficient approaches to child welfare issues within the community.
  • Develop specialized operating and implementation procedures.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of a specialized court system focusing on family preservation and reunification.
  • Prepare draft policies, procedures and standard forms.
  • Work closely with other staff and forum members to develop and strengthen collaboration with program providers, identify new programs, and identify and develop culturally specific protocols for domestic violence cases.
  • Research other Family Preservation Court Models in state and tribal communities.
  • Coordinate program planning and development for the Court.
  • Schedule forum meetings.
  • Provide support and education to the project forum.
    • Coordinate meetings.
    • Prepare agendas and notices.
    • Record meeting minutes
  • Oversee day-to-day operation of this project.
  • Work with LTBB Tribal Prosecutor and Human Services staff to identify cases that would be appropriate for alternative intensive services.
  • Participate in training events as practical, in person, or via webinar.
  • Collect and analyze data and prepare regular reports to measure the effectiveness and efficiencies of various models.
  • Coordinate meetings and reports for the Chief Judge related to child welfare cases.
  • Manage grant reporting under the guidance of the Court Administrator.
  • Consult with traditional individuals and elders to discuss common traditions to help the community.
  • Represent this department in a respectful and professional manner at all times, even outside of work hours.
  • Continue to identify community stakeholders and resources for respondents and children.
  • Work with LTBB Department of Human Services and LTBB Prosecutor’s office to identify cases where an intensive alternate approach would be appropriate.
  • Develop a plan for data-sharing, case identification, and referral protocols.
  • Work with LTBB grant-writers to identify resources and plan for the sustainability and development of a Family Preservation Court Model.
  • Continually review data and other appropriate indicators of performance in order to continually improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Court related to Child Welfare.
  • Adhere to the Tribal Court Employee Handbook and the Tribal Court Employee Code of Conduct.COMPETENCIES 
  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following: contribute to building a positive team spirit; show respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; prioritize and plan work activities; plan for additional resources; set goals and objectives; demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; apply feedback to improve performance; and develop innovative approaches and ideas. Must be willing to transport clients as needed.
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EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

A Bachelor’s Degree and five years of experience in a related Human Services field is required.  Excellent people skills are required. A good job history and good job references are required. A high ethical sensibility is required. Ability to master Microsoft Office Suite Skills or the willingness and ability to be trained in Microsoft Office Suite Skills is required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

     General

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • General knowledge of area resources
  • Knowledge with regard to domestic violence issues  
  • Demonstrated report writing skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent work history, professional demeanor and appearance

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

     General

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • General knowledge of area resources
  • Knowledge with regard to domestic violence issues  
  • Demonstrated report writing skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent work history, professional demeanor and appearance

 

     Language

  • Must possess the ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedural manuals.   
  •    Computer
  • Must have proficiency with various software packages including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint) and Print Shop.
  • Must be able to complete internet research and maintain database files

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Must possess a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and have an insurable driving record.

 

COMMENTS

Individual must be able to pass a criminal background investigation.

Indian Preference will apply. Must pass criminal history background check with no felony convictions in the last ten years. All offers of employment are contingent upon passing a drug screen.

 

 

  

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