This position is being re-posted. Previous applicants need not reapply.
This position is located within the Guardian ad Litem Office of the SC Department of Administration. Under limited supervision, the incumbent is responsible for case management, face-to-face visits, court preparation, and court attendance for cases in which there is no Guardian ad Litem appointed. The incumbent will complete monthly monitoring reports and input data into database, while supporting functions necessary for effective volunteer advocacy and assisting with recruitment efforts and volunteer training sessions as caseload decreases.
Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with the Department of Social Services, Family Court, and other child serving agencies, while operating in accordance with the best practices and policies of the GAL program. Handles special projects as assigned. Performs other duties as required, to include but not limited to providing direct child advocacy as the court appointed Guardian ad Litem when it has been determined there is an inadequate pool of volunteers to serve in this capacity.
Minimum and Additional Requirements
A bachelor's degree and relevant program, volunteer management, or child welfare experience.
Additional Requirements: Knowledge of applicable laws and procedures pertaining to child welfare. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of computer applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) and data entry. Requires regular attendance to statewide staff and regional meetings, as well as evening training. Requires frequent statewide travel. Position may require overnight travel, working evenings and/or weekends, and routine driver duties. Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds. Must have valid South Carolina driver's license. Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application will be required to bring a copy of college transcript to the interview. A copy of the transcript may also be uploaded as an attachment to the application, if required by the hiring department or if desired by the applicant. Please note that some areas of the Department may require an official, certified copy of the transcript prior to hiring or within a specific timeframe required by that area, after hiring. Failure to produce an official, certified transcript may result in not being hired or termination.
The Department of Administration is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy childbirth or related medical conditions, including, but not limited, to lactation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from employment. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.