Performs court ordered social study investigations in lawsuits involving child custody.
Provides counseling concerning shared parenting and shared access to the children.
Performs other services related to custody suits, as ordered by the Family District Court Judges and Associate Judges.
Provides written reports and testifies in hearings and trials.
Posting may close at any time.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Coordinates and conducts client interviews and home visits. Investigates and verifies the necessary information for all parties and children in a case, which may include researching legal, social, psychological, medical, criminal, educational and employment histories as well as current issues
2. Documents findings in the file and/or in the case management system
3. Refers clients to the appropriate community resources
4. Monitors client compliance with conditions set by the Court or recommended by the caseworker and documents compliance or non-compliance
5. May provide therapeutic intervention for clients/families
6. Provides information to the Courts; testifies frequently
7. Creates, responds to and submits documents and reports
8. Submits monthly reports to the supervisor
9. Provides any other service to families as directed by the supervisor or the Court
10. Reviews and follows policies, procedures and court mandated orders to ensure compliance
11. Develops and maintains a network of professional contacts which may include other caseworkers, mental health experts, community social service agency personnel and court staff
12. Performs all other related duties involved in the operation of the business as assigned or required
NOTE: YOU MUST FILL OUT THE WORK HISTORY and EDUCATION SECTIONS OF APPLICATION TO SHOW YOU HAVE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION AS REQUIRED BY HIRING DEPARTMENT OR BE DISQUALIFIED.
TO APPLY, must have a Bachelor's degree or higher in Social Work or Mental Health field. Master's degree preferred.
TO APPLY, must hold a license in mental health or social work field. (LCDC license not accepted.)
MUST PROVIDE LICENSING AGENCY AND LICENSE NUMBER IN "CERTIFICATES AND LICENSING" SECTION OF THE APPLICATION OR RISK DISQUALIFICATION.
TO APPLY, must have Five (5) full-time years of experience working with families in conflict.
TO APPLY, must possess a valid driver license. Note: A Texas driver license is required to hold the position.
Must be willing to testify frequently and to write extensive reports.
Some evening and weekend appointments are required.
Some overnight travel is required.
If hired, must provide proof of educational attainment
at New Hire Processing or during the promotional process.
Tarrant County will conduct background checks on new hires that will include a criminal background check related to convictions and deferred adjudications in the past Seven years and may include credit reports, motor vehicle records, employment records and educational attainment. A conviction or deferred adjudication is not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered individually.
Physical Demands and Work Environment & Other Requirements:
While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is regularly required to stoop, bend, pull and push.