Family Mediator

Job Location

Manatee County Judicial Center

Position Number

010460

Position Type

Full-time, Monday-Friday

Position Available

Immediately (open until filled)

Salary

$4,177.34 (non-negotiable); State employees are paid on the last workday of each month. The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary. Benefits include membership in the Florida Retirement System and a generous contribution by the State to health insurance premiums.

Job

The Twelfth Judicial Circuit is seeking a Family Mediator to conduct family and dependency mediations in Manatee County.  The Family Mediator reports directly to the circuit’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Director. 

The ideal candidate will be a Florida Supreme Court certified family and dependency mediator.  Family certification is required. 

Examples of work performed
·         Conducts family mediations, facilitating the discussion of legal issues between involved parties for court
referred cases and informs litigants about the mediation process prior to commencement of every mediation; 
·         Prepares/drafts settlement agreements, court orders or impasse reports on all cases mediated; reviews agreements with all parties involved and manages execution of agreements by parties; completes closing paperwork and statistical records/reports for mediation cases of responsibility; 
·         Reviews case files, pleadings and other documents pertinent to cases; 

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in social work, law or a closely related field. A juris doctorate or master’s degree is preferred.
·         Four years of related experience, including extensive experience in conducting mediations. 
·         Requires Florida Supreme Court certification in Family. Dependency certification is preferred. 

Benefits

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Apply

Interested applicants must submit a current State of Florida Application to the Human Resources Manager of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit. A cover letter and current resume are encouraged. Application materials may be submitted electronically or via mail delivery.

Email: Human Resources Manager
Or mail to: Twelfth Judicial Circuit
Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box 48927
Sarasota, FL 34230

If you do not submit a State of Florida application, you will not be considered. If you have submitted a State of Florida application directly to the Twelfth Judicial Circuit within the past 12 months, please indicate - you will not be required to submit a new application.

The successful applicant will be subject to a Criminal Background Check. The Florida State Courts System is a criminal justice agency. We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability. If you need an accommodation in order to participate in the application/selection process, please call 941-861-7811.

Pursuant to 110.205(2)(c) of the Florida Statutes, employment with the State Courts System is not covered under the Career Service System and all employees of the State System serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and do not attain tenure rights.

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Reasons to work with the Twelfth Judicial Circuit

Benefits

As a state or county-funded court employee, you will become eligible for healthcare, retirement savings through a self-directed investment plan or a dedicated pension plan, paid time off plus 12 paid holidays each year.

Career Advancement

Court employees become eligible for tuition programs and career advancement programs to grow or enhance leadership skills.

Our Culture

Court employees can expect a safe and diverse work environment with managers that want to help you succeed.

Accommodations

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin or disability. If you need an accommodation in order to participate in the application/selection process, please call (941) 861‑7811 or the Florida Relay Service, 711 or 1 (800) 955‑8771


Contact Information

Human Resources Manager


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