Court Liaison Officer
Civil Service Title:
CHILD PROTECTIVE SPECIALIST (C
150 William Street, New York N
Family Court Legal Svcs-Fcls
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Proposed Salary Range:
$51315 - $54720 (Annual)
Family Court Legal Services (FCLS) is responsible for representing Childrenâ€™s Services in child neglect and abuse cases, permanency hearings, and other child welfare proceedings in the New York City Family Courts. Court liaison officers work collaboratively with attorneys, case-planners, and other child welfare stakeholders to further the agencyâ€™s mission on behalf of children and families. Specific duties will include: â€¢ Establish regular contact with each Court Part in order to be readily available to receive Court Orders for State Central Register clearances and Court-ordered investigations (COIâ€™s) on custody, visitation and guardianship cases; â€¢ Communicate with the Court regarding any questions or issues related to Court Orders involving Childrenâ€™s Services that arise on delinquency and PINS cases; â€¢ Interview parties and children on the cases to gather information needed by the Court and Childrenâ€™s Services; â€¢ Track the progress of each custody, visitation and guardianship case involving Childrenâ€™s Services until the case is completed and there are no further Court Orders; â€¢ Assist the attorneys with other case-related matters not inconsistent with the main Liaison functions; â€¢ Move around the court house quite a bit between court rooms; â€¢ In connections, set up and open cases for the assignment to the borough responsible for completing COI; â€¢ Submit the COI to the courts, gather information about follow-up requests from the court, and communicate that to DCP; â€¢ Perform SCR clearances on individuals; â€¢ Removal of children in court when neccessary.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional, or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) including or supplemented by 24 semester credits in one or a combination of the following fields: social work, psychology, sociology, human services, criminal justice, education (including early childhood), nursing, or cultural anthropology, at least 12 of which must have been in one of these disciplines. Additional Information: Section 424-a of the New York State Social Services Law requires an authorized agency to inquire whether a candidate for employment with child-care responsibilities is or has been the subject of an indicated child abuse and maltreatment report on file with the Statewide Central Register for child abuse and maltreatment. Statewide Central Register screening will be conducted prior to considering a candidate for employment as a Child Protective Specialist. Candidates who have been the subject of an indicated child abuse and maltreatment report may be disqualified from appointment to this position. Requirements for Assignment Level II a. Upon satisfactory completion of six months of training and experience at Assignment Level I, an employee shall be assigned to Assignment Level II. b. Upon completion of one year of satisfactory experience at Assignment Level II of Child Protective Specialist and satisfactory completion of the probationary period an employee shall receive no less than the minimum salary after 18 months in title. c. To be appointed directly to Assignment Level II, a candidate must have, in addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements set forth above, one year of satisfactory child protective casework experience.
A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, or equivalent; preferably a Master’s Degree in the fields of public administration, business management, environmental planning, or a related field.
A minimum of 10 years of full time satisfactory professional experience in the field of environmental health and safety.
Experience overseeing large teams of staff and vendors performing multiple different types of work at a fast pace.
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New York City Residency is not required for this position
The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer