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Family Case Manager

Vermont Judiciary
White River Junction, VT
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $24 Hourly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: dental, life insurance, medical, vision,
Job Description

The Family Case Manager will assist litigants to understand the judicial process and provide direction in the completion of court documents. A major part of this person’s work will be to help litigants identify issues to be resolved and facilitate the discussion and resolution of issues presented. The incumbent must maintain an understanding and working knowledge of the various statutes, administrative policies, rules and procedures related to family court operations, and must maintain an effective working relationship with members of the legal profession and social service agencies in the community.

This is a permanent full-time position for a Family Case Manager at the Windsor Family Court in White River Junction, Vermont.

The ideal candidate for the Case Manager position will bring strong professional, administrative, problem solving, and customer service skills. A high level of professionalism and confidentially is essential. It is a fast-paced and challenging environment that requires teamwork, flexibility, and strong communication skills.

Minimum Requirements

Education: Bachelor's Degree Preferred

Experience: Two years or more in a judicial or legal setting above entry level

Graduate work in counseling or a related field may be substituted for the experience on a semester for six months basis. Completion of a one-year program in paralegal studies/mediation may be substituted for six months of experience.

Additional years of related judiciary experience, or experience as defined above may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree on a semester for six months basis.

Desired Skills

  • Ability to work independently and effectively under time and workload demands
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, tact and courtesy in dealing with people
  • Ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems effectively
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written

Summary of Duties

  • The person filling this position will assist the judge and magistrate by ensuring cases and/or litigants are prepared for hearing; ensure that the court is accessible to the pro se litigant; identify cases that require judicial attention; work with the judge to arrange alternative dispute resolution, evaluations, supervised parental contact and other services needed by families.
  • This person will conduct settlement or status conferences on child support, parentage, child contact matters and property and debt issues for divorce and civil unions. These conferences will facilitate settlement in cases where there is substantial agreement or narrow the issues for hearing where there is not.
  • This person will process cases, schedule cases, file court documents, docket their cases as needed, keep records of court proceedings, monitor statistics and perform related duties as necessary.
  • Work is performed with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative while maintaining an effective and cooperative working relationship with the staff, clerk and judicial officers of the court. The position is supervised by the Court Operations Manager with ongoing direction provided by the judge and magistrates of the Family Court.
  • This position is responsible for all duties defined and other duties as assigned such as training other employees. The job entails the operation of various types of electronic equipment and new equipment may be introduced at any time.
  • Although duties normally occur within a regular weekday schedule, this person may be required to work in the evening and on weekends to assist litigants and to meet with community organizations.

Total Compensation

As a State of Vermont employee, you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 12 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low-cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

This is a Judicial Branch position equivalent to pay grade 23. Starting salary is $24.20 per hour. This position will be eligible for longevity increases in accordance with the State step pay plan and annual cost of living increases as enacted by the Vermont State Legislature. Recurring travel to other courts within the State of Vermont may be required and a private means of transportation is necessary. Travel will be reimbursed according to State policies. Job Code #22060

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills in all state government positions. The Judiciary is committed to maintaining a positive work environment that ensures all employees are treated with dignity, respect, and courtesy.

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