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DATE:5/4/20
STATUS:Regular, Full Time
SALARY RANGE:$39,342.94 - $49,011.30
TITLE:TRIAL COURT- GUARDIANSHIP INVESTIGATOR
GRADE:19
LOCATION:101 E. Huron
UNION AFFILIATION:AFSCME 2733 Family Division - Juvenile Center
 
JOB SUMMARY
Under general supervision, the Guardianship investigator visits people who have been appointed a guardian, assesses the physical and social environment and reports back to the court about their findings. The Guardianship Investigator prepares reports and advises others regarding guardianship matters and interacts with court staff and judicial officers. This position requires frequent travel outside of the court.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Essential Duties:

  • Completes guardianship investigations and provides written reports to the Probate Court
  • Prepares court orders following investigations
  • Responds promptly to ensure that reports of abuse or neglect of guardianship wards are immediately communicated to proper authorities
  • Participates in court hearings regarding duties related to guardianships
  • Applies and explains court policies and procedures
  • Works with individuals who may be emotionally/physically unstable
  • Analyzes problems, identifies solutions and projects consequences of proposed actions
  • Works independently with minimal direction from others while meeting crucial deadlines
  • Performs other duties as assigned
EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations and established policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of local resources that can assist wards and their families
  • Knowledge of State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) approved forms and court procedures and requirements
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Knowledge of Estates and Protected Individuals Code, Michigan Court Rules and Probate Court Rules
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of basic legal terminology, forms, documents and procedures
  • Ability to interpret, apply, and explain Court policies and procedures
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise oral and written reports
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including court officials and the general public
  • Ability to make routine procedural decisions with limited supervision
  • Preparing clear, concise and effective written materials
  • Skill and experience in problem solving, conflict management and communication
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATION
Possession of and maintenance of a valid Michigan vehicle operator's license
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone. Duties require the mobility to drive to visit court wards at their residences. Must provide own motor vehicle.
These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.
EDUCATION
Possession of a high school diploma or its equivalent. Two (2) years of college in fields related to social work are desirable. College education in social services preferred.
EXPERIENCE
  • Four (4) years of human services experience particularly in a court or legal office setting.
  • Experience as paralegal and/or probate court or probate law experience is highly desirable.
This class description intends to identify the major duties and requirements of the job and should not be interpreted as all inclusive. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related duties other than those outlined above and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge for successful job performance.

FILING DEADLINE: 6/9/20

CONTROL NUMBER: 2005-2830-2647-0001

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