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DATE:9/26/22
STATUS:Regular, Full Time
SALARY RANGE:$47,041.02 - $71,666.40
TITLE:EVALUATOR / MEDIATOR I/II/III
GRADE:23/25/27
LOCATION:101 E. Huron
UNION AFFILIATION:AFSCME 2733 Unit C
 
JOB SUMMARY
Under the supervision of the Friend of the Court Legal Manager, conducts legal investigations on disputed domestic relations issues involving child custody, parenting time, child support, and spousal support. Prepares reports concerning child custody, child support, parenting time, and spousal support payments in divorce cases. Conducts mediations with parties involved in disputed domestic relations issues concerning custody and parenting time. Prepares consent orders as a result of successful mediation.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Essential Duties:

  • Investigates assigned cases based on principle concerns of the case.
  • Interviews involved parties, including children, to obtain case information and develop an accurate account of case; examines various records for supportive data.
  • Confers on assigned cases with officials of social agencies, legal and law enforcement officials, and school officials to obtain and verify data.
  • Prepares recommendation based on investigation and reports.
  • Conducts home visits to observe family-life, child care, and home conditions as needed.
  • Communicates departmental policies to public, attorneys and court.
  • Discusses custody and change of custody procedures and procedures pertaining to removal of child out-of-state.
  • Informs clients on routine matters pertaining to divorce, custody, parenting time, child support, and spousal support.
  • Conducts mediation sessions with parties involved in a domestic relations matter in an effort to work toward the resolution of custody and parenting time disputes.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work begin performed by employees assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Communicating effectively with clients, including children (interviewing and writing skills).
  • Operating standard office equipment, including personal computer and Dictaphone.
  • Directing, controlling and planning the activities of others.
  • Influencing people in their opinions, attitudes and judgment.
  • Performing effectively under stress; attaining precise set limits, tolerances and standards.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION
Duties may require a valid Michigan driver's license.
BACKGROUND CHECK
Pursuant to MCL 15.651 - 15.654, Public Employee Fingerprint-Based Criminal History Check Act, all IV-D staff will be subjected to a fingerprint-based background investigation.
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 may require an employee to exert up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Possession of a Master's Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy OR in the alternate, must possess one of the following licenses:
  • Licensed attorney
  • Licensed or limited licensed psychologist
  • Licensed professional counselor
  • Licensed marriage and family therapist
All of the following:

  • Knowledge of the court system of this state and the procedures used in domestic relations matters.
  • Knowledge of other resources in the community to which the parties to a domestic relations matter can be referred for assistance.
  • Knowledge of child development, clinical issues relating to children, the effects of divorce on children, and child custody research.
For mediation, the qualifications mandated in Public Act 294, 1982.
LEVEL I - GRADE 23:

One (1) year of experience in a professional position.
Employees may advance to LEVEL II after at least one (1) year of FOC Evaluator/Mediator experience with acceptable work performance.
LEVEL II - GRADE 25:

Two (2) years of evaluation/mediator experience and/or LEVEL I knowledge and experience required.
Employees may advance to the III level after two (2) years work as FOC Evaluator/Mediator experience and satisfactory job performance.
LEVEL III - GRADE 27:

Three (3) years of evaluation/mediation experience and/or LEVEL II knowledge and experience required.
May instruct and guide lower classified employees in problem solving and trouble shooting.
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 specific job-related knowledge for successful job performance.

FILING DEADLINE: 10/25/22

CONTROL NUMBER: 2209-2840-2360-0001

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