Family Mediation and Evaluation (FME) is seeking multiple Family Mediator and Evaluators to join their team. FME assists families in resolving custody and parenting time disputes. These positions will work with parties to create child-focused custody and parenting time arrangements through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services and through comprehensive evaluations assessing the children’s best interests for custody and parenting time. These positions require skills in Alternative Dispute Resolution processes such as mediation and social early neutral evaluations, and in conducting and writing custody and parenting time evaluations for family court.
Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit the employee referral program page.
Location and hours:These positions are hybrid and will be performed remotely via Microsoft Teams, meeting clients in the community, and on-site at one or more Hennepin County Human Services Center locations, as job duties require. Typical work hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with flexibility to work evening and weekend hours if desired by the employee and if supported by a business need. While these positions are designated as hybrid, based on current requirements, hires must reside in Minnesota or Wisconsin.
New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022, to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.About these position' types:These positions are full-time, benefit-earning positions.These positions are internally classified as Family Mediator and Evaluators.Click here to view the job classification specification.
In these positions, you will:
Provide ADR services such as mediation, Social Early Neutral Evaluation (SENE), and facilitated settlement conferences related to custody and parenting time disputes.
Conduct custody and parenting time evaluations and brief focused assessments.
Assess concerns parties present around the best interests of their children which may include chemical dependency, co-parent communication, domestic violence, mental and physical health, parenting skills, cultural issues, and child development.
Need to have:
One of the following:
Master's Degree or higher in sociology, social work, criminal justice, psychology, counseling, law enforcement education, or a related field, including the completion of a supervised clinical field work training/internship (if needed for degree program), and three years of full-time equivalent work experience in social work, corrections, law enforcement, criminal justice, district court or probation/parole.
Bachelor's degree or higher in one of the above areas and five years of full-time equivalent work experience in one of the areas listed above.
Bachelor's degree or higher in a non-related field and six years of full-time equivalent experience of approved, related paid or volunteer experience in one of the areas listed above.
A valid driver's license and access to reliable transportation.
Nice to have:
Completed Minnesota Supreme Court approved family mediation training, or court approved social early neutral evaluation (SENE) training.
Listed on the roster of Qualified Neutrals under Minnesota General Rules of Practice - Rule 114.
Experience and/or training in one or more of the following areas:
Family or juvenile court.
Direct therapeutic counseling services.
Guardian ad litem services.
Conducting mediation or social early neutral evaluation (SENE).
Evaluating and analyzing complex issues and writing comprehensive, persuasive professional reports.
Interviewing individuals and families and handle high-conflict families.
Facilitating group discussions and managing conflict.
Work effectively with an increasingly diverse client population, including people with English as their second language.
Work in a fast-paced environment with the ability to multi-task and remain organized.
Recognize and respect cultural differences and provide culturally informed services.
Assess families around areas of domestic abuse, chemical health/mental health issues, and child development.
Knowledge of electronic case management system such as the Domestic Relations Service (DRS).
About the department:
Human Services delivers a variety of services to individuals or families that assist with basic needs or encourage client change around specific objectives. We work with individuals as well as systems and communities in order to develop policy and advocate for the people we serve. The people we serve and our communities are connected. By helping one, we help the other.
About Hennepin County:
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.
Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge (login as a guest).
Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.
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