This position is within the Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division of the District of Columbia Courts.
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The goal of the Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division is to provide a collaborative environment in which parties can creatively address their needs and those of their children, and to assist in drafting and negotiating agreements to guide future relationships. The use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in appropriate cases involving children and families will allow families to settle their disputes in a non adversarial manner that empowers the family to address its own needs. The incumbent should be an energetic, enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts' values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.
Facilitates the resolution of disputes in domestic relations cases such as distribution of marital property, custody, visitation, child support, spousal support through the use of mediation.
Facilitates the resolution of issues in child protection cases through the use of mediation at both the pre-trial and permanency stages.
Conducts, coordinates and schedules mediation sessions.
Responds to questions from attorneys and parties in all cases as it relates to mediation.
Conducts presentations for judicial and non-judicial staff, as necessary.
Develops program-wide training on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for Multi Door Dispute Resolution Division staff and community mediators.
Drafts individualized mediated agreements for domestic relations cases for consideration by the court which addresses the issues in the case.
Provides monthly progress reports regarding the status of cases referred to mediation to the Branch Chief.
Makes timely and appropriate entries in the court's case management system (CourtView). Analyzes the accuracy of data; enters case data in the database to document mediation activity.
Records mediation events, enters notes in case file and closes the cases when completed.
Job family (Series)
0986 Legal Assistance
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
To qualify for this position, you must submit the following:
2.Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3.Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of college transcript or degree)
4.List of professional references
5.Proof of forty (40) hours basic mediation training
6.Proof of twenty (20) hours of advance mediation training in domestic relations mediation
All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.
Bachelor's degree in social science or a related field and at least four (4) years of experience mediating domestic relations cases.
Master's degree in social science or a related field and at least three (3) years of experience mediating domestic relations cases.
Ph.D. in social science or a related field and at least two (2) years of experience mediating domestic relations cases.
Experience includes mediation provided to families through court-based Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) programs, community mediation centers, government agencies, or private practice.
Certification verifying at least 40 hours of mediation training and 20 hours of training specifically related to mediating domestic relations is required.
Ten (10) hours of advanced mediation in family property desired.
Documentation of education showing your mediation training must be submitted with your application or your application will not be considered.
Please note that authorization for the release of your adult criminal record revealing any convictions and forfeitures, and any criminal cases currently pending before the courts are required. If you are selected for the position, a criminal history records check will be conducted.
To qualify based on education, upload copy of your college transcript or degree. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.
Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education to meet the above requirements.
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