Description of Work
SALARY GRADE: Grade 19
- This position is time-limited, grant funded, full-time.*
Funding for this position will end on September 30, 2021.
Funding is anticipated to continue through 2023.
The Guardian ad Litem Supervisor is a volunteer manager with
responsibilities for recruiting, screening, training, and
supervising community volunteers assigned to advocate on behalf of
abused and neglected children whose cases are before the district
court. Working under the direction of the District Administrator,
the Guardian ad Litem Supervisor ensures that child-clients' cases
move through the court system in a timely and efficient manner, and
that volunteers are prepared for and supported in their role. This
position is assigned to the Johnston County office and also provide
on-going recruitment and training of new volunteers to meet the
needs of the child-clients in Harnett and Lee counties. Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities / Competencies
Knowledge of: Guardian ad Litem program regulations, policies,
and procedures; volunteer management; supervision techniques and
practices; child abuse and neglect laws; trauma-informed practice;
racial disproportionality; family systems theory; the district
court process; community resources; interviewing techniques.
Skills in: leading, coaching, and motivating guardians ad litem
or staff; organizing an delegating work; analyzing and resolving
problems; expressing ideas clearly in written and oral form;
managing crisis situations calmly; establishing and maintaining
effective working relationships with attorneys, judicial officials,
local agencies, media and the general public.
Ability to: supervise guardians ad litem and evaluate their
performance; provide guidance to guardians ad litem in writing
investigation plans, reports to the court, and make recommendations
to the court in the best interest of children; provide creative
leadership in recruiting, supervising, and maintaining guardians ad
litem; speak effectively in public; clearly express ideas orally
and in writing, establish and maintain effective working
relationships with others.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor degree in human services, social work, non-profit
management, criminal justice or related field, and three (3) years
of experience in human services, social work, juvenile justice,
mental health, or an education program area; or an equivalent
combination of education and experience. One (1) year of the
minimum three (3) years of experience required should include staff
or volunteer supervision.
Attach cover letter and rsum.
Your cover letter should describe how you would use your
experience and associations in Harnett, Johnston, and Lee counties
to recruit volunteers in these counties.
No phone calls. Applicants who are no longer being considered
will be notified by mail or e-mail sometime after the closing
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Charmaine J. Leeks
NC Administrative Office of the Courts
Human Resources Division