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GAL Supervisor

Company: State of North Carolina
Location: Smithfield
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Description of Work


  • 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 date.

Supplemental and Contact Information


Applicants must complete an on-line application by clicking the above APPLY link. Mailed or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Before applying, please read the Online Employment Application Guide for instructions on creating your profile and applying for specific postings.

It is important your application includes all of your relevant education and work experience and that you answer all questions associated with the application to receive proper credit. Rsums are not accepted in lieu of fully completed applications.

  • NOTE* Many job postings require certain documents be attached to an application. Verify your application is complete and uploaded documents are attached to your application before submitting it. Applications may not be altered after they have been submitted.

Carefully review the FAQs if you experience difficulty with the application process or attaching documents. For technical issues with applications or attachments, call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627.

All NC Judicial Branch agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers.

The North Carolina Judicial Branch participates in E-Verify, an internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from the US Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility. To learn more, click on these links:


E-VerifyParticipation (Spanish)

Right toWork

Rightto Work (Spanish)

Charmaine J. Leeks

NC Administrative Office of the Courts

Human Resources Division


Keywords: State of North Carolina, Raleigh , GAL Supervisor, Other , Smithfield, North Carolina

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