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Kansas Judicial Branch Court Services Officer I - 10th Judicial District- Domestic Team in Johnson County, Kansas

Position number:                     K0063507

Location of Employment:       10th Judicial District, Olathe, Kansas 66061

Classification and Grade:        Court Services I, grade 36, $25.46 hourly

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Job Duties: These positions will be part of the Court Services Domestic team. Job duties may include Mediation, Conciliation, Expedited Child Interviews or Child Custody Evaluations under the jurisdiction of the District Court.

Conducting custody evaluations and child interviews involves communicating, interviewing, and interacting with parents, children, and other various personal and professional references who have interacted with the family. You may be expected to conduct home visits as well. You will prepare reports for the Court and make recommendations in the best interest of the child regarding custody, parenting time, or parenting concerns.

Providing Mediation and Conciliation services includes facilitating agreements between parties by providing direction and encouragement, finding creative ways to assist parents in working together towards mutual agreement and possessing the ability to maintain control of the conversation during times of conflict or disagreement. You will prepare reports for the Courts relative to the service provided.

Required education and experience: Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or a related field is required. This position requires attention to detail, strong organizational and time management skills, and computer skills. At least a year of experience working directly with families. The desired candidate must demonstrate the ability to maintain calm in in stressful situations, work in a fast-paced environment, and possess exceptional writing skills. The candidate should be able to work independently and as an efficient member of a team. A cover letter and writing sample will be required.  

Preferred qualifications: Current certification in Mediation/Conciliation; experience working with family court, high conflict families, mediation services or families who are separating or who have separated. 

Note:  Successful candidate must be able to pass a fingerprint-based criminal background check.

Applications accepted until:  Open until filled

The Americans with Disabilities Act ensures your right to reasonable accommodations during the employment process.  Arrangements will be made if you have a disability that requires an accommodation in completing an application form, in taking an examination, or in interviewing please notify ada@kscourts.org or 711.  A request for an accommodation will not affect your opportunities for employment with the Judicial Branch.


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