The Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County seeks a Custody Evaluator.
- DUTIES MAY INCLUDE: This position provides recommendations to the Court through written evaluation reports and/or testimony in contested child access and adoption cases; custody investigations include but are not limited to home inspections, interviews of the parties and child(ren) if appropriate, observations of parent/child(ren) interactions and interviews with collateral contacts including social services, educational and medical and mental health professionals; evaluates whether specific cases should receive a custody evaluation; evaluates whether specific cases should receive other types of evaluations; serving as an ADR provider to help settle family law matters on the day of a court hearing; and duties as assigned.
- REQUIRED: Master’s degree in social work, LCSW-C, minimum 3 years related experience, excellent verbal and written skills, computer literacy, and skills necessary to effectively interact with judges, magistrates, court staff, attorneys, and litigants. Candidates must have experience working with high conflict families or families in crisis. The ability to appropriately handle sensitive and confidential information is essential.
- PREFERRED: Knowledge of family law/court procedures and mediation or other alternative dispute training.
- SALARY/BENEFITS: This a full-time grade 16 position with county benefits.