Delaware County Staff Attorney
Objectives Under general supervision of the Delaware County DJFS Director; works to assist JFS staff interpreting laws, rules and policies governing all agency programs. Assists protective services casework staff in reaching well-informed and plausible decisions regarding actions on legal aspects of child welfare cases; prepares and presents cases for court; conducts legal research and offers legal advice; prepares for and conducts quasi-judicial hearings; creates and supports communication with the Delaware County Courts; regularly acts as liaison with the Prosecutor’s office, practicing attorneys, casework staff, and county administration. The employee will help the agency achieve CFSR standards and help ensure service delivery that focuses on Safety, Permanency and Well-being for the families served by the agency. The employee is committed to practicing cultural competence by: working respectfully and effectively with people of all cultures, classes, races, genders, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, mental and physical abilities, ages and appearances in a manner that recognizes, affirms and values the worth of individuals, families and communities and protects and preserves the dignity of each. Individual reports to the JFS Director.
Job Standards Juris Doctorate degree is required, and must be licensed, admitted, and be in good standing with the Ohio Bar for practice as an Attorney in the State of Ohio; Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in child welfare or the practice of juvenile law; strong time management and interpersonal communication skills combined with a demonstrated ability to manage and lead subordinate personnel; Must possess a State of Ohio Driver’s License and acceptable driving record. Must meet and maintain qualifications for driving on county business as a continued condition of employment All required licenses and certificates must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.
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