This Position is EXEMPT from the State of Delaware Merit System
|Opening Date||9/24/2022 12:00:00 AM|
|Closing Date||10/8/2022 11:59:00 PM|
|Type of Recruitment||Exempt-Non Merit|
|Salary||Yearly: $42,320.00/Min - $52,900.00/Mid|
|Agency||Jud/Office the Child Advocate|
NCKCSC-Location to be determined:
(NCC, Kent or, Sussex, )
|Contact Name||Human Resources|
The Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) is an agency within the judicial branch, charged with safeguarding the welfare of Delaware’s children. It accomplishes this mission through advocacy, collaboration, evaluation, and education with a vision of safe and resilient children with supportive families. It has 30 full-time employees, six casual/seasonal employees, thirteen contractors and over 400 volunteers. OCA operates out of all three counties. OCA’s Legal Services Division represents approximately 550 children that are experiencing foster care through Child Attorneys and Court Appointed Special Advocates. OCA’s Office of the Investigation Coordinator (IC) monitors over 900 serious child abuse cases and leads the multidisciplinary team case reviews. OCA’s Policy and Training Division provides intensive reviews of serious child abuse cases, manages youth in transition programs, coordinates child welfare trainings, generates child welfare data and staffs the Child Protection Accountability Commission (CPAC). Administrative support is provided to all divisions through leadership, managers, and support staff.
OCA’s Office of the Investigation Coordinator (IC) (16 Del. C. § 906(c)) is required to review and monitor all reported cases of child sexual abuse, juvenile trafficking, serious physical injury, and death of a child from inception to final criminal and civil disposition. The IC reviews and analyzes these cases to ensure an appropriate and timely criminal and civil legal response. The IC seeks to ensure compliance with the Memorandum of Understanding for the MDT Response to Child Abuse and Neglect to achieve punishment for perpetrators and legal protections for victims and conducts MDT case review meetings.
In addition, the IC oversees the establishment and maintenance of an independent database case tracking system for cases within the IC purview. The IC, with support from the OCA data team, is responsible for analyzing collected data and statistics, identifying child welfare system issues and trends, providing pertinent data to the Child Protection Accountability Commission and members of the multidisciplinary team and making recommendations for system improvement in accordance with State and Federal law. IC is also responsible for maintaining data on substance exposed infants and their families.
Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.
To support the IC in accomplishing the duties of the office and to ensure that every child reported to be a victim of child death, serious physical injury or sexual abuse has a coordinated multidisciplinary team (MDT) response, this position will assist the IC team as follows:
Location options for this position are City of Wilmington (900 N. King Street, Wilmington, DE 19801), Dover (400 Court Street, Dover, DE 19901) OR Georgetown (6 W. Market Street, Suite 2, Georgetown, DE 19947).
A teleworking option may be extended to the employee selected for this position if the criteria is met per the Delaware Judicial Branch Telework Policy.
Full time employees are eligible for FREE parking!!!
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Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.
The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.