September 22, 2022
Las Vegas, NV
Job Type



The Eighth Judicial District Court is seeking qualified candidates for the position of part-time Family Mediation Specialist. The part-time Family Mediation Specialist provides professional services to families involved in disputed child custody matters including mediation.

Part-Time Family Mediation Specialist - Initially, under close supervision, incumbents perform the more routine casework duties while learning Court policies, applicable laws, and rules related to the work. As experience is gained, duties become more diversified and the work is performed under more general supervision.

Please Note: Part-time employment will not lead to permanent employment. Part-time hourly employees are used to fill positions approximately twenty (20) hours per week or less. Part-time employees do not receive benefits. This part-time position is grant funded.


Education and Experience: Family Mediation Specialist I - Juris Doctorate or Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling, or a related behavioral science AND two (2) years of full-time professional experience in social/ behavioral services. Professional experience in Alternative Dispute Resolutions, Problem Resolution, and previous court experience are desirable.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience " sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.

Working Conditions: Work with hostile and uncooperative clients in an emotionally charged situation.

Licensing and Certification: Possession and maintenance of valid Nevada Class C Driver's License.

Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.


Mediates between parents to facilitate resolution of disputed child custody/visitation issues; assists in preparing legal stipulation and custody agreements for court. Provides emergency crisis intervention to resolve disputed child custody/visitation issues. Conducts initial orientation and educates parents/ guardians concerning the mediation process and services with parents referred by the Court. Prepares, manages, and completes accurate case notes; manages resolution caseloads within established policies, procedures, and laws; writes correspondence and a variety of letters; completes and processes a variety of forms and documents within specific established court deadlines. Coordinate and work within the Courts required reporting requirements, scheduling, and timelines; contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to parents by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. Uses standard office equipment. Drives a personal or County motor vehicle in order to attend meetings. Participates in and initiates community education programs and outreach programs.


Mobility to work in a typical office, use standard office equipment, and to drive a motor vehicle in
order to attend meetings; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, over the telephone, and public speaking. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.
Closing Date/Time: 10/4/2022 5:01 PM Pacific

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