TITLE: Guardian ad litem
LOCATION: Susquehanna County Courthouse
REPORTS TO: President Judge
POSITION STATUS: Non-Union, Part-Time, variable hours
The purpose of this position is to act as the guardian ad litem for any minor child subject to a Dependency action or in any proceeding in Orphan’s Court relating to termination of parental rights filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Susquehanna County or the Orphans’ Court of Susquehanna County or the Orphans’ Court of Susquehanna County. This position reports to the President Judge.
Minimum Requirements: Must be a member in good standing with the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Education/Training: Must be willing to attend any training or educational seminars as may be required.
Confidentiality: Must be able to maintain client confidentiality as prescribed by the Rules of Professional Conduct.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have a working knowledge of or the ability to become knowledge of the Juvenile Act, Juvenile Court Procedures, dependency proceedings, termination proceedings as well as the ability to perform appellate work. Must also have the ability to function as a litigator during shelter care hearings, dependency hearings, placement review hearings, termination hearings and related court proceedings.
Human Interaction: Requires the ability to work collaboratively and collegially with colleagues, clients, court staff and those affiliated with Dependency matters.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires an understanding of appropriate courtroom decorum and the Rules of Professional Conduct.
Special Requirements: Must be willing to travel to placement facilities, other county courthouses, and educational training venues.
How to Apply:
Any attorney that would like to be considered as a candidate for this position should submit a letter of interest to the following address:
Susquehanna County Court of Common Pleas
c/o Cathy E. Hawley, District Court Administrator
PO Box 218
Montrose, PA 18801
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of and level of duties being performed by a person assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required to perform this position.
I HAVE READ THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH THEREIN. I HEREBY ACCEPT THE POSITION AND AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE REQUIREMENTS AND DUTIES SET FORTH. I WILL PERFORM ALL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY.
Signature Department Head
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Employer will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.
The 34th Judicial District, Court of Common Pleas of Susquehanna County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Court will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.