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Chief Probation Officer III - District 3A - Lincoln
Deadline: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | Salary: $5,479.29 - $6,675.97/month

A Chief Probation Officer is appointed by the State Probation Administrator with the concurrence of a majority of judges within the judicial district the Chief Probation Officer serves. This position is the administrative and supervisory officer of the district probation office and is responsible for the direction of all employees and activities within the district.

Essential job functions include, but are not limited to, supervising and evaluating the performance of staff; ensuring staff compliance with state standards, policy and procedure; developing and implementing a district budget; evaluating staff workload to ensure equity; representing the district on special committees, and with community agencies and other departments of county/state government, knowledge and understanding of evidence-based practices (EBP).

Basic qualifications for consideration include experience supervising staff and the ability to lead a probation district. A degree in social science, public administration, criminal justice or a closely-related field with responsible supervisory and administrative experience.  Extensive related employment experience may be substituted.  

The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.  

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov  fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

Juvenile Justice Resource Supervisor - District 4J - Omaha
Deadline: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Salary: $3,976.69 - $4,845.21/month

This is a professional position under the day-to-day supervision of the local Chief Probation Officer. Responsibilities include matching juvenile service needs and funding options relative to out-of-home care/placement and behavior health services. Essential functions will include identifying funding streams for out-of-home care/placement and/or wrap around services; providing consultation and assistance to officers with difficult-to-place juveniles; conducting aggregate review of service outcomes to determine level of efficiency and gap existence; and recruiting providers and encouraging improved service delivery. Also required is knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, regulations, policies, programs and services pertinent to resource development, Medicaid/Managed Care System, community-based resources, and services; ability to plan, coordinate, monitor, and prioritize resource development assignments; knowledge of resource development case management practices and principles and community resources; and ability to establish and maintain positive relationships.

Basic job qualifications include any combination of training and/or experience that will enable the incumbent to possess the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Must meet basic requirements for selection as a Probation Officer and complete mandatory training for new probation officers. Graduation from a four-year accredited college is required. A Master’s degree in criminal justice or social/behavioral sciences is preferred.

The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

Accounting Clerk - Buffalo - Kearney
Deadline: Thursday, April 23, 2015 | Salary: $14.06 - $17.13/hour

The Buffalo County Court is taking applications for an Accounting Clerk.  This is a responsible bookkeeping and related accounting work position in the maintenance and balancing of all financial records of the county court. Work is independently performed within established policies and procedures which is reviewed by the appropriate supervisor through conferences and reports. Work involves posting daily receipts to the cash and fee ledger, maintaining ledger in balance, daily cash balancing functions, maintaining all financial records of the court as described in the Nebraska County Court System Accounting Manual, with responsibility for their accuracy and may be assigned other appropriate duties as needed. Minimum Qualifications include: Graduation from high school or its equivalent is required. Preferred Requirements: Knowledge and experience in bookkeeping and general accounting principles, familiarity with the use of standard office and computer equipment, ability to follow oral and written instructions. Other Requirements: Ability to become proficient in the use of JUSTICE (the statewide court computer system) at the time of installation in the court. 

Chief Deputy Probation Officer II - District 1 - Beatrice
Deadline: Monday, April 27, 2015 | Salary: $4,293.18 - $5,230.82/month

The position may entail specifically assigned administrative tasks tailored to fit the needs of a particular district and/or the needs of the Chief Probation Officer. This position has oversight of general probation officer duties and responsibilities. 

 

Essential job functions include, but are not limited to, monitoring district and state policies, procedures, and protocols, engaging in frequent consultation with the Chief Probation Officer regarding managerial issues, acting as the Chief Probation Officer’s liaison, and temporarily assuming responsibility for the management of the district during the absence of the Chief Probation Officer; conferring with and counsel staff to exchange information and/or explain district policies, procedures, and guidelines, and offer solutions to work-related problems; train staff within a district or satellite office in practices, policies and procedures associated with supervision and investigation of offenders, and monitor their compliance with System standards.

Basic qualifications for consideration are the same as those for a Probation Officer which include a Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences, criminal justice or related fields.

The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.  

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

Specialized Substance Abuse Supervision Officer (SSAS) - District 9 - Kearney
Deadline: Monday, April 27, 2015 | Salary: $3,787.32 - $4,614.48/month

This professional position is primarily responsible for the supervision of the high-risk felony drug client under the authority of the Nebraska State Probation System or the Nebraska Parole System.  The SSAS officer shall develop programming for the high-risk client and be responsible for the day-to-day activities of these clients in the community.  SSAS officers shall communicate with providers and stakeholders within the community.  Due to the nature of the work, this position requires flexible scheduling and non-traditional working hours. This position has the same statutory authority and responsibilities as a traditional and Community-Based Intervention senior probation officer in addition to the following responsibilities.  

Responsibilities to include supervision of high-risk felony drug clients from both the Probation and Parole systems; develop a team supervision approach with the SSAS client's referral source;  facilitate groups which may include, but not be limited to, cognitive restructuring, cognitive skill building, life skills enhancement, and general education of clients; participate in the treatment process of the clients which may include, but not be limited to, attend treatment groups and communicating with providers under the guidelines of the Standardized Model; ability to match the SSAS client's needs to the appropriate treatment modality or service; establish an appropriate case plan which will incorporate stages of change and criminogenic factors; develop a day and evening reporting center within the community and incorporate community providers into the programming being conducted in this center; participate in specialized training that addresses supervising specialized clients; create a comprehensive network of community-wide resources; visit programs and engage providers; involve the client in the early stages of behavioral changes through targeted treatment.

Skills and abilities include being able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the Standardized Model, cognitive skill building, relapse prevention, motivational interviewing, and social learning theory, and other appropriate specialized skills; demonstrating skills and abilities in establishing, promoting, and maintaining positive working relationships with the court system, other criminal justice agencies, local or regional stakeholders, and treatment providers;  being able to demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrate the ability to interpret data.

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in the social sciences, criminal justice, or related fields with at least three years of experience providing case management and/or completion of investigations in a community corrections based program or agency.  

The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required. 

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

Secretary I - District 3A - Lincoln
Deadline: Monday, April 27, 2015 | Salary: $2,139.72 - $2,607.05/month

Entry-level clerical position.  Ability to type letters and reports from dictation or rough draft, copy confidential file material, complete various required forms. Receptionist, answer phone, greets public/clients/judges/attorneys.  Operate office machines including computers.  Graduation from high school or its equivalent. Experience or training performing office support functions.

The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.   The salary ranges from $2,139.72 to $2,607.05 monthly.   This position closes April 27, 2015.

Please visit  www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

Problem Solving Court Coordinator - District 5 - York
Deadline: Monday, April 27, 2015 | Salary: $4,034.78 - $4,915.98/month

This is a supervisory position with the drug treatment court and oversees the duties and functions of the court as well as provides supervision to the drug court participants.  Is responsible for the daily operations of the drug treatment court, responsible for the implementation of the drug court policies and procedures; updates policies and procedures regularly; provide ongoing training; establish collaborative working relationships with alcohol and chemical dependency providers, health and human service delivery staff, and other ancillary agencies. Serve as the district’s substance abuse services technical consultant, prepare and share current and updated information regarding substance abuse services; target clients appropriate for the drug treatment court; prepare and maintain drug treatment court budget; be able to communicate with people from all walks of life; demonstrate ability to work well with the court system and other criminal justice agencies; attend local, regional and state criminal justice planning councils and training conferences; ability to interpret the drug treatment court to the public through speaking engagements and consultation with community groups.  

Advanced degree and considerable experience preferred. Graduation from a four year accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, social work, or related field plus experience in the mental health, substance abuse or correctional field, including some supervisory experience or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the desirable knowledge, abilities, and skills.  Licensed in substance abuse counseling (LADC) and extensive experience in the substance abuse treatment field may be substituted for the education requirement.   

The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

Associate Public Guardian - - Lincoln
Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015 | Salary: $3,542.00 - $4,316.00/month

Location: Lincoln  (service area includes the counties of Jefferson, Lancaster*, Saline and Seward)   * indicates county shared between Associate Guardians.

The Administrative Office of the Courts is accepting applications for an Associate Public Guardian. These are responsible positions that will serve as a public guardians to qualifying minors and adult individuals whose disabilities and functional capabilities hinder day-to-day management of personal affairs and/or management of financial matters. The Associate Public Guardians will also recruit substitute private guardians and provide education and information to support family and private guardians.  Responsibilities include:  assisting in expediting benefits to entitled eligible individuals; conducting intake interviews and providing counseling to a caseload of clients; investigating the financial, psychological, family and social histories of referred individuals; arranging for client services and housing; conducting home and facility visits and inspections; assuring care and treatment best-suited to the  clients’ interests; recommending action based on informed consent for medical, surgical and hospitalization; and all other responsibilities as required by the type of guardianship identified.  Will work with various private and public organizations for the purpose of developing local treatment resources.  Responsible for estate management and sound personal and financial management to ensure the most appropriate level and highest quality of care of person and property.  Will prepare comprehensive personal and financial court reports, maintains case records, ensure clients’ bills are paid; attend court hearings as appropriate; and collect data and statistics as required. Extensive independent travel may be required.

The successful candidates will have working knowledge of the Office of Public Guardian statutory requirements along with the ability to read and understand documents used in financial and estate management and in real property transactions, in addition to working knowledge of community systems and services and the appropriate utilization for referral and placement of minors, the elderly, people with mental illness, and individuals with developmental disabilities.  The Associate Public Guardians must have the ability to coordinate guardianship/conservatorship case management efforts with other public and/or non-profit agencies involved in client cases and the ability to prepare clear, concise written communications and comprehensive office and court reports and maintain complete and accurate case information and case records.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a focus on social work, counseling, psychology, gerontology, related behavioral science, or client support business services and at least two years’ experience in a discipline pertinent to the provision of guardianship and conservatorship services which must include decision-making judgment for the benefit of others in the area of legal, guidance and counseling, healthcare, probation and parole, public administration with a focus on developmental disabilities, and/or persons with disruptive behaviors.

Preferred Qualifications:  J.D. or Ph.D.; or Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Gerontology or related behavioral science or equivalent advanced degree which includes a supervised field placement providing social casework or counseling services to elderly, vulnerable or dependent adults, minors and their families.

Additional qualifications:

No felony conviction; no misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude; possession of a valid Nebraska Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or alternate means of transportation; excellent credit history; highest personal and professional references that would support a court finding of suitability to qualify for appointment as a guardian and conservator.

Note:  Each of the below reports are required in order to serve as Guardian/Conservator in Nebraska and must be submitted for review upon hire. 

1.    Credit Report—Any established credit reporting agency/business is accepted.

2.   Sex Offender Registry—Nebraska residents use: Nebraska State Patrol Sex Offender Registry and complete Affidavit of Sex Offender Registry Search.  Out of State applicants use home-state registry.

3.  Criminal History—Nebraska law requires a national criminal history check. National checks are currently unavailable; courts are accepting state-specific reports from the proposed guardian/conservator’s state(s) of residence at this time.  Nebraska residents use Nebraska State Patrol Criminal History Reports for Arrest and Prosecution (RAP) sheet.

4.  Abuse, Neglect Registry—Child/Adult Abuse and Neglect Registry checks are done in writing through Department of Health and Human Services (forms are both Spanish and English).


Beginning salary is $3,542 to $4,316 per month with excellent benefits.  All applications must be received by April 30, 2015.

Please note: Multiple location openings for this position are being posted.  If you wish to be considered for multiple or all locations you must apply separately to each location.

Associate Public Guardian - - Lincoln
Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015 | Salary: $3,542.00 - $4,316.00/month

Location: Lincoln  (service area includes the counties of Gage and Lancaster*)   * indicates county shared between Associate Guardians.

The Administrative Office of the Courts is accepting applications for an Associate Public Guardian. These are responsible positions that will serve as a public guardians to qualifying minors and adult individuals whose disabilities and functional capabilities hinder day-to-day management of personal affairs and/or management of financial matters. The Associate Public Guardians will also recruit substitute private guardians and provide education and information to support family and private guardians.  Responsibilities include:  assisting in expediting benefits to entitled eligible individuals; conducting intake interviews and providing counseling to a caseload of clients; investigating the financial, psychological, family and social histories of referred individuals; arranging for client services and housing; conducting home and facility visits and inspections; assuring care and treatment best-suited to the  clients’ interests; recommending action based on informed consent for medical, surgical and hospitalization; and all other responsibilities as required by the type of guardianship identified.  Will work with various private and public organizations for the purpose of developing local treatment resources.  Responsible for estate management and sound personal and financial management to ensure the most appropriate level and highest quality of care of person and property.  Will prepare comprehensive personal and financial court reports, maintains case records, ensure clients’ bills are paid; attend court hearings as appropriate; and collect data and statistics as required. Extensive independent travel may be required.

The successful candidates will have working knowledge of the Office of Public Guardian statutory requirements along with the ability to read and understand documents used in financial and estate management and in real property transactions, in addition to working knowledge of community systems and services and the appropriate utilization for referral and placement of minors, the elderly, people with mental illness, and individuals with developmental disabilities.  The Associate Public Guardians must have the ability to coordinate guardianship/conservatorship case management efforts with other public and/or non-profit agencies involved in client cases and the ability to prepare clear, concise written communications and comprehensive office and court reports and maintain complete and accurate case information and case records.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a focus on social work, counseling, psychology, gerontology, related behavioral science, or client support business services and at least two years’ experience in a discipline pertinent to the provision of guardianship and conservatorship services which must include decision-making judgment for the benefit of others in the area of legal, guidance and counseling, healthcare, probation and parole, public administration with a focus on developmental disabilities, and/or persons with disruptive behaviors.

Preferred Qualifications:  J.D. or Ph.D.; or Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Gerontology or related behavioral science or equivalent advanced degree which includes a supervised field placement providing social casework or counseling services to elderly, vulnerable or dependent adults, minors and their families.

Additional qualifications:

No felony conviction; no misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude; possession of a valid Nebraska Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or alternate means of transportation; excellent credit history; highest personal and professional references that would support a court finding of suitability to qualify for appointment as a guardian and conservator.

Note:  Each of the below reports are required in order to serve as Guardian/Conservator in Nebraska and must be submitted for review upon hire. 

1.    Credit Report—Any established credit reporting agency/business is accepted.

2.   Sex Offender Registry—Nebraska residents use: Nebraska State Patrol Sex Offender Registry and complete Affidavit of Sex Offender Registry Search.  Out of State applicants use home-state registry.

3.  Criminal History—Nebraska law requires a national criminal history check. National checks are currently unavailable; courts are accepting state-specific reports from the proposed guardian/conservator’s state(s) of residence at this time.  Nebraska residents use Nebraska State Patrol Criminal History Reports for Arrest and Prosecution (RAP) sheet.

4.  Abuse, Neglect Registry—Child/Adult Abuse and Neglect Registry checks are done in writing through Department of Health and Human Services (forms are both Spanish and English).


Beginning salary is $3,542 to $4,316 per month with excellent benefits.  All applications must be received by April 30, 2015.

Please note: Multiple location openings for this position are being posted.  If you wish to be considered for multiple or all locations you must apply separately to each location.

                                                                                                                              

Associate Public Guardian - - Norfolk
Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015 | Salary: $3,542.00 - $4,316.00/month

Location: Norfolk  (service area includes the counties of Antelope, Boone, Boyd, Cedar, Dixon, Holt, Knox, Madison, Pierce, Platte, Stanton and Wayne)    

The Administrative Office of the Courts is accepting applications for an Associate Public Guardian. These are responsible positions that will serve as a public guardians to qualifying minors and adult individuals whose disabilities and functional capabilities hinder day-to-day management of personal affairs and/or management of financial matters. The Associate Public Guardians will also recruit substitute private guardians and provide education and information to support family and private guardians.  Responsibilities include:  assisting in expediting benefits to entitled eligible individuals; conducting intake interviews and providing counseling to a caseload of clients; investigating the financial, psychological, family and social histories of referred individuals; arranging for client services and housing; conducting home and facility visits and inspections; assuring care and treatment best-suited to the  clients’ interests; recommending action based on informed consent for medical, surgical and hospitalization; and all other responsibilities as required by the type of guardianship identified.  Will work with various private and public organizations for the purpose of developing local treatment resources.  Responsible for estate management and sound personal and financial management to ensure the most appropriate level and highest quality of care of person and property.  Will prepare comprehensive personal and financial court reports, maintains case records, ensure clients’ bills are paid; attend court hearings as appropriate; and collect data and statistics as required. Extensive independent travel may be required.

The successful candidates will have working knowledge of the Office of Public Guardian statutory requirements along with the ability to read and understand documents used in financial and estate management and in real property transactions, in addition to working knowledge of community systems and services and the appropriate utilization for referral and placement of minors, the elderly, people with mental illness, and individuals with developmental disabilities.  The Associate Public Guardians must have the ability to coordinate guardianship/conservatorship case management efforts with other public and/or non-profit agencies involved in client cases and the ability to prepare clear, concise written communications and comprehensive office and court reports and maintain complete and accurate case information and case records.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a focus on social work, counseling, psychology, gerontology, related behavioral science, or client support business services and at least two years’ experience in a discipline pertinent to the provision of guardianship and conservatorship services which must include decision-making judgment for the benefit of others in the area of legal, guidance and counseling, healthcare, probation and parole, public administration with a focus on developmental disabilities, and/or persons with disruptive behaviors.

Preferred Qualifications:  J.D. or Ph.D.; or Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Gerontology or related behavioral science or equivalent advanced degree which includes a supervised field placement providing social casework or counseling services to elderly, vulnerable or dependent adults, minors and their families.

Additional qualifications:

No felony conviction; no misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude; possession of a valid Nebraska Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or alternate means of transportation; excellent credit history; highest personal and professional references that would support a court finding of suitability to qualify for appointment as a guardian and conservator.

Note:  Each of the below reports are required in order to serve as Guardian/Conservator in Nebraska and must be submitted for review upon hire. 

1.    Credit Report—Any established credit reporting agency/business is accepted.

2.   Sex Offender Registry—Nebraska residents use: Nebraska State Patrol Sex Offender Registry and complete Affidavit of Sex Offender Registry Search.  Out of State applicants use home-state registry.

3.  Criminal History—Nebraska law requires a national criminal history check. National checks are currently unavailable; courts are accepting state-specific reports from the proposed guardian/conservator’s state(s) of residence at this time.  Nebraska residents use Nebraska State Patrol Criminal History Reports for Arrest and Prosecution (RAP) sheet.

4.  Abuse, Neglect Registry—Child/Adult Abuse and Neglect Registry checks are done in writing through Department of Health and Human Services (forms are both Spanish and English).


Beginning salary is $3,542 to $4,316 per month with excellent benefits.  All applications must be received by April 30, 2015.

Please note: Multiple location openings for this position are being posted.  If you wish to be considered for multiple or all locations you must apply separately to each location.

                                                                                                                              

Associate Public Guardian - - Grand Island
Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015 | Salary: $3,542.00 - $4,316.00/month

Location: Grand Island  (service area includes the counties of Adams, Clay, Fillmore, Greeley, Hall*, Hamilton, Howard, Nance, Merrick, Nuckolls, Polk, Thayer, Webster, Wheeler and York)  * indicates county shared between Associate Guardians.

The Administrative Office of the Courts is accepting applications for an Associate Public Guardian. These are responsible positions that will serve as a public guardians to qualifying minors and adult individuals whose disabilities and functional capabilities hinder day-to-day management of personal affairs and/or management of financial matters. The Associate Public Guardians will also recruit substitute private guardians and provide education and information to support family and private guardians.  Responsibilities include:  assisting in expediting benefits to entitled eligible individuals; conducting intake interviews and providing counseling to a caseload of clients; investigating the financial, psychological, family and social histories of referred individuals; arranging for client services and housing; conducting home and facility visits and inspections; assuring care and treatment best-suited to the  clients’ interests; recommending action based on informed consent for medical, surgical and hospitalization; and all other responsibilities as required by the type of guardianship identified.  Will work with various private and public organizations for the purpose of developing local treatment resources.  Responsible for estate management and sound personal and financial management to ensure the most appropriate level and highest quality of care of person and property.  Will prepare comprehensive personal and financial court reports, maintains case records, ensure clients’ bills are paid; attend court hearings as appropriate; and collect data and statistics as required. Extensive independent travel may be required.

The successful candidates will have working knowledge of the Office of Public Guardian statutory requirements along with the ability to read and understand documents used in financial and estate management and in real property transactions, in addition to working knowledge of community systems and services and the appropriate utilization for referral and placement of minors, the elderly, people with mental illness, and individuals with developmental disabilities.  The Associate Public Guardians must have the ability to coordinate guardianship/conservatorship case management efforts with other public and/or non-profit agencies involved in client cases and the ability to prepare clear, concise written communications and comprehensive office and court reports and maintain complete and accurate case information and case records.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a focus on social work, counseling, psychology, gerontology, related behavioral science, or client support business services and at least two years’ experience in a discipline pertinent to the provision of guardianship and conservatorship services which must include decision-making judgment for the benefit of others in the area of legal, guidance and counseling, healthcare, probation and parole, public administration with a focus on developmental disabilities, and/or persons with disruptive behaviors.

Preferred Qualifications:  J.D. or Ph.D.; or Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Gerontology or related behavioral science or equivalent advanced degree which includes a supervised field placement providing social casework or counseling services to elderly, vulnerable or dependent adults, minors and their families.

Additional qualifications:

No felony conviction; no misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude; possession of a valid Nebraska Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or alternate means of transportation; excellent credit history; highest personal and professional references that would support a court finding of suitability to qualify for appointment as a guardian and conservator.

Note:  Each of the below reports are required in order to serve as Guardian/Conservator in Nebraska and must be submitted for review upon hire. 

1.    Credit Report—Any established credit reporting agency/business is accepted.

2.   Sex Offender Registry—Nebraska residents use: Nebraska State Patrol Sex Offender Registry and complete Affidavit of Sex Offender Registry Search.  Out of State applicants use home-state registry.

3.  Criminal History—Nebraska law requires a national criminal history check. National checks are currently unavailable; courts are accepting state-specific reports from the proposed guardian/conservator’s state(s) of residence at this time.  Nebraska residents use Nebraska State Patrol Criminal History Reports for Arrest and Prosecution (RAP) sheet.

4.  Abuse, Neglect Registry—Child/Adult Abuse and Neglect Registry checks are done in writing through Department of Health and Human Services (forms are both Spanish and English).


Beginning salary is $3,542 to $4,316 per month with excellent benefits.  All applications must be received by April 30, 2015.

Please note: Multiple location openings for this position are being posted.  If you wish to be considered for multiple or all locations you must apply separately to each location.

                                                                                                                              

Associate Public Guardian - - Kearney
Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015 | Salary: $3,542.00 - $4,316.00/month

Location: Kearney  (service area includes the counties of Blain, Buffalo, Brown, Custer, Dawson, Franklin, Furnas, Garfield, Gosper, Hall*, Harlan, Keya Paha, Kearney, Loup, Phelps, Rock, Sherman and Valley)  * indicates county shared between Associate Guardians.

The Administrative Office of the Courts is accepting applications for an Associate Public Guardian. These are responsible positions that will serve as a public guardians to qualifying minors and adult individuals whose disabilities and functional capabilities hinder day-to-day management of personal affairs and/or management of financial matters. The Associate Public Guardians will also recruit substitute private guardians and provide education and information to support family and private guardians.  Responsibilities include:  assisting in expediting benefits to entitled eligible individuals; conducting intake interviews and providing counseling to a caseload of clients; investigating the financial, psychological, family and social histories of referred individuals; arranging for client services and housing; conducting home and facility visits and inspections; assuring care and treatment best-suited to the  clients’ interests; recommending action based on informed consent for medical, surgical and hospitalization; and all other responsibilities as required by the type of guardianship identified.  Will work with various private and public organizations for the purpose of developing local treatment resources.  Responsible for estate management and sound personal and financial management to ensure the most appropriate level and highest quality of care of person and property.  Will prepare comprehensive personal and financial court reports, maintains case records, ensure clients’ bills are paid; attend court hearings as appropriate; and collect data and statistics as required. Extensive independent travel may be required.

The successful candidates will have working knowledge of the Office of Public Guardian statutory requirements along with the ability to read and understand documents used in financial and estate management and in real property transactions, in addition to working knowledge of community systems and services and the appropriate utilization for referral and placement of minors, the elderly, people with mental illness, and individuals with developmental disabilities.  The Associate Public Guardians must have the ability to coordinate guardianship/conservatorship case management efforts with other public and/or non-profit agencies involved in client cases and the ability to prepare clear, concise written communications and comprehensive office and court reports and maintain complete and accurate case information and case records.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a focus on social work, counseling, psychology, gerontology, related behavioral science, or client support business services and at least two years’ experience in a discipline pertinent to the provision of guardianship and conservatorship services which must include decision-making judgment for the benefit of others in the area of legal, guidance and counseling, healthcare, probation and parole, public administration with a focus on developmental disabilities, and/or persons with disruptive behaviors.

Preferred Qualifications:  J.D. or Ph.D.; or Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Gerontology or related behavioral science or equivalent advanced degree which includes a supervised field placement providing social casework or counseling services to elderly, vulnerable or dependent adults, minors and their families.

Additional qualifications:

No felony conviction; no misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude; possession of a valid Nebraska Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or alternate means of transportation; excellent credit history; highest personal and professional references that would support a court finding of suitability to qualify for appointment as a guardian and conservator.

Note:  Each of the below reports are required in order to serve as Guardian/Conservator in Nebraska and must be submitted for review upon hire. 

1.    Credit Report—Any established credit reporting agency/business is accepted.

2.   Sex Offender Registry—Nebraska residents use: Nebraska State Patrol Sex Offender Registry and complete Affidavit of Sex Offender Registry Search.  Out of State applicants use home-state registry.

3.  Criminal History—Nebraska law requires a national criminal history check. National checks are currently unavailable; courts are accepting state-specific reports from the proposed guardian/conservator’s state(s) of residence at this time.  Nebraska residents use Nebraska State Patrol Criminal History Reports for Arrest and Prosecution (RAP) sheet.

4.  Abuse, Neglect Registry—Child/Adult Abuse and Neglect Registry checks are done in writing through Department of Health and Human Services (forms are both Spanish and English).


Beginning salary is $3,542 to $4,316 per month with excellent benefits.  All applications must be received by April 30, 2015.

Please note: Multiple location openings for this position are being posted.  If you wish to be considered for multiple or all locations you must apply separately to each location.

                                                                                                                              

Associate Public Guardian - - North Platte
Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015 | Salary: $3,542.00 - $4,316.00/month

Location: North Platte  (service area includes the counties of Arthur, Chase, Cherry, Dundy, Frontier, Grant, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow and Thomas)                                                  

The Administrative Office of the Courts is accepting applications for an Associate Public Guardian. These are responsible positions that will serve as a public guardians to qualifying minors and adult individuals whose disabilities and functional capabilities hinder day-to-day management of personal affairs and/or management of financial matters. The Associate Public Guardians will also recruit substitute private guardians and provide education and information to support family and private guardians.  Responsibilities include:  assisting in expediting benefits to entitled eligible individuals; conducting intake interviews and providing counseling to a caseload of clients; investigating the financial, psychological, family and social histories of referred individuals; arranging for client services and housing; conducting home and facility visits and inspections; assuring care and treatment best-suited to the  clients’ interests; recommending action based on informed consent for medical, surgical and hospitalization; and all other responsibilities as required by the type of guardianship identified.  Will work with various private and public organizations for the purpose of developing local treatment resources.  Responsible for estate management and sound personal and financial management to ensure the most appropriate level and highest quality of care of person and property.  Will prepare comprehensive personal and financial court reports, maintains case records, ensure clients’ bills are paid; attend court hearings as appropriate; and collect data and statistics as required. Extensive independent travel may be required.

The successful candidates will have working knowledge of the Office of Public Guardian statutory requirements along with the ability to read and understand documents used in financial and estate management and in real property transactions, in addition to working knowledge of community systems and services and the appropriate utilization for referral and placement of minors, the elderly, people with mental illness, and individuals with developmental disabilities.  The Associate Public Guardians must have the ability to coordinate guardianship/conservatorship case management efforts with other public and/or non-profit agencies involved in client cases and the ability to prepare clear, concise written communications and comprehensive office and court reports and maintain complete and accurate case information and case records.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a focus on social work, counseling, psychology, gerontology, related behavioral science, or client support business services and at least two years’ experience in a discipline pertinent to the provision of guardianship and conservatorship services which must include decision-making judgment for the benefit of others in the area of legal, guidance and counseling, healthcare, probation and parole, public administration with a focus on developmental disabilities, and/or persons with disruptive behaviors.

Preferred Qualifications:  J.D. or Ph.D.; or Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Gerontology or related behavioral science or equivalent advanced degree which includes a supervised field placement providing social casework or counseling services to elderly, vulnerable or dependent adults, minors and their families.

Additional qualifications:

No felony conviction; no misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude; possession of a valid Nebraska Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or alternate means of transportation; excellent credit history; highest personal and professional references that would support a court finding of suitability to qualify for appointment as a guardian and conservator.

Note:  Each of the below reports are required in order to serve as Guardian/Conservator in Nebraska and must be submitted for review upon hire. 

1.    Credit Report—Any established credit reporting agency/business is accepted.

2.   Sex Offender Registry—Nebraska residents use: Nebraska State Patrol Sex Offender Registry and complete Affidavit of Sex Offender Registry Search.  Out of State applicants use home-state registry.

3.  Criminal History—Nebraska law requires a national criminal history check. National checks are currently unavailable; courts are accepting state-specific reports from the proposed guardian/conservator’s state(s) of residence at this time.  Nebraska residents use Nebraska State Patrol Criminal History Reports for Arrest and Prosecution (RAP) sheet.

4.  Abuse, Neglect Registry—Child/Adult Abuse and Neglect Registry checks are done in writing through Department of Health and Human Services (forms are both Spanish and English).


Beginning salary is $3,542 to $4,316 per month with excellent benefits.  All applications must be received by April 30, 2015.

Please note: Multiple location openings for this position are being posted.  If you wish to be considered for multiple or all locations you must apply separately to each location.

                                                                                                                              

Associate Public Guardian - - Scotts Bluff/Gering
Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015 | Salary: $3,542.00 - $4,316.00/month

Location: Scotts Bluff/Gering  (service area includes the counties of Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan and Sioux)                                   

The Administrative Office of the Courts is accepting applications for an Associate Public Guardian. These are responsible positions that will serve as a public guardians to qualifying minors and adult individuals whose disabilities and functional capabilities hinder day-to-day management of personal affairs and/or management of financial matters. The Associate Public Guardians will also recruit substitute private guardians and provide education and information to support family and private guardians.  Responsibilities include:  assisting in expediting benefits to entitled eligible individuals; conducting intake interviews and providing counseling to a caseload of clients; investigating the financial, psychological, family and social histories of referred individuals; arranging for client services and housing; conducting home and facility visits and inspections; assuring care and treatment best-suited to the  clients’ interests; recommending action based on informed consent for medical, surgical and hospitalization; and all other responsibilities as required by the type of guardianship identified.  Will work with various private and public organizations for the purpose of developing local treatment resources.  Responsible for estate management and sound personal and financial management to ensure the most appropriate level and highest quality of care of person and property.  Will prepare comprehensive personal and financial court reports, maintains case records, ensure clients’ bills are paid; attend court hearings as appropriate; and collect data and statistics as required. Extensive independent travel may be required.

The successful candidates will have working knowledge of the Office of Public Guardian statutory requirements along with the ability to read and understand documents used in financial and estate management and in real property transactions, in addition to working knowledge of community systems and services and the appropriate utilization for referral and placement of minors, the elderly, people with mental illness, and individuals with developmental disabilities.  The Associate Public Guardians must have the ability to coordinate guardianship/conservatorship case management efforts with other public and/or non-profit agencies involved in client cases and the ability to prepare clear, concise written communications and comprehensive office and court reports and maintain complete and accurate case information and case records.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a focus on social work, counseling, psychology, gerontology, related behavioral science, or client support business services and at least two years’ experience in a discipline pertinent to the provision of guardianship and conservatorship services which must include decision-making judgment for the benefit of others in the area of legal, guidance and counseling, healthcare, probation and parole, public administration with a focus on developmental disabilities, and/or persons with disruptive behaviors.

Preferred Qualifications:  J.D. or Ph.D.; or Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Gerontology or related behavioral science or equivalent advanced degree which includes a supervised field placement providing social casework or counseling services to elderly, vulnerable or dependent adults, minors and their families.

Additional qualifications:

No felony conviction; no misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude; possession of a valid Nebraska Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or alternate means of transportation; excellent credit history; highest personal and professional references that would support a court finding of suitability to qualify for appointment as a guardian and conservator.

Note:  Each of the below reports are required in order to serve as Guardian/Conservator in Nebraska and must be submitted for review upon hire. 

1.    Credit Report—Any established credit reporting agency/business is accepted.

2.   Sex Offender Registry—Nebraska residents use: Nebraska State Patrol Sex Offender Registry and complete Affidavit of Sex Offender Registry Search.  Out of State applicants use home-state registry.

3.  Criminal History—Nebraska law requires a national criminal history check. National checks are currently unavailable; courts are accepting state-specific reports from the proposed guardian/conservator’s state(s) of residence at this time.  Nebraska residents use Nebraska State Patrol Criminal History Reports for Arrest and Prosecution (RAP) sheet.

4.  Abuse, Neglect Registry—Child/Adult Abuse and Neglect Registry checks are done in writing through Department of Health and Human Services (forms are both Spanish and English).


Beginning salary is $3,542 to $4,316 per month with excellent benefits.  All applications must be received by April 30, 2015.

Please note: Multiple location openings for this position are being posted.  If you wish to be considered for multiple or all locations you must apply separately to each location.

                                                                                                                              

Public Guardian Education and Outreach Coordinator - - Lincoln
Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015 | Salary: $3,374.25 - $4,111.00/month

The Administrative Office of the Courts is accepting applications for a Public Guardian Education and Outreach Coordinator. This is a responsible position that will establish and implement Education and Outreach Programs of the Office of Public Guardian in conjunction with the Director, Deputy Director and Associate Public Guardians. Responsibilities will include recruitment and training for OPG Volunteer Court Visitors and Guardian/Conservator Programs and the provision of education for Nebraska’s private and family guardians and conservators.  Recruitment will entail engaging OPG Court visitor and guardian/conservator volunteers across the state  through community engagement opportunities, training seminars, public presentations, networking with community and advocate organizations, and organizing  information sessions. The position is responsible for communication strategies for the Office of Public Guardianship Education and Outreach Program, including website content, e-communication, media strategy, curriculum development, manuals, study guides, electronic/IT education tools, traditional outreach materials (fliers, posters, handouts fact sheets) and creating web-based education materials and webinars. This position works cross-functionally within the Office of Public Guardian and represents the Office of Public Guardian externally by working with partner organizations, advocates, trial court personnel, and volunteers to implement strategies focused on positive outcomes for vulnerable adults served by OPG Education and Outreach Programs.

The successful candidate will have extensive working knowledge of community outreach and networking, volunteer recruitment, staff and volunteer leadership, and management. Requirements include strong organizational and interpersonal skills, service orientation, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task, self-start, independently identify and solve problems. Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as strong public speaking abilities, ability to build and sustain productive relationships with diverse individuals, groups, organizations and communities and be able to build consensus, collaborate with and convene multiple partners in efforts that produce specific deliverables and demonstrable outcomes taking concepts from initiation to completion with minimal supervision and develop action plans understanding accountability for recruitment results are also required.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in education or relevant social sciences and a minimum of three years’ related experience to include experience delivering education programs in a school or business setting and experience recruiting or working closely with volunteers. 

Preferred Qualifications:  Program coordination experience in a nonprofit setting and knowledge of court, guardianship/conservatorship process.

Other Qualifications:  Flexibility and adaptability in work schedule, including extensive state travel.

Beginning salary is $3,374.25 to $4,111 per month with excellent benefits.  All applications must be received by April 30, 2015.

 

Administrative Assistant - - Lincoln
Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015 | Salary: $3,175.00 - $3,868.00/month

The Administrative Office of the Courts is taking applications for a full time Administrative Assistant position. This is a responsible administrative support position for the staff of the Office of Public Guardian. Work involves, but is not limited to, the handling of confidential administrative matters, performing complex support and related clerical duties for administrative staff and involves decision making responsibilities requiring considerable organizational skills and independent judgment. Responsibilities include managing requests for the Office of Public Guardian to serve as a guardian or conservator by providing frontline resources assisting utilization management activities, providing support functions such as professional phone contact, collecting/reviewing accurate information and providing information and direction to process requests regarding the application process based on established guidelines, use discretion and independent judgment to solve problems and address complex issues, receive documents and mange client files and serve as an integral part of the team to support Associate Public Guardians in guardianship and conservatorship management activities.  Arrange and attend meetings as required, takes minutes, compose drafts of proceedings, prepare and distribute agendas, schedules and other material.   Minimum Qualifications:   Two years of experience in support or general office work with increased responsibilities at an administrative level.  Education or experience sufficient to enable the individual to perform the duties and meet the knowledge, skills and abilities required.   Preferred Qualifications:  Knowledge and/or experience of guardianship or conservatorship court proceedings preferred.  Other:  Travel within assigned District is required.  Ability to establish and cultivate good working relationships with coworkers, court personnel, individuals in positions of authority or in potentially adversarial and contentious court processes, and the general public. The ability to organize and manage time and work space and working knowledge of modern office equipment, including computer hardware and software. 

Associate Public Guardian - - Omaha
Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015 | Salary: $3,542.00 - $4,316.00/month

Location: Omaha  (service area includes the county of Douglas*)   * indicates county shared between Associate Guardians.
 

The Administrative Office of the Courts is accepting applications for two Associate Public Guardians. These are responsible positions that will serve as a public guardians to qualifying minors and adult individuals whose disabilities and functional capabilities hinder day-to-day management of personal affairs and/or management of financial matters. The Associate Public Guardians will also recruit substitute private guardians and provide education and information to support family and private guardians.  Responsibilities include:  assisting in expediting benefits to entitled eligible individuals; conducting intake interviews and providing counseling to a caseload of clients; investigating the financial, psychological, family and social histories of referred individuals; arranging for client services and housing; conducting home and facility visits and inspections; assuring care and treatment best-suited to the  clients’ interests; recommending action based on informed consent for medical, surgical and hospitalization; and all other responsibilities as required by the type of guardianship identified.  Will work with various private and public organizations for the purpose of developing local treatment resources.  Responsible for estate management and sound personal and financial management to ensure the most appropriate level and highest quality of care of person and property.  Will prepare comprehensive personal and financial court reports, maintains case records, ensure clients’ bills are paid; attend court hearings as appropriate; and collect data and statistics as required. Extensive independent travel may be required.

The successful candidates will have  working knowledge of the Office of Public Guardian statutory requirements along with the ability to read and understand documents used in financial and estate management and in real property transactions, in addition to working knowledge of community systems and services and the appropriate utilization for referral and placement of minors, the elderly, people with mental illness, and individuals with developmental disabilities.  The Associate Public Guardians must have the ability to coordinate guardianship/conservatorship case management efforts with other public and/or non-profit agencies involved in client cases and the ability to prepare clear, concise written communications and comprehensive office and court reports and maintain complete and accurate case information and case records.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a focus on social work, counseling, psychology, gerontology, related behavioral science, or client support business services and at least two years’ experience in a discipline pertinent to the provision of guardianship and conservatorship services which must include decision-making judgment for the benefit of others in the area of legal, guidance and counseling, healthcare, probation and parole, public administration with a focus on developmental disabilities, and/or persons with disruptive behaviors.

Preferred Qualifications:  J.D. or Ph.D.; or Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Gerontology or related behavioral science or equivalent advanced degree which includes a supervised field placement providing social casework or counseling services to elderly, vulnerable or dependent adults, minors and their families.

Additional qualifications:

No felony conviction; no misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude; possession of a valid Nebraska Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or alternate means of transportation; excellent credit history; highest personal and professional references that would support a court finding of suitability to qualify for appointment as a guardian and conservator.

Note:  Each of the below reports are required in order to serve as Guardian/Conservator in Nebraska and must be submitted for review upon hire. 

1.    Credit Report—Any established credit reporting agency/business is accepted.

2.   Sex Offender Registry—Nebraska residents use: Nebraska State Patrol Sex Offender Registry and complete Affidavit of Sex Offender Registry Search.  Out of State applicants use home-state registry.

3.  Criminal History—Nebraska law requires a national criminal history check. National checks are currently unavailable; courts are accepting state-specific reports from the proposed guardian/conservator’s state(s) of residence at this time.  Nebraska residents use Nebraska State Patrol Criminal History Reports for Arrest and Prosecution (RAP) sheet.

4.  Abuse, Neglect Registry—Child/Adult Abuse and Neglect Registry checks are done in writing through Department of Health and Human Services (forms are both Spanish and English).


Beginning salary is $3,542 to $4,316 per month with excellent benefits.  All applications must be received by April 30, 2015.

Please note: Multiple location openings for this position are being posted.  If you wish to be considered for multiple or all locations you must apply separately to each location.

                                                                                                                               

Associate Public Guardian - - Papillion
Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015 | Salary: $3,542.00 - $4,316.00/month

Location: Papillion  (service area includes the counties of Cass, Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Sarpy, Richardson)                                  

The Administrative Office of the Courts is accepting applications for an Associate Public Guardian. These are responsible positions that will serve as a public guardians to qualifying minors and adult individuals whose disabilities and functional capabilities hinder day-to-day management of personal affairs and/or management of financial matters. The Associate Public Guardians will also recruit substitute private guardians and provide education and information to support family and private guardians.  Responsibilities include:  assisting in expediting benefits to entitled eligible individuals; conducting intake interviews and providing counseling to a caseload of clients; investigating the financial, psychological, family and social histories of referred individuals; arranging for client services and housing; conducting home and facility visits and inspections; assuring care and treatment best-suited to the  clients’ interests; recommending action based on informed consent for medical, surgical and hospitalization; and all other responsibilities as required by the type of guardianship identified.  Will work with various private and public organizations for the purpose of developing local treatment resources.  Responsible for estate management and sound personal and financial management to ensure the most appropriate level and highest quality of care of person and property.  Will prepare comprehensive personal and financial court reports, maintains case records, ensure clients’ bills are paid; attend court hearings as appropriate; and collect data and statistics as required. Extensive independent travel may be required.

The successful candidates will have working knowledge of the Office of Public Guardian statutory requirements along with the ability to read and understand documents used in financial and estate management and in real property transactions, in addition to working knowledge of community systems and services and the appropriate utilization for referral and placement of minors, the elderly, people with mental illness, and individuals with developmental disabilities.  The Associate Public Guardians must have the ability to coordinate guardianship/conservatorship case management efforts with other public and/or non-profit agencies involved in client cases and the ability to prepare clear, concise written communications and comprehensive office and court reports and maintain complete and accurate case information and case records.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a focus on social work, counseling, psychology, gerontology, related behavioral science, or client support business services and at least two years’ experience in a discipline pertinent to the provision of guardianship and conservatorship services which must include decision-making judgment for the benefit of others in the area of legal, guidance and counseling, healthcare, probation and parole, public administration with a focus on developmental disabilities, and/or persons with disruptive behaviors.

Preferred Qualifications:  J.D. or Ph.D.; or Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Gerontology or related behavioral science or equivalent advanced degree which includes a supervised field placement providing social casework or counseling services to elderly, vulnerable or dependent adults, minors and their families.

Additional qualifications:

No felony conviction; no misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude; possession of a valid Nebraska Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or alternate means of transportation; excellent credit history; highest personal and professional references that would support a court finding of suitability to qualify for appointment as a guardian and conservator.

Note:  Each of the below reports are required in order to serve as Guardian/Conservator in Nebraska and must be submitted for review upon hire. 

1.    Credit Report—Any established credit reporting agency/business is accepted.

2.   Sex Offender Registry—Nebraska residents use: Nebraska State Patrol Sex Offender Registry and complete Affidavit of Sex Offender Registry Search.  Out of State applicants use home-state registry.

3.  Criminal History—Nebraska law requires a national criminal history check. National checks are currently unavailable; courts are accepting state-specific reports from the proposed guardian/conservator’s state(s) of residence at this time.  Nebraska residents use Nebraska State Patrol Criminal History Reports for Arrest and Prosecution (RAP) sheet.

4.  Abuse, Neglect Registry—Child/Adult Abuse and Neglect Registry checks are done in writing through Department of Health and Human Services (forms are both Spanish and English).


Beginning salary is $3,542 to $4,316 per month with excellent benefits.  All applications must be received by April 30, 2015.

Please note: Multiple location openings for this position are being posted.  If you wish to be considered for multiple or all locations you must apply separately to each location.

Records Clerk - Douglas - Omaha
Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015 | Salary: $12.78 - $15.57/hour

The Douglas County Court is taking applications for a full time Records Clerk position.  This is an entry level clerical position. Work involves a variety of general office duties including responding to routine inquiries, typing and computer functions under the supervision of the Clerk Magistrate of the Douglas County Court. Requirements include typing skills, computer and data entry skills and ability to follow oral and written instructions.  Minimum Qualifications:  High school graduation or equivalent. Preferred Qualifications:  One year of clerical OR any experience working in a county court.  The ability to speak Spanish is preferred but not required.  Other Qualifications:  Successful completion of “on the job training” in JUSTICE (the statewide computer system) will be required. Beginning hourly salary range is $12.775 to $15.565.  All applications must be received on or before April 30, 2015.

 

Associate Public Guardian - - Omaha
Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015 | Salary: $3,542.00 - $4,316.00/month

Location: Omaha  (service area includes the counties of Butler, Colfax, Dodge, Douglas*, and Saunders)   * indicates county shared between Associate Guardians.

The Administrative Office of the Courts is accepting applications for an Associate Public Guardian. These are responsible positions that will serve as a public guardians to qualifying minors and adult individuals whose disabilities and functional capabilities hinder day-to-day management of personal affairs and/or management of financial matters. The Associate Public Guardians will also recruit substitute private guardians and provide education and information to support family and private guardians.  Responsibilities include:  assisting in expediting benefits to entitled eligible individuals; conducting intake interviews and providing counseling to a caseload of clients; investigating the financial, psychological, family and social histories of referred individuals; arranging for client services and housing; conducting home and facility visits and inspections; assuring care and treatment best-suited to the  clients’ interests; recommending action based on informed consent for medical, surgical and hospitalization; and all other responsibilities as required by the type of guardianship identified.  Will work with various private and public organizations for the purpose of developing local treatment resources.  Responsible for estate management and sound personal and financial management to ensure the most appropriate level and highest quality of care of person and property.  Will prepare comprehensive personal and financial court reports, maintains case records, ensure clients’ bills are paid; attend court hearings as appropriate; and collect data and statistics as required. Extensive independent travel may be required.

The successful candidates will have working knowledge of the Office of Public Guardian statutory requirements along with the ability to read and understand documents used in financial and estate management and in real property transactions, in addition to working knowledge of community systems and services and the appropriate utilization for referral and placement of minors, the elderly, people with mental illness, and individuals with developmental disabilities.  The Associate Public Guardians must have the ability to coordinate guardianship/conservatorship case management efforts with other public and/or non-profit agencies involved in client cases and the ability to prepare clear, concise written communications and comprehensive office and court reports and maintain complete and accurate case information and case records.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a focus on social work, counseling, psychology, gerontology, related behavioral science, or client support business services and at least two years’ experience in a discipline pertinent to the provision of guardianship and conservatorship services which must include decision-making judgment for the benefit of others in the area of legal, guidance and counseling, healthcare, probation and parole, public administration with a focus on developmental disabilities, and/or persons with disruptive behaviors.

Preferred Qualifications:  J.D. or Ph.D.; or Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Gerontology or related behavioral science or equivalent advanced degree which includes a supervised field placement providing social casework or counseling services to elderly, vulnerable or dependent adults, minors and their families.

Additional qualifications:

No felony conviction; no misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude; possession of a valid Nebraska Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or alternate means of transportation; excellent credit history; highest personal and professional references that would support a court finding of suitability to qualify for appointment as a guardian and conservator.

Note:  Each of the below reports are required in order to serve as Guardian/Conservator in Nebraska and must be submitted for review upon hire. 

1.    Credit Report—Any established credit reporting agency/business is accepted.

2.   Sex Offender Registry—Nebraska residents use: Nebraska State Patrol Sex Offender Registry and complete Affidavit of Sex Offender Registry Search.  Out of State applicants use home-state registry.

3.  Criminal History—Nebraska law requires a national criminal history check. National checks are currently unavailable; courts are accepting state-specific reports from the proposed guardian/conservator’s state(s) of residence at this time.  Nebraska residents use Nebraska State Patrol Criminal History Reports for Arrest and Prosecution (RAP) sheet.

4.  Abuse, Neglect Registry—Child/Adult Abuse and Neglect Registry checks are done in writing through Department of Health and Human Services (forms are both Spanish and English).


Beginning salary is $3,542 to $4,316 per month with excellent benefits.  All applications must be received by April 30, 2015.

Please note: Multiple location openings for this position are being posted.  If you wish to be considered for multiple or all locations you must apply separately to each location.

                                                                                                                              

Associate Public Guardian - - Omaha
Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015 | Salary: $3,542.00 - $4,316.00/month

Location: Omaha  (service area includes the counties of Burt, Cuming, Dakota, Douglas*, Thurston and Washington)       * indicates county shared between Associate Guardians.     

The Administrative Office of the Courts is accepting applications for an Associate Public Guardian. These are responsible positions that will serve as a public guardians to qualifying minors and adult individuals whose disabilities and functional capabilities hinder day-to-day management of personal affairs and/or management of financial matters. The Associate Public Guardians will also recruit substitute private guardians and provide education and information to support family and private guardians.  Responsibilities include:  assisting in expediting benefits to entitled eligible individuals; conducting intake interviews and providing counseling to a caseload of clients; investigating the financial, psychological, family and social histories of referred individuals; arranging for client services and housing; conducting home and facility visits and inspections; assuring care and treatment best-suited to the  clients’ interests; recommending action based on informed consent for medical, surgical and hospitalization; and all other responsibilities as required by the type of guardianship identified.  Will work with various private and public organizations for the purpose of developing local treatment resources.  Responsible for estate management and sound personal and financial management to ensure the most appropriate level and highest quality of care of person and property.  Will prepare comprehensive personal and financial court reports, maintains case records, ensure clients’ bills are paid; attend court hearings as appropriate; and collect data and statistics as required. Extensive independent travel may be required.

The successful candidates will have working knowledge of the Office of Public Guardian statutory requirements along with the ability to read and understand documents used in financial and estate management and in real property transactions, in addition to working knowledge of community systems and services and the appropriate utilization for referral and placement of minors, the elderly, people with mental illness, and individuals with developmental disabilities.  The Associate Public Guardians must have the ability to coordinate guardianship/conservatorship case management efforts with other public and/or non-profit agencies involved in client cases and the ability to prepare clear, concise written communications and comprehensive office and court reports and maintain complete and accurate case information and case records.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a focus on social work, counseling, psychology, gerontology, related behavioral science, or client support business services and at least two years’ experience in a discipline pertinent to the provision of guardianship and conservatorship services which must include decision-making judgment for the benefit of others in the area of legal, guidance and counseling, healthcare, probation and parole, public administration with a focus on developmental disabilities, and/or persons with disruptive behaviors.

Preferred Qualifications:  J.D. or Ph.D.; or Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Gerontology or related behavioral science or equivalent advanced degree which includes a supervised field placement providing social casework or counseling services to elderly, vulnerable or dependent adults, minors and their families.

Additional qualifications:

No felony conviction; no misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude; possession of a valid Nebraska Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or alternate means of transportation; excellent credit history; highest personal and professional references that would support a court finding of suitability to qualify for appointment as a guardian and conservator.

Note:  Each of the below reports are required in order to serve as Guardian/Conservator in Nebraska and must be submitted for review upon hire. 

1.   Credit Report—Any established credit reporting agency/business is accepted.

2.   Sex Offender Registry—Nebraska residents use: Nebraska State Patrol Sex Offender Registry and complete Affidavit of Sex Offender Registry Search.  Out of State applicants use home-state registry.

3.  Criminal History—Nebraska law requires a national criminal history check. National checks are currently unavailable; courts are accepting state-specific reports from the proposed guardian/conservator’s state(s) of residence at this time.  Nebraska residents use Nebraska State Patrol Criminal History Reports for Arrest and Prosecution (RAP) sheet.

4.  Abuse, Neglect Registry—Child/Adult Abuse and Neglect Registry checks are done in writing through Department of Health and Human Services (forms are both Spanish and English).


Beginning salary is $3,542 to $4,316 per month with excellent benefits.  All applications must be received by April 30, 2015.

Please note: Multiple location openings for this position are being posted.  If you wish to be considered for multiple or all locations you must apply separately to each location.

 

                                                                                                                              

Records Clerk - Hall - Grand Island
Deadline: Thursday, May 7, 2015 | Salary: $12.78 - $15.57/hour

The Hall County Court is taking applications for a full time Records Clerk position.  This is an entry level clerical position. Work involves a variety of general office duties including responding to routine inquiries, typing and computer functions under the supervision of the Clerk Magistrate of the Hall County Court. Requirements include typing skills, computer and data entry skills and ability to follow oral and written instructions.  Minimum Qualifications:  High school graduation or equivalent. Preferred Qualifications:  One year of clerical OR any experience working in a county court.  The ability to speak Spanish is preferred but not required.  Other Qualifications:  Successful completion of “on the job training” in JUSTICE (the statewide computer system) will be required. Beginning hourly salary range is $12.775 to $15.565.  All applications must be received on or before May 7, 2015.