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Guardian ad litem Position Description

Closing date August 29, 2016

The Office of Public Advocacy is seeking to fill a non-attorney guardian ad litem (GAL) position in the Anchorage Civil Section. The Civil Section provides GAL representation for children when appointed by the court, primarily in child protection proceedings and private divorce/custody disputes. The GAL advocates for the best interests of the child and provides recommendations to the court to enable the court to make the best possible decision in the case.

Candidates should possess the knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education that allow them to:

  • conduct independent, thorough and impartial investigations into the child's situation
  • understand and appreciate different cultures and family situations·
  • communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • develop a positive rapport with children, parents, social workers, Tribes, teachers, and other professionals and volunteers involved in children's lives
  • be self-motivated and adaptable
  • organize time efficiently in order to balance significant simultaneous demands

GALs are required to complete intensive initial training and orientation. For a detailed description of a GAL's duties, please refer to Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rule 11 and Alaska Civil Rule 90.7. The Office of Public Advocacy is committed to hiring a diverse work force and all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. This position is with the State of Alaska, in the Partially-Exempt Service, class range 19. The position serves at the pleasure of the Public Advocate. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Heather Eikmeier, heather.eikmeier@alaska.gov. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications electronically. Application packets may also be mailed to Heather Eikmeier, Office of Public Advocacy Civil Section, 900 W.5th Ave, Suite 525, Anchorage, AK 99501. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. August 29, 2016. Individuals requiring additional assistance can call 907-334-2678, and be as specific as possible about what you're trying to communicate.


USAJobs has multiple job openings throughout the United States with several openings in Alaska.  Gloria Gorman is recruiting for a Social Services Representative in Anchorage.  Click the link below for more information.  Please note, the job closes, Monday September 12th.   

 

Click here for the USAJobs website for additional openings.

 


 

Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation 

 

Currently there are quite a few Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation job opportunities available!  Click here for the vacancy list, which was updated August 9nd, and here for an employment application.  If you have any questions, please call BBAHC Human Resources at 907-842-9325, which is the direct line to their office. 

More information may be obtained on their website at www.bbahc.org