Department: Ctr on Children Families & the Law-1082
Description of Work:
The Children's Justice Programs at the University of Nebraska Center on Children, Families, and the Law and the College of Law serves to improve the quality of legal representation in juvenile court. More information about each program can be found at
The project manager/social worker position is a split position between the Children's Justice Attorney Education (CJAE) program and the Children's Justice Clinic (CJC) and will support the Director in leadership, vision, and management of the Children's Justice Programs. The project manager for the CJAE will work collaboratively with the Director to oversee program implementation, manage CJAE operations, and facilitate Reflective Practice for CJAE Fellows. Individuals trained in the FAN model of reflective practice in partnership with the Erikson Institute are encouraged to apply. The CJC social worker will work collaboratively with the Director to supervise law students in their role as Guardians ad Litem. This will include attending home visits with students, providing case consultation, curriculum development, and general support to improve CJC advocacy for child clients. Travel in Nebraska for CJAE workshops is required approximately four times annually.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelors in Social Work or similar degree and four (4) years experience in juvenile court (child welfare and/or juvenile justice), equivalent education/experience considered. Two (2) years in project management Must have the ability to collaborate well with others. Must have the ability to effectively problem solve, think critically, and communicate effectively (written and oral). Must be able to work independently and within a team environment. Ability to supervise, mentor, and coordinate with staff and students. Must have a valid driver's license and meet University driver eligibility requirements.
Masters degree in MSW, LICSW or LIMHP or similar degree preferred. Trained in reflective practice, specifically the FAN Model through the Erikson Institute. Experience in training individuals. Experience in collaborating with others. Experience in networking with or providing outreach to external organizations, agencies and /or individuals. Ideal candidate will have three (3) years experience in managing programs
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.