Mediation Services Coordinator

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court is a progressive trial court in Central Florida where employees make a difference.  Our team of court professionals is richly diverse, with unique perspectives and ideas.  We encourage teamwork and individual contribution and pride ourselves on changing attitudes and doing things better.  We’re always interested in dynamic individuals who enjoy innovation, new ideas and the opportunity to serve others while leading the way to the court of tomorrow.

Position description

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court seeks a Mediation Services Coordinator to develop process and procedures for the supervision of the Osceola County Alternative Dispute Resolution Program. The Mediation Services Coordinator is responsible for the daily operations of the program and must recruit, train, and supervise employees, interns, and volunteers. This position also serves as a liaison between the Courts and litigants, as well as prepares reports and generates orders as needed. The purpose of this position is to provide court ordered litigants the opportunity to resolve their disputes.

Maintains data regarding volunteer hours, number and types of mediation, and assist in the preparation of statistical reports. Also develops, plans, and coordinates training/CME for all mediators. Recruits, trains, supervises, and recognizes volunteer mediators. Creates and manages mediator dockets, as well as planning and organizing special events, such as appreciation activities, Mediation Day, etc. Also coordinates with law school interns for training and certification.
Maintains daily reports, as needed, for all mediation cases. Maintain case flow and ensure all program policies and procedures are in compliance with applicable statutes and rules, including developing and modification of forms in accordance with statutory provisions and rules of procedure.

Participates and assist in conferences, workshops, and/or meetings regarding mediation and family issues as required. Also attends and participates in meetings to discuss various family court-related issues.
Mediate County, Family, Dependency, and indigent Circuit Civil cases as needed.

Position requires Bachelor’s degree in social work, law or a closely related field, and four years of related experience. Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis, excluding supervisory experience. Requires appropriate Mediator certification. This position will be located at the Osceola County Courthouse, 2 Courthouse Square, Kissimmee, Florida 24741.

Equal opportunity employer

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability. Persons with a disability needing an accommodation for the application/selection process should notify Human Resources (407) 836‐2261 prior to the application deadline. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.