Alpha Rae

  • Attorney (Family Law) (52848)

    Job Locations US-IN-Indianapolis
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/12/2018 10:11 AM)
    ID
    2018-2746
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Legal
    Length of Assignment
    6+ Months
    Working Hours
    8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Pay Rate
    DOE
    Area of City
    Downtown Indianapolis
  • Overview

     

    The selected candidates will negotiate the appropriate periodic payment amount to be paid adoptive parents under a Department of Child Services (DCS) Adoption or Guardianship Assistance agreement, in compliance with 42 USC 673 et seq., Ind. Code 31-19-26.5, Administrative Rule, and DCS Policy.

     

    Responsibilities

    The candidate’s duties are as follows:

    • Ensure adoptive parents/attorneys use appropriate Payment Request Information form provided by the DCS Central Eligibility Unit (CEU) specifically for their case;
    • Review the completed PRI and supporting documents submitted by the adoptive parents and by the state;
    • Request documentation of expenses and special needs of the child, if not included with the PRI and supporting documentation;
    • Determine the appropriate range and ceiling;
    • Confer with the state client-representative to receive parameters for negotiation;
    • Contact the adoptive parents or their attorney (by phone and / or email) and discuss the needs and circumstances involved in their case;
    • Participate in face-to-face meetings with adoptive parents where requested;
    • Obtain client approval and signatures of both parties;
    • Prepare and send Final Offer letters in cases of impasse; and inform adoptive parents of right of Fair Hearing (administrative review and administrative hearing) pursuant to policy
    • Submit signed agreements to client representative and CEU.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • JD licensed in the State of Indiana with at least two (2) years of experience practicing law.
    • A demonstrated understanding and / or interest in at least one of the following: child welfare law, adoption law, and / or administrative law.
    • Must be or must become familiar with DCS laws, rules, and policies, particularly those relating to adoption assistance, administrative review, and administrative hearing (Indiana Child Welfare Policy Manual, Chapter 10).
    • Prior public service is a plus.
    • Excellent skills in dealing with the public are required.
    • Candidates will use and need to be familiar with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Internet Explorer.

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