Vacancy in Families in Need of Services (FINS) Officer for the Sixth Judicial District Court
The Sixth Judicial District Court for the Parishes of East Carroll, Madison and Tensas announce a vacancy in the Families in Need of Services (FINS) Officer, effective January 1, 2022.
The FINS program is designed to “reduce formal juvenile court involvement while generating appropriate community services to benefit the child and improve family relations.”
The FINS officer’s role is to connect families to services to benefit the juvenile and target the underlying causes of pre-delinquent behavior. In addition, the FINS officer formulates a service plan and monitors for compliance. FINS Officers also can refer cases to court for formal adjudication when the informal process has not been successful. FINS Officers work with local school systems, law enforcement, the community and court personnel.
Applicants should possess the following skills and education:
A minimum of a high school diploma
Experience in working with children and teens
Experience in the legal, criminal justice, counseling or social service fields
a love for children and a desire to see all obtain an education and succeed
a desire to work with children, teens and their families
the capability of working well with educators and school officials, law enforcement and court personnel
The ability to provide own transportation to and from East Carroll, Madison and Tensas Parishes and to maintain an office in Madison Parish
good oral and written communication skills
some level of proficiency with Zoom, Word, Google and Social Media Platforms
knowledge about available community resources to benefit children and families
All applicants should email a resume and cover letter to Renea Keahey, Court Administrator and FINS Supervisor at: email@example.com.
Applicant’s education and experience will be considered regarding salary.
Application deadline is: NOVEMBER 30, 2021.
For further information regarding the FINS Program please see the Louisiana Supreme Court Website at:
The Sixth Judicial District Court does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in its hiring policies.