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      The Judiciary Career Opportunities

      The Judiciary Career Opportunities

      The Judiciary Career Opportunities


      Job: RESEARCH / PUBLICATIONS SPECIALIST

      TITLE RESEARCH / PUBLICATIONS SPECIALIST
      CATEGORIES 1form-super
      JOB SUMMARY The incumbent will plan, direct and coordinate the work of both professional and non-professional staff attached to the Research and Publication Unit of the Judicial Education Institute.
      REPORTS TO Programme Director
      SUPERVISION GIVEN TO Support Staff
      DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
      • Designs programmes of research related to Judicial Education for the development of Judges, other judicial officers and support staff.
      • Collects and presents research data and compiles publications, periodic reports and documents.
      • Assists Judges, other judicial officers and staff of the Judiciary with respect to research techniques, presentation of information, editing of scripts and publication of academic articles and books, as they relate to the development of the Judiciary.
      • Prepares bench books and other resource material pertaining to Judicial Officers.
      • Prepares new articles, radio and television scripts, leaflets, pamphlets pertaining to the Judicial Education Institute and its activities.
      • Assists in designing, planning and conducting appropriate training and development programmes;
      • Conducts research to improve training methods and techniques and evaluates the effectiveness of training programmes delivered.
      • Selects and studies source documents, statistical tabulations and pertinent available data as a factual basis to inform training plans and programmes;
      • Advises on the selection of suitable books and contemporary training aids to be acquired by the Judicial Education Institute.
      • Represents the Judiciary as required on local, regional and international bodies and also at local and international conferences
      KNOWLEDGE
      • Technical expertise in a number of areas that would include some (but not necessarily all of the following): forecasting, survey and questionnaire design, statistics, interview and consultation techniques
      • Strong proficiency in utilizing automated word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software for personal work. A particular familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint would be an asset.
      • Strong proficiency in using the Internet for communications and working at a distance.
      SKILLS AND ABILITIES
      • Must be a self-starter, able to work independently with attention to detail and the ability to meet strict deadlines.
      • Strong track record of successfully managing strategic planning, research and/or systems development projects involving complex issues and multiple stakeholder groups.
      • Excellent problem solving skills.
      • Ability to research, extract and analyse data from large automated data systems.
      • Strong written and verbal communication skills with a particular ability to present technical evidence in a form clearly understood by different groups within the Court and the Court environment.
      • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with other employees, judges, judicial officers and other professionals and to involve them meaningfully in key steps in the planning and development process.
      • Ability to maintain complete confidentiality.
      • Must be computer literate with knowledge of statistical analysis software.
      • Strong proficiency in utilizing automated word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software for personal work. A particular familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint would be an asset.
      MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
      • Bachelor of Science degree in Library Science or Arts or Social Sciences
      • Master of Science degree in Library Science or Arts or Social Science or related fields.
      • A minimum of five (5) years at a senior level performing similar duties.
      • Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

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      Job: LEGAL RESEARCH OFFICER

      TITLE LEGAL RESEARCH OFFICER
      CATEGORIES 1form-court
      JOB SUMMARY The incumbent is required to perform work involving the conduct of research related to the laws and legal issues pertinent to the operations of the Ministry/Department. Duties include preparing legal documents and developing and maintaining a repository of documents on legal matters. Dependent on assignment, the incumbent may be required to perform the full range or some of the duties listed.
      REPORTS TO Head, Legal Services Division or other designated officer.
      SUPERVISION GIVEN TO N/A
      DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
      • Conducts research on legal issues relating to the Ministry‚Äôs/Department‚Äôs operations and prepares written opinions, working papers and reports thereon.
      • Undertakes extensive ¬†review ¬†of ¬†legal ¬†documents, ¬†instruments ¬†and ¬†other ¬†material ¬†identifies ¬†issues ¬†and proposes amendments.
      • Prepares briefs and preliminary drafts of legislative legal material pertaining to the Ministry‚Äôs/Department‚Äôs portfolio.
      • Develops and maintains an up to date repository of laws, judgments, contract precedents and other related material pertinent to the Ministry‚Äôs/Department‚Äôs operations.
      • Contributes to ¬†the ¬†review ¬†and ¬†formulation ¬†of ¬†recommendations to ¬†amend ¬†legislation ¬†pertinent ¬†to ¬†the Ministry/Department.
      • Assists in the drafting of Cabinet/Ministerial Notes on legal matters.
      • Assists in the drafting of legal documents such as contracts, agreements, opinion and briefs; and prepares memoranda, letters and other documents.
      • Represents the Ministry/Department on committees and at meetings, conferences and workshops.
      • Liaises with other divisions and external agencies regarding the work of the Division.
      • Copies and collates relevant documents.
      • Performs other duties as assigned.
      KNOWLEDGE
      • Considerable knowledge of legal research principles and techniques.
      • Knowledge of the Laws of Trinidad and Tobago.
      • Knowledge of the laws and regulations pertinent to the Ministry‚Äôs/Department‚Äôs operations.
      • Knowledge of legal drafting principles and practices.
      • Knowledge of the court procedures of Trinidad and Tobago.
      SKILLS AND ABILITIES
      • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
      • Skill in the use of personal computers.
      • Ability to use e-Government technology platforms.
      • Ability to use the internet for research purposes.
      • Ability to conduct legal research work of varying complexity.
      • Ability to analyse and interpret law and legal issues.
      • Ability to present and explain statements of fact and the law orally and in writing.
      • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
      • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and members of the public.
      MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
      • Minimum of two (2) years‚Äô experience in legal research.
      • Bachelor of Law Degree from a recognized institution.

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      Job: INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST

      TITLE INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST
      CATEGORIES 1form-court
      JOB SUMMARY The incumbent is required to provide technical services for selected application systems of the Ministry/Department. Duties include: analysis of operational data to meet the information needs of stakeholders; assisting with the selection, design, programming and testing of software applications; supporting the enhancement of software applications; providing training to key stakeholders on specified information systems; and supervision of Technical and Support Staff as required. Depending on work assignment, the incumbent will be required to perform these duties for one of the following categories of software application solutions: a) the business information systems of the Ministry/Department such as finance, payroll and human resource management; b) the Ministry/Department-specific information systems; c) any defined combination of business and Ministry/Department-specific information systems.
      REPORTS TO ICT Manager, Manager, Solutions Development and Implementation or designate
      SUPERVISION GIVEN TO Technical and Support Staff as required
      DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
      • Develops, documents and implements change to the operational system based on request for change, in accordance with change control procedures.
      • Investigates operational requirements and problems and identifies opportunities for improvement in the business functions of the Ministry/Department.
      • Assists with the design of the information systems of the Ministry/Department, and documents the required outputs of the software using defined standards, methods and tools.
      • Determines information system requirements from users, management and stakeholders of the Ministry/Department and confirms alignment with defined business objectives; and specifies documents and prioritises these requirements, in accordance with defined standards and practices.
      • Investigates and resolves related security incidents according to defined procedures and applies and maintains applications of the Ministry/Department.
      • Analyses application data to support the reporting and operational information needs of users and other stakeholders in the Ministry/Department.
      • Assists with project managing the selection, development and implementation of information systems, by undertaking activities such as the identification and mitigation of project risk, and the monitoring of costs, timescale, and resources utilised.
      • Assists with the development of software tests, and with the execution of the system and acceptance testing of new or modified information systems, particularly for those areas of technical specialisation.
      • Contributes to the Implementation of application software releases, particularly for arears of technical specification, by undertaking activities such as stakeholder co-ordination and activity documentation.
      • Identifies and resolves issues with software applications using agreed processes and procedures; supports scheduled software maintenance tasks and assists with the implementation of accepted solutions and preventative measures.
      • Delivers learning activities, such as training on the software applications of the Ministry/Department to a variety of users and audiences.
      • Keeps abreast of technical specifications in software application selection and development, and relevant operational software products; and utilises this knowledge in performing job duties.
      • Performs other related duties as assigned.
      KNOWLEDGE
      • Knowledge of software development tools, processes and techniques.
      • Knowledge of project management tools and techniques.
      • Some knowledge of the principle tools and techniques required for the management and control of ICT within a an organisation.
      SKILLS AND ABILITIES
      • Ability to supervise technical and support staff.
      • Ability to think creatively and to implement software application solutions.
      • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
      • Ability to operate as part of a team.
      • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and internal stakeholders.
      • Ability to interact positively with members of the public and external stakeholders.
      MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
      • Minimum of three (3) years‚Äô experience performing in an area of ICT, including eighteen (18) months‚Äô experience in the design and development of application software.
      • Training as evidenced by the possession of a recognized Bachelor‚Äôs Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Systems Management, Computer Engineering or a related area.

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      Job: COURT E-SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR

      TITLE COURT E-SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR
      CATEGORIES 1form-super
      JOB SUMMARY The incumbent will be responsible for managing and maintaining the e-services of the Judiciary, taking into account functionality, appearance, content, and performance. Work includes strategic planning for e-services including: development of new systems, creating procedural manuals and contingency planning.
      REPORTS TO Information Technology Manager
      SUPERVISION GIVEN TO Support Staff
      DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
      • Strategic planning for various e-services (e.g. e-filing, video conferencing)
      • Manage the deployment of applications relating to e-services
      • Provide support for the Library Management Information System and OPAC
      • Configures and Administer the security of web resources in collaboration with the Network Administrator
      • Manages the development of the website and intranet
      • Configures backups and recovery solution
      • Contingency planning
      • Develops e-services policies (e.g. Anti-virus policy, internet usage policy)
      • Organizes, prioritizes and coordinates multiple work activities while meeting critical deadlines
      • Creates and updates operating procedure manuals
      • Prepares written reports, project plans and recommendations as requested
      • Provide day-to-day administrative support for users of e-services
      • Liaise with external vendors and customers
      • Manages and Maintains hardware and software relating to e-services
      KNOWLEDGE
      • Considerable knowledge of computers, computer operating systems, computer principles and protocols
      • Knowledge of Court E-Filing processes
      • Knowledge of project management
      • Knowledge of Help Desk Technology
      • Knowledge of the court system and good knowledge of court procedures, case flow management and legal terminology will be a strong asset
      • Knowledge of Web design and development
      • Knowledge of internet protocols
      • Knowledge of internet security and best practices
      SKILLS AND ABILITIES
      • Ability to analyse and evaluate problems objectively and to recommend appropriate action
      • Ability to compile, correlate and analyse data and arrives at sound decisions.
      • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employee and departments;
      • Well developed and methodical trouble-shooting and logical thinking skill;
      • Good interpersonal skills; and
      • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
      MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
      • Training as evidenced by a recognized degree in computer science or related field and MCSC certification.
      • Five (5) years‚Äô experience in the field of information technology
      • Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

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      Job: Court Security Officer

      TITLE Court Security Officer
      CATEGORIES 1form-court
      JOB SUMMARY An employee in this class performs general security work in an assigned area. Work includes the protection of court’s stores and property against theft and malicious damage as well as assisting generally in maintaining law and order. Work is performed in accordance with prescribed rules and procedures and is reviewed by a senior officer through daily discussions, inspections and reports.
      REPORTS TO Judiciary Security Supervisors or designated Officer
      SUPERVISION GIVEN TO Assistant Court Security Officer
      DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
      • Directs the day-to-day supervision and administration of security matters in his jurisdiction.
      • Monitors the deportment, appearance and general conduct of personnel under his charge.
      • Maintains security standards in their area of operation.
      • Completes daily inspection report.
      • Prepares and maintains duty and vacation rosters.
      • Ensures record keeping systems including station diaries, pocket diaries and occurrence registers are accurately maintained.
      • Conducts investigations when necessary.
      • Makes impromptu visits to MTS officers in his jurisdiction after hours.
      • Liaises with Senior Court Officials.
      • Liaises with district emergency and support agencies i.e. Police, Fire, Health and EHS Services.
      • Briefs and advise Judge/Senior Magistrate on all security matters.
      • Keeps supervisors regularly informed as to the security status of his jurisdiction and to report in a timely manner any incidents such as bomb threats and security breaches.
      • Conducts security awareness programmes for court staff.
      • Directs emergency evacuation activities.
      • Provides personal protection of Judicial officers when necessary.
      • Performs Jury Sequestration duties when necessary.
      KNOWLEDGE
      • Good understanding of Judiciary Protocol and Court Operations.
      • A thorough understanding of investigative processes.
      • Knowledge of the Laws of Trinidad and Tobago and regulations as they relate to the provision of security services and security administration.
      SKILLS AND ABILITIES
      • Excellent supervisory skills.
      • Very good oral and written communication skills.
      • Team work and team leadership skills.
      • Interpersonal skills.
      • Creative ‚Äďthinking and problem-solving skills.
      • Proficiency in the Use of Microsoft Office.
      MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
      • A minimum of five (5) years in a senior position in the protective services or a recognized security establishment.
      • A certificate in a security related course of study from a recognized tertiary education institution.
      • Certified Security Supervisor (CSS) designation would be an asset.
      • A minimum of five (5) CXC passes including Mathematics and English; or
      • Any relevant combination of experience and training.

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      Job: Assistant Court Security Officer

      TITLE Assistant Court Security Officer
      CATEGORIES 1form-court
      JOB SUMMARY The Assistant Court Security Officer engages in the provision of security services at Judiciary buildings.
      REPORTS TO Court Security Officer
      SUPERVISION GIVEN TO Contracted Security Service Providers
      DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
      • Reports to the Court Security Officer all security matters occurring during his shift.
      • Performs Jury Sequestration duties.
      • Monitors the CCTV monitoring system.
      • Performs driving duties.
      • Provides personal protection of Judicial Officers when necessary.
      • Monitors the deportment, appearance and general conduct of Support Officers under his charge.
      • Maintains security standards in his area of operation. To complete daily shift reports.
      • Ensures record keeping systems including station diaries, pocket diaries and occurrence registers are accurately maintained.
      • Conducts investigations when necessary.
      KNOWLEDGE
      • A thorough understanding of investigative processes.
      SKILLS AND ABILITIES
      • Technical training and experience in a highly technological Security Monitoring and surveillance environment.
      • Keen sense of observation and awareness.
      • Very good oral and written communication skills.
      • Ability to concentrate and monitor video systems over extended periods.
      • Team work and team leadership skills.
      MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
      • A minimum of three (3) years working experience in the protective services or a recognized security establishment.
      • Certified Security Supervisor (CSS) designation would be an asset.
      • A minimum of three (3) CXC/GCE passes including Mathematics and English.
      • Any relevant combination of experience and training.

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      Job: BUSINESS OPERATIONS ASSISTANT II

      TITLE BUSINESS OPERATIONS ASSISTANT II
      CATEGORIES 1form-court
      JOB SUMMARY The incumbent is required to perform a variety of complex clerical/secretarial and administrative support duties. Work involves the performance of office management functions; assisting in strategy and work programme planning and implementation; undertaking follow-up activities as required and performing secretarial duties for managerial/professional and technical staff. Duties also include the supervision of employees engaged in the performance of related duties. Depending on assignment, the incumbent may be required to perform some or the full range of the duties of this position.
      REPORTS TO Business Operations Coordinator or other designated officer
      SUPERVISION GIVEN TO Staff as required
      DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
      • Supervises the work of employees performing a variety of routine to complex clerical/secretarial and administrative support duties by assigning and reviewing work and providing guidance.
      • Trains and guides staff in performing work assignments.
      • Co-ordinates the planning and management of meetings, workshops and conferences.
      • Prepares and/or ¬†guides ¬†the ¬†preparation ¬†of ¬†complex ¬†correspondence, spreadsheets, ¬†reports ¬†and ¬†other documents.
      • Determines the need ¬†for, ¬†and ¬†prepares ¬†or ¬†oversees ¬†the ¬†requisition, ¬†receipt, ¬†storage, ¬†distribution ¬†and maintenance of office supplies and equipment.
      • Undertakes follow-up activities regarding the Unit‚Äôs work programme and decisions taken at meetings, workshops and conferences and submits progress reports.
      • Undertakes research, conducts analysis and compiles data as directed.
      • Performs office management duties such as :
        • developing and maintaining file register and filing system in keeping with established procedures.
        • coordinating ¬†the ¬†receipt, ¬†sorting, ¬†recording ¬†and ¬†distribution ¬†of ¬†correspondence ¬†and ¬†other documents.
        • coordinating travel arrangements for staff.
        • arranging for equipment/building repairs and maintenance.
      • Assists in the preparation of budgetary estimates by obtaining relevant financial and other data for inclusion.
      • Generates a wide variety of documents such as letters, memoranda, minutes, reports, spreadsheets utilising appropriate software.
      • Operates a computer, utilising word processing and other software as well as other standard office machines such as scanners, photocopiers and facsimile machines.
      • Performs administrative support duties for managerial/professional/technical staff such as :
        • reviewing¬† ¬†and¬† ¬†screening¬† ¬†incoming¬† ¬†correspondence, ¬†making¬† ¬†preliminary¬† ¬†assessment¬† ¬†of¬† ¬†its importance, handles some personally or forwarding to superior;
        • receiving and screening incoming calls and visitors , determining priority matters and notifying superior accordingly; and
        • co-coordinating¬† ¬†and¬† ¬†managing¬† ¬†the¬† ¬†superior‚Äôs¬† ¬†calendar¬† ¬†by¬† ¬†arranging¬† ¬†appointments¬† ¬†and engagements.
      • Performs other related duties as assigned.
      KNOWLEDGE
      • Considerable knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
      • Considerable knowledge of relevant Public Service rules, regulations, instructions and procedures.
      • Considerable knowledge of office management principles and techniques.
      • Knowledge of relevant financial rules and regulations.
      SKILLS AND ABILITIES
      • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
      • Skill in the use of personal computers.
      • Ability to use e-Government technology platforms.
      • Ability to use the internet for research purposes.
      • Ability to compose and prepare standard documents such as letters, memoranda, minutes and reports.
      • Ability to demonstrate problem solving skills.
      • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of staff engaged in performing a variety of clerical/secretarial and administrative support duties.
      • Ability to train and mentor employees.
      • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
      • Ability to develop creative strategies and solutions to accomplish objectives.
      • Ability to lead and work as part of a team.
      • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and members of the public.
      • Ability to use initiative and to find solutions for work related issues.
      MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
      • Minimum of four (4) years‚Äô experience performing clerical/ secretarial and administrative support duties.
      • Training as evidenced by the possession of an Association of Business Executives Diploma (ABE); or Certificate in Public Administration (CPA) or equivalent.

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      Job: FCD JUDICIARY SUPPORT OFFICER, TOBAGO

      TITLE FCD JUDICIARY SUPPORT OFFICER, TOBAGO
      CATEGORIES 1form-court
      JOB SUMMARY Highly responsible technical and clerical work in the field of court administration. An employee of this class provides clerical services as a member of a Judge’s/Magistrate’s team in different areas of Court Administration. Work involves assisting the judge or magistrate with docket management. Work also involves the preparation of court lists, attending hearings to administer oaths and record minutes of court proceedings, entering log notes on the audio digital recording system, drafting court orders, securing exhibits tendered during hearings. Duties are performed with sensitivity and confidentiality as required. Work is performed with independence within limits of established court directions, rules, procedures and laws and is reviewed by the Judge/Magistrate for accuracy and timeliness. The FCD Judiciary Support Officer may be assigned to any judicial officer at any of the FCD locations, as required.
      REPORTS TO Children Court Services Coordinator OR Senior Officer
      SUPERVISION GIVEN TO NA
      DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
      • Prepares court lists for the Judge/Magistrate by:
        • retrieving files;
        • extracting relevant information;
        • ensuring that all relevant documents for hearing are filed; and
        • notifying parties such as attorneys-at-law and witnesses of the date, time and court of appearance
      • Attends court hearing to:
        • record minutes of proceedings;
        • enter log notes;
        • administer oaths to relevant parties; and
        • read statements, evidence and decisions of trial and present exhibits to the court.
      • Drafts court orders and submits to relevant authority for approval.
      • Receives, records, marks and secures all exhibits presented to the Court for safe keeping during the course of a matter.
      • Schedules case events, when dates are given by Judge.
      • Ensures closure to matters by:
        • drafting final court order of matter and submitting to relevant authority for approval;
        • collating and recording all documents related to specific court matters;
        • informing relevant authorities in respect of orders made by the court;
        • returning exhibits to relevant authorities;
        • completing relevant forms for payments to attorneys-at-law, witnesses; and
        • calculating amounts payable to witnesses and submitting to Accounting Unit.
      • Checks orders for hearing submitted by attorneys-at-law and updates Judge‚Äôs/Magistrate‚Äôs diary as necessary.
      • Conducts systems checks of all electronic equipment before the start of court proceedings and reports any malfunctioning accordingly.
      • Opens and closes court and meeting rooms before and at the end of the day‚Äôs proceedings
      • Performs duties related to the conduct of auctions such as:
        • verifying notice prepared by the attorneys-at-law to ensure compliance with order of the Court
        • checking daily newspapers and gazettes to ensure that notice of sale of property is advertised in accordance with order or the court;
        • conducting auction in accordance with laws/rules/procedures; and
        • related work as required.
      KNOWLEDGE
      • Considerable knowledge of the rules of the Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago and Magistrate‚Äôs Court procedures.
      • Considerable knowledge of the rules and procedures related to the courts.
      • Considerable knowledge of legal terminologies, abbreviations, and types of documents.
      • Knowledge of Case Flow Management principles and practices.
      • Knowledge of policies and procedures of the Department of Court Administration.
      • Knowledge of the use of the relevant software applications
      SKILLS AND ABILITIES
      • Skilled in the drafting of the different types of Court orders.
      • Skilled in the use of a Computer.
      • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
      • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, judges, magistrates, mediators, legal practitioners, social workers, other professionals and the general public.
      MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
      • Considerable clerical experience working in the field of Court Administration.
      • Training as evidenced by the possession of five (5) GCE/CXC Ordinary Level passes (including English Language) supplemented by the successful completion of the Basic Court Paralegal Course; or
      • Qualified to sit the Basic Court Paralegal Course; or
      • Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

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      Job: FCD COURT SERVICES OFFICER ‚Äď WITNESS SUPPORT UNIT/COURT SERVICES

      TITLE FCD COURT SERVICES OFFICER ‚Äď WITNESS SUPPORT UNIT/COURT SERVICES
      CATEGORIES 1form-court
      JOB SUMMARY The FCD Court Services Officer reports to the FCD Senior Court Services Officer and is responsible for the provision of information and support services for witnesses and customers attending the Children Court. The FCD Court Services Officer may be assigned to any of the FCD locations.
      REPORTS TO Children Court Services Co-ordinator or any other Officer as designated by the Co-ordinator
      SUPERVISION GIVEN TO NA
      DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
      • Receives and directs customers to public areas within the court.
      • Processes requests and disseminates information on the status of court matters in keeping with established policies and procedures.
      • Ensures that areas specifically designed for the display of court approved printed materials/information are well stocked and updated.
      • Disseminates informational material to all customers of the Court.
      • Maintains a comfortable and supportive environment for the Court‚Äôs customers.
      • Ensures that the telephone system is always manned.
      • Prepare monthly status reports on matters related to customer service and other support services.
      • Provides assistance in organizing outreach educational programmes.
      • ¬†Assists with the organization of meetings, workshops and seminars being executed by the Unit for the Children Court.
      • Administers customer feedback surveys to facilitate the continuous improvements of the Witness Support and Court Services Unit.
      • Adheres to customer service standards.
      • Receives information about witnesses and acts as a point of contact to provide support to children and their parent/guardians/persons with responsibility for the child.
      • Arranges Court visits for witnesses, orients them about the court processes and the role of different actors in the Court, provides them with any relevant information, keeps them informed about the progress of theirs case, and provides referral information for ongoing support.
      • Conducts tours of the FCD facilities.
      • Creates and maintains files for each child (who becomes a customer of the Witness Support Unit) and enters information on the Case Management Information System (CMIS).
      • Ensures that matters referred to the Unit are treated with the highest level of integrity and confidentially.
      • ¬†Performs clerical and administrative tasks as assigned.
      • Develops and maintains effective relationships with all internal and external customers.
      • Performs related duties as may be required.
      KNOWLEDGE
      • Familiarity with the Rules of Court, key pieces of Children‚Äôs Legislation, Beijing Rules and UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
      • Knowledge of court operations and process.
      • Knowledge of case flow management.
      • Knowledge of customer service standards for Courts.
      • Must be able to make customer service a priority.
      SKILLS AND ABILITIES
      • Ability to work with judicial officers and staff of the Children Court and the FCCAD.
      • Ability to identify legal documents.
      • Be able to work with children.
      • Ability to perform in a facilitative role confidentially and with cultural sensitivity.
      • Demonstrate keen attention to detail.
      • Possess the ability to inspire trust and confidence in the Court.
      • Be able to observe safety and security procedures.
      • Ability to provide information clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
      • Ability to use technology as a productivity enhancing tool.
      • Ability to adhere to performance standards.
      • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
      MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
      • Training as evidenced by the possession of five (5) GCE/CXC O‚Äô Level subjects (including English Language).
      • Certificate in Public Administration or Public Relations or a similar certificate programme.
      • Experience working in a similar job.
      • Successful completion of the Orientation to Court Processes Course will be an asset.
      • Any other equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered.

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      Job: FCD CHILD AND FAMILY FACILITATOR ‚Äď SUB-SOCIAL SERVICES UNIT

      TITLE FCD CHILD AND FAMILY FACILITATOR ‚Äď SUB-SOCIAL SERVICES UNIT
      CATEGORIES 1form-social
      JOB SUMMARY The FCD Child and Family Facilitator will report to the FCD Assistant Social Services Coordinator. The Child and Family Facilitator will deliver programmes and seek out services for children at different ages to effect behaviour change and improve skills. Creates a positive environment that encourages active learning and engagement. The FCD Child and Family Facilitator may be assigned to any of the FCD locations.
      REPORTS TO FCD Assistant Social Services Coordinator
      SUPERVISION GIVEN TO FCD Child and Family Assistant Facilitator
      DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
      • Facilitates and co-facilitates training programmes during business hours, after school, evening and weekends in a variety of areas.
      • Delivers training that maintains the integrity and fidelity of programme content.
      • Instructs attendees individually and in groups, using various children and adult learning methods.
      • Establishes clear objectives for all workshops and meets workshop and programme performance goals.
      • Establishes and enforces a code of conduct to maintain a positive learning environment for all attendees during workshop activities.
      • Ensures that training delivery is socially sensitive and takes into account cultural diversity.
      • Manages the intake process for each attendee and conducts orientation sessions for each programme group.
      • Prepares materials and training rooms for workshops.
      • Recommends adaptation to training methods, programme content, instructional materials and resources to meet the needs of clients with varying backgrounds, learning styles and special needs.
      • Observes and evaluates attendees‚Äô performance, conduct, interaction and progress, and produces case notes and reports on observations and evaluations.
      • Works with the Statistical and Evaluation Unit and the Communications and Information Unit of the FCD to contribute to the design of customer service surveys.
      • Complies, evaluates and produces reports on customer feedback, and recommends appropriate action for the continuous service improvements.
      • Engages children and their families to identify issues, needs, goals, aspirations, skills, abilities and services needed as well as barriers to accessing these services.
      • Records the child‚Äôs and family‚Äôs vision of a desired future and identifies the needs and areas of focus that must be addressed in order to move toward this desired future.
      • Explores and understands the unique culture of a family to ensure that the service plan to be developed will be a plan that the child and family will support and utilize.
      • Serves to bridge the gap between the child and parent when they are unable to understand each other.
      • Consults with teachers when required to determine causes of problems.
      • Brainstorms options and identifies creative approaches, including the use of natural supports, for meeting the individualized needs of the child and family.
      • Helps to develop individualized plans for the children and their family, and provides guidance in the implementation of same.
      • Ensures that when a child and family has multi-agency involvement, every effort is made to collectively develop a single, unified plan that addresses the needs and mandates of all involved.
      • Provides extensive follow-up support for children and their families and tracks their progress.
      • Seeks out appropriate resources, liaises with, and implements service planning collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team and service providers.
      • Provides general information, contacts, referral services and support as needed to address individual needs, support/reinforce strengths, facilitate access to programmes, services and opportunities (including life skills, recreation, housing, employment, education, legal services, health, including substance abuse, social abuse, social and emotional issues).
      • Mentors children and provides individualized counselling support.
      • Ensures that matters referred to the Unit are treated with the highest level of integrity and confidentially.
      • Attends weekly case conferences with the social services team and other support staff to discuss challenges, identify solutions in order to maintain service delivery standards, and ensure the continuous development of staff.
      • Prepares reports for submission to the court, and ensures the timely delivery of same.
      • Ensures files are created and maintained for each child and information is entered in the Case Management Information System (CMIS).
      • Communicates any problems, issues and challenges to the FCD Assistant Social Services Coordinator.
      • Assists in compiling statistical data as requested by Social Workers in keeping with the prescribed format.
      • Ensures that the unit maintains a high quality of customer service delivery.
      • Makes recommendations for improvement to customer service delivery and implements approved recommendations.
      • Ensures that all the objectives, goals and performance standards set by the FCD are achieved.
      • ¬†Performs related work as may be required.
      KNOWLEDGE
      • Knowledge of the Rules of Court, key pieces of Children‚Äôs Legislation, Beijing Rules and UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
      • An appreciation of children‚Äôs issues in Trinidad and Tobago.
      • Good understanding of youth demographics and youth culture.
      • Knowledge of social services agencies operating in Trinidad and Tobago.
      • Knowledge and skill in delivering group programmes and workshops.
      • Good interviewing, listening, counselling and observation skills.
      SKILLS AND ABILITIES
      • Ability to use social services assessment tools and intervention plans.
      • Ability to assess children and develop and implement care plans.
      • Experience working with at-risk youths.
      • Experience counselling youth and their families.
      • Effective in encouraging access and creating positive opportunities.
      • Ability to function effectively in a multifaceted work environment.
      • Ability to function in a stress-related environment.
      • Ability to perform a supportive role in ensuring appropriate service delivery.
      • Ability to function within a team environment.
      • Ability to wok flexible hours.
      • Ability to observe and maintain the highest level of confidentiality in an atmosphere which requires a character of impeccable integrity.
      • Must demonstrate tact, diplomacy, and creative problem-solving skills.
      • Ability to prepare reports, and make recommendations, where necessary.
      • Ability to work collaboratively with different groups and establish and maintain effective working relationships.
      • Ability to build trust, credibility and effective working relationships with all levels of staff within the organisation, and with external stakeholders.
      • Ability to adhere to performance standards.
      • Excellent command of the English language (verbal and written), with the demonstrated ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
      • Must have high level of energy and drive.
      • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
      MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
      • A First Degree Social Work, Youth Work, Psychology, Counseling or relevant field from a recognised University.
      • Experience in programme delivery and interacting with children of all ages.
      • Experience in the area of counselling, group facilitation and case management.
      • Experience working with youths.
      • A minimum of 4 years‚Äô experience in the social services field or similar field.
      • Any other equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered.

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      TITLE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) ANALYST/PROGRAMMER
      CATEGORIES 1form-court
      JOB SUMMARY The incumbent is required to provide general business analysis and programming support services to the Ministry/Department. Duties include: analysis of the required data to meet the information needs of stakeholders; assisting with the analysis and design of all software applications; providing programming support for the development Of software applications; and supporting the maintenance of all software applications; and supervision of Technical and Support Staff as required.
      REPORTS TO Senior Information Systems Specialist or designated officer
      SUPERVISION GIVEN TO Technical and support Staff
      DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
      • ¬†Supports the development and implementation of software applications of the Ministry/Department, in particular the analysis and development process and the monitoring of projects.
      • Investigates operational requirements and problems, and identifies opportunities for improvements in the functions and processes of the Ministry/Department; and assists users in defining acceptance tests.
      • Obtains requirements from key stakeholders of the Ministry/Department, and confirms alignment with defined business objectives: and documents and prioritises these requirements in accordance with defined standards and practices.
      • Reviews requirements and specification; develops software tests, including test cases and test scripts; and assists with the execution of the complete testing of new or modified information systems, for all areas of the Ministry/Department.
      • Assists with the design of information systems of the Ministry/Department, and documents all outputs using defined standards, methods and tools.
      • Assists with the development, programming, testing, and correction of the software applications of the Ministry/Department using agreed standards and tools.
      • Assists with the implementation of software releases, including stakeholder coordination and activity documentation, for all application software.
      • Identifies and resolves issues with software applications, in accordance with agreed procedures and carries out agreed applications maintenance tasks.
      • Analyses electronic data to support the reporting and operational information needs of the users in the Ministry/Department.
      • Performs other related duties as assigned.
      KNOWLEDGE
      • ¬†Knowledge of software development and maintenance processes.
      • Knowledge of project management tools and techniques.
      • Some knowledge of the principles, tools and techniques required for the management and control of ‚ÄėCT within an organisation.
      SKILLS AND ABILITIES
      • ‚ÄĘAbility to think creatively and to develop and maintain software applications.
      • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to operate as part of a team.
      • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues.
      • Ability to interact positively with members of the public and external stakeholders.
      MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
      • Minimum of three (3) years‚Äô experience in an area of ICT, including at least eighteen (18) months‚Äô experience in the analysis, programming, development and maintenance of software applications.
      • Training as evidenced by the possession Of a recognised Bachelor‚Äô s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Systems Management, Computer Engineering or a related area.
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