Job Responsibilities
  • This is a South Carolina Department of Social Services Internal Position. Only current South Carolina Department of Social Services employees are eligible for this position.
  • Under general supervision, the Attorney l will provide professional legal services and representation for assigned county offices, area adoption offices, area Foster Care office, and regional Day Care licensing office, including representation in Family Court on issues relative to child protection, foster care, adoption, adult protection and economic services.
  • Will work alongside a supervising attorney for one year; drafting pleadings, interviewing witnesses, conducting probable cause hearings and/or other uncontested hearings, and assisting in the trial of complex and routine cases.
  • Utilize or ensure the utilization of the Legal Case Management System for legal operations and documentation of legal activity in cases.
  • Attend staffing meetings, interdisciplinary meetings, trainings, and other learning opportunities associated with child welfare and adult protective services.
  • Gather and analyze data as it relates to the management of child welfare caseloads, and as it implements best practices which result in safety, permanency, and well-being for all children. All of the work of the Attorney will be supervised by the managing attorney in the county or circuit.

Minimum and Additional Requirements
  • A Juris Doctorate Degree or its equivalent from an accredited law school.
  • Necessary special requirement: Must be a member of the South Carolina Bar within six (6) months of employment.
  • Must have working knowledge of the laws of the State of South Carolina. Knowledge of the theories of legal research. Ability to interpret and apply law and judicial decisions. Ability to prepare briefs, pleadings, and other documents.
Additional Comments
If you have any periods of time when you were not employed, you must also list those periods on your employment application. A resume cannot be substituted for completing work history and education sections of the employment application. The employment application will be considered incomplete and may not be forwarded.

Closing Date: 17th July, 2019
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