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The 16th Judicial Circuit, Family Court Division exercises jurisdiction over families as defined by Missouri statutes. This includes divorces, child custody, child support, and cases that involve juvenile dependency and law violations. The structure and operation of the Family Court Division differ from other divisions within the Circuit Court in many  ways.  Various programs and services are delivered that promote the timely and just resolution of family disputes,        dependency issues and delinquency matters within a comprehensive family justice system.  The Court maintains two juvenile facilities, the Juvenile Detention Center at 625 E 25th Street, KCMO & the Hilltop Residential Facility at 301 NW Gregory Blvd. in Lees Summit.

Positions Available at the 16th Circuit Court - Family Court Division

Counselor - Full Time; Functions as the qualified mental health professional for the facility, by providing assessment, crisis intervention and psychological treatment services for youth and families and coordinates those services with a multi-disciplinary treatment team.

Facility Supervisor - Full Time; Supervise staff in the development and daily operation of  a youth residential treatment facility; oversee shift operations to ensure compliance with all applicable standards and operational rules and protocols; ensure staff coverage and facility security; and perform related duties.

Shift Leader - Full Time; To oversee a shift operation in a juvenile residential treatment or detention facility. Acts as a lead worker in providing staff with guidance, direction and training in the performance of duties and based on policies, procedures and operational rules and protocols.

Youth Worker - Full Time & Back-up; To ensure the safety and security of youth and assist in the execution of established youth treatment and service goals and court orders.  Directly supervise and monitor daily activities of youth, which may include school, recreation, meals, personal hygiene, sleep, work projects, and suicide watch. Training provided.

Clerical Office - Accounting, Social Worker, Attorney, IT, Process Server -positions also available at the 16th Judicial Circuit Court in Downtown Kansas City and clerical office positions in Independence.

Court Clerk -The Court Clerk position is advanced work using an electronic filing system in a court within the Missouri State Court System.  Work involves responsibility for court case processing which may require the application of independent 
judgment and the application of statutes, policies and regulations, with minimal supervision.  Court Clerks Perform case processing in receiving and initiating case files, technical duties such as reviewing judgments, preparing 
warrants, summonses, garnishments and executions, bond settings, and docket control. 

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The Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer


625 E. 26th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

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