Administrator of the Children in Need of Services Division


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715 S Calhoun St
Fort Wayne
Superior Court - Family Relations Division
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Closing Date:
Open until filled



This position is offered a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, which includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision and more
  • Generous paid time off and holidays
  • Retirement plan with up to 5% matching

This position is full-time, nonexempt, classified and covered under the Superior Court Employee Handbook.  This is an employee-at-will position.

Hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; 37.5 hours/week; additional hours as needed

Under the direction of the Family Relations Division Judge, the Administrator of the Children in Need of Services (CHINS) Division is responsible for overseeing and managing the daily operations of the Allen Superior Court Family relations division including programs and logistics.


  • Responsible for supervising family court operations and staff including, but not limited to interviewing, hiring, training, and conducting staff meetings.
  • Monitors daily operations to delegate and balance workloads and ensures proper completion of priority operations.
  • Coordinates, facilitates, and mediates abuse and neglect cases.
  • Responsible for overseeing department grants including writing, submitting, ensuring grant requirements are satisfied, and providing financial reports and updates.
  • Provides oversight for the Great Kids Make Great Communities initiative and staff, the Court Improvement Program and Family Court Project.
  • Works with the supervising judge on state and local juvenile justice initiatives.
  • Responsible for monitoring changes in legal requirements and developing, revising, and implementing standard policies and practices.
  • Responsible for participating in community outreach by attending meetings and maintaining relationships with officials from the court and government, social services organizations, and law enforcement agencies to develop and establish cooperative procedures.
  • Assists in coordination of dual status jurisdiction and judicial processes.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned, including overtime as required.

Minimum Requirements and Working Conditions



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Education, or related field with three years of experience in supervision, courts, mediation, or related experience
  • Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, Public Administration, or related field preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License to attend frequent off-site meetings
  • Knowledge of Indiana Code to ensure compliance of court activities with Indiana law
  • Understanding of budget preparation and management to assist in the planning and development of grant plans
  • Familiarity with grant writing to complete grant applications and comply with grant requirements
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to assign tasks and convey complicated information to employees
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to use Microsoft Office and other job related software
  • Ability to work with advisory councils


The Administrator of the CHINS division works in and out of an office setting with the ability to move about freely and frequent sitting, typing, and attention to detail.  Some walking, lifting of up to twenty pounds, bending, pushing/pulling loads, monitoring equipment, detailed inspection, and exposure to noise are to be expected.