Becoming a Mediator
- Excellent listening and empathy skills.
- Masters level or higher in social work, law, education, psychology, counseling or related field.
- Three years of full-time supervised work experience in the field of child welfare or family welfare-related services, having direct experience with multi-problem, high-risk families involving issues related to child abuse, domestic violence and substance abuse.
- Good computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook (or an email program).
Permanency Planning Mediators provide field-based mediation services per Consortium for Children’s (CFC) established process on a part-time, independent contractor basis. Mediators will be trained, provided referrals and supported by CFC. Permanency Planning Mediation (PPM) operates under a contract with the State of California Department of Social Services to provide this exclusive service for clients of the California child welfare system. Permanency Planning Mediators provide timely and vital mediation services that allow parties to the mediation to consider what types of connections might be important for children to maintain as they move to permanence through either Legal Guardianship or Adoption.
All Applicants are required to have completed a minimum of 30 hours of basic mediation training or are required to attend a three-day basic mediation training provided by CFC. All Applicants are required to attend a two-day PPM training. Both of these trainings are provided free of charge by CFC.
We generally onboard and train new mediators about every 12-18 months.
If you are interested in being notified when the next onboarding will be scheduled, please forward your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch. Thanks for your interest in becoming a Permanency Planning Mediator!!