Learn more about choosing a rewarding career as a Professional Supervised Visitation Monitor
What Is A Professional Supervised Visitation Monitor?
- A trained, neutral third-person paid to supervise the contact between a visiting parent and their child(ren). Visitation Monitors ensure the safety and security of the child-parent interactions while documenting what is seen and heard during the visit.
What types of cases do monitors take?
- Monitors take cases such as Suspected Domestic Violence, Suspected Child Abuse, Suspected Mental Illness, Suspected Drug Use, Temporary / Court Ordered Restraining Order, Divorce, Foster children, Child Protective Services Cases and many other individual cases.
Where do the Supervised Visits take place?
- Most supervised visitations happen at offsite locations like the park, the mall, a restaurant, sports games, festivals, the movies, the museum and many other locations. All locations must be in an populated public place and all parties must agree.
Some Supervised visitations may take place in a more private setting like overnight or home visits but security measures like having a second monitor present will be in place.
How are monitors assigned cases?
- There are many ways monitors obtain cases including from family law attorneys, family law court, Foster parents, Child Protective Services and also by being contacted directly from the parents or family member requesting visits.
- Monitors may choose to first take cases through our program for extended support or work as an independent monitor.
What Experience do you need to become a monitor? What are the Qualifications required in my State?
- Professional Supervised Visitation Monitors primarily have a background in working with children. It may be by being a foster parent, victim/children advocate, cps worker or volunteer, and many other careers and backgrounds.
- California (Our office home state) and Florida are the only states so far to set standards for those seeking to work as a Professional Supervised Visitation Monitor. All other states work directly with the local courts to follow procedures set forth by each county.
- MANDATORY QUALIFICATION OF MONITORS:
1. Be at least 21 years old.
2. Have a Livescan/Background check done or be registred with Trustline.
3. Have no record of a conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) within last five years.
4. Not have been on probation or parole for the last 10 years.
5. Have no record of a conviction for child molestation, child abuse, or other crimes against a person.
6. Have proof of automobile insurance if transporting the child.
7. Have no civil, criminal, or juvenile restraining orders within the last 10 years.
8. Have no current or past court order in which the provider is the person being supervised.
9. Be able to speak the language of the party being supervised and of the child, or provider must provide a neutral interpreter over 18 years of age who is able to do so.
10. Agree to adhere to and enforce the court order regarding supervised visitation.
11. 24 hours of Professional Supervised Visitation Monitor Training
How can I obtain the 24 hours of training needed to begin working as a Professional Monitor?
- VISITCOM offers an Online Professional Supervised Visitation Monitor Training class that is compliant with the 24 hours of training standard. This training is broken up into 6 - 4 Hour training sessions in our Online Interactive Classroom with a live instructor.
How soon can I begin to work as a monitor after I complete my training?
- Visitcom monitors usually start working within 30 days of completing the training. This may vary depending on how fast the monitor can get background checked and/or any other requirements by county.
I'm ready to become a Professional Supervised Visitation Monitor, How do I sign up to start classes?
- If you are ready to sign up for classes, simply check the below schedule of classes and payment options. Submit your information below and a trainer will call you to help you sign up and answer any questions you may have.
Online Interactive Training /VISITCOM Contractor Fee
( 6 - 4 hour classes - CLASSES START WEEKLY)
- $495 Paid in full
- $99 Per 4 hour Class
Our training is in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Practice 5.20, and Assembly Bill 1674.
Week 1 & 3 Week 2 & 4
Monday The role of a professional provider 10:00am to 12:00pm PST 6:00pm to 8:00pm PST
Monday Legal responsibilities and obligations of a provider 12:00pm to 2:00pm PST 8:00pm to 10:00pm PST
Tuesday Childs Abuse Reporting Laws 10:00am to 12:00pm PST 6:00pm to 8:00pm PST
Tuesday Conflicts of interest & Confidentiality 12:00pm to 2:00pm PST 8:00pm to 10:00pm PST
Wednesday Developmental needs of children 10:00am to 12:00pm PST 6:00pm to 8:00pm PST
Wednesday Cultural sensitivity 12:00pm to 2:00pm PST 8:00pm to 10:00pm PST
Thursday Issues relating to substance abuse, child abuse, sexual abuse,and domestic violance 10:00am to 12:00pm PST 6:00pm to 8:00pm PST
Thursday Basic knowledge of family and juvenile law 12:00pm to 2:00pm PST 8:00pm to 10:00pm PST
Friday Screening, monitoring, and termination of visitation 10:00am to 12:00pm PST 6:00pm to 8:00pm PST
Friday Recordkeeping procedures 12:00pm to 2:00pm PST 8:00pm to 10:00pm PST
Saturday Role Play / Practice Cases 10:00am to 12:00pm PST 6:00pm to 8:00pm PST
Saturday Final Test 12:00pm to 2:00pm PST 8:00pm to 10:00pm PST
Certificate of Completion & Student Transcript issued after last class complete
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