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How do I become a self-employed independent professional visitation monitor?

Take the first simple step and complete the mandated 3-day course. Click HERE to register.

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Can I complete the mandated monitor training course with Visitation Supervisors Network in Riverside County and still work in another county?

Yes. You will be recognized as a professional working under state regulations. Therefore, you have the flexibility to work in any county within the State of California!

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How many hours per week does a monitor work?

This depends on every individual's schedule. In this high-demand field, you can flexibly work as many hours as your personal/professional schedule will allow. This may also be based on the max amount of hours or a set schedule of a family's court order.

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Is this a job I can do at a retiree age (65+ years of age)?

Without a doubt! We've seen countless retirees benefit from this field. Some may wonder about the physical demands this position may have. However, you have the choice on where to go and what activities will be taking place. Remember, your safety also matters. 

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Where do the supervised visits / safe exchanges occur?

It's best to provide services in a public location such as the beach, library, park, etc. Unless otherwise ordered by the court.

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I have physical limitations. Do I have to go to all the places a parent requests?

No. You have control over the service you offer. This includes places and activities you agree and or disagree to.

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Where does the hiring come into the career?

Great question! After you've completed our course, you'll submit your contact information to family court. Then, the courts will distribute your information to the parents who are in need of your services. Details of how to submit your information to the court will be thoroughly discussed during the course. You will also have an opportunity to apply to work with our VSN agency.

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What happens during a supervised visit?

The monitor acts as the eyes and ears for the Court. You will act as a monitor to ensure the safety of the children at all times. You will provide your observations in a report format to the Court as required by the Court order.

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How long are the visits?

This is determined by the Court and is part of the Court order 

that will determine the parameters of the visit. Usually 2-6 hours a week.

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How safe are the visits?

We will teach you how to ensure the safest environment for you and the children. We will also practice ending visits where the rules are not being followed. Remember as a neutral monitor you are not there to determine the outcome of a case just ensure safety and report to the Court so usually participants are on their best behavior. 

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How do you get paid?

All services are paid in advance of visitation.

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Does this require a state license?

The requirements for a Professional Visitation Supervisor are the completion of a 24 hour certification class covering the Rules of the Court 5.20, a completed background check with the Department of Justice, and the completion of a free Mandated Reporter class every two years.

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Does this require a background check and fingerprints?