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Part-time Advocacy Coordinator  -  $28,000/year  (non-negotiable)                                                                                                                                                   

General Description

Advocacy Coordinators provide professional staff support to CASA volunteers to ensure that children involved with CVCI receive sound advocacy and early permanency planning.  Advocacy Coordinators are responsible for volunteer supervision including, but not limited to: volunteer support, coaching and recognition as well as coordination of assigned cases.

Job Responsibilities

  • Complete CASA pre-service training, mandated reporter training, sexual abuse prevention training and others as assigned
  • Act as a liaison for the program/the volunteers and essential stakeholders such as the court, DFCS, attorneys, foster parents. providers, etc.   
  • Review cases and coordinate appropriate volunteer assignments in consultation with the Advocacy Program Coordinator and/or the Executive Director
  • Prepare and distribute all necessary case documentation
  • Maintain and update case and volunteer files
  • Attend all court hearings and present information in the absence of the volunteer
  • Attend FTM, internal and external staffings, MDT meetings and other non-court decision making meetings as required
  • Develop on-going strategies for advocacy with volunteers while maintaining regular communication with each assigned volunteer
  • Assist volunteers with research and resources
  • Review, edit and submit CASA volunteer court reports to the court and parties
  • Accompany volunteers on home visits as necessary
  • Assist volunteers in completion of volunteer/case statistics
  • Conduct annual volunteer evaluations
  • Assist with volunteer appreciation efforts
  • Assist the Advocacy Training Coordinator in screening and training of new volunteers to ensure that a sufficient number of volunteers are available for case assignment
  • Assist the Advocacy Training Coordinator with in-service trainings for volunteers
  • Assist in the evaluation of the program by maintaining statistics on child victims served
  • Participate in performance evaluations of this position and others as requested
  • Provide the Executive Director with monthly case closures and volunteer status information
  • Work in cooperation with the Executive Director in the areas of resource development, public awareness, community education and planning/evaluation
  • Attend training sessions, conferences, seminars, and meetings as requested
  • Assist with office coverage and general office duties
  • Other related duties as assigned

Accountability

Advocacy Coordinators are hired by the Executive Director.  Advocacy Coordinators report to the Advocacy Program Coordinator regarding child victim and case matters. Performance evaluations will be conducted. Advocacy Coordinators should display a commitment to Children’s Voice: CASA, Inc.’s mission, vision and values.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social-service field, child development, psychology, sociology, education or a related field. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for degree.
  • Two years experience (volunteer or paid) in the areas of: social work, child development, child welfare, volunteer supervision, training/facilitating, CASA volunteer/guardian ad litem advocacy
  • The ability to communicate with, supervise and empower volunteers to be effective in their role. Experience with volunteers is preferred.
  • The ability to work cooperatively with people and within systems that require knowledge of race, equity, inclusion, cultural competency, and cultural humility.
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues and dynamics within families in crisis, i.e., child abuse and neglect, family violence, substance use and dependency. 

Skillsets for Success

Strong work ethic, team player, works well remotely and independently, self-starter, organized, detailed oriented, excellent verbal and written communication skills, great interpersonal skills, views situations objectively and rationally, both follows and gives direction, a sense of humor.   

Application Deadline May 3, 2021


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