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Part-time Advocacy Coordinator
General Description: Advocacy Coordinators provide professional staff support to CASA volunteers to ensure that children and youth assigned to Children’s Voice: CASA, Inc. receive high-quality advocacy in and outside the courtroom. Advocacy Coordinators are responsible for volunteer supervision, support, development and recognition as well as case coordination.
- Assist the Advocacy Training & Recruitment Coordinator in screening, and training of new volunteers to ensure that a sufficient number of CASA volunteers are available for case assignment
- Review new cases and assign appropriate volunteers in consultation with the Lead Advocacy Coordinator and/or the Executive Director
- Supervise, develop and coach the volunteers
- Coordinate case assignments with the court and the volunteers
- Create, maintain and update all case files (physical and electronic)
- Attend court hearings, Family Team Meetings, internal and external staffings, Multi-disciplinary Team meetings and other non-court decision making meetings as required
- Help develop on-going strategies for advocacy with volunteers while maintaining regular communication with each assigned volunteer
- Review, edit and submit CASA court reports to the court and all parties
- Accompany volunteers on visits as necessary
- Assist volunteers in completion of Monthly Advocacy Summaries or other related documentation
- Assist in the evaluation of the program by maintaining statistics on child victims served
- Work in cooperation with the Lead Advocacy Coordinator and 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 Lead Coordinator regarding child victim and case matters. The Executive Director will conduct yearly performance evaluations as outlined in the By-laws. Advocacy Coordinators should have a strong commitment to Children’s Voice: CASA, Inc.’s mission, vision and values.
- 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. Previous experience with CASA or DFCS a plus.
- The ability to communicate with, supervise and empower volunteers to be effective in their role.
- The ability to work professionally and cooperatively with various personalities types.
- Knowledge and understanding of issues and dynamics of the families in crisis i.e., abuse and neglect, trauma, substance use/abuse, domestic violence, poverty, etc.
- Knowledge and understanding of the child welfare system i.e., court process, dependency, delinquency, DFCS policy, equitable outcomes, cultural competency, etc.
Skillsets for Success: Strong work ethic, team player, self-starter, multi-tasker, organized, technology skills, detailed oriented, excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, ability to view situations objectively and rationally, ability to follows and gives direction well, a sense of humor.