Employment

CASA for Douglas County is currently hiring for an Advocate Supervisor

Job Summary: The Advocate Supervisor should be a highly motivated and organized individual who can ensure CASA Volunteers are provided with the highest level of coaching, mentoring and support as they advocate for children in the foster care system. Advocate Supervisors are responsible for volunteer management, retention and recruitment, advocacy, essential record keeping, interfacing with local child welfare agencies and program assessment/development. Advocate Supervisors shall share passion for CASA’s mission, vision and exemplify its core values.

Essential Job Duties:

CASA Advocate Coaching-Max Caseload 30

  1. Ensure monthly contact with volunteers to provide coaching and evaluate advocacy
  2. Provide coaching on emerging issues and/or crisis to assigned CASA Volunteers.
  3. Resolve casework or interpersonal problems with CASA Volunteers s/he coaches, reporting key issues related to volunteers to the Program Coordinator.
  4. Identify and use methods to recognize contributions of CASA Volunteers
  5. Assign cases, review, edit and submit reports in accordance with program procedures, and provide feedback on assignments through regular, documented contact with volunteers.
  6. Complete written 90-day and annual evaluations for all CASA Volunteers that s/he coaches and provide copies to the Program Coordinator.
  7. Through coordination with CASA Volunteers, prepare individual cases for court proceedings, providing support and guidance to CASA Volunteers prior to and during court hearings, as needed.
  8. Collaborate and communicate with other professionals to most effectively support CASA Volunteers and create the best outcome for children.
  9. Provide ongoing training for volunteers to ensure they are meeting their requirements for on-going/in-service education required by National CASA.
  10. Follow identified protocol for appropriate level of involvement with the child.

 Record Keeping

  1. Prepare and distribute case assignment documentation.
  2. Help develop initial and ongoing case strategies for advocacy.
  3. Maintain case files in the office (electronically).
  4. Enter required information and ensure accuracy of data in Optima, case management system.
  5. Attend court hearings and track court dates.

 Program Development

Participate in assigned work groups and provide input to the Program Coordinator(s) on the following:

  • Develop of long and short-range goals and objectives for program growth and development.
  • Develop and assist in implementation of specific plans for volunteer recruitment and retention of CASA Volunteers.
  • Evaluation of program accomplishments and areas of growth for the organization.
  • Encourage CASA Volunteer participation in quality improvement efforts (surveys, etc.).
  • Participate in and/or coordinate CASA events throughout the year.
  • If requested, assist the Recruitment Coordinator in community outreach and recruitment events.

Community Collaboration

  1. Work with CASA colleagues and other agencies to review program related procedures, develop cooperative relationships and resolve identified issues.
  2.  Identify and keep informed about available community resources for children and families.
  3. Promote and attend ongoing training hours in a variety of topics, actively looking to build partnerships with the presenting agency or individual.

Training

  1.  Complete CASA training as directed by the National CASA Association guidelines.
  2.  Attend in-service training and assist with facilitation of training if requested.
  3. Attend conferences, seminars and meetings as requested by the Program Coordinator.

Benefits

  1. Flexible work schedule
  2. Health, Dental, and Insurance available.
  3. Supplemental Insurance available.
  4. Retirement Plan
  5. Generous sick, vacation and holiday leave packages.
  6. Infant-to-work policy
  7. Maternity/Paternity leave
  8. Inclement weather policy
  9. Shared sick leave

Minimum Job Requirements

  1. Adherence to CASA Core Values and office culture.
  2. Bachelor’s degree in social services/related field preferred.
  3. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  4. Experience in volunteer program management, nonprofits, child welfare or juvenile law preferred.
  5. Must be able to pass background checks (child abuse registry and criminal).
  6. Must possess a valid driver’s license and insurance and have reliable transportation.
  7. Position is 40 hours per week

The position is full-time with benefits. The salary is $39,000.

Interested applicants can send cover letter and resume to Stephanie Gardella, Director of Advocacy, sgardella@casaomaha.org.