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PA CASA provides a policy of equal opportunity to all volunteer applicants without regard to age, race, ethnicity, national origin (ancestry), color, religious belief (creed), gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, political affiliation, disability or physical challenge, or any other prohibited status in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws. Our EEO policy applies to all areas of advocacy, including recruitment and selection, training and development, awards and recognition, termination, and recreational and social activities.

Openings at PA CASA

Openings at Local Programs

Advocate Supervisor

Full-time at Dauphin

Position Details:

The Advocate Supervisor will motivate, empower, guide, and supervise CASA volunteers as they advocate in the best interest of children who’ve been abused and/or neglected and are now involved in the court system through no fault of their own.
The Advocate Supervisor is responsible for the direct supervision of CASA volunteers and their assigned cases. This includes the coordination of volunteer activities, all aspects of case management, including case documentation review, and assisting in recruitment, training, and retention of volunteers. As a part of their case management duties, the Advocate Supervisor provides professional staff support to CASA volunteers ensuring that children involved with the CASA program receive sound advocacy and early permanency planning.

The Advocate Supervisor reports to the Program Supervisor who is responsible for their performance evaluations.


Case Management:

● Assume management responsibility for no more than 30 CASA volunteers. Caseloads and numbers of volunteers supervised will be reduced proportionately for employees working in this position on a less than full-time basis. Added duties beyond the supervision of CASA volunteers will result in the reduction of the caseload size.
● Review new case referrals and assist in assigning appropriate CASA volunteers to each case in consultation with the Program Supervisor.
● On an “on-call basis,” be readily available and easily accessible to all CASA volunteers, providing support and assistance throughout a case. Be accessible by email and phone.
● Prepare and distribute assignment documentation to the volunteers. Assist in the development of advocacy plans for each case.
● Attend and participate in all related court hearings, providing assistance and supervision of CASA volunteer court reports, court attendance and testimony.

● Attend critical meetings, as necessary, with CASA volunteers. Introduce CASA volunteers to system professionals and facilitate interagency collaboration.

● Maintain a monthly calendar of all scheduled hearings on all cases and notify CASA volunteers of upcoming hearings.

● Upon case closure, ensure electronic records are updated with all relevant information, collect all papers and information relating to the child/case from the CASA volunteer, prepare a “Release from Case” form and have it signed by the CASA volunteer. Store all case-related records in safekeeping.

● Participate in agency case conferences.

● Maintain timely and thorough case records on each case and CASA volunteer.

● Attend, if requested, first home visits with every newly assigned CASA volunteer and as necessary thereafter.

● Develop professional working relationships with the local child welfare agency, legal professionals and court staff, and social service agencies.

Volunteer Supervision and Retention:

● Provide support to CASA volunteers regarding their case including problem-solving, resource information and guidance related to the child welfare system. Contact, through the case management system or other means, with CASA volunteers should be at least once per month and documented.

● Supervising and guiding CASA volunteers and making sure that the volunteer’s activities are following both the CASA mission and applicable state and federal laws and standards.

● Supervise CASA volunteers in preparation of court reports and recommendations and with volunteer’s knowledge, edit/revise as needed.

● Reinforcement of confidentiality policy with every CASA volunteer.

● Assist with training and orienting new CASA volunteers. Ensure CASA volunteers acquire 12 hours of in-service training annually.
● Participate in the evaluation of volunteer performance annually and/or upon case closure.
● Maintain volunteer files in accordance with National CASA/GAL standards.
Volunteer Recruitment and Community Awareness:

● Participate in the recruitment of potential volunteer advocates.
○ Speaking to community groups
○ Assisting with informational sessions
○ Writing press releases
○ Fielding phone calls from interested individuals

○ Assist in screening potential volunteers
■ Reviewing volunteer applications and tracking submission of necessary paperwork
■ Participating in volunteer interviews
● Contribute to the success of CASA program events.
○ Assist in planning of special events
○ Assist in implementation of activities before and during each event
Program Development:

● Complete required data entry into the database.

● Compiling statistics on all active cases, including outcome measurement, demographics, and placements.
● Actively participate in staff meetings and board meetings as requested.
● Attend and assist with all volunteer appreciation events, in-service training, and other functions coordinated by the CASA program.
● Assist in public speaking, community outreach, and community committees as needed.

● Collection and development of case success stories and challenges to be shared in monthly board and staff meetings, newsletters, or on social media.
Professional Development:

● Adhere to the program policies on the dress, professional conduct, and demeanor.
● Model the mission as the public face of Dauphin County CASA.

● Always maintain confidentiality with staff, volunteers, and court-appointed professionals.

● Create and develop a yearly self-development plan with the Executive Director and Program Supervisor.

● Attend conferences and workshops as assigned in your progressional development plan.

● Actively participate in an annual performance review by proactively documenting and sharing milestones and achievements with your supervisor.


Complete the initial 30 hour National CASA/GAL volunteer pre-service training within six (6) months of hire.
Participate in 12 hours of continued education training annually.

Other Requirements

Flexible work hours required with some weekends and evenings.
Position requires extensive background check:
Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Record Check
Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services
Fingerprint based Federal Criminal History (FBI) Record Check through the Department of Human Services
Social Security Number Verification
National Sex Offender Registry Check
Must sign a Confidentiality Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosure.
Must have access to a vehicle, be willing and able to travel, and possess a valid driver’s license.
Perform other duties as may be assigned.


Bachelor’s degree preferred in a social service-related field or at least three years’ experience in the child welfare system, social services, or volunteer coordination/supervision or equivalent experience. Experience working with volunteers preferred.

● Ability to communicate with, supervise and empower volunteers to be effective in their roles.
● Ability to build community awareness and network with other community agencies.
● Ability to speak publicly.
● Knowledge and understanding of issues and dynamics within families in crisis relating to child abuse and neglect.
● Skill to advocate strongly and professionally on behalf of clients in conflictual situations and to work resourcefully and independently to identify and seek out needed information and resolutions.
● Excellent interpersonal, writing, time management skills and computer skills.
● Willingness to travel as needed.
Dauphin County CASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, national origin (ancestry), color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability or physical challenge, or any other prohibited basis in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and organizational need.

Salary: 45,000

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Materials must be submitted by: April 30, 2024

Applications may be submitted to: [email protected]
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Lycoming County Case Manager

Full-time at Susquehanna Valley

Position Details:

The Case Manager/Volunteer Coordinator position is responsible for the supervision, and support of Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers in order to ensure the best quality volunteer advocacy for children in juvenile dependency court in Lycoming County. Under the direction of the Program Director and in collaboration with the Executive Director, the Case Manager/Volunteer Coordinator has full responsibility for the daily operations of the Lycoming County portion of our agency service region.


• EDUCATION/TRAINING: Bachelor’s Degree (preferred social-service related field, personnel management) or 4 years’ experience in a work-related field
• WORK EXPERIENCE: Three or more years of work related to human services, administration, and supervisory experience
o Must be able to comprehend and speak the English language in an understandable manner to carry out essential functions of job
o Must possess effective communication and interpersonal skills
o Must possess initiative and problem-solving skills
o Must possess ability to function independently, have flexibility and work effectively with public, co-workers and others
o Must possess ability to maintain confidentiality regarding client information and records
o Must possess the technical knowledge of operating personal computers and other office equipment with accuracy and reasonable speed
In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Employer will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer

Salary: $39k-$42k

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Materials must be submitted by: April 30, 2024

Applications may be submitted to: [email protected]
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