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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.


Advocate Coordinator

Full-time at Luzerne

Position Details:

The Volunteer Advocate Coordinator is responsible for the recruitment, supervision and support of Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers in order to ensure the best quality volunteer advocacy for children in the juvenile dependency court system.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Materials must be submitted by: February 28, 2021

Applications can be submitted to: office@luzernecasa.org
Link to posting: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=CASA&l=Luzerne%20County%2C%20PA&ts=1611934902224&rq=1&rsIdx=0&vjk=e783a9bb8f729908


Program Director

Full-time

Position Details:

Consistent with the goals and objectives of the PA CASA Association provides volunteer program management including, volunteer pre-service training, supervision, and data management. Maintains the CASA program in accordance with all National CASA standards and Pennsylvania state statutes.

CASA of Fayette County, a local program within the PA CASA network, is a newly developed CASA program with this being the first paid position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
-Ensures compliance with relevant statutes, standards, policies, and procedures in the administration of the CASA of Fayette County volunteer program.
-Conducts pre-service volunteer training utilizing the National CASA curriculum and coordinating experts in subject matter as appropriate to supplement the training curriculum.
-Assigns cases and vacates CASA volunteers in Dependency Court.
-Prepares necessary court requests and orders to have the CASA volunteer assigned by the court or discharged from a case.
-Consults with appropriate child protective services staff regarding client needs and volunteer assignments.
-Maintains regular contact with volunteers. A minimum of one every two weeks for the first three months as a volunteer and as specified in the volunteer policies.
-Provides technical assistance, guidance, support, and information to volunteers in accordance with policies and procedures.
-Attends meetings, visits, appointments, and interviews with the CASA volunteer as necessary.
-Coordinates team meetings as necessary.
-Assists CASA volunteers in identifying services to assist the children they work with.
-Ensures that a report or summary is submitted for every court hearing involving a CASA volunteer.
Attends each court hearing with a CASA volunteer involved and monitors other dependency hearings for possible CASA assignments as necessary. 
-Collaborates with the Guardians ad litem to ensure advocacy for the best interest of the child.
-Organizes and facilitates in-service train sessions for current volunteers in topics related to volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children and in collaboration with existing service providers.

To be considered for the position, submit your resume and a cover letter.

Qualifications:

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.

-At least one year of experience in a leadership role.
-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.

Materials must be submitted by: March 17, 2021

Applications can be submitted to: careers@pacasa.org
Link to posting: https://www.indeed.com/job/program-director-e77813f7c1543bd5