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Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program of Westmoreland County
Title of Position: Advocate Supervisor
This non-exempt position requires a qualified professional to manage volunteers who advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in Westmoreland County. The candidate should have the following qualifications:
- Bachelors Degree in a human service field required; and
- A minimum of two years experience working with children and families at risk required (or equivalent combination of education and experience).
- Supervisory skills and human resource management experience required, and volunteer management experience is preferred.
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational and writing skills required.
- Displays problem solving skills, teamwork and dependability.
- Must possess ability to function independently, have flexibility and the ability to work effectively with public, co-workers and others.
- Has a working knowledge of various computer software programs (ex. Microsoft office suite).
- Knowledge of and experience in the child welfare system, child abuse, neglect and the Juvenile Court system preferred.
- Applicant must complete clearances prior to start date or have clearances that have been completed within one year of start date
Duties and Responsibilities
Case Management – Assume management responsibility for between 25-30 active CASA cases.
- Supervise and manage the volunteers’ activities to ensure that the volunteer is guided by the agency mission and applicable state and federal laws.
- Develop a comprehensive investigation and advocacy plan including proscribed timelines with each volunteer.
- Provide support and guidance to active volunteers.
- Maintain timely and thorough case records on each case and volunteer.
- Attend and participate in critical meetings, visits and conferences with volunteers.
- Collaborate with and provide supervision for volunteers regarding reports submitted to the court. Review recommendations to ensure that they are in the best interests of children. Monitor compliance with timeframes.
- Prepare volunteers for court testimony and cross-examination.
- Accompany volunteers to court to assure quality advocacy and assist with procedural issues arising in court.
- Monitor volunteer’s ability to meet essential timelines through ongoing volunteer communication.
- Participate in agency case conferences by submitting case updates in a timely manner with a clear identification of important case issues and strategy questions to be addressed.
- Engage in case conference discussions to review updates on cases, concerns, or questions with Program Director or Executive Director as needed.
- Compile statistics on all active cases, including outcome measurements, demographics, placements, etc. through the use of a specialized software program.
- Attend staff meetings and provide updates / input as needed.
- Participate in community task forces, committees and collaborations.
- Assist with the recruiting, screening, interviewing and training of new volunteers as needed and participate in both the core training and ongoing trainings for our volunteer advocates.
- Assist with outreach and development activities as needed.
CASA of Westmoreland considers interns part of the family. We pride ourselves on the educational opportunity and view it as such. Internships include training and orientation, and focus on learning and developing new skills and gaining a deeper understanding of concepts through hands-on application in a roll-up-your-sleeves non-profit environment.