Organization: CASA of Central Texas, Inc.
Posted by Norma Blackwell - Nov 19, 2018
Address: 1619 E. Common, Suite 301, NEW BRAUNFELS, TX, 78130
Start Date: Jan 02, 2019
Application Due Date: Dec 19, 2018
Summary of Responsibility:
- Supervision of volunteer child advocates
- Maintain child advocate records – participates in case staffings, assists placement options, participates in program evaluation, attends court hearings and provides supervision in filing court reports
- Coordinate child and child advocate contacts – coordinates all professional contacts; provides information regarding community resources, attends and moderates training sessions for child advocates
- Maintains statistical case information
Essential Job Functions and Standards:
- Case Management
- Knowledge of child placement options, levels of care and Department Family and Protective Services (DFPS) policies and procedures.
- Ability to clearly convey and interpret information to others in a clear manner, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to work under time constraints and maintain effective job performance.
- Ability to identify problems in both case management and volunteer coordination and plan corrective action.
- Ability to make decisions independently in a consistent and timely manner.
- Carries a caseload of no fewer than 25-30 cases as assigned by a district judge.
- Coordinates casework responsibilities including family and child contacts, professional contacts, transportation, support services, linkage to community resources, court report monitoring, appearances at hearings and maintenance of case and child advocate volunteer files.
- Attend court hearings and staffing’s with child advocate.
- Provides notification of meetings and court hearings to child advocates.
- Provides timely, accurate reports for submission to the court and to other involved parties.
- Maintains up-to-date case files, including progress notes, reports and motions, correspondence, etc.
- Maintains case and child advocate statistics for funding and statistical reporting.
- Maintains and fosters congenial relationships with other professionals.
- Evaluates child advocate case activity and performance.
- Participates in new child advocate training sessions.
- Participates in ongoing continuing education opportunities (in-services).
- Attends community meetings as agreed upon by Program Director and Executive Director.
- Assists in program development.
- Provides input for monthly newsletter.
- Maintains a professional, organized environment in the daily operation of the CASA office.
- Completes special projects and tasks as assigned.
- Has working knowledge of computers and software.
- Anything else the Executive Director deems necessary
- Able and willing to initiate and coordinate additional areas of
responsibility including, but not limited to, such activities as volunteer
appreciation, in-service training, new advocate training, statistics, volunteer recruitment and participation on board committees.
Qualifications: B.S. in Social Work or Equivalent
Experience in providing casework services; experience in volunteer supervision.
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please. Starting salary: $32,000-$35,000, DOE.