Advocate Supervisor II, CASA of Hancock County
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) provides a highly specialized volunteer service to abused and neglected children who are in the juvenile court system. CASA is a national organization with over 950 local programs across the country. CASA advocate volunteers are recruited, trained, and supervised by program staff members. CASA advocates are considered to be the “eyes and ears” of the court in child abuse proceedings.
Under general supervision the purpose of the Advocate Supervisor II position is to assist in the recruitment, selection, training, assignment and evaluation of CASA volunteers and supervising their work with assigned youth; preparing files for Court; advising the Judge and/or other program staff on cases assigned to CASA; preparing official documents; performs related work as required. (Employees in this classification perform professional work.)
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in a social services or related field. Experience with the CASA organization, case management, or social services is preferred. Experience may be substituted for education. Experience in the following areas will be given preference: training, volunteer supervision and management, child abuse, and foster care.
Skills necessary for success in this position include interpersonal, organizational, supervisory, written and oral communication, conflict resolution, problem solving, leadership, and computer/technology. Awareness of community resources available to foster children and knowledge about current foster care, child abuse, and child advocacy issues is also needed. An Advocate Supervisor II should be energetic, self-motivated, flexible, goal oriented, creative, and resourceful. Most importantly, they should have a sense of mission for children’s issues.
The Advocate Supervisor II is under the supervision of the Executive Director and is responsible for achieving quality advocacy through advocate volunteer screening, training, supervision, retention, and program activities.
The Advocate Supervisor II position is a minimum of 40 hours per week. The position requires some evening and weekend work assignments.
Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume by Friday, March 24, 2017 to the individual below:
Executive Director, Hancock County CASA
(no phone calls please)
P.O. Box 4112
Bay St. Louis, MS 39521
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