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  • Full Time
  • Cleveland TN
  • 35,000 to 39,000 USD / Year
  • Salary: 35,000 to 39,000

Website CASA of Bradley and Polk Counties

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Bradley & Polk Counties is a non-profit that works alongside community volunteers to make sure the voices of abused and neglected children are heard in court. CASA’s volunteers are trained by CASA staff members and appointed by local judges to advocate for a child’s best interest. These volunteers help local judges develop a more complete picture of each child’s home situation in order to determine a safe and permanent placement for each child. CASA volunteers advocate for the voice of an otherwise voiceless child.

Volunteer Coordinator

About CASA:

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a national association in the United States that supports and promotes court-appointed advocates for abused or neglected children in order to provide children with a safe and healthy environment in permanent homes.

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General Description:

The Volunteer Coordinator provides professional staff support to CASA volunteers ensuring that children involved with CASA receives sound advocacy and early permanency planning. The advocate supervisor is responsible for volunteer supervision and coordination of cases.
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Qualifications:
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Bilingual in Spanish is a must.
Bachelors degree preferred or an Associates Degree with one year experience in a court room/ advocacy setting.
The ability to communicate with, supervise and empower volunteers to be effective in their roles. Experience with volunteers given preference.
The ability to work cooperatively with different types of personalities.
Knowledge and understanding of issues and dynamics within families in crisis relating to child abuse and neglect given preference.
Commitment to CASA’s goals and missions.
Experience with computer software such as google drive and email.
ACCOUNTABILITY:

The Advocate Supervisor reports directly to the Advocate Manager who is responsible for his/her performance evaluations.

Responsibilities

Complete CASA training.
Attend court hearings and track court dates.
Manage cases that volunteers are unable to take.
Prepare and distribute assignment documentation.
Help develop initial case plans and on-going strategies for advocacy.
Review and distribute volunteer court reports.
Maintain case files in office.
Provide assistance and consultation for volunteers as needed and when requested.
Assist volunteers and office in completion of volunteer/ case stat sheets.
Participate in volunteer evaluations as assigned by the Advocate Manager.
Oversee assigned mentors.
Attend in- service training sessions and assist with coordination.
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The applicant will not be accepted if:

Convicted as an adult of either a felony, a crime affecting family relationships, child abuse or neglect, assault, battery, sexual offenses of any kind, or a crime against public morals or related acts that would pose risks to children or the credibility of CASA.
Found to have charges pending for criminal offenses or offenses listed above.
Refuses to sign a release of information for appropriate law enforcement checks; or CASA of Bradley and Polk Counties Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual.
At the discretion of the Advocate Manager or Executive Director , the applicant cannot successfully carry out duties and responsibilities.
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CASA of Bradley and Polk Counties is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for positions, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, individuals with disabilities, and equally to disabled veterans.

To apply for this job please visit www.casabp.org.