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Advocate Supervisor - CASA of Northeast Louisiana

Company: The Center for Children and Families
Location: Monroe
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Monroe, LAThe Center for Children & Families is seeking an Advocate Supervisor for the CASA of Northeast Louisiana program. The Advocate Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of volunteer advocates who speak up for children in foster care.Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Northeast Louisiana is a non-profit organization that trains and supervises volunteers from the community to be a voice for a child in foster care. CASA Volunteers are appointed by a judge to help ensure that each abused or neglected child finds a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible. The role of a CASA is to act as an extra pair of eyes and ears for the court system, collecting information through observation and interviews with key people in the child's life and then reporting back to the judge.RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Management of volunteer advocates working with abused and neglected children.
  • Help develop on-going strategies for advocacy.
  • Review, file and distribute court reports.
  • Attend court hearings and agency case staffing.
  • Maintain case files, track volunteer status and child outcomes.
  • Assist in recruiting, screening, interviewing and training of new volunteers.
  • Facilitate assignments of advocate volunteers and distribute documentation.
  • Conduct in-service trainings, assist with volunteer appreciation procedures and assist with organizational events.REQUIREMENTS:
    • Bachelor's degree in social service - related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to communicate, supervise and empower volunteers to be effective in their roles
    • Ability to work cooperatively with different types of personalities
    • Experience with volunteers given preference
    • Able to work evenings as needed for trainings
    • Knowledge and understanding of issues and dynamics, within families in crises, relating to child abuse and neglect given preference
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with attention to detail and deadlines
    • Commitment to CASA's goals and mission.BENEFITS:
      • Being a part of our organization offers employees the following benefits:
      • Higher purpose by offering social service leadership, hope and kindness to the children we serve
      • Add value to the community in which we work and live
      • Opportunity for personal growth and development
      • Group health insurance benefitsCASA of NELA is a division of The Center for Children and Families, a non-profit agency headquartered in Monroe, LA. Our mission is to promote safe, healthy environments through advocacy, counseling, education, and prevention. Learn more at www.standforhope.org and visit our company page at https://www.indeed.com/cmp/The-Center-For-Children-and-Families. Visit the CASA of Northeast Louisiana website at www.casaofnela.org.Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter.Job Type: Full-timePay: From $30,000.00 per yearBenefits:
        • Dental insurance
        • Health insurance
        • Paid time off
        • Retirement plan
        • Vision insuranceSchedule:
          • Monday to FridayEducation:
            • Bachelor's (Required)Work Location:
              • One locationWork Remotely:
                • NoWork Location: One location

Keywords: The Center for Children and Families, Monroe , Advocate Supervisor - CASA of Northeast Louisiana, Other , Monroe, Louisiana

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