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Advocate Supervisor

Posted Date: 6/27/2014
End Date: 7/27/2014
Organization: CASA of Westmoreland, Inc.
Contact Name: Mandy Zalich
Phone: 724-850-6874
Email: casazali@co.westmoreland.pa.us
Web Site: www.westmorelandcasa.org
Address: 2 N Main Street
City, State: Greensburg,  PA  15601-2405
CASA of Westmoreland, Inc.

Please find the following job posting through CASA of Westmoreland, Inc. Please submit resume, cover letter, references, and salary requirements to Mandy Zalich at casazali@co.westmoreland.pa.us by July 11, 2014

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, Pennsylvania.

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 Senior Advocate Supervisor 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.

Agency Development
• 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, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The US Department of Justice has supported CASA advocacy since 1985 through its Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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