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Advocate Supervisor

Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator


Advocate Supervisor

The Advocate Supervisor provides professional staff support to CASA advocates to ensure that children assigned to the CASA program receive sound advocacy and proactive permanency planning. The Advocate Supervisor is responsible for case assignment, planning case strategy, on-going direction and support of CASA advocates.

Qualifications

The Advocate Supervisor should have the following skills and experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in social service related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Personal and professional integrity.
  • Computer skills in Outlook, Microsoft Word and other database programs.
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work as a team player and interact positively with volunteers, staff and judicial parnters.
  • Demonstrates maturity and responsibility in handling confidential information.
  • Ability to communicate, supervise, and empower advocates to be effective in their advocacy roles.
  • Knowledge and understanding of matters within families in crisis relating to child abuse/neglect.
  • Ability to multi-task and handle timelines efficiently.
  • Flexibility in schedule as required in order to carry out activities.
  • Self-starter who is goal-oriented and brings a high level of energy to a dynamic team.
  • Demonstrates professional ability to interact positively in many different settings with CASA volunteers; attorneys and other court personnel.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relations with other agencies and judicial partners.
  • Problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Bi-lingual skills preferred.
  • Juvenile courtroom experience preferred.
  • Commitment to CASA Kane County's goals and mission.

Responsibilities

  • Completion of a 40 hour CASA educational training.
  • Review new cases and assign advocates in coordination with the Director of Advocate Supervision.
  • Assist in the development of initial case plans and on-going strategies for advocacy.
  • Provide assistance and guidance to advocates as needed and when requested.
  • Attend court hearings and maintains court schedule.
  • Assist in the interviewing and training of new advocates.
  • Review, edit and distribute CASA court reports.
  • Maintain case files in the CASA office.
  • Assist with program statistics concerning case or advocate data.
  • Perform annual evaluations of all assigned advocates.
  • Assign mentors to new advocates.
  • Assist with Outcome Measurement Plan and program evaluation efforts.
  • Assist in advocate related education and recognition events with other staff.
  • Communicates with all advocates at least once a month.
  • Acknowledge volunteers through stewardship.
  • Attend ongoing educational opportunities.
  • Provide monthly individual and group meetings with CASA volunteers.
  • Facilitate and develop with CASA volunteers a transitional youth plan of action for the safety,
    well-being, educational and future outcomes with all children and CASA volunteers.
  • Assist with other tasks as needed by the Executive Director.

Benefits 

  • Performance Review Policy
  • Vacation and Holiday Pay 
  • Medical Reimbursement (Employee)
  • Retirement Plan 

Employee Classification
Full-Time, Exempt

Inquiries and Correspondence
Barb Kleinow
Executive Office Administrator
CASA Kane County
100 S. Third Street 
Geneva, IL  60134
Phone:  630-444-1303
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Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator

An immediate opening for an enthusiastic, goal-oriented event and outreach professional to join the CASA Kane County team.  The volunteer and outreach coordinator is responsible for the coordination of education, recruitment and outreach initiatives for the organization.

The Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator reports to the Director of Advocate Education and will be assisting with program outreach, recruitment, volunteer recognition, and the management of events.  The ideal candidate will also be responsible for coordinating volunteers to assist with the organization's outreach initiatives that will enhance greater awareness and partnership with CASA Kane County.

The Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator should have the following skills and experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • 3-5 years experience in a related field
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Personal and professional integrity
  • Computer skills in Outlook, Microsoft Word and other database programs
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and handle timelines efficiently
  • Event, volunteer and professional office experience
  • Flexibility in schedule as required in order to carry out activities
  • Self-starter who is goal-orientated and brings a high level of energy to a dynamic team
  • Demonstrates professional ability to interact positively in many different settings with CASA volunteers; attorneys and other court personnel; media; staff members and board members
  • Experience in organizing and supporting volunteers
  • Experience in training and recruitment and/or teaching
  • Public speaking experience
  • Commitment to CASA Kane County's goals and mission

Responsibilities

  • Coordinates volunteers to support the outreach and internal needs of the program with director.
  • Assists with newsletters, marketing, press releases and electronic communications.
  • Coordinates the following: Annual Educational Conference, Foster Care Youth Giving Initiative and Volunteer Recognition Evening.
  • Schedules all in-service programs for the on-going education for CASA volunteers.
  • Assist with recruitment efforts and attend meetings with various community groups
  • Set up presentations/speaking engagements for outreach team, directors and other.
  • Prepare and organize training manuals and educational material.
  • Supports the recruiting, scheduling, interviewing screening and facilitation of the training of new CASA volunteers.
  • Assist with setting up and facilitating general information meetings
  • Coordinate new CASA volunteer information into ETO, Outlook and Donor Perfect including training, in service hours and completion.
  • Track references and follow through for new CASA volunteers.
  • Performs and tracks background checks, social security verification, and fingerprinting.
  • Tracks in-service credits for CASA volunteers.
  • Assist with preparing materials, room set up and refreshments for swearing in ceremonies with administrative assistant.
  • Coordinate list of locations, contacts and people to host all trainings.
  • Track and respond to volunteer inquiries.
  • Manages the Resource Database and communicates to the appropriate people and messaging.
  • Manages annual National CASA Conference registration, reservations and Dottie Lowe Scholarship awards.
  • Maintains organizations library and volunteer educational supplies.
  • Participates in performance evaluations for this position.
  • Facilitates organizational surveys to CASA volunteers and constituents.

Benefits

  • Performance Review Policy
  • Vacation and Holiday Pay
  • Medical Reimbursement (Employee)
  • Retirement Plan

Inquiries and Correspondence

Gloria Bunce
Executive Director
CASA Kane County
100 S. Third Street 
Geneva, IL  60134
Phone:  630-444-3109
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please include: Resume, Cover Letter, References, Writing samples, Salary History