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We are hiring an Advocate Coordinator:
The Volunteer Advocate Coordinator is responsible for the recruitment, supervision and support of Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers in order to ensure the best quality volunteer advocacy for children in the juvenile dependency court system.
Complete CASA training.
Recruit volunteers and advocates by:
Analyzing the County to strategically present the CASA concept to those residents who are the best potential volunteers and advocates;
Developing and utilizing a contact list of targeted persons and organizations;
Creating promotional pieces and presentations, and
Mounting a promotional campaign using the media, mailings, presentations and social media.
Screen, interview and train new volunteers, and advocates.
Select and assign appropriate advocates by:
Reviewing new cases and attending court hearings when appropriate;
Preparing and distributing assignment documentation, and
Assisting advocates with the development of initial case plans and on-going strategies for advocacy.
Supervise volunteers and advocates by:
Providing assistance and consultation as needed and when requested;
Assisting the advocates in the creation and distribution of court reports, and
Accompanying advocates to their hearings as well as child placement site visits.
Assist advocates and office staff in tracking case files and statistics.
Participate in evaluations of advocates, programs and positions.
Attend meetings locally, regionally, statewide, and nationally as assigned.
Provide on-going support for volunteers and advocates by:
Coordinating, facilitating , and attending in-service trainings;
Planning, organizing, and implementing events to recognize and appreciate their work, and
Advocating for them with Luzerne County Children and Youth Services and other professionals involved in their cases, as necessary.
Compliance with CASA operating policies and procedures.
Other related duties as assigned.
This job operates in a professional environment. This role uses standard office equipment such as multi-functional photocopiers, computers, phones, filing cabinets, and fax machines.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full time, exempt position. Regular business hours are Monday-Friday 8:30A-5P with a minimum of thirty-seven and ½ hours (37.5) hours per week with a one-half (1/2) hour paid lunch period. This position will require working outside of normal business hours as needed at the discretion of the Program Director and/or the Executive Director.
Travel is expected for this position. Mileage reimbursement will be made at the current IRS rate.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree; in a social service related or human resources field preferred.
Three (3) or more years of administrative experience along with supervisory experience.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Must have access to a vehicle and possess a valid driver’s license.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of an employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
“CASA of Luzerne Co. provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.”
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