CASA Advocate Supervisor

By August 23, 2019 No Comments

Website Yolo County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Description, Compensation and Benefits:

The Advocate Supervisor provides professional support to CASA volunteers ensuring the highest level of advocacy for children involved with the CASA program. The Advocate Supervisor is responsible for ongoing support, education and training of advocates; timely submission of all reports and documents; and compliance with stated indicators and standards.  

The ideal candidate will:
Be passionate about Yolo County CASA’s mission. Be at ease working independently, while also being skilled at working collaboratively with co-workers, volunteers, and community partners. Able to think creatively to problem-solve and resolve conflicts. Understand the effects of trauma and take a trauma-informed approach to working with vulnerable populations. Able to perform and remain calm in high-pressure and/or emotionally charged situations. Skilled at public speaking and comfortable facilitating interactive training sessions. Have a good sense of humor, and believe in the Oxford comma. Ability to change direction quickly to respond to urgent needs; ability to work in an environment with frequent interruptions. Strong work and team ethic, highly motivated self-starter. Ability to motivate volunteers who may feel discouraged or overwhelmed. Must be able to engage and inspire others.

Wages: $16 - $21 per hour depending on experience

  • 10 days vacation annually, accrued biweekly
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 11 days paid health leave in first year, 12 days thereafter, accrued biweekly after the 1st month.
  • Health Care Stipend $3250 annually

Qualifications and Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 1 year experience in social services and/or volunteer coordination required; Master’s degree and 2-3 years' experience preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interviewing skills. Bi-lingual Spanish/English preferred.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate with, supervise, motivate, and empower advocates to be effective in their roles. Experience in the fields of child abuse, juvenile law or volunteer program management strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues and dynamics within families in crisis relating to child abuse and neglect. Experience working with such families given preference.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with diverse populations, including but not limited to differences in socioeconomic background, culture, race, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability or gender.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, some evenings and weekends required.
  • Strong ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and collaboration with other CASA staff, board and community partners.
  • Strong computer literacy skills and ability to learn new software including database management.
  • Completed application and thorough background clearance.

Application Instructions:

To apply, send resume and cover letter explaining why your experience makes you a good candidate for this position to [email protected]. The subject line must read: Advocate Supervisor, followed by your last name. Applications will not be considered without a cover letter.

About the Organization:

Yolo County CASA’s mission is to advocate for abused and neglected children in the foster system to ensure their voices are heard and their needs are met. We champion without compromise for the best interest of every Yolo County foster child. Yolo County CASA is committed to providing children with a voice in court through the advocacy of trained volunteers.