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Advocacy Coordinator

Employer
DeKalb County CASA Program
Location
Avondale Estates
Salary
Salary $35,000 plus benefits
Closing date
Sep 16, 2021
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Job Details

DEKALB COUNTY CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) PROGRAM ADVOCACY COORDINATOR  

JOB DESCRIPTION (Salary Range – Mid to High 30’s)

The Advocacy Coordinator provides professional staff support to CASA Volunteers ensuring that children involved with the CASA Program receive sound advocacy and early permanency planning. The Advocacy Coordinator is responsible for volunteer supervision and coordination of cases, and for ongoing monitoring of CASA Volunteers. Additional responsibilities include, assisting with Training, working closely with the DeKalb Juvenile Court, Child Advocate Center, other government agencies and other duties as assigned.  

QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • The Advocacy Coordinator should have the following skills and experience:  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Social Work or related field, or equivalent combination of education and training, with direct experience in volunteerism and human services.  
  • The ability to communicate with, supervise and empower volunteers to be effective in their roles. The ability to cooperatively work well with others.  
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues and dynamics with families in crisis, i.e. child abuse, neglect, family violence and deprivation. Commitment to CASA Program goals and mission.  

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:  

  • Resource Development Skills  
  • Community Relations Experience  
  • Communication Skills  
  • Project Management Skills  
  • Time Management Skills  
  • Training Experience
  • Supervisory Experience  
  • Excellent Decision-Making Skills  
  • Ability to work independently, self-directed  
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment  
  • Willingness to travel locally  

TECHNICAL SKILLS:  

Computer/Software Skills -  

Microsoft: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook  

ACCOUNTABILITY: The Advocacy Coordinator is hired by the Child Advocate Network, Inc. Board of Directors on the recommendation of the CASA Program Director. The Advocacy Coordinator reports directly to the Program Director who is responsible for his/her performance evaluations.  

PLEASE FORWARD RESUMES TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:  

DeKalb County CASA Program Advocacy Coordinator Position  

E-mail: dekalbcasa@dekalbcasa.org  

Fax: (404) 373-2407  

Postal address: P.O. Box 768 Avondale Estates Georgia, 30002-0768  

Posting will remain active until the position is filled. 

 

Company

Mission

The mission of the DeKalb County CASA Program is to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are under the protection of the juvenile court. As a CASA Volunteer, you seek to assure safe and permanent homes for each child as quickly as possible. DeKalb CASA accomplishes this mission by training and supporting citizen volunteers who serve as advocates for individual children while maintaining proper ethical behavior, respect, and confidentiality.

History

The first CASA program began in Seattle, Washington in 1977 as the idea of Judge David Soukup. This one program initiated a movement, which has since grown to include over 900 programs in all 50 states across the nation.

The DeKalb County CASA Program was started in 1990 and served the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit. It was originally founded by a Child Advocate Attorney and operated as a part-time program directly under the supervision of the Child Advocate Office for nearly 7 years. It was staffed by MSW interns as their practicum site. In 1997, with the approval of a grant from National CASA, the program became full time.

DeKalb County CASA operates under the umbrella of the Child Advocate Network, Incorporated as a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We are members of the National CASA Association, Incorporated and an affiliate of Georgia CASA, Incorporated.

The growth since our earliest days has been extraordinary and the role of our CASA Volunteers has been an integral part of that growth.

Find Us
Location
P.O. Box 768
Avondale Estates
GA
30002
US
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