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Join CASA of Southwest Idaho

Flexible work schedule, some remote work available, and some benefits included (including individual health insurance).  Work independently in a positive work environment for a great cause: providing advocacy for traumatized children in Foster Care. 

$19/hour | individual health insurance and paid time off provided based in Caldwell, ID

Advocate Coordinator (Part Time)

CASA of Southwest Idaho provides best-interest advocacy for children in Foster Care in the Third Judicial District under Idaho’s Child Protective Act.  Part-time Advocate Coordinators provide coaching and mentorship for roughly 15 Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers.   Coordinators are responsible for the training, supervision, and support of volunteer advocates with the main responsibility of ensuring that volunteers serving in this program are in accordance with state law, federal law, national CASA standards, and program standards and that all work is focused on the best-interest advocacy of children in Foster Care.  In addition to working with volunteers, each Advocate Coordinator is required to manage cases as necessary.

 

The qualifications for an Advocate Coordinator are as follows:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in related field

  • Great attention to detail, highly organized in system management

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  • Work both independently and well with others in a collaborative work culture

  • Ability to comply with strict confidentiality rules 

  • Ability to operate an online data management system

  • Maintain a professional appearance and respectful attitude in professional settings

  • Respond to communication quickly and in a professional manner

  • Maintain reliable and insured transportation as well as valid driver’s license

  • Be at least 21 years of age

  • Complete and pass finger-print based State and Federal Background checks

  • Spanish speaking is preferred, but not required

Some of the roles and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Assist in attending hearings within your assigned counties. 

  • Review new cases and assign appropriate volunteers in consultation with other Advocate Coordinators.

  • Help develop initial case plans and ongoing strategies for advocacy.

  • Manage cases as needed and prepare court reports. 

  • Visit assigned children at least every 30 days.

  • Enter, review, and maintain case file data in an online data management system.

  • Attend Program weekly staff meetings, and case consultations at the Department of Health and Welfare.

  • Ensure that Volunteer Advocates are working in the best interest of the children they are assigned.

  • Provide assistance, consultation, support, and supervision to volunteers as needed. 

  • Resolve casework and interpersonal disputes with Volunteer Advocates, case workers, legal partners, and other stakeholders as needed with the Program Manager and/or Executive Director. 

  • As part of the pre-service training process be available for shadowing for new volunteers, and support them through home visits, investigation, report writing, and attending court. 

  • Facilitate engagement between Volunteer Advocates and other professional organizations including, gathering information, sending faxes, scanning documents, and establishing communication. 

  • Participate in Volunteer Appreciation events, “Swearing-In Ceremonies”, and community outreach as required. 

  • Complete 20 Continuing Education hours or CEU’s each year employed by the program (provided or paid for by the program). 

  • Support the Program as a whole both within the program and in public.  

This position reports to the Program Manager, and will work roughly 20 hours/week.

CASA of Southwest Idaho is deeply committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all of its employees. This commitment means CASA of Southwest Idaho actively seeks and employs qualified persons in all job classifications, and administers all personnel actions affecting employees without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation. This policy applies to recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, retention and training, as well as to all other privileges, personnel programs, policies, procedures and terms and conditions of employment. CASA of Southwest Idaho does not tolerate discrimination against applicants for employment or employees.

CASA of Southwest Idaho is deeply committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all of its employees. This commitment means CASA of Southwest Idaho actively seeks and employs qualified persons in all job classifications, and administers all personnel actions affecting employees without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation. This policy applies to recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, retention and training, as well as to all other privileges, personnel programs, policies, procedures and terms and conditions of employment. CASA of Southwest Idaho does not tolerate discrimination against applicants for employment or employees.