Seventh Circuit CASA Now Hiring Volunteer Coordinator

The Seventh Circuit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is currently looking for a full-time Volunteer Coordinator.  The position is 35 hours a week and offers benefits. 

Qualifications: A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Human Services, Social Work or related field or two years of related work experience desired. Organizational, computer and leadership skills; initiative and a willingness to work with people required. Must exhibit sound judgment, a professional attitude, and excellent verbal and written skills. Must have a desire to create effective long-term strategies to enhance the capacity of advocating and the CASA effort. Must be willing to work varied hours.

Requirements include:
– Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
– Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
– Successful completion of criminal background investigation and Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry check.

Job Responsibilities include:

Case Management/Volunteer Supervision

  • Supervise up to 30 volunteers in Pennington, Custer and Fall River Counties.
  • Finalize volunteer applicant screening process after swearing in.
  • Conduct interview on volunteer applicant.
  • Research volunteer preferences for case assignment.
  • Prepare Orders of Appointment/Release for court.
  • Notify all parties of CASA assignment.
  • Mail/e-mail all notices and correspondence to the CASA.
  • Maintain a file for each CASA volunteer and case assigned.
  • Inform CASA volunteers of all hearings concerning their case.
  • Maintain monthly contact with active volunteers/quarterly contact with inactive volunteers.
  • Assist volunteer with preparation of court reports and distribute to attorneys, DSS and Judge.
  • Accompany volunteer to court hearings, staffing, and other case related activities as deemed necessary or go in their place if they are absent.
  • Maintain positive working relationship with DSS, Attorneys, Foster Parents, Parents, Kinship providers, and any other necessary parties.
  • Attend court hearings when necessary.

CASA Manager

  • Enter information and maintain cases that are assigned/unassigned in CASA Manager.
  • Monitor and ensure records are updated on unassigned cases until assignment of an advocate.
  • Ensure in-service hours are documented and recorded in CASA Manager.
  • Enter petitions after attendance of temporary custody hearings.

Training

  • Assist with planning and scheduling volunteer training classes.
  • Assist with recruiting instructors for volunteer training classes.
  • Facilitate and instruct classes as required.
  • Ensure potential volunteers complete all initial volunteer training aspects required by the National CASA Standards.
  • Assist with monthly volunteer in-service.
  • Speak at PRIDE training when scheduled.
  • Recruit and train volunteers as needed to take notes in court.

Southern Hills

  • Responsible for management and supervision of Custer County and Fall River County cases.
  • Meet with Southern Hills States Attorneys, DSS staff, and County Court staff as needed.

Administrative Duties

  • Assist with recruitment of new volunteers.
  • Assist with special events as deemed necessary.
  • Assist with administrative duties when necessary.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director.

For more information, please contact Kehala Two Bulls at 605.394.2203 or kehalatb@casaofrapidcity.org.