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Poughkeepsie, New York

CASA Volunteer Supervisor

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)

Part Time 25 hrs per week

Duties:

  • Assist with volunteer recruitment.
  • Screen and interview prospective volunteers.
  • Schedule, coordinate and attend all training classes, assisting or acting as moderator and/or presenter.
  • Assist with development of training materials.
  • Coordinate, document and channel all CASA requests until resolution.
  • Match CASA cases with an appropriate volunteer in consultation with the CASA Program Manager.
  • Initiate orders for assignment of volunteer to case.
  • Consult with CASA volunteers about problems and concerns.
  • Attend docket calls on all cases under Volunteer Supervisor’s supervision.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a social service-related field or 3 years experience in volunteer coordination and/or work in a social services related field.
  • Ability to communicate with, supervise and empower volunteers to be effective in their role.
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues and dynamics within families in crisis relating to child abuse and neglect.
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds with tact and understanding.
  • Good oral and written communication skills required.
  • An understanding of education advocacy preferred.