Advocate Coordinator

Application deadline:

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 2:28am

Company: 

CASA of Vermilion & Edgar Counties

Description: 

Summary:

The Advocate Coordinator is responsible for coordinating recruiting, training, and supervision of volunteers serving as Court Appointed Special Advocates. The purpose of this position is to generate and support volunteers to assure that children assigned to the program receive appropriate advocacy services in accordance with Illinois Law (705 ILCS 405 Juvenile Court Act of 1987 Sec. 2-17.1).

Position Duties:

Volunteer Recruitment & Training

  • Coordinate public relations efforts with the purpose of recruiting volunteers and increasing public awareness of CASA program and its goals and activities.
  • Provide potential advocates with consistent and accurate information about CASA.
  • Conduct background checks on potential advocates including a pre-training interview.
  • Create and maintain volunteer files.
  • Advise the Executive Director on the appropriateness, strengths and weakness of potential advocates.
  • Coordinate pre-service and in-service training opportunities.

Volunteer Supervision

  • In conjunction with the Unassigned Case Manager match a case with the appropriate volunteer.
  • Maintain a minimum monthly contact with each volunteer.
  • Track volunteer and child service statistics utilizing OPTIMA.
  • Track court dates and notify volunteers of upcoming hearings in their case.
  • Assist volunteers with necessary correspondence and court reports.
  • Monitor volunteers’ compliance with agency and national standards.
  • Consult with appropriate DCFS and other human service professionals regarding client needs and volunteer assignments.
  • Build an internal network of advocates to allow advocates to tap into the unique skills and talents of other advocates when working on a case, and provide an internal support network for advocates.
  • Assist in planning and presenting volunteer appreciation activities.

Other Duties

  • As needed acts as an advocate on behalf of the agency for cases not currently assigned to advocates
  • Assists Executive Director and Board of Directors with fundraising and outreach on an as needed basis
  • Any other duties assigned at the discretion of the E.D.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree Required, preference given to a human services related field
  • Previous case management experience strongly preferred

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $36,000.00 /year

Benefits

Health Insurance Benefit, IRA 3% match

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $36,000.00 /year

Employment type: 

  • Full time

Days per week: 

Monday - Friday

Shift: 

1st

Salary: 

36000

Required degree level: 

  • Bachelor's degree

Worksite Info: 

www.casavermilion.org

Benefits: 

3% IRA match Health Insurance