CASA Supervisor – Multnonah County

 CASA Supervisor – Multnomah CountyAgency Description:CASA for Children (CASA) is the largest organization of its kind in the State of Oregon. We support nearly 490 volunteer court-appointed special advocates (CASAs) who serve and advocate for the best interests of abused, neglected and abandoned children under the protection of the Juvenile Dependency Court. This year nearly 1,100 children will benefit from their tireless and tenacious work.At CASA, we are committed to developing short and long-term goals to become more diverse and inclusive to achieve better outcomes for our children.Location:1401 NE 68th Ave., Portland, OR  97213 at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Justice CenterJob Type:Full-Time, Non-Exempt EmployeeYears of Experience:3+ yearsReports to:Program ManagerSalary:$40,000 (based on 2080 full-time hours at $19.23/hr). Compensation includes a benefits package with medical, dental, retirement, disability and generous Paid Time Off and holiday schedule.Position Description:The CASA Supervisor provides professional support to volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs).  The supervisor ensures that children served by the program receive sound advocacy and early permanency planning, in accordance with the Oregon Statute and federal laws and the policies of CASA for Children.Responsibilities include:• Monitor, manage and support advocacy efforts for up to 40 CASAs through consultation, problem solving, troubleshooting, feedback, guidance, evaluation, motivation, training, monitoring and preparation for court appearances.  Assure that CASA policy and practice standards are followed in each case.  • Proactively engage with CASA volunteers both in and out of the office to ensure a high-level of support and to enrich their volunteer experience.• Work with the program director to release or reassign CASAs whose advocacy is inappropriate or harmful.• Document CASA case activity and demographic information in agency data base as directed.• Represent the organization in the community child welfare and juvenile court system through participation in work groups, committees and public relations activities as assigned.• Participate in program implementation, evaluation and planning.• Participate in CASA team and staff meetings.• Participate in pre-service screening and training as well as continuing education for CASA volunteers.• Be available to attend training, social or development activities during evening or weekend hours up to twice a month.  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director and/or Executive Director.Education & Experience Requirements:• Undergraduate degree in social work, psychology, human services, or related field. • 3-5 years experience in a field serving children or families.  • Experience in volunteer management, competence in and commitment to the field of child welfare or child and family services.  A solid knowledge base regarding child abuse and neglect, advocacy, family dynamics, cultural issues, family court, and the social service system required.  A demonstrated commitment to cultural competence is essential.Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:Familiarity with the Juvenile Dependency SystemCase planning and reviewVolunteer managementAbility to work as part of a team to achieve agency goalsAbility to handle multiple priorities in a fast paced work environmentAbility to work collaboratively with community partners and family membersStrong written and verbal skillsAbility to effectively utilize computer technologyAbility to maintain confidentiality and appropriate professional boundariesOther Requirements:Criminal justice background check required prior to commencing employmentValid driver’s license, reliable automobile transportation and adequate insuranceRequired to complete CASA for Children’s “Knowing Who You Are” training in the earliest available classRequired to complete CASA for Children’s Pre-service training for advocates at the earliest available classApplication Procedure: ● Email resume, cover letter indicating where you heard about the job to:  Re: Multnomah County CASA Supervisor.● Deadline to apply:  5 pm, September 10, 2018 (deadline could be extended, two hires will be made).  Applicants are encouraged to apply early for the highest consideration, resumes will be reviewed as they are received.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE