Every team member is required to complete essential training in their first week of employment to better understand the essential needs of children, how to keep children safe, and how to identify risk factors around children's safety. Further, each program team member walks through our CASA CORE Volunteer training to walk through what exactly an advocate is responsible for regarding child safety, advocacy, and overall wellbeing. Finally, all staff complete 1-1 trainings with program leadership and refresher courses throughout the year to better understand our commitment.
CASA of Travis County will not employ anyone who has ever been charged with a felony or misdemeanor involving a sex offense, violent act, child abuse or neglect, or related acts that would pose risks to children. Additionally, CASA will comply with requirements of Texas CASA, National CASA, the Office of the Texas Attorney General or other legal requirements in determining whether an applicants background check is satisfactory for employment.
We provide a strong benefits package with programs to support your professional development and wellbeing.
Our benefits package includes:
Paid Leave Benefits: • Paid holidays in accordance with the Travis County holiday schedule • Paid vacation accrual of 8 hours per month • Paid sick leave accrual of 8 hours per month • Two days of paid personal leave per year • Maternity, Paternity and adoption leave after 1 year of service ~ CASA Cares - extended leave in the event of an emergency or severe illness Health Benefits: • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance including: ○ Employee Assistance Program ○ Access to Peloton and Apple + Fitness Program • Health Reimbursement Plan • $50,000 Non-portable Life Insurance Plan including: ○ Short and Long Term Disability and Death and Dismemberment Plan ○ Employee Assistance Program Retirement Benefits: • Immediate eligibility for Tax-Deferred Annuity (employee contributions) • Retirement contributions, Simplified Employee Pension Plan (SEP IRA), at the rate of 5% of salary paid by CASA Additional Benefits: • Mileage reimbursement, in accordance with IRS current rate • Professional Development/Wellness Benefit reimbursement • Employee Referral Program
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
CASA of Travis County is committed to systemic equity for children and families. We value a diverse and inclusive organization for our clients, volunteers, and staff. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential for the best possible outcomes and opportunities for all children to thrive.
CASA of Travis County’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity is an important part of our core values. In order to provide the best quality advocacy for children in our community, we believe that we must be responsive to the needs of everyone who may provide, receive or be affected by our services. To that end, all policies, practices and recommendations are administered without discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, gender identity and gender expression, marital status, physical abilities or national origin.