We are looking for a Child Advocacy Specialist (CAS) who can supervise volunteers as they advocate for the most vulnerable children in Travis County.
CASA of Travis County believes every child who's experienced abuse or neglect deserves to have a dedicated advocate speaking up for their best interest in court, at school, and in our community. To accomplish this, the team at CASA educates and empowers diverse community volunteers who ensure each child's needs remain a priority in an overburdened child welfare system. Through inclusive, honorable and respectful involvement with families, courts and all parties, CASA makes independent and educated recommendations that prioritize children’s safety and, wherever possible, preserve connections to their families.
As a CAS, you will guide and supervise a team of volunteer advocates by providing guidance, coaching and feedback as they advocate for the best interest of the children to whom they are assigned. Advocacy occurs in a variety of settings including courtrooms, classrooms and medical and therapy settings. You will be expected to exhibit a commitment to diversity of thought and experience effectively working with a diverse population, and understanding the impact of race and equity in larger systems.
At the end of your first year, success would mean managing a team of 18-21 volunteers with a full caseload with a clear understanding of CASA’s diversity, equity and inclusion goals, trauma-informed care principles, and CASA's role within the child welfare system.
The CAS is a critical role to move CASA of Travis County towards meeting our vision of providing a volunteer advocate, safe home and promising future for every child in Travis County who needs us.
EOE. Send cover letter, resume and application to [email protected] or fax to 512.459.4550. No phone calls please.
Starting salary is $50,000.
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