Early Family Engagement Specialist

We are looking for a Early Family Engagement (EFE) Specialist who will 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 an EFE Specialist, you will further the mission of CASA by ensuring quality advocacy by supervising Early Family Engagement volunteers assigned to cases to explore possible family/fictive support and identify the immediate needs of children and families. The EFE Specialist position requires critical working relationships with partner organizations, including the Department of Family and Protective Services, the Office of Child Representation, the Office of Parental Representation and the Children’s Rights Clinic, among others. The EFE Specialist must have a proven record of exercising cultural humility in their interaction with children and families, as well as knowledge of child welfare policy and legal procedure.

At the end of your first year, success would mean having an understanding of child and family advocacy issues and the Travis County child welfare system, understanding the Guardian ad Litem role and best interest factors, and retaining and supervising a team of volunteers.

The EFE Specialist 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. Please send cover letter, resume and application to [email protected] or fax to 512.459.4550. No phone calls please.

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