Family Engagement Specialist

We are looking for a Family Engagement Specialist who can support CASA’s mission by empowering volunteers and Child Advocacy Specialists to identify healthy connections, relational permanency, and safe homes for the children that we serve. Leading with grace and generosity is highly important to this role as it will require a spirit of partnership and cross-team collaboration.


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.       


The Family Engagement Specialist will work closely with Child Advocacy Specialists and their volunteer advocates, as well as specially trained Family Engagement volunteers, to locate and engage relatives and fictive kin of children to whom CASA is appointed. The Family Engagement Specialist will act as a consultant to Child Advocacy Specialists and their volunteer advocates on cases with limited permanency options, as well as those lacking in family connections and supports for youth. The Family Engagement Specialist will further provide regular education to Program Staff and volunteers to support continued growth and knowledge of best practices related to family engagement. They will also work closely with the Director of Family Engagement to collect and assess data that quantifies the impact of this work on the children served. The Family Engagement Specialist will demonstrate cultural humility in their interactions with staff, volunteers, children, and families and will demonstrate a commitment to volunteer engagement, child safety, and race equity in all endeavors.


At the end of your first year, success would mean building and maintaining relationships with Child Advocacy Specialists, volunteer advocates, and relevant community stakeholders, identifying areas of growth for family engagement efforts within CASA of Travis County, and implementing new approaches to training Program Staff on family engagement practices.


The Family Engagement 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.

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