Training Specialist

CASA of Travis County has a full-time Training Specialist position available. The Training Specialist is a member of the Training team and the Community Engagement team and assists in training and supporting Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer trainees. As Guardians ad Litem, CASA Volunteer Advocates are tasked with protecting and promoting the safety and best interest of each child to whom CASA is appointed; as such, the Training Specialist participates in imparting critical basic skills and knowledge to volunteer trainees prior to their initial case assignment. Reporting to the Training Director, the Training Specialist collaborates with other members of the Community Engagement team and with the Advocacy team to consistently assess and respond to changes within the child welfare system to ensure that volunteer trainees receive the most up-to-date information in CASA’s Core training. The Training Specialist also coordinates continuing education opportunities for Volunteer Advocates after their initial Core training. The Training Specialist must demonstrate cultural humility in their teaching and in their interaction with prospective and active volunteers.

A minimum of a Bachelor's degree and/or four (4) years in adult classroom teaching required. CASA of Travis County welcomes employees from diverse educational backgrounds and degree programs. Preferred candidates will have experience with CASA and/or knowledge of the CASA model as well as an understanding of child and family advocacy issues that include child placement options, therapeutic intervention/assessment/needs for children and families, legal intervention and rights regarding children and families, permanency planning, adoption issues and systems, advocacy in child protection cases and in social, medical and mental health fields.

EOE. Please 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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