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CASA of Los Angeles

Program Assistant  (Antelope Valley)

Employment type
Full Time
Posted
21 days ago
Location
Antelope Valley
Description

Organization Overview

CASA of Los Angeles mobilizes community volunteers to advocate for children who have experienced abuse and neglect. The organization envisions a Los Angeles in which every child in the child welfare system has an advocate and the opportunity to thrive. CASA of Los Angeles is on a path over the next five years to expand services to children in LA County’s child welfare system so that it provides services to a meaningful number of the 30,000 children in the dependency court system every year.

Key to these efforts is growth in the number of volunteers trained each year, the number who stay active in a year, and in revenue raised from community partners and other donors.

Position Overview

Reports to – Advocacy Team Manager, takes direction from Advocacy Supervisor

The Program Assistant will provide general operational and administrative support services to CASA volunteers, Advocate Supervisors, and Advocacy Team Managers. The Program Assistant will be resourceful, organized, self-motivated, demonstrate positive attitude and possess excellent time management skills.

From Monday – Friday, the Program Assistant will work from CASA/LA’s Antelope Valley office at McCourtney Juvenile Justice Center, 1040 W. Avenue J, Room 1130, Lancaster, CA 93534. The position is part-time (20 hours/week); negotiable between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Work is performed indoors in an office setting.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Type and format CASA reports and correspondence in Word and Excel
  • Maintain case records and input into Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) database
  • Answer phones and greet in-person guests, providing professional and courteous service
  • Assist with coordination, preparation and facilitation of CASA program and development events
  • Assist with activities that provide support and appreciation of volunteers
  • Prepare, copy, deliver, and retrieve documents and files to and from court rooms and the clerk’s office
  • Attend staff meetings, trainings, conferences and seminars to enhance professional growth and development
  • Represent CASA of Los Angeles in the through attendance/presentations at community events.
  • Assist Volunteer Services and Recruitment & Outreach teams with Antelope Valley needs as necessary
  • Other as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Passion for CASA’s mission
  • Minimum of high school diploma or GED
  • At least two years of experience in an administrative support position
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, Outlook  and basic desktop graphic design skills
  • Willingness to travel within LA County on an as-needed basis and perform occasional evening and weekend work
  • Respectful and courteous attitude toward people of all backgrounds and abilities.
  • Strong office skills including ability to operate general office equipment (telephone, copier, fax, etc.)

 

Preferred

  • Experience in child welfare, juvenile justice, non-profit or volunteer program management
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Bachelors degree or college credits
  • Event planning experience
  • Graphic design skills
  • Community organizing experience

 

Special Requirements

  • Effective priority-setting and ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Highly efficient in time management and accountable for deliverables
  • Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills; Capable of handling diverse tasks and assignments
  • Strong ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, donors and community members
  • Positive attitude and a “team player” mentalityAbility to maintain absolute confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Willingness to adapt to a changing environment and respond to and mange crisis with a calm and mindful approach.Strong active listening, observation, analytical, and problem recognition and solving skills.
  • Ability to work and make judgments independently and take initiative. Be self-disciplined and self-motivated with the ability to be extremely resourceful

 

Essential Functions

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, and controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and infrequently up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
To apply

Applicants should send a resume, salary requirements and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to [email protected]. Only applicants whose resumes are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note that the selected candidates will be required to submit to a full Livescan and background check.

CASA of Los Angeles (CASA/LA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering diversity within its staff. CASA/LA promotes equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. In doing so, we comply with local, state, and federal laws and regulations to ensure an equal employment opportunity for everyone. We don’t discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, military service obligation, veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. Our policies and personnel practices are intended to ensure that all of us are treated equally with regard to recruiting, hiring, and advancement, and our decisions on employment are made to further the principle of equal employment opportunities for employees.

CASA/LA is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.