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CASA of Los Angeles

Senior Program Coordinator

Employment type
Full Time
Posted
3 months ago
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Description

Organization Overview

CASA of Los Angeles mobilizes community volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in foster care. The organization envisions a Los Angeles where every child 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 vulnerable children in foster care 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

CASA's Monterey Park office is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and organized individual to coach and support CASA volunteers, ensuring the highest level of advocacy for the appointed children of each CASA volunteer. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in the area of child advocacy (0-21 years of age) and will be highly skilled in the area of volunteer management, with a natural affinity for coaching and mentoring individuals.. This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic, rapidly growing organization at an exciting time. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide holistic and comprehensive volunteer management to an assigned group of CASA volunteers through consultation, problem solving, feedback, guidance, evaluations, motivation, training and mentoring.
  • In depth knowledge of community resources available to children in foster care as well as experience working with children in crisis with previous hands on experience managing crisis situations. 
  • Travel required on an as-needed basis, including occasional evening and weekend work.


Required Qualifications 

  • MA degree in the areas of human services, social work, psychology or a related field. 
  • Experience in the field of child welfare with at least 2 years experience in a human service setting with experience working with our key populations, children 0-5, tweens, teenagers and transitional age youth.
  • Knowledge of the theory, principles and techniques of counseling with proven practical experience. 
  • Deep understanding of the scope, nature and referral protocol for public sector and community-based agencies serving children, youth and families. 
To apply

For more information and a full job description, please visit our website at www.casala.org. Applicants should send a resume, salary requirements and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position. 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering diversity within its staff.

CASA of Los Angeles 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.