Ripley County Volunteer Coordinator – Voices for Children
The Volunteer Coordinator provides professional staff support to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers, ensuring that child abuse victims assigned to Voices for Children receive sound advocacy and early permanency planning. The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for volunteer supervision and coordination of 30 volunteer advocates and 45 child abuse victims and their cases. This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position.
The Volunteer Coordinator should have the following education, skills, and experience:
• Bachelor's degree in social service-related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• The ability to communicate with, supervise, and empower volunteers to be effective in their roles.
• The ability to work cooperatively with different types of personalities.
• Knowledge and understanding of issues and dynamics within families in crisis relating to child abuse and neglect given preference.
• Commitment to Voices for Children's mission and goals.
The Volunteer Coordinator is hired by and reports directly to the Executive Director, who is responsible for his/her regular performance evaluation.
- Complete program's initial training session for volunteer advocates.
- Complete State CASA office’s new employee training.
- Complete 12 hours of in-service training a year, in accordance with State and National standards.
- Assist in the recruitment, screening, and training of new volunteers as requested.
- Review new cases and assign appropriate volunteers in consultation with Executive Director.
- Prepare and distribute assignment documentation in court for volunteers assigned to child abuse victims.
- Help volunteers develop initial case plans and on-going case strategies for advocacy for child abuse victims.
- Review, edit, and distribute volunteer court reports.
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date case files of child victims assigned to you .
- Enter case information on child abuse victims into system for tracking.
- Track court dates and attend court hearings as needed.
- Supervise every assigned case/volunteer routinely, in accordance with State and National Standards.
- Ensure that the volunteer assigned is visiting the child abuse victim as required, at a minimum.
- Provide other assistance and consultation for volunteer advocates as needed and when requested.
- Conduct and participate in volunteer performance evaluation, as assigned by the Executive Director.
- Attend staff meetings and assist in the evaluation of the program as requested.
- Attend in-service training and assist with coordination, as requested.
- Assist and participate in volunteer appreciation and recognition activities and events.
- Complete work time sheets.
- Attend conferences/seminars/meetings as requested by Executive Director to improve efficiency of advocacy to child abuse victims.