OPEN POSITION: Advocate Coordinator - CASA of Kay & Noble Counties
Northern Oklahoma Youth Services (NOYS) is searching for a CASA Advocate Coordinator. The position is an excellent career opportunity for a motivated individual who wants to make a positive difference in the lives of abused and neglected children. This is a part-time position approximately 20 hours per week.
SUMMARY: The CASA Advocate Coordinator is responsible for recruiting and supporting volunteers of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program in Kay and Noble Counties of Northern Oklahoma. This program provides advocacy services for children who are the victims of abuse and neglect. Activities include planning, organizing, supervising and directing the services provided. This position interacts with areas of the child protective system including the District Court, DHS Child Welfare System and the District Attorney’s Office.
JOB DUTIES: The following is intended to provide a general understanding of the primary duties of the position; Oversee, coordinate, and assign volunteers in the CASA program. Routinely monitor case management, data, and records systems. Establish working relationships with community and governmental agencies and the general public. Identify and use community resources to support program operations and market program services in local media. Represent the program in meetings and community events and make verbal presentations to civic groups.
EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, and SKILLS: General knowledge of court procedures and the child welfare system is preferred. Working knowledge of community resources. Able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Skill in working with diverse populations and/or emotional situations with cultural sensitivity. Able to maintain confidentiality on sensitive matters. Able to analyze, organize and prioritize work; adapt to changes in work load demands; multi-task and follow through. Ability to apply problem solving and conflict resolution techniques. Finalists must successfully pass a criminal background and reference check. Application materials will be screened for qualifications and the most competitive candidates will be selected for interviews.
Mail or fax your resume by to: James Carter, Executive Director, Northern Oklahoma Youth Services, 2203 N Ash St., Ponca City, OK 74601. FAX # 580-762-9967 NOYS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.