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Voices for Children represents the best interests of abused and neglected children placed in foster care in St. Louis. Through no fault of their own, children and youth from birth through 21 find themselves under the protective custody of the state.  Critical decisions affecting their lives today and their futures are made by the court.  An overburdened state agency is responsible for their safety, well-being and permanency. 

Voices’ CASA volunteers, child advocacy attorneys and social work professionals’ advocate for children to ensure their safety, enable them to heal, improve their experiences in foster care and help them find a forever family.  Voices’ child advocates ensure children are receiving the educational, health and mental health services they need to heal while working to find them safety and stability in a home where they can thrive. 


Case Advocacy Supervisor

Voices for Children represents the best interests of abused and neglected children placed in foster care in St. Louis. Through no fault of their own, children and youth from birth through 21 find themselves under the protective custody of the state. Critical decisions affecting their lives today and their futures are made by the court. An overburdened state agency is responsible for their safety, well-being, and permanency. 

Voices’ CASA volunteers, child advocacy attorneys and social work professionals’ advocate for children to ensure their safety, enable them to heal, improve their experiences in foster care, and help them find a forever family. Voices’ child advocates ensure children are receiving the educational, health and mental health services they need to heal while working to find them safety and stability in a home where they can thrive. 

The Opportunity

Voices for Children seeks an experienced and accomplished professional to supervise and support CASA volunteers in the delivery of high-quality advocacy to abused and neglected children.

Summary

Supervise CASA volunteers in the delivery of high quality advocacy to abused and neglected children under the jurisdiction of the Family Court of St. Louis City in collaboration with staff attorneys appointed as children’s Guardians ad Litem. 

Main job duties:

·         CASA Case Advocacy in Court and community settings

·         Volunteer recruitment, screening and training for both prospective and active volunteers

·         CASA volunteer supervision

·         Collection of program data and documentation in a timely manner

·         Support and attend Voices for Children events

·         Other duties as assigned

Minimum job requirements:

·        Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in social work, psychology, or related field.

·        Must have a valid driver’s license, car and valid insurance

·        3 years’ social work or social service experience preferred

·        Experience working with underserved families

·        Supervision experience of paid staff or volunteers preferred

Other qualifications, job skills, and competencies:

·        Knowledge and understanding of issues and dynamics within families in crisis relating to child abuse and neglect

·        Competency in Microsoft Office

·        Strong organizational skills and attention to details

·        Must possess effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

·        Effective presentation and training skills

·        Minimal evening and weekend availability

 

If interested in applying, respond with your resume and cover letter to Antoinette Barnes at abarnes@voices-stl.org.