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Volunteer Coordinator - Rapides Parish

Alexandria, LA Full-Time
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NO PHONE CALLS OR EMAILS!!! PLEASE MAIL A COVER LETTER, RESUME, AND THREE (3) REFERENCES TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:


VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

P O BOX 8418

ALEXANDRIA, LA 71306


Are you a team player looking for a challenging and rewarding work experience? Are you seeking employment that has a direct and positive impact on the well-being of children? Is your passion advocating for those who cannot speak for themselves? Are you ready to champion the needs of children throughout Central Louisiana?


Children's Advocacy Network is looking for a professional and dedicated individual to join our team as a Volunteer Coordinator in our Rapides Parish office. This individual will:


  • Coordinate, document, and channel all CASA requests until resolution in consultation with the CASA Team Leader;
  • Maintain demographics on CASA cases and completes monthly statistical reports;
  • Interview child abuse victims and family members for proper case assessment and assignment of CASA volunteer;
  • Assist volunteers in investigating and communicating elements of case plan with authorized interested parties in order to adequately meet the needs of the victim(s);
  • Monitor and direct volunteer activities regarding the best interests of the children in all court proceedings, family team conferences, administrative review hearings, and monthly visits with family members;
  • Request special hearings on behalf of the child victim in the event the well being of the child has been neglected by the responsible parties;
  • Meet regularly with volunteers to review and plan case activity;
  • Addresses needs and concerns of the child victim in official court report for presiding judge;
  • Through testimony, report the success and failure of actions initiated by the court and or DCFS to the presiding judge in an effort to provide accountability and effectiveness on behalf of the child victim;
  • Prepare volunteers for court appearances;
  • In conjunction with volunteers, propose various services such as extended counseling to the victims of neglect or abuse;
  • Assist with ongoing in-service programs;
  • Keep necessary and appropriate volunteer records;
  • Assist with CASA volunteer retention through appreciation activities;
  • Assure that the Center and its program adhere to any requirements by granting agencies;
  • Set annual goals in consultation with CASA Team Leader;
  • Perform job functions in accordance with state and national standards;
  • Assist in volunteer recruitment;
  • Assist in screening, interviewing, evaluating prospective volunteers; and
  • Assist volunteers with meeting on-going training standards.

  • Minimum of four (4) years college; some college and/or equivalent in professional level in the fields of social work, psychology, or another related area
  • Strong administrative, public relations, organizational and computer skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues and dynamics within families in crisis relating to child abuse and neglect

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