Program Coordinator (ICWA focused)

CASA OF YELLOWSTONE COUNTY
PROGRAM COORDINATOR
INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACT (ICWA) Focus
JOB DESCRIPTION

SUMMARY:
The Program Coordinator ensures that children involved with CASA receive sound advocacy and early permanency planning. The individual focuses on the Indian Child Welfare Act by providing advocates with culturally appropriate resources and assists with adhering to the Indian Child Welfare Act. This individual will work to ensure that all CASA advocates have the training and resources necessary to serve Native American children. The Program Coordinator is hired by the Program Director and reports directly to the Program Director who is responsible for his/her performance evaluation.

REPORTS TO:  Program Director

COMPENSATION:  Non-Exempt, Hourly, 32-40 Hours/Week, $17hr, paid time off, health insurance, and retirement plan benefits

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services related field or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Experience working successfully with Native American individuals is required.
  • Strong skills in public speaking, organization, collaboration, interpersonal relationships, small group facilitation and training.
  • Experience working with volunteers.
  • Understanding of child abuse and neglect, families in crisis, and child development
  • Knowledge of court appointed special advocacy and other social service skills
  • Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must complete CASA volunteer Advocate training course within six months of hire.
  • Willingness to complete additional training on the Indian Child Welfare Act and cultural competency training.
  • Background check will be conducted.

DUTIES MAY INCLUDE:
(Some Duties will be performed as a team working cooperatively with other Program staff.)
ADVOCATE SUPERVISION:

  1. Review new cases and assign volunteers based on set criteria.
  2. Maintain at least monthly contact with each assigned volunteer including Peer Coordinators.
  3. Provide supervision, assistance, and consultation for CASA volunteers, including Peer Coordinators.
  4. Review/Edit monthly and hearing reports of assigned CASA volunteers, assist Peer Coordinators as needed.
  5. Conduct annual evaluations for assigned CASA volunteers including Peer Coordinators.

CASE MANAGEMENT:

  1. Maintain a calendar of court dates and inform volunteers of dates in a timely manner.
  2. Appear for volunteers at court dates, hearings, and meetings when necessary.
  3. Maintain accurate electronic and paper case files and records.
  4. Consult and advise Program Director of volunteer or case issues and concerns.

INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACT FOCUS:

  1. Assist CASA volunteers in serving Native American children and families in a culturally competent manner which honors the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) provisions.
  2. Build and maintain relationships with local and regional groups working to improve outcomes for Native American children and families.
  3. Identify and coordinate training opportunities for CASA volunteers serving Native American children and families.
  4. Collaborate with Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator to identify and recruit Native American CASA volunteers.

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES:

  1. Attend workshops and conferences for professional development as appropriate.
  2. Provide office coverage as needed.
  3. Some out of town travel and evening and weekend work are required.
  4. Other duties as assigned by the Program Director.

Employment Application

In order to apply for this position, please send your cover letter, resume, and application to employment@yellowstonecasa.org for consideration. Incomplete application packages will not be considered. 

Nothing in this job description constitutes an employment contract. Employment with CASA of Yellowstone County is at-will and not for any fixed period of time.

CASA provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees based on qualifications and abilities without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected status. This policy applies to recruitment and placement, promotion, training, transfer, retention, rate of pay and all other details and conditions of employment.