Volunteer Coordinator Job Opportunity
Do you want to join a passionate team dedicated to improving outcomes of foster children?
CASA First is looking for a professional and motivated team player to join our nonprofit serving the needs of foster care children in Northern New Mexico.
We are hiring a Volunteer Coordinator in our Santa Fe office, who seeks a long term opportunity and will support our dedicated community Court Appointed Volunteer Advocates 'CASAs', who represent the best interest of foster children in Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos. CASAs act as "the eyes and ears of the court" to advocate that the educational, developmental, medical and permanency decisions for foster children are based on the most current and pertinent information about each unique child. CASA volunteers, through meeting with the child and collaborating with everyone in a foster child’s life, ensure they are safe and have the supports they need in order to thrive.
The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for coordinating recruiting, training, and oversight of CASA Volunteer Advocates, as well as providing emotional support to them as they guide their case through services and the complex foster care system. The Supervisor also provides program support, logistical management, grant reporting, and case report oversight.
Experience in areas of either juvenile court, the child welfare system, complex issues correlated to child maltreatment including domestic violence and addiction, supports for at risk families, grants reporting or volunteer management needed. Must have strong computer and organizational skills and pass a background check. Letters of interest and resumes should be sent to Annie Rasquin firstname.lastname@example.org . CASA First is an EEO employer. www.casafirst.org
This position is funded by a Crime Victims Reparation Commission (CVRC) Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistance VOCA grant, they will approve final candidate and we expect the Volunteer Coordinator to devote substantially all of their professional time to these duties
CASA First believes every foster child should have their unique needs met and deserves a safe, permanent and loving home.
Volunteers are welcomed to join our CASA First Ambassadors
Ambassadors are community volunteers, including CASA Advocates who support CASA First through outreach, fundraising and special events. If interested in joining this dynamic group, please call or email.
Thank you for your interest in Child Welfare and CASA First
We are interested in hearing from you and hope you will share with us your story, interest and experiences with child welfare and CASA First.
We want your feedback. If you have had less than exceptional experience, we apologize and hope you will tell us so that we learn and improve. If you have a complaint of grievance, please contact our Executive Director at 505-820-1500 or email@example.com. Our staff grievance Policy is below.
Grievance Procedure and Policy
All employees and Volunteer Advocates are entitled to full consideration of problems arising from their work and have the right to a confidential and impartial hearing of any complaint.
If the matter cannot be settled informally through discussion, the employee may request in writing a review by the Board of Directors, and the Volunteer Advocate may request in writing a review by the Executive Director. The Board or the Executive Director, as the case may be, will examine the problem, make necessary inquiries and, based on the facts presented, make a final and binding decision regarding the complaint.
If there is suspicion of abuse or neglect of a client, a report must be made to the Executive Director immediately. The Executive Director will immediately investigate the allegation, notify the Board of Directors and take appropriate legal action. The grievance report and a summary of the action taken will be maintained on file.
The public has the right to contact the New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission (NMCVRC), which provides resources for victims of crime as well as being one of our funders. Please contact the VOCA Grant Administrator with concerns or questions at CVRC.Grants@state.nm.us.