Announcement Number: 953739829
This position provides the management, leadership and supervision of the Richland County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Department. Charged with supporting and promoting court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children so that they can thrive in safe, permanent homes; to manage the program's administrative and fiscal activities, and to perform related professional, supervisory and administrative work as required. This position plans, organizes and implements programs within major organizational policies, reporting program progress to executive-level administration through reports and conferences. This position ensures CASA volunteers and staff provide sound, culturally competent advocacy for children in abuse / neglect proceedings in Richland County Family Court. This position is responsible for independent planning in accordance with NCASA Standards implementing ‘best practice' into organization's policies and procedures and ensuring volunteer management is in accordance to NCASA accreditation standards. This position has direct oversight & responsibility for quality volunteer recruitment, retention, training and support of community volunteers. Additionally, this position carries direct supervision over 40 GAL's and oversight responsibility of over 850 volunteer GAL's participating in over 3000 court proceedings annually. This position manages and leads CASA Staff of 23 full-time employees, 13 grant funded employees and various student in-terns, part-time employees in addition to the 850+ volunteer workforces. The position is responsible to ensure organizational planning, activities and policies reflect the mission statement of the department and are charged with the duty of Heightened Public Awareness regarding child abuse & neglect issues. This position is responsible for seeking and administering augmented funding for volunteer recruitment, training, and retention. This position is on-call 24-7.
Requires Bachelor's degree or education and training equivalent to four years of college education in social services / social work, legal studies, public administration or other related field. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Requires ten or more years of related work experience.