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Child Visitation Specialist

This position serves as the Child Visitation Specialist for Passaic County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), responsible for ensuring the best interest of children in the foster care system by assisting staff and volunteer advocates with visiting children residing across the state of New Jersey.

Examples of Duties

  • Maintain detailed records and reports of all activities and contacts.

  • Conduct monthly face to face visits with children at their home for children placed more than 60-90 minutes away from Passaic County.

  • Drive to locations across the state of New Jersey as required by the organization caseload to access information or conduct in-depth interviews. (Requires reliable personal vehicle, mileage and toll reimbursement)

  • Interview and maintain contact with service providers, caretakers, and educators in order to promote the best interest of the child to the Court.

  • Enter all data and activity into “Optima” database system, uploads documents electronically to system, and proofread documents as needed.

  • Assists Program Director and Case Supervision staff with substitute monthly visits to children as needed.

  • Performs various clerical duties, including, but not limited to, answering telephones, faxing, copying, filing, maintaining file integration, and electronic and hard copy filing system.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of an associates degree in criminal justice, social work, paralegal, child welfare or related degree required.

  • Bachelors degree preferred.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Ability to meet all employer and department hiring requirements, including child abuse registry check, and criminal background check.

  • Working knowledge of standard office practices and computer programs used by the department, and ability to apply such knowledge to a variety of interrelated processes, tasks, and operations. Working knowledge of family court, child welfare, and/or child focused social issues and knowledge and understanding of issues and dynamics within families in crisis relating to child abuse and neglect preferred.

  • Excellent English grammar skills, spelling and punctuation, and ability to prepare various documents and reports as required.

  • Ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct.

  • Ability to understand, memorize, retain, and carry out written and oral instructions, and present findings in oral or written format.

  • Ability to work alone with minimum supervision and with others in a team environment.

  • Ability to work on several tasks at the same time and work rapidly for long periods, often under time pressure.

  • Ability to plan and layout assigned work projects, and apply knowledge of people and/or locations. Ability to occasionally work extended, weekend, and/or evening hours, and occasionally travel out of town for training, sometimes overnight.

  • Possession of a valid driver's license and a demonstrated safe driving record. 50% or more of this position requires travel in personal vehicle. Mileage and tolls are reimbursed.

  • Bilingual Spanish candidates encouraged to apply.

Supplemental Information

The successful candidate will perform duties both in a standard office environment and on the road using a personal vehicle, involving sitting/walking at will, sitting for long periods, lifting/carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds, keyboarding, close vision, color perception, handling/grasping objects, speaking clearly and hearing sounds/communication. Incumbent occasionally works extended, weekend, and/or evening hours, traveling during the work day and occasionally travels out of town for training, sometimes overnight. This position is full time- 40 hours per week.

Salary: $32,000.00 to $35,000.00 /year

TO APPLY: Email resume and personalized cover letter to Erica Fischer-Kaslander, Executive Director at Resumes@passaiccountycasa.org



Bilingual Advocacy Case Supervisor

Passaic County CASA provides high quality advocacy services to abused and neglected youth in the child welfare and family court system. We are committed to serving every child in need of an advocate. You have the opportunity to join this dynamic and powerful organization as a full time bilingual Advocacy Case Supervisor. (Spanish)

Job Description:

The Bilingual Advocacy Case Supervisor manages CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers with the goal of ensuring that abused and neglected children in the foster care system receive effective advocacy and permanency planning. The Bilingual Advocacy Case Supervisor is responsible for volunteer supervision and coordination of cases who have children or family more comfortable communicating in Spanish. Additionally, the Advocacy Case Supervisor will assist the Outreach Coordinator and training team with recruitment, screening, and training of bilingual community volunteers as needed. A strong understanding of child welfare policy and family court process is required.

Our staff is a tight knit team of highly driven individuals who are committed to the mission of the organization. Each team member is responsible for his or/her own responsibilities but also has ownership of the overall organizational success.

The Bilingual Advocacy Case Supervisor will work with a team of up to 30 volunteers and their cases to deliver high quality court appointed advocacy services to children in foster care. The successful applicant for this position will be experienced in the family court and/or child welfare system. The candidate will be highly detail oriented, tech savvy, and able to think quickly on their feet. A successful candidate must be fluent in both oral and written English and Spanish in a professional capacity.

The position requires writing and editing court reports, attending regular court hearings, accompanying volunteers on home visits as needed, and supporting volunteers with regular office hours. Regular, detailed case documentation is required to maintain compliance with standards. The Advocacy Case Coordinator is the point of contact for all child welfare stakeholders and the main support for the volunteer advocate. Successful candidates must be flexible to attend occasional evening and weekend trainings and organizational events.

Minimum Education Required: 4-year degree, Masters/J.D. Preferred

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $36,000.00 to $45,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • Child welfare: 2 years (Required)

  • Family law: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • Master's/J.D. (Preferred)

Language:

  • Spanish (Required)

TO APPLY: Email resume and personalized cover letter to Erica Fischer-Kaslander, Executive Director at Resumes@passaiccountycasa.org.