The Peer Coordinator position provides coaching and support to CASAs ensuring that children involved with the CASA program receive sound advocacy and early permanency planning.
- Support and coach 3-5 Advocates by providing assistance and consultation as needed and when requested
- Meet with Senior Program Coordinator to review new cases for Advocates
- Introduce case and First Steps Packet with newly assigned Advocates and notify Senior Program Coordinator of case acceptance
- Meet with Advocates to review initial discovery, making note of important documents
- Review all case meetings with the Advocate and consult with Senior Program Coordinator if needed
- Review and approve Advocates’ court reports and forward to Senior Program Coordinator to finalize and distribute
- Support your Advocates by attending volunteer appreciation event
- Provide coaching, support and motivation as necessary to maintain and enhance advocacy
- Attend court hearings and CRB meetings as needed
- Review cases with Advocates monthly, or more often if needed
- Experience - Must have served as an Advocate for CASA of Lane County in good standing for preferably at least two calendar years.
- Professionalism - Follows through on commitments; Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions.
- Teamwork - Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
- Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings. Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Able to read and interpret written information.
- Delegation - Delegates and monitors work assignments for Advocatse; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations; Provides recognition for results.
- Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions.
- Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives; Assists Advocates with organizing their tasks.
- Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to constructive feedback and others’ ideas.
- Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional Advocate situations; Responds promptly to ADVOCATE needs; Solicits Advocate feedback to improve service; Facilitates communication.
- Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
- Computer Skills - To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of: Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing.
- Youth Services
- Case Work / Management
- Child Welfare
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 20 - 30 hours per month
- 2 year commitment