Juvenile Justice Program Coordinator Job Description
CASA of Contra Costa County is preparing to launch a new program that will offer specially trained CASA volunteers (“advocates”) to youth involved in the juvenile justice system. The Juvenile Justice Program Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the development, implementation and supervision of this new program.
- Prepare a written plan and timeline for implementation of the program
- Communicate with stakeholders including the juvenile court, department of juvenile probation, district attorney’s office and public defender’s office to establish the goals and procedures of the program and for ongoing evaluation of the program
- Develop the criteria and procedure for program referrals
- Provide training to advocates on the juvenile justice system to supplement their initial training
- Process new referrals, monitor the waitlist of referred youth, match the youth with available advocates, and prepare orders of appointment
- Supervise and support volunteer advocates throughout their case assignment with an emphasis on trauma-informed practices, youth/family engagement and team collaboration
- Review, edit, approve and distribute CASA court reports
- Review incoming case documents and monthly volunteer logs
- Record advocate and case information in database
- Maintain advocate and case files in accordance with National CASA standards
- Ensure compliance with statutory requirements, CASA of Contra Costa County policies and procedures, and National CASA Association standards
Qualifications and Requirements
- Professional experience working within the juvenile justice system
- Professional experience working within the juvenile dependency system or social work field in lieu of the juvenile justice system is acceptable
- Experience working with volunteers is preferred
- BA/BS degree or completed coursework relevant to the position (e.g. social work, psychology, sociology, criminal justice)
- Strong organizational, project management and time management skills
- Capable of establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, volunteers and stakeholders
- Knowledge and application of self-care and stress management practices
- Strong computer skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and ability and willingness to learn new software as needed
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Must be respectful of all people regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic background, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability
- Criminal justice fingerprint clearance (Federal, State, CACI/child abuse registry)
$63,000 to $70,000 (commensurate with experience)
Benefits include medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, paid sick time, and retirement plan
This is a full-time, exempt position. This position requires an ability to work some evenings and weekends. Reports to the Program Director.
Email your resume and a cover letter as PDF files to firstname.lastname@example.org. Explain in the cover letter your interest in the position and why you are the ideal candidate for the job.
No phone calls, please.
Equal Opportunity Employer
CASA of Contra Costa County is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.