The CASA Jefferson Program in Jefferson Parish is seeking to fill the Program Assistant Position.
This is a full-time position.
Who We Are:
At CASA Jefferson our mission to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect through volunteers advocating for safe, nurturing, and permanent homes for foster children in our community. You will be joining a team of dedicated staff and trained volunteers making a difference in the lives of children and youth who are under the protection of the dependency court. We want kids to get to permanency as quickly as possible. That may look different for each child. Our volunteer CASAs – Court Appointed Special Advocates – work diligently to make that happen as quickly as possible.
The Program Assistant is an integral member of CASA Jefferson’s team. They will provide daily assistance and support to CASA staff and volunteers by processing case-related paperwork, primary responsible for the maintenance of Advocate files, CASA case files, advocate training preparation, and coordinating information to and from potential advocates.
The Program Assistant also participates in the screening process and assists the Recruiter and Training Coordinator with the certification of Advocates by determination of their suitability for service, Furthermore, the Program Assistant helps with answering and/or directing program-related inquiries, ensuring the integrity of data entered into the CASA Manager data base, calendaring meetings and events, and providing other administrative support to both staff and the executive director.
On any given day you may work on a variety of projects in response to quickly changing needs and priorities. Flexibility, a good sense of humor, and the ability to re-prioritize quickly are the keys to being successful in this position. This position interacts with both internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to: board members, volunteers, donors, community partners, and staff. This position is responsible for supporting the operational tasks of the CASA program.
High school diploma or GED; supplemented by college level course work or vocational training in secretarial work and computer applications; supplemented by two (2) years previous experience and/or training involving office management, preferably in a legal setting; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Prior or current experiences as a CASA; working knowledge of CASA, juvenile court systems, and child welfare.
• Bachelor’s degree in juvenile justice, social service, or child welfare-related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
Salary and Benefits:
• Grant based position. Annual salary of $30,024
• Non-exempt, fulltime position 40 hours per week with some evening and weekend work- may be required.
Conditions of Employment:
• Candidates must pass criminal and Department of Children and Family Services background checks
Applications must be received by Friday, June 28, 2019
Email to: Rosana Gonzalez, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
(no phone calls please) with the subject line Program Assistant.
Submissions should include:
1) a cover letter indicating your interest in working for CASA and your applicable qualifications;
2) a resume; and
3) a list of three professional references with email and phone
CASA Jefferson, Inc is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, perspective, and background in our staff, board and