This position is assigned to the Family Court CASA Unit. The objective of the CASA program is to provide independent representation and advocacy for abused and neglected children who are the subject of court proceedings. The Family Court Program Coordinator is responsible for program management, recruitment, training and supervision of CASA volunteers.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Ensures adequate staffing of skilled volunteers through focused recruitment methods.
- In conjunction with peers and superiors, develop and presents training programs to ensure volunteers use proper interview methods, prepare appropriate case reports and function within the applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations.
- Certain volunteers may be interns earning academic credit towards an undergraduate degree.
- Assigns volunteers with the goal of matching special skills, interests, cultural background, etc., with the needs of the minor child(ren).
- Ensures efficient and positive case results through regular contact with volunteers, discussions and sharing professional expertise, as well as explaining the services available from other state agencies and private organizations.
- Ensures program effectiveness and viability through maintenance and evaluation of program data, resource requirements and nationwide precedent and trends in similar programs.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Family Court Program Coordinator
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Six months experience in health or human services work such as applying theories, principles, laws and practices of health or human services programs and services that assist with and improve life for individuals, families, or communities in the areas such as financial support, employment, unemployment, housing, health care, disease prevention, substance abuse, child protective services, physical/mental health treatment and prevention, rehabilitation.
- Six months experience in program evaluation which includes evaluating programs and services to identify problems, determine compliance and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency to ensure program goals and overall objectives are met.
- Six months experience in recommending alternatives, improvements, courses of action and other changes based on findings.
- Six months experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
- Knowledge of staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.
Additional Posting Information
Merit Only: Current State of Delaware employees in a position covered by the Merit System and who have completed their initial probationary period.
The application is evaluated based upon a rating of training and experience.
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