Fairfax CASA is currently searching for a passionate and dedicated candidate to become one of our CASA Supervisors. The CASA Supervisor position is absolutely critical to our operation and works directly with our volunteers advocating for abused and neglected children. We’re excited to bring a new teammate on board with us at Fairfax CASA!

 

 

Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Inc.

Position Description

 

It is the policy of CASA to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees based on qualifications and abilities without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status or veteran status.

 

Position Title:                               CASA Supervisor

 

Employment Status:                     Full-Time, Salaried Exempt

 

Reports to:                                      Executive Director

 

Supervises:                                       A maximum of 30 CASA Volunteers active on cases

 

Job Summary

 

Provides direct supervision, guidance, and support to Court Appointed Volunteers assigned by the Executive Director to the Supervisor, ensuring compliance with established regulations and best practices.  Assists in the recruiting, screening, and training of volunteers.   Initiates required correspondence related to cases, maintains case records and volunteer files, and compiles information to prepare reports as directed by the Executive Director.

 

Duties & Essential Job Functions

 

Volunteer Supervision

  • Evaluates cases and assigns volunteers based on interest, time, skills, and experience to ensure the best outcome for the child(ren.)
  • Works with volunteers in developing a case plan and monitors progress on achieving the goals of the plan.
  • Provides supervision and guidance while monitoring volunteers’ performance on issues of confidentiality, policy, boundaries, and relationships with other professionals.
  • Monitors and evaluates each volunteer’s investigative and advocacy work to ensure that each child in the program receives the highest quality services.
  • Reviews and edits court reports to ensure they are in accordance with established guidelines and criteria, and that they are accurate, goal directed, and submitted in a timely manner.
  • Assists volunteers in the interpretation of psychological evaluations based on the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual Mental Disorders (DSM) IV, assessments, IEP’s, Department of Family Service (DFS) Plans, etc. to ensure that appropriate placements, visitations, medications, and services are provided.
  • Accompanies volunteers to court hearings, meetings or visits as needed or, if required, attends in volunteers’ stead and/or makes appropriate arrangements in volunteers’ absence.
  • Reviews issues and progress on cases with each volunteer monthly.
  • Ensures that each volunteer completes the required in-service hours for continuing education.
  • Completes and reviews an annual written performance evaluation with each volunteer.
  • Maintains relationships with all professionals involved in the case to ensure quality of outcomes and a positive reputation in the community.

 

 Recruiting, Training & Outreach

  • Participates in volunteer information sessions, volunteer training, and continuing education programs as directed by the Program Manager.
  • Interviews prospective volunteers and makes recommendations as to candidates’ suitability to serve as a volunteer.
  • Participates in public relations and community education events as directed by the Program Manager.
  • Maintains professional relationships with external service providers to enhance organization perception and visibility.

 

Data Entry & Record Keeping

  • Maintains records and case files of active cases.
  • Enters case information in CASA Manager database and ensures that files are current.
  • Manually files pertinent documents in volunteers’ personnel files.
  • Enters volunteer information including case history, performance evaluations, status updates, changes in personal information, and other relevant information in CASA Manager database.
  • Compiles volunteers’ case hours, visits, and contacts, and prepares monthly reports as directed by the Program Manager.
  • Compiles information for other reporting requirements as directed by the Program Manager.

 

Other

  • Remains current on changes in CASA requirements, child welfare Federal and State laws, and DFS mandates and policies.
  • Engages in on-going education regarding the developmental, emotional, educational and social needs of children, and issues affecting families.
  • Remains knowledgeable of applicable State and County service providers and services.
  • Represents CASA in a professional manner.
  • Encourages excellence throughout the organization.
  • Performs tasks to promote the smooth operation of office activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications, Skills & Attributes

  • B.A. or B.S. required; advanced education, experience, and/or training preferred.
  • Experience in professional and/or volunteer staff supervision preferred.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a rapport with volunteers to ensure they remain motivated and committed, and to promote retention.
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Desire and ability to act as dedicated team member.
  • Demonstrated writing excellence and editorial skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Availability to work flexible evening and weekend hours as needed.

 

 


Conditions of Employment

  • Pass all background checks required by the CASA program prior to hiring.
  • Successful completion of pre-service training curriculum.

 

Email RESUME and COVER LETTER with salary requirements to executivedirector@casafairfax.org. Writing Sample and References will be requested during the interview process. 

Join us on September 14th from 5-7pm at the Mosaic District Alex and Ani for Charmed by Charity event to benefit Fairfax CASA. Through this special partnership, our friends, advocates, and community can come together to shop, socialize, and contribute to our mission. 15% of the event sales will be donated to Fairfax CASA, and Alex and Ani will have an exclusive design set created just for Fairfax CASA on display and for purchase. Light refreshments will be provided, as well as a fun and inspiring shopping experience!

The first step in becoming a CASA volunteer is to attend an information session. At the sessions, guests have the opportunity to hear from a CASA volunteer and a CASA supervisor about the process of advocating for a child who has been abused or neglected. It’s the best way to get the full picture of what’s involved.

Next Scheduled Info Sessions:

 

November 8th, 2017 from 7PM – 8PM @ the Fairfax CASA office located at

4103 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22030 

 

 

December 9th, 2017 from 11 AM – 12 PM @ the Fairfax CASA office located at

4103 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22030 

 

 

 Please RSVP to volunteer@casafairfax.org

RunWalkLogoTransparent_noDate-page-001 (2) Saturday, April 29th, 2017

8:00 AM

Fairfax County Courthouse grounds

The seventh annual Fairfax CASA’s Run for the Children 8K Race & 3K Run/Walk will once again be held in historic Fairfax City. Since its inception in 2010, the race has become a “must-do” event for runners and families across Northern Virginia. On average, this race attracts nearly 1,000 runners and walkers, 250 volunteers, and raises almost $85,000 each year to support Fairfax CASA’s advocacy work with abused and neglected children in the community.

This is a great venue with an attractive USATF certified course and ample free parking. Great prizes, food, a raffle, and entertainment make this a must run event!

Visit www.fairfaxrunforthechildren.com for updates!

For more information contact Kristy Tootle at (703) 273-3526 ext. 17 or email raceinfo@casafairfax.org. 

Run. Volunteer. Donate.

Fairfax CASA is pleased and honored to announce our being chosen as a Giving Circle of HOPE (GCH) grant recipient for the 2016 year. The Giving Circle of HOPE awards annual grants to exceptional nonprofits. You can learn more about them here: http://givingcircleofhope.org/

 

 

Join us for dinner on October 16th as we eat for change! Chipotle will donate 50% of all proceeds from 5:00 -9:00 PM to Fairfax CASA’s mission.

JOIN US AND…

1. On Oct. 16th attend the Chipotle at 9506 Main Street Store No 22B in Fairfax, VA

2. Present the flier below in-person at the register. Find a printer-friendly PDF version of the flier here

3. Eat amazing food, while helping EVERY child in Fairfax County find a permanent, safe and loving home!

 

 

Chipotle flier to be presented in-person

Chipotle flier to be presented in-person

 

INVITE FRIENDS! RSVP to our Facebook event and share to your timeline!

CHILDREN IN NEED RECEIVE A VOICE:

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES ARE SWORN IN

~ The Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates staff  has trained ten new volunteers as advocates who will speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in the Fairfax County area. ~

 

FAIRFAX (June 30, 2016)- Ten new volunteers have passed background checks, screening and a lengthy interview process in order to undergo the extensive pre-service training that culminated in their swearing in yesterday evening. These volunteers, along with the 150 other Court Appointed Special Advocates serving this fiscal year, have been trained to observe, represent and voice the best interests of children who have been abused and neglected. These volunteers will write court reports with recommendations to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts in Fairfax County on behalf of those children. Lastly, the CASA volunteers will ensure these children do not feel alone in the chaotic child welfare system.

 

Every few days, an abused or neglected child in Fairfax County is placed under Court protection. These children need advocates to protect their fundamental rights. CASA volunteers are the solution. Become a CASA volunteer, donate, encourage others to join our cause. Every child deserves a promising future.” –Darcy Cunningham, Executive Director

 

Fairfax CASA is a 501(c)(3) public charity (54-1555197), working at the request of the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court to recruit, train, and supervise citizen volunteers to provide advocacy for abused and neglected children who are under the Court’s protection. The mission of Fairfax CASA is to advocate for the best interests of each abused and neglected child referred by the Fairfax County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court through the promotion and support of quality volunteer representation. We seek to ensure that each child’s needs are identified and addressed with the goal of living in a safe and permanent home.

 

Since its founding in 1989, Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates has recruited and trained nearly 1,800 CASA volunteers to provide this critical service to more than 6,800 children who have been referred by the Court.  Fairfax CASA volunteers have been able to provide a voice to EVERY child with an open abuse and/or neglect case in the Court for the last three years, compared to three years ago when children were unserved and waiting for a CASA volunteer. We have created a comprehensive and nationally recognized volunteer recruitment and training program that is very successful. Our volunteers remain on their cases from beginning to end, in some cases well over five years.

 

Last year, 342 children in Fairfax County required the Court’s protection because their parents would not, or could not provide for their most basic needs and keep them safe. To meet this need CASA volunteers worked 17,000 hours, making 4,500 visits with 400 children and driving nearly 140,000 miles to advocate for their best interests within the past year.

 

A Court Appointed Special Advocate has not only an impact on the outcome of the case, but also provides a multitude of positive lifelong effects on a child’s life. Over last two years, 97% of the nearly 3,000 recommendations made to the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Circuit Court have been adopted by the judges and ordered on behalf of the children we serve. Children with CASA volunteers spend 7.5 months less time in foster care, experience fewer out of home placements and have significantly improved educational performance than their peers without a CASA volunteer.  More than 90% of children with CASA volunteers never reenter the child welfare system, a significant difference compared to the general foster care population.

 

Summer Information Session:

August 6th, 1:00- 2:00 p.m.

Sherwood Regional Library

Prospective and interested volunteers should plan on attending this information session to learn more about the duties involved in becoming a CASA. RSVP to Kristy Tootle, by phone at (703)273-3526 ext. 17 or email ktootle@casafairfax.org.

 

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Shopping never felt so good!
Shop For A Cause gives you the opportunity to give back to your community and to help our organization. Since 2006, Shop For A Cause has raised tens of millions of dollars to benefit the causes most important to our local community, raising funds for ongoing charitable efforts.

Purchase a $5 Shop For A Cause savings pass to receive 25% off at Macy’s and support Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates during this year’s event. The $5 Shopping Pass* offers exclusive savings in every Macy’s store on Friday, August 26 – Sunday, August 28, and we keep 100% of the proceeds.

Savings Pass holders are able to enter to win a $500 Macy’s Gift Card in stores the weekend of August 26th at no additional cost! So stop by our office today, and pick up your shopping passes! Find the magic of giving back, as Macy’s celebrates a national day of support for the Fairfax community.

What is the Savings Pass?
Save 25% off throughout the store on an assortment of regular, sale and clearance merchandise and 10% off electrics and electronics, watches, furniture, mattresses and rugs/floor coverings.
At each Macy’s store, Savings Pass holders are also eligible to win a $500 Macy’s Gift Card at no additional cost!

How do I purchase my Savings Pass through Fairfax CASA?
Stop by our office in-person Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Limited number of passes are available each week, so stop by today.
To reserve your passes for pick-up, email amachado@casafairfax.org or call 703-273-3526 ext. 15
Cash, check and debit cards accepted.

Can I purchase a pass for friends and family?
Yes! Savings Pass purchases are not limited per person. Give the gift of savings to family, friends and coworkers!

Share the gift of savings on your social network! 
Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook for more updates on this and other fundraisers!

See more when you download the PDF flyer here.

 

 

In support of Fairfax CASA and other worthy organizations, join us for the TNS Gold Tournament.

 

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TNS Charity Golf Tournament Sept 12 2016

(click the link or image above for more information and to register)

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