Transition Aged Youth Coordinator
Join a growing child welfare nonprofit to improve outcomes for older youth preparing to age out of foster care in Prince George’s County, Maryland. 14–20-year-old youth who have been living in foster care due to child abuse and neglect will benefit from your expertise as they seek to prepare for independence by gaining job skills and developing career goals. As Transition Aged Youth Coordinator, you will leverage partner organizations, in-house expertise, one-on-one support of volunteers and youth, and best practices that promote positive workforce readiness and employment outcomes for the youth served. You will work as part of a dynamic and growing team to meet the short and long-term goals of our organization.
- Coordinate training and support for CASA volunteers who are assigned to work with the youth as well as professional in-house staff to ensure the use of best practices
- Work with youth individually and in small groups to complete workforce readiness and assessments, create and review goals, share employment opportunities, or provide training
- Coordinate the team of individuals working with the youth to ensure job readiness and career goals are created and achieved
- Provide coaching and training to volunteers that supports their efforts in the best interests of the youth
- Identify and connect youth, volunteers and staff to available resources
- Collect and provide data to staff and funders regarding job readiness efforts and achievements.
Who you are
We’re seeking candidates who:
- Has lived experience in foster care and/or significant experience working with youth aged 14-20
- Are comfortable and confident in coaching youth to success
- Are interested in working with a team to achieve goals for the youth we serve as well as goals of the organization
- Can independently manage a variety of tasks and competing needs
Why should you join CASA?
- CASA offers competitive benefits including generous annual and sick leave; health, vision, and dental insurance; and a tax deferred retirement plan.
- Flexible work schedule including partial telework is available.
- CASA leadership encourages a healthy work/life balance.
We value diversity and encourage candidates from underrepresented communities to apply.
Reports to: Program Manager
Salary Range: $49,000-51,000
How to Apply:
In lieu of a cover letter, please send answers to these questions:
- How do you feel the combination of your experience and education have prepared you for this role?
- What interests you in this organization and mission?
Send this and your resume to email@example.com
All current staff and new hires are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved
Child Welfare Case Supervisor
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/ Prince George’s County is recruiting a full-time Child Welfare Case Supervisor to train and supervise the work of volunteers advocating for the best interest of abused and neglected children living in foster care. Applicants should have a strong background in working with teenagers who are transitioning to adulthood, working with special needs children and young adults and/or strengthening families experiencing trauma or disruption.
Incumbent will screen potential volunteers, facilitate training and support the volunteers’ day-to-day work including collaboration with the Department of Social Services, the Juvenile Courts, Legal Aid and community resource providers. Incumbent will also assist volunteers and youth in creating transition to adulthood plans that will then be implemented by the youth and the team.
A bachelors or advanced degree in human services or law is required. Two years experience in child welfare field is required. Previous experience in case management, youth development, volunteer coordination, supervision or training is desired. Incumbent will be a motivated self-starter who desires to be part of a dynamic, growing organization and wishes to contribute to its success.
Position requires prior child welfare experience, writing and editing skills, organizational skills, ability to multi-task and respond to competing priorities, willingness to travel within the county and the ability to work flexible hours. Some remote work continues to be possible due to COVID restrictions. CASA has a flexible telework policy and the incumbent will have a private office to facilitate safe working conditions when in-person work is the expectation. The incumbent is expected to live in the area or be willing to relocate prior to starting the position.
Preference will be given to candidates who can communicate fluently in oral and written Spanish in order to communicate with youth and families for whom English is not a first language.
Reports to: Program Manager
Salary Range: $52,000-53,200
Benefits: CASA offers competitive benefits including generous annual and sick leave, health insurance, vision insurance, and dental insurance. CASA also offers a tax deferred retirement plan. Flexible work schedule including partial telework is available. CASA leadership encourages a healthy work/life balance.
How to Apply: Send resume and brief narrative answering the following questions- How do you feel the combination of your experience and education have prepared you for this role? What interests you in this organization and mission? to firstname.lastname@example.org
All current staff and new hires are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved.
Join a diverse team of passionate professionals who leverage a wide range of skills to produce the best possible outcomes for the children we serve, who are living in foster care due to abuse and neglect. CASA has an essential mission but also values work-life balance and fosters a casual, collegial atmosphere. CASA is in a growth phase and is committed to further diversifying our staff, Board of Directors and volunteer pool to ensure that we reflect the community we serve.
CASA is an EOE and is committed to maintaining a diverse organization.