Peer Coordinator

  • Washington, NJ, US

Send letter of interest and resume to Tracy@casashaw.org

The Peer Coordinator position provides coaching and support to CASAs ensuring that children involved with the CASA program receive sound advocacy and early permanency planning.

RESPONSIBILITIES::

  • Support and coach 3-5 Advocates by providing assistance and consultation as needed and when requested
  • Meet with Senior Program Coordinator to review new cases for Advocates
  • Introduce case and First Steps Packet with newly assigned Advocates and notify Senior Program Coordinator of case acceptance
  • Meet with Advocates to review initial discovery, making note of important documents
  • Review all case meetings with the Advocate and consult with Senior Program Coordinator if needed
  • Review and approve Advocates' court reports and forward to Senior Program Coordinator to finalize and distribute
  • Support your Advocates by attending volunteer appreciation event
  • Provide coaching, support and motivation as necessary to maintain and enhance advocacy
  • Attend court hearings and CRB meetings as needed
  • Review cases with Advocates monthly, or more often if needed

COMMITMENT: Peer Coordinators will need to make a two year commitment with the approximate monthly workload of 20-30 hours a month.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Professionalism - Follows through on commitments; Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions.
  • Teamwork - Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings. Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Delegation - Delegates and monitors work assignments for Advocatse; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations; Provides recognition for results.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives; Assists Advocates with organizing their tasks.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to constructive feedback and others' ideas.
  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional Advocate situations; Responds promptly to ADVOCATE needs; Solicits Advocate feedback to improve service; Facilitates communication.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Computer Skills - To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of: Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing.

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Areas of focus:

  • 150 Boulevard
    Ste 4B
    Washington, NJ, US 07882
    See Map
  • Duration:

    3 months or longer
  • Time commitment:

    Occasional (weekly or monthly)
  • Days of week:

    Weekdays
  • Schedule:

    Flexible schedule
  • Extra details:

    Training provided

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