Career Opportunities

 

N.E.S.T. Team Leader

The N.E.S.T. Team Leader is responsible for administration and implementation of the Nurturing Education and Social Triumphs (N.E.S.T.) Program for children ages 6 – 13 years served by the agency through the CASA Program.  N.E.S.T. is designed to bridge the gap between the Infant and Toddler Program and WINGS Program.  N.E.S.T. focuses on training volunteers to advocate for the health, education and social needs of these children and encourage and support the children to advocate for themselves.  This position reports to the CASA Program Director.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Management

  • Plan, implement and evaluate the N.E.S.T. Program
  • Maintain records and prepare statistical reports to evaluate volunteers and outcomes for children involved in N.E.S.T.
  • Compile data and justify funds requested, monitor budget to ensure costs do not exceed allocated funds
  • Provide resources for volunteers and children

Volunteer Recruitment and Training

  • Develop and facilitate training program for volunteers to advocate and empower young children to start development of life skills (S.T.A.R.S.: Starting To Achieve Realistic Success)
  • Coordinate the recruitment, training, supporting and evaluating of volunteers assigned to children involved in the N.E.S.T. Program
  • Design new instruction as needed to meet needs of children and volunteers
  • Promote retention and tr4ansfer of knowledge for volunteers
  • Develop and implement continuing education for volunteers, partners, staff and community stakeholders
  • Assist in training of other CASAS programs regarding the N.E.S.T. Program

Workshops

  • Coordinate the N.E.S.T. Back to School Workshop and Incentive Programs to motivate children to be successful and achieve their performance goals

Collaboration and Outreach

  • Coordinate community outreach for N.E.S.T.
  • Coordinate assigned activities with key stakeholders in the community
  • Serve as liaison between CASA and Education Specialist with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
  • Collaborate with partners to advocate for services for children ages 6 – 13 years

Strategic and Operational Plan

  • Assist in the development of a N.E.S.T. long-range plan and annual operational plans

Volunteer/Casework Responsibilities

  • Manages and supports up to 25 volunteers and up to 35 cases within N.E.S.T. Project through consultation, problem solving, troubleshooting, feedback, guidance, evaluation, motivation, training, monitoring and preparation for court appearances

 

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in social services or related field with at least 3 years experience working with services for children and adolescents.  Strong project management skills and ability to work independently with a wide variety of people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.  Highly organized and detail-oriented.  Use computers and program related softwar5e proficiently, ability to develop and design a program for volunteers and youth, and evaluate the effectiveness of the program.

 

Other Requirements

Submit to a child abuse and criminal background check
Bending, stooping, reaching and other5 movement required
Ability to lift 20 pounds
Valid driver’s license
Must comply with all city, state and federal laws
Perform other duties as assigned

 Interested individuals should submit cover letter and resume to Metoyer at mellis@cafb.org