Career Opportunities

Multi-Disciplinary Team Coordinator

The Multi-Disciplinary Team Coordinator works closely with law enforcement, Children’s Protective Services and the District Attorney’s office to facilitate the coordination of the team to ensure that all children in need of Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) services are referred for those services. Builds and strengthens relationships within the team to enhance the collaboration among agencies.

Duties:

  • Review Department of Family and Protective Services statewide intake reports
  • Assess cases to determine if they meet criteria of CAC Working Protocols
  • Facilitate collaborative investigation and forensic interviews by reaching out to CPS, law enforcement and other agencies as needed
  • Coordinate team building and training for team members
  • Responsible for new team orientations
  • Coordinate and participate in case review team meetings
  • Maintain detailed statistics of intakes reviewed and scheduled for forensic interviews or other CAC services
  • Work closely with Forensic Interviewers and Children’s Services Coordinators to streamline scheduling of interviews
  • Maintain cross-cultural awareness in the performance of all responsibilities
  • Participate in the CAC on-call program
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in with a degree in a social science, criminal justice or related field.  Experience in social service delivery; experience in areas of criminal justice, CPS, or victim services. Professional demeanor and very strong interpersonal skills.

Job Skills:

  • Ability to work with diverse disciplines on a daily basis
  • Ability to develop professional relationship and facilitate relationship building among others
  • Ability to work in high stress situations
  • Ability to work within complex criminal justice systems
  • Ability to problem solve

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Participates in the CAC on call program
  • Current Texas Driver’s License
  • Submit to a child abuse and criminal background check
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs

Interested individuals should submit cover letter and resume to Fiona Remko at fremko@cafb.org.

 

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.

Duties: 

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 regar5ding 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 software proficiently, ability to develop and design a program for volunteers and youth, and evaluate the effectiveness of the program. Candidate should be proficient in both English and Spanish (Bilingual).

 

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 Martin at mellis@cafb.org.