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Program Manager, Multicultural Advocacy Program (MAP) - Immigrant and Refugee Youth

Job Type: Full-time

Hybrid Remote

Pay: $57,500.00 per year

Education: Master's (Required)

 

Job Description:

This is a hybrid position - the position will primarily be remote (~80%), however, some time at court in person is required.

The Program Manager, Multicultural Advocacy Program (MAP) is employed by CASA for Children of DC. The Manager’s primary responsibility is developing and coordinating program activities that provide outcome-oriented services for immigrant-origin youth, unaccompanied refugee minors, and culturally diverse youth. The Program Manager works directly with the DC Superior Court, CFSA, community partners and providers, and other private agencies to provide high-quality advocacy. We are looking for team members who are committed to the mission of the organization and whose values align with ours: Integrity, Compassionate Accountability, Authenticity, Respect, Optimism, and Collaboration.

Program Responsibilities:

  • Program Management & Development

  • Manage the MAP Program as well as support the direction of CASA DC efforts as a whole

  • Create and implement referral plans

  • Identify and implement strategies for engagement and retention of volunteers

  • Identify and implement strategies for engagement and retention of youth, including the recruitment of youth to participate in the MAP program

  • Data & Evaluation

  • Review and update the MAP strategic plan and logic model bi-annually to ensure outcomes are being met and program impact is evaluated

  • Collect and analyze program data

  • Meet the goals of data reports provided by Senior Manager or Chief of Staff

  • Knowledge of Special Population

  • Research population needs and best practices for grant reporting and as a subject matter expert

  • Relationship & Partnership Building

  • Engage and support professionals, and community-based partners that will assist in providing resources (housing, educational and vocational) to MAP youth

  • Develop a strong working relationship with stakeholders, including attorneys, social workers, and judges

  • Volunteer Support & Development

  • Develop a training curriculum for the program. Coordinate and facilitate custom training opportunities for the staff and volunteers as needed.

Case Management Responsibilities:

  • Manage all cases confidentially

  • Ensure all case referrals are matched with a CASA volunteer in a timely manner; supervise all case referrals (attend hearings, file status reports, etc.) until a CASA volunteer is assigned;

  • Coach advocates through bi-weekly phone, email, or in-person contact and quarterly planning meetings, forming a strong supportive relationship

  • Consult on and edit CASA volunteer reports for court hearings; ensure CASA reports are filed prior to each hearing and distributed to all parties;

  • Attend all hearings (or ensure a stand-in) for assigned cases

  • Maintain accurate and confidential paper and electronic case files; provide weekly and monthly program numbers to program staff and supervisors

  • Ensure volunteers feel valued, appreciated and supported in their work as CASAs

  • Ensures appropriate CASA involvement and compliance with all program activities, and grant agreements

 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • The Program Manager must have access to regular transportation to attend community partner meetings and volunteer supervision

  • This position requires the Program Manager to work on a computer at least three hours each day.

  • This position requires the ability to lift 5 to 10 pounds for helping with events such as volunteer training, fundraising events or other activities.

  • Lead by example in implementing organizational policies, procedures, and incorporating organizational values: Integrity, Compassionate Accountability, Authenticity, Respect, Optimism, and Collaboration

  • The person filling this position may be required to carry out special projects as assigned.

 

Education:

  • Advanced degree in Social Work or a related field OR an advanced degree related to cross-cultural work

 

Experience:

  • Spanish proficiency; fluency preferred

  • Work with youth, refugee, immigrant and/or international: 1 year (Preferred)

  • Minimum of 3 years working with diverse populations (international preferred)

  • Experience with supervising employees or volunteers and/or case management

  • Excellent cross-cultural communication and cultural competencyClear and concise writing skills needed for court reports and daily correspondence

  • Good presentation and oral skills

  • A minimum of 5 years working with youth who have experienced trauma

  • Professional development or education in the impact of trauma or trauma-informed work highly preferred

  • Experience with child development, working with young children, supporting families involved with the child welfare system preferred

  • Professional experience with Google application, specifically Google Docs, Google Slide, and Google Meets

Application Question(s):

  • Do you understand you MUST complete the two assessments (approx 15 min total) in order to be considered for this position?

  • Given that the job does require in-person court attendance, do you live in the DMV area or are you planning to relocate?

Benefits:

  • 401(k)

  • Dental insurance

  • Flexible spending account

  • Health insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Referral program

  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

  • Day shift

  • Monday to Friday

 

Please email your resume and cover letter to employment@casadc.org with ”MAP Program Manager” in the subject line.

   

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Clinical Director

Job Type: Full-time
Reports To: Deputy Director, Programs

CASA for Children of DC is a leading voice in advocacy for court-involved youth in the District of Columbia. CASA DC connects specially-trained volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates to support vulnerable and at-risk youth in foster care and the juvenile justice system. CASAs develop a mentor-like relationship with their youth and advocate for their youth’s best interests in Court, promoting greater outcomes and the opportunity to thrive. The agency is organized as a charitable corporation under the not-for-profit laws of the District of Columbia. It is qualified as a tax-exempt charitable organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)3 and is classified as a public charity. We are looking for team members who are committed to the mission of the organization and whose values align with ours: Excellence, Compassion, Accountability, Inclusion, Solution-Focused.


General Summary:
The Clinical Director is employed by CASA for Children of DC. The Director’s primary responsibility is to oversee the program development of the Trauma Response Division, including staff management, in order to provide strong advocacy for abused and neglected children with a clinical and trauma-focused lens. The Clinical Director works directly with all licensed clinicians, MSW interns, and support staff within the Division, along with his/her assigned therapeutic caseload and volunteers, in an effort to carry out the CASA for Children of DC mission and ensure that all children and youth are supported in a trauma-informed way. Responsibilities include assisting with the coordination of program data collection, grant reporting, communications, and training activities of the organization, particularly as they relate to activities within the Trauma Response Division.


Job Responsibilities:


Program Development & Staff Management

  • Assist in coordinating program data collection and evaluation for grant reporting and other programmatic report writing.

  • Assist supervised staff in the collection of demographic and outcome data on CASA youth, volunteers, and cases.

  • Provide oversight for all therapeutic interventions, including, but not limited to regular review of case notes, interventions, and treatment plans

  • Provide clinical supervision to Licensed MSW staff and MSW interns


Case Management

  • Oversee the case management of all Trauma Response Division staff, including meeting with each staff member regularly (at least monthly) to review all cases, set goals, and track progress.

  • Lead case management meetings for all Trauma Response Division staff.

  • Organize regular professional development opportunities for staff and volunteers.

  • Manage all cases confidentially and with a clinical and trauma-focused lens;

  • Ensure all case referrals for a CASA volunteer are matched with a CASA volunteer in a timely manner; supervise all case referrals (attend hearings, file status reports, etc.) until a CASA volunteer is assigned;

  • Consult on and edit CASA volunteer reports for hearings; ensure CASA reports are filed prior to each hearing and distributed to all parties;

  • Attend all hearings (or ensure a stand-in) for HOPE Court cases, in addition to any other cases as requested

  • Maintain accurate and confidential electronic case files;

  • Ensure volunteers and staff feel valued, appreciated, and supported in their work as CASAs.

Leadership

  • Work closely with the Senior Leadership Team to implement strategic goals for the organization and individual programs

  • Be an effective liaison between staff to address any concerns

  • Mentor and coach staff with the goal of building staff unity and cohesiveness and effectively reaching organizational goals

  • Lead by example in implementing organizational policies, and procedures, and incorporating organizational values: Excellence, Compassion, Accountability, Inclusion, Solution-Focused.


Knowledge & Skills

  • A minimum of five years of experience in social services, program management, or law.

  • Knowledge of the juvenile justice and child welfare system.

  • Required: Master’s Degree in Social Work with an Independent Clinical License

  • Be licensed in the medical field and be able to provide medication management to clients (for example, a Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Physicians Assistant).OR

  • Strong program evaluation and data collection skills are required for assessing program effectiveness

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience with supervising employees or volunteers

  • Strong presentation and oral skills are required for presentations to stakeholders.

  • Clear and concise writing skills are required for court report writing, program report writing, and daily correspondence.

  • Working experience with Microsoft Office, specifically Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

  • Experience with grant writing and reporting desired.

In accordance with CASA team philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description.

Please email your resume and cover letter to employment@casadc.org with ”Clinical Director” in the subject line.

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Licensed Clinical Therapist

Job Type: Full-time or part-time

Education: Master's (Required)

 

CASA for Children of DC is a leading voice in advocacy for court-involved youth in the District of Columbia. CASA DC connects specially-trained volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates to support vulnerable and at-risk youth in foster care and the juvenile justice system. CASAs develop a mentor-like relationship with their youth and advocate for their youth’s best interests in Court, promoting greater outcomes and the opportunity to thrive. The agency is organized as a charitable corporation under the not-for-profit laws of the District of Columbia. It is qualified as a tax-exempt charitable organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)3 and is classified as a public charity. We are looking for team members who are committed to the mission of the organization and whose values align with ours: Excellence, Compassion, Accountability, Inclusion, and Solution-Focused.

General Summary:

The Therapist is employed by CASA for Children of DC. The Therapist’s primary responsibility is to provide clinical and therapeutic efforts in order to provide strong advocacy for children and youth that CASA DC serves, with a trauma-focused lens. The Therapist works directly with all case-carrying staff, in addition to their assigned clients, in an effort to carry out the CASA for Children of DC mission and ensure that all children and youth are supported in a trauma-informed way. The Therapist will provide individual and family counseling, as well as structured groups as the agency deems appropriate. The Therapist is also responsible for assisting the Management Team with the coordination of program data collection, grant reporting, communications, and training activities of the organization.  Full Time or Part Time opportunity available.  Hours will include both in person and virtual options.  At least two evenings per week are required to meet clinical needs of the organization.  4 day work week, No On-Call responsibilities, no weekends (unless desired) and no holidays. 

Job Responsibilities:

Therapeutic Responsibilities

  • Conducting bio-psycho-social assessments and social histories

  • Establishes positive and trusting rapport with clients

  • Diagnose, develop, and implement treatment plans 

  • Provide ongoing therapeutic services

  • Complete Notes in a timely and efficient fashion in EHR system

  • Facilitating group interventions based on Girls’ Circle curriculum as needed

  • Assess youth for safety, including creating safety plans and following proper safety protocol

  • Conduct regular trauma-informed trainings for staff, as discussed with clinical team

  • Collaborate and support case management services which include referrals to community resources and outreach with other parties involved in the case.

  • Contributing to a multidisciplinary treatment team

  • Demonstrate culturally competent service delivery in accordance with the NASW Standards for Cultural Competence in Social Work Practice

Programmatic and Organizational Tasks

  • Assist the Management Team in coordinating program data collection and evaluation for grant reporting and other programmatic report writing.

  • Assist Program Managers in the collection of demographic and outcome data on CASA youth, volunteers, and cases.

  • Lead by example in implementing organizational policies, procedures, and incorporating organizational values: Integrity, Compassionate Accountability, Authenticity, Respect, Optimism, and Collaboration

 

Knowledge & Skills

  • A Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field 

  • Licensure in DC and/or MD required, Clinical License is preferred

  • A minimum of three years of experience in clinical work, juvenile justice, and/or child welfare 

  • Knowledge of the juvenile justice and child welfare system preferred

  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with trauma/abuse survivors, children, and/or families.

  • Ability to communicate with compassion and empathy

  • Ability to navigate technology efficiently for programming, communication, meetings, emailing, and documentation purposes.

In accordance with CASA team philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description.

 

Please email your resume and cover letter to employment@casadc.org with ”Licensed Clinical Therapist” in the subject line.

   

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