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Senior Manager, Trauma Response Division

Job Type: Full-time
REPORTS TO: Deputy Director, Programs

Job Description:
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 Senior Manager, Trauma Response Division is employed by CASA for Children of DC. The Senior Manager’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 Senior Manager 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. The Senior
Manager, Trauma Response Division is also responsible for 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 Licenced 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
OR be licensed in the medical field and be able to provide medication management to clients (for example, a Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Physicians Assistant).
● 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 ”The Senior Manager, Trauma Response Division” in the subject line.

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,000.00 per year

Education: Master's (Required)

 

Job Description:

The Licensed Clinical Social Worker is employed by CASA for Children of DC. The Social Worker’s primary responsibility is to oversee clinical and therapeutic efforts in order to provide strong advocacy for children and youth that CASA DC serves, with a clinical and trauma-focused lens. The Social Worker 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 Licensed Clinical Social Worker is also responsible for assisting the Management Team with the coordination of program data collection, grant reporting, communications, and training activities of the organization.

Job Responsibilities:

Therapeutic Responsibilities

  • Conducting bio-psycho-social assessments and social histories

  • Developing and implementing treatment plans

  • Providing direct therapeutic services, particularly with alternative therapies such as art, music, pet-assisted therapies for individuals, families, and groups

  • Facilitating group interventions based on Girls’ Circle

  • Providing crisis management services, including assessing for safety

  • Implement support groups for vulnerable populations, including survivors of sexual abuse, sexual assault, and sex trafficking

  • Providing intervention and therapeutic services to victims/survivors of sexual violence, physical abuse, neglect, gun violence, and other crimes, and to secondary victims of crime

  • Conduct regular (at least quarterly) trauma-informed trainings for staff, in addition to regular trainings for volunteers

  • Providing case management services including, but not limited to, referrals to community resources, collaboration with other professionals

  • Identifying and resolving ethical issues

  • Contributing to a multidisciplinary treatment team

  • Documentation of all services provided to, or on behalf of, the client shall be recorded in the Salesforce record for each respective client

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

Program Development & Staff Management

  • 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.

  • Supervise 2-3 staff members and interns in the execution of therapeutic activities, including, but not limited to: group therapy support sessions, Girls’ Circle training, individual alternative therapy.

 

Case Management

  • Oversee the case management of all program 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 program staff.

  • Organize regular professional development opportunities for staff and volunteers.

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

  • 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 assigned cases;

  • Maintain accurate and confidential paper and electronic case files;

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

 

Leadership

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

  • 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, procedures, and incorporating organizational values: Integrity, Compassionate Accountability, Authenticity, Respect, Optimism, and Collaboration

 

Knowledge & Skills

  • A Master’s degree in social work, with clinical experience in the program

  • Clinical, graduate-level licensure in DC; Independent Licensure strongly preferred

  • A minimum of five years of clinical experience particularly in juvenile justice or child welfare

  • Knowledge of the juvenile justice and child welfare system

  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with trauma survivors, children, and families

  • Minimum 2 years of experience using play therapy

  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience providing child/adolescent psychotherapy

  • Registered Play Therapist and/or Experiential Therapist Certification (Preferred)

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

  • Experience with data management and CRMs, Salesforce experience preferred

 

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.

Application Question(s):

  • Do you understand you MUST complete both skills tests (about 15 min total) to be considered for this position?

  • What type and jurisdiction is your license in?

 

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

   

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Communications & Development Intern

Job Description:

 

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of DC (CASA DC), a 501(c)(3) organization, seeks a Communications & Development Intern to support our Chief of Staff in diverse communications.  Though the emphasis of this position will be on social media, this role will also support the drafting of  various communications and assist with development activities, such as grants. This is a fantastic  opportunity for a non-profit management, communications, marketing, or development student, or  anyone seeking greater insight into the non-profit field. 

 

Why get involved with CASA DC? Help us to support court-involved youth in the District of Columbia. We recruit, train, and supervise community-based volunteers to support DC’s foster youth and juvenile justice-impacted youth. Our volunteers form mentor relationships with youth, assist youth with goal accomplishment, and advocate for their best interests in Court. With the help of CASA volunteers, we seek to help mitigate the impact of childhood trauma and help systems-impacted youth thrive. 

 

Sample Responsibilities: 

 

Communications: 

● Create social media posts to generate excitement and engagement with the organization

● Support drafting ‘Bi-Weekly Scoop’ Newsletters and Blog Entries for CASA DC website

● Produce flyers, infographics, and other visual mediums 

● Additional projects, where requested 

 

Development: 

● Assist with outreach to potential funders 

● Search for, screen, and identify potential grant opportunities 

● Place and organize grant opportunities in database for the Chief of Staff 

● Use preexisting templates to support drafting basic grant applications and LOIs 

 

Intern Requirements: 

● Current student in, or graduate of, a degree program in non-profit management, fundraising, development, marketing, or writing; 

● Passion, creativity, and experience posting across social media platforms  

● Digital graphics skills, using platforms such as Canva and/or Campaign Monitor

● Excellent written communication skills; 

● Strong organizational skills; 

● Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and/or Google Suite; 

● Ability to work independently in a remote setting

Send resume with inquiry to internships@casadc.org

                 

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Preparing Youth for Adulthood (PYA) Program Intern

Job Description:

The Intern Assistant will provide support and assist in the implementation and growth of the Preparing Youth for Adulthood (PYA) Program. They will provide support to the PYA Program Manager working on projects and offer administrative support by processing program referrals, answering emails, and providing supervision to youth, and booking speakers for workshop events. The PYA Intern Assistant may perform research, create training documents, and data entry tasks along with other jobs assigned by the PYA Program Manager. 

 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Assist in researching articles for trends and best practices for supporting older youth population.

  • Assist in performing data entry task for program evaluation and effectiveness.

  • Assist in conducting Quarterly, Biannual, and End of Year surveys with Volunteers.

  • Assist in identifying resources for youth and families and to add to the transitioning youth guide.

  • Accompany Program Manager at committee meetings and take notes during meetings.

  • Host or coordinate workshops targeting key areas for transitioning youth.

  • Track and monitor legislation locally and nationally related to foster youth with a focus on transitioning aged youth.

  • Track the program training and in-service training of volunteers monthly.

  • Assist in managing five PYA cases.

  • Attend hearings as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Full time undergraduate (junior or senior) or graduate student (Degree focus: social work, youth development, family welfare, or child psychology) 

  • Demonstrated aptitude and experience in computer skills including use and understanding of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Google G Suite Apps.

  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment. 

  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; ability to communicate clearly with various personnel to share/ gather information. 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate

  • At least 1-year of related experience working with the older youth population

  • Effective time management skills to meet deadlines on multiple tasks, projects and priorities. 

  • Professional and positive attitude.

 

Expectations

  • Maintain a high level of professionalism in the (virtual) workplace

  • Follow a consistent, regular weekly working schedule 

  • Meet with Program Manager weekly to discuss action items for the week and assignment/project progress. 

  • Complete projects and tasks in a timely manner

 

Send resume with inquiry to internships@casadc.org

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CASA DC’s T.H.R.I.V.E Program Intern

 

Job Description:

Inspired by the Strengthening Families model, CASA DC’s THRIVE program aims to provide our D.C. families impacted by parental substance abuse with support and resources necessary to build protective factors, repair damaged bonds, promote healthy child development, and strengthen the family dynamic. 

 

The THRIVE Program Intern will assist the THRIVE Program Manager with administrative and programmatic duties. The position will offer opportunities to develop office and professional skills, while providing experience in a non-profit and business environment. The Intern will report directly to the THRIVE Program Manager and will play an integral role in the development and implementation of this new expansion program.

 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Conduct research and create support materials pertaining to academic, wellness (health & nutrition), and family bonding resources.

  • Under staff supervision, generate reports on key program data and achievement metrics.

  • Under staff supervision, manage a caseload up to 5 cases

  • Under staff supervision, enter and update records in Salesforce database.

  • Support Program Manager with outreach correspondence to external stakeholders and potential partners (email or call). 

  • Support Program Manager during outreach presentations (community/internal/external stakeholders).

  • Present project information at the culmination of the internship to communicate research, findings, analysis and any recommendations for future impact.

 

Qualifications

  • Full time undergraduate (junior or senior) or graduate student (Degree focus: social work, youth development, family welfare, or child psychology) 

  • Demonstrated aptitude and experience in computer skills including use and understanding of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Google G Suite Apps.

  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment. 

  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; ability to communicate clearly with various personnel to share/ gather information. 

  • Effective time management skills to meet deadlines on multiple tasks, projects and priorities. 

  • Professional and positive attitude.

 

Expectations

  • Maintain a high level of professionalism in the (virtual) workplace

  • Follow a consistent, regular weekly working schedule 

  • Meet with Program Manager weekly to discuss action items for the week and assignment/project progress. 

  • Complete projects and tasks in a timely manner

 

Send resume with inquiry to internships@casadc.org 

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EMPOWER Program Intern

 

Job Description:

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) in the EMPOWER Program receive specialized training that covers human trafficking and sex crimes. These CASAs play a crucial role on the team by not only providing specialized advocacy, but also empowering their youth so that they will not let their trauma define them. The program also seeks to establish structural empowerment. Both CASAs and program staff also empower their team, so that the momentum in seeking justice is not compromised.

 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Assist Program Manager with facilitation of program training when needed

  • Assist in the development and facilitation of trauma-informed workshops for youth 

  • Assist in the coordination of events and activities for EMPOWER 

  • Assist in researching additional funding opportunities for program development 

  • Assist in promoting public awareness of EMPOWER in the community 

  • Assist in researching additional opportunities for the professional development of the EMPOWER CASAs

  • Provide general support in program development as necessary 

  • Assist in supervising up to 10 cases of CASA volunteer (must be 21 years or older)

  • Attend hearings, attend workshops, or speak with CASAs evenings or weekends, as needed

 

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Minimum final year of undergraduate degree or graduate degree in law, criminal justice, social work, psychology, or a related field

  • Understanding/prior professional experience with child abuse and neglect, families in crisis, human trafficking, sexual abuse, or sexual assault

  • Experience working with youth in some capacity 

  • Demonstrated ability to build community relationships

  • Demonstrated ability to build trust with youth who have been traumatized

  • Experience managing conflict and facilitating change

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, sound judgment, and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively both internally and externally

  • Ability to work well under pressure with deadlines and be skilled in prioritizing responsibilities

  • Strong and effective communication skills

  • Willingness to travel as necessary

 

Preferred Skills

  • Experience working with court-involved youth and/or youth in group homes, residential treatment facilities, or detention centers

  • Personal experience as a survivor strongly welcomed   

 

Send resume with inquiry to internships@casadc.org

                     

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Multi-Cultural Advocacy (MAP) Program Intern

 

Job Description:

The Intern Assistant will provide support and assist in the implementation and growth of Multi-Cultural Advocacy Program. They will provide support to the MAP Manager working on projects and offer administrative support by processing program referrals, answering emails, and providing supervision to youth, and booking speakers for workshop events. The MAP Intern Assistant may perform research, create training documents, and data entry tasks along with other jobs assigned by the MAP Manager. 

 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Assist in researching articles for trends and best practices for supporting refugee and immigrant populations.

  • Assist in performing data entry task for program evaluation and effectiveness.

  • Assist in conducting Quarterly, Biannual, and End of Year surveys with Volunteers.

  • Assist in identifying resources for youth from other countries.

  • Accompany Program Manager at committee meetings and take notes during meetings.

  • Host or coordinate workshops targeting key areas for multi-cultural youth.

  • Track the program training and in-service training of volunteers monthly.

  • Assist in managing five MAP cases.

  • Attend hearings, as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Full time undergraduate (junior or senior) or graduate student (Degree focus: social work, youth development, family welfare, or child psychology) 

  • Demonstrated aptitude and experience in computer skills including use and understanding of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Google G Suite Apps.

  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment. 

  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; ability to communicate clearly with various personnel to share/ gather information. 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate

  • At least 1-year of related experience working with youth from other countries.

  • Effective time management skills to meet deadlines on multiple tasks, projects and priorities. 

  • Professional and positive attitude.

 

Expectations

  • Maintain a high level of professionalism in the (virtual) workplace

  • Follow a consistent, regular weekly working schedule 

  • Meet with Program Manager weekly to discuss action items for the week and assignment/project progress. 

  • Complete projects and tasks in a timely manner

 

Send resume with inquiry to internships@casadc.org

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BRIDGES Program Intern

Job Description:

The Intern Assistant will provide support and assist in the implementation and growth of the BRIDGES Program. They will provide administrative support to the BRIDGES Program Manager by working on projects, answering emails, facilitating and hosting workshops and other program activities. The BRIDGES Program Intern may perform research, create training documents, and data entry tasks along with other jobs assigned by the BRIDGES Program Manager and Program Coordinator/Supervisor.

 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Assist in researching trends and best practices in juvenile justice and child welfare.

  • Assist in performing data entry tasks for program evaluation and effectiveness.

  • Assist in identifying resources for juvenile justice youth and families.

  • Accompany Program Manager at BRIDGES Committee meetings and take notes during meetings.

  • Host or coordinate workshops targeting key areas for justice-involved youth.

  • Track and monitor legislation locally and nationally related to juvenile justice.

  • Track program training and in-service training of volunteers monthly.

 

Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate

  • At least junior standing in college/university

  • Strong interest in either human services, juvenile justice, criminal justice, child welfare

  • Experience with research or working in the areas of human services, juvenile justice, criminal justice, child welfare preferred

 

Expectations

  • Maintain a high level of professionalism in the (virtual) workplace

  • Follow a consistent, regular weekly working schedule 

  • Meet with Program Manager weekly to discuss action items for the week and assignment/project progress. 

  • Complete projects and tasks in a timely manner

 

Send resume with inquiry to internships@casadc.org

                     

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General Intern Assistant

Job Description:

This position involves supporting senior management in developing resources to support CASA Core and Special Programs. The intern will support the manager in a variety of tasks geared towards development of leadership and organization skills.

 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Conduct research and create support materials pertaining to education, well-being, life-skills, and permanency.

  • Under staff supervision, generate reports on key program data and achievement metrics.

  • Under staff supervision, manage a caseload up to 5 cases

  • Under staff supervision, enter and update records in Salesforce database.

  • Support Senior Manager with outreach correspondence to external stakeholders and potential partners (email or call). 

  • Support Program Manager during outreach presentations (community/internal/external stakeholders).

  • Present project information at the culmination of the internship to communicate research, findings, analysis and any recommendations for future impact.

  • Conduct research on best practices for training staff, developing resources, and program development.

  • Assist in development of workshops, flyers, and other communications, as assigned.

  • Assist in collecting data for grants, special events, and program activities.

 

Qualifications

  • Full time undergraduate (junior or senior) or graduate student (Degree focus: social work, youth development, family welfare, or child psychology) 

  • Demonstrated aptitude and experience in computer skills including use and understanding of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Google G Suite Apps.

  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment. 

  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; ability to communicate clearly with various personnel to share/ gather information. 

  • Effective time management skills to meet deadlines on multiple tasks, projects and priorities. 

  • Professional and positive attitude.

 

Expectations

  • Maintain a high level of professionalism in the (virtual) workplace

  • Follow a consistent, regular weekly working schedule 

  • Meet with Manager weekly to discuss action items for the week and assignment/project progress. 

  • Complete projects and tasks in a timely manner

 

Send resume with inquiry to internships@casadc.org 

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