General Summary: The CASA Trainer will recruit, train, and support volunteers for 4th Judicial District CASA Program. It takes a competent leader to succeed in this profession. You should know how to distinguish talent and do everything possible to motivate and inspire. You must possess excellent organizational skills and ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and experience. The goal of the CASA program is to ensure we are staffed with the best and most educated individuals, and that they are correctly utilized for the fulfillment of our mission.
Essential Job Functions: The breakdown of work will be approximately 40% training volunteer CASA/GALs, 40% training and supporting volunteer attorneys, and 10% other duties.
- Maintain strict standards of confidentiality, specifically not disclosing, sharing, discussing or otherwise making known with any staff, volunteer, public or otherwise unauthorized persons the following: 1) case information that may be accessed or overhead on a daily basis in the office, and 2) volunteer/case names, contact information or details pertaining to the case. Breaking confidentiality may be terms for immediate dismissal.
- Recruit, train, and support volunteer CASA/GALs, and volunteer attorneys for 4th Judicial District CASA Program.
- Assist the CASA Program Director in leading the Attorney Advisory Committee.
- Map out annual training plans for CASA Program Director.
- Design and develop training programs which are in accordance with National CASA Standards.
- Select appropriate training methods or activities (e.g. simulations, mentoring, court shadowing, professional development classes, continuing education).
- Market available training to potential volunteers and volunteer attorneys and provide necessary information about sessions.
- Conduct program-wide training needs assessment and identify skills or knowledge gaps that need to be addressed.
- Stay up-to-date on new training methods and techniques.
- Gather feedback from trainees after each educational session.
- Maintain updated curriculum database and training records.
- Manage and maintain in-house training facilities and equipment.
CASA Trainer I: This employee will have a Bachelor’s degree or above in education, volunteer management, criminal justice, pre-law, non-profit management, business/communications/marketing, a similar field or experience commiserate with one of these backgrounds. Proven work experience training an adult client base as a Training Coordinator, Trainer, Training Facilitator or similar role. Hands-on experience coordinating multiple training events in a corporate setting. Adequate knowledge of learning management systems and web delivery tools. Proven ability to complete full training cycle (assess needs, plan, develop, coordinate, monitor and evaluate). Familiarity with traditional and modern job training methods and techniques. Experience with e-learning platforms.
CASA Trainer II: In addition to meeting above requirements, the employee must have four years’ experience and working knowledge of the legal system usually acquired through a Juris Doctorate Degree. This employee is considered a leader in the field and a subject-matter expert in the community.