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Psychology Internships


Agency & Contact Information

Agency Name: CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates
Address: 356 Casa Mañana Rd, Bldg. K, Rm. L, Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Phone: 707-565-6375
Supervisor: Millie Gilson
Email: milliegilson@sonomacasa.org
tccasa@sonomacasa.org
Fax: 707-565-6375
Website: www.sonomacasa.org

Internship Description

Job Title: Assistant Volunteer and Case Supervisor

Compensation: Unpaid
Amount/Type: Unpaid
Internship Length: TBA
Hours Per Week: TBA

Population: Adolescent, Adults, Children, Multicultural
Focus: Developmental disabilities, Domestic violence, Education, Mental health, Foster children, Child advocacy, At-risk children & youth.
Setting: Agency

Mission Statement:

Committed to serving abused and neglected children coming before the Juvenile Court for protection and rehabilitation services. The purpose of the CASA program is to humanize the complex child welfare system for the child victim by providing a trained volunteer who will act as a consistent role model, advocate, and potential life connection.

Duties and Responsibilities of assistant case supervisor (include but are not limited to):

This internship and hours/days of work are to be negotiated to meet the needs of the intern and specific time requirements for college credits.

Work with volunteer supervisors to develop intake and case file set up of referrals made to the CASA program by the Juvenile Court Judge, social workers, probation officers and other referral sources. Assist volunteer supervisors with maintaining communication on the status of all case referrals via phone contact with referring party.

Attend court to monitor waitlisted cases as needed, under the supervision of staff, the intern will have duties that include the research necessary to build a file of data necessary to match the child's case to the CASA advocate who will mentor and oversee the child's case as it travels through the court system.

Intern will be expected to learn the electronic case system, do file research and work hand in hand with the Executive Director and Case Supervisor to meet the needs of the agency, volunteers and youth we serve.

Will be asked to observe strict confidentiality rules and will review highly confidential and restricted files and data.

This internship was updated 6/26/14

last updated: 07.12.2014