|Training: All interns will participate in advocate training, either expedited or the full pre-service training provided by CASA staff (these hours are included in your internship hours).
Background Check: All interns will provide ID, insurance information, three references, and application. A background criminal check will also be required.
Intern Duties: Shadow Program Coordinator (PC) until training is completed
Oversee all unassigned dependency cases to which CASA is appointed\r\na. Phone calls/visits to foster homes or family home. Attend and speak at all court hearings, family meetings, DHS meetings.
Observe visitations: Update all case information in the case file (k-drive and Optima).
Update unassigned case list as needed, add new cases.
Assist advocates and PC with advocate case selection.
Cover court hearings and other meetings as needed for CASA staff.
Meet weekly with the PC mentor to talk about cases, the internship, and general info.
Help plan and assist with CASA fundraising events as needed.
Help with file maintenance or data entry as needed.
Assist with pre-service training and continuing education as needed.
Assist Administrative Assistant as needed.
|CASA of Central Oregon is a highly emotionally charged work environment. Students who want to dive into the child welfare and non-profit fields will love this internship. Successful interns are motivated, self-directed, professional, flexible, ethical, and confident. The skills most needed for this internship are compassion, sensitivity, trauma informed, ability to remain objective, program knowledge, and good communication (both written and verbal). CASA will teach you how to do case work, we will connect you with multiple community partners, and will give you an in-depth look at the child welfare system.