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Current Job Openings

Advocate Manager
Full Time / Hybrid


General Description
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of McHenry County is a non-profit whose mission is to provide trained and committed volunteers who advocate for the best interest of children in foster care due to abuse and neglect. Our volunteers are often the only consistent adult in a child's life as they move from home to home and see caseworkers come and go. CASA is looking for an individual who is passionate about supporting and protecting vulnerable children.

The Advocate Manager provides training, supervision and support to CASA volunteer advocates, ensuring that children in foster care involved with the CASA program receive sound advocacy and proactive permanency planning. The Advocate Manager is responsible for advocate supervision and coordination of cases.

The Advocate Manager should have the following skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social service-related field or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • The ability to communicate with, supervise, and empower volunteers to be effective in their roles

  • Passionate about working as a team player and interact positively with volunteers, staff, and donors.

  • Excellent writing, editing, and organizational skills

  • Demonstrates maturity and responsibility in handling confidential information and "heavy" issues such as the abuse of children.

  • Knowledge and understanding of issues and dynamics within families in crisis relating to child abuse and neglect

  • Completion of CASA of McHenry County’s training program within 6 months of hire

  • Commitment to CASA of McHenry County’s goals and mission

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Additional experience with other software a plus


Accountability and Location

The Advocate Manager reports directly to the Program Director who is responsible for his/her performance evaluations. The first 90 days, the Advocate Manager will work from the CASA of McHenry County office in Crystal Lake, IL. Upon completion of a positive 90-day review, a hybrid schedule will be made available as an option (3 days in the office/court, 2 days from home).



  • Provide ongoing supervision to advocates, including helping to develop initial case plans

  • Research and prepare case files for assignment to advocates and work as a team to assign case files to appropriate advocate

  • Organize and maintain case files

  • Attend court hearings 1-2 days per week

  • Assist in the training of prospective volunteer advocates

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Health Insurance

  • Competitive Paid Time Off

  • Flexible / Hybrid schedule after 90 days


*Please email a cover letter along with your resume to

**CASA is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants must submit a resume. All applicants must agree to the organization’s background check and fingerprinting. CASA will reject any applicant found to have been convicted of, or having charges pending for a felony or misdemeanor involving a sex offense, child abuse or neglect, or related acts that would pose a risk to children or to the CASA programs credibility.

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