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CASA Nashville

Hispanic and Immigrant Advocacy Team Leader

CASA Nashville


Job Summary

The CASA Hispanic and Immigrant Advocacy Specialist’s primary responsibility is to directly supervise, develop, and support volunteers who are appointed by the Juvenile Court System to advocate for abused and neglected children in court.  The role may also provide advice, training, and/or support to program staff and volunteers on cultural competency topics and other issues related to working with families and volunteers in the Hispanic and Immigrant Communities. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of up to 30 volunteer advocates in continuing professional development, coaching, mentoring, and supervision.
  • Supervise, coach, and support Volunteer Advocates to ensure the child’s best interest is being met.
  • Support Volunteer Advocates in maintaining monthly contact with caregivers and children via telephone, home visit, or office visit as determined by the needs of the family.
  • Assist Volunteer Advocates in connecting caregivers with relevant, culturally appropriate services, and navigating systems of agencies such as DCS, DHS, Juvenile Court, schools, health services, etc., particularly services to the Hispanic and immigrant communities.
  • Assist advocates in identifying community resources, particularly those related to issues faced by non-English speaking, undocumented, and/or immigrant families.
  • Assist in providing resources related to issues faced by non-English speaking, undocumented, and/or immigrant families to DCS and other agencies/ team members as needed.
  • Assist with home visits as needed or conduct interviews in the office to provide translation services.
  • Accompany advocates to court hearings and related case meetings, providing support, coaching, and empowerment to allow them to advocate effectively for the child(ren) ‘s best interest.
  • Represent CASA in court hearings and related case meetings when a Volunteer Advocate cannot be present.
  • Ensure that necessary reports are submitted to the court in time for scheduled court hearings and case-related meetings.
  • Participate in bi-weekly supervision with the Program Director and/or Director of Training and Community Engagement to discuss any problems or needs involving volunteers or cases.
  • Facilitate and participate in New Volunteer Training of CASA Volunteer Advocates.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings to keep leadership apprised of relevant program and training information.
  • Assist with compiling information for reporting monthly for all grants and funders.
  • Assist leadership in any and all agency activities as needed or required.
  • Participates in 12 hours of required professional development annually.
  • Attend any workshops, trainings, and conferences relevant to CASA.
  • Reliable transportation is required.
  • Able to translate verbal and written Spanish, including legal terms and complicated language at times.
  • Other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a related field. Individuals with additional supervisory experience and/or volunteer management will be given strong preference. An equivalent combination of education and lived experience will be considered.

A high level of fluency in Spanish, both speaking and writing, with the ability to translate information is required. Awareness of barriers and issues that immigrant communities are experiencing is also preferred.

Additional Information


  • Supportive and inclusive work environment
  • up to 120 hours of vacation, plus sick and personal time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental, vision, and additional ancillary benefits
  • 401K with employee match
  • flexible work-from-home scheduling

How to Apply

Email the cover letter and resume to casa@casanashville.org.


  • Date Posted: February 14, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 03/08/2024
  • Salary Range: $40,000-$45,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8:00am- 4:30pm