66 Years of Children’s Mental Health Services to Austin

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66 Years of Children’s Mental Health Services to Austin

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The mission of Austin Child Guidance Center (ACGC) is to improve the mental health of children and their families through early intervention, diagnosis and treatment to help develop the emotional skills to face life’s challenges.
Since 1951, Austin Child Guidance Center has worked diligently to ensure that every child has equal access to quality mental health services. ACGC has earned it’s reputation as a trusted and invaluable resource to the Austin community. Since ACGC first opened it’s doors, over 141,127 clients have been served.
Help Austin Child Guidance Center ensure that all families have access to quality, affordable mental health treatment, no matter their religion, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, socioeconomic status, or any other measure that is used to divide. Find out more about how to help, HERE.
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CASA of Travis County is Hiring

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CASA of Travis County exists to promote and protect the best interest of children who have been abused or neglected, by training volunteers to advocate for them in courts, in schools and in our community to help them find safe, permanent and loving homes. CASA of Travis County is hiring for three positions – Human Resource Generalist, Development Associate and Child Advocacy Specialist. Please circulate among your diverse networks.

Human Resources Generalist

CASA of Travis County has a full-time Human Resources Generalist position available. The Human Resources Generalist supports CASA’s mission by ensuring a positive organizational culture for its employees. The HR Generalist supports CASA’s senior management team by serving as a “champion for culture” in the organization. The HR Generalist manages the administration of the human resources policies, procedures and programs and makes recommendations for changes as needed. The HR Generalist offers support to CASA’s management and carries out responsibilities related to: creating a diverse & inclusive culture; employee professional development; performance management; benefits and compensation; employee acquisition & retention; and legal compliance. Flexible work environment. Bachelor’s degree required. Preferred candidates will have general knowledge of employment laws and practices and experience in the administration of benefits and compensation programs and other human resources programs. EOE. Please send cover letter, resume and application to apply@casatravis.org or fax to 512.459.4550. No phone calls please.

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Development Associate

CASA of Travis County has a full-time Development Associate position available. The Development Associate is responsible for supporting CASA of Travis County’s mission in four ways: 1) managing the donor relations activities for the development department, including gift entry, acknowledgement processes, generating mailing and email lists, and standard and as-needed development reports from the Raiser’s Edge database; 2) working with the Director of Finance & Operations to prepare bank deposits, maintain coding system and reconcile RE database to MIP finance system on a monthly basis; 3) accepting, acknowledging and managing in-kind gifts made to CASA for the benefit of the children we serve; and 4) serving as the first point of contact for visitors and callers to CASA by answering the phone and front door. Flexible work environment. Preferred candidates will have experience with Raiser’s Edge donor database including data entry, queries and reports, and administration and procedures, and understanding of the basic structure of a general ledger. EOE. Please send cover letter, resume and application to apply@casatravis.org or fax to 512.459.4550. No phone calls please.

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Child Advocacy Specialist

CASA of Travis County has a full-time Child Advocacy Specialist position available. The Child Advocacy Specialist empowers, guides and supervises CASA volunteers as they advocate in the best interest of abused and neglected children in protective care. Opportunity to gain volunteer and case management experience, work with diverse populations and sharpen advocacy skills. Flexible work environment. Bachelor’s degree required. Preferred candidates will have good case management and strong people skills. English/Spanish fluency preferred.  EOE. Please send cover letter, resume and application to apply@casatravis.org or fax to512.459.4550. No phone calls please.

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– See more at: http://www.casatravis.org/about/staff#sthash.QWU5uGD2.dpuf

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CASA Gift Card Drive, in time for the holidays

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Join members of Ellevate Austin Chapter and North Austin Influencers™ for our October Networking Mixer on the 29th and gift card drive for CASA of Travis County.  Gift cards from Walmart or Target are the most requested by teenagers for the holidays for whom the opportunity to pick out their own piece of clothing or just go shopping is a rare experience.

CASA of Travis County speaks up for children who have been abused or neglected by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system.

CASA’s Holiday Toy Drive is all about bringing a sense of normalcy to children in foster care who have very little of that.

Gift cards specifically help with a number of important things:

• They are most requested by teenagers, for whom the opportunity to pick out their own piece of clothing or just go shopping is a rare experience. This really helps them feel more like their peers in school and a little less out of place when they’re in foster care.

• CASA has many children placed far away from Austin (potentially even out of state). Sometimes shipping a gift costs most then the original gift itself, so gift cards allow the organization to ensure that every child served, no matter how far away they are, gets that gift from their CASA volunteer.

• Finally, gift cards continue to support children’s needs throughout the year. CASA aims to bring in more gift cards than necessarily needed just in the holidays, so that throughout the coming year when a baby needs diapers and formula, a child does not have a winter coat, a kid needs school supplies or a teen needs a bike to get to and from work, they can be helped with that important item.

For more details, visit:  https://casagiftcarddrive.eventbrite.com

 

Giftcard Drive  CASA of Travis County

 


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Casa Superhero Run: Every child needs a hero but abused children need superheroes!

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CASA speaks up for children who have been abused or neglected by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system. When the state steps in to protect a child’s safety because the people responsible for protecting them have not, a judge appoints a trained CASA volunteer to make independent and informed recommendations and help the judge decide what’s best for the child.

The CASA programs of the Greater Austin Area (serving Travis, Williamson, Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe & Hays Counties) have united to gather all superheroes for children for the 2015 CASA Superhero Run. This year’s fundraiser will be on Sunday, September 13th, 2015, starting at 7:00 AM, at The Domain Central Park, 11100 Alterra Pkwy, Austin, TX 78758.

For children who’ve been abused or neglected, CASA means having a home instead of feeling lost, and being a priority instead of feeling invisible. For volunteers, CASA is a life-changing experience that makes our community a better place.

CASA volunteers come from every walk of life and share a commitment to improving children’s lives, a willingness to learn, and an open mind towards life experiences different from their own. Volunteers complete an interview, background checks and intensive training. After being sworn-in by a judge, volunteers are appointed to a child or family of children and spend an average of 15-20 hours a month advocating for these children for at least a year. They get to know the child while also gathering information from the child’s family, teachers, doctors, care-givers and anyone else involved in the child’s life. Judges highly value CASA’s recommendations which help them make informed decisions in the child’s best interest.

For more information and/or to register to the upcoming event, visit: casasuperherorun.com

CASA Superhero Run


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