casa volunteer resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Hardworking Advocate working diligently on behalf of at-risk, low income, special needs, and mentally challenged persons to obtain necessary assistance. Skilled in coordinating files and resources to meet routine and complex needs. Effective under pressure and in stressful situations.

Support day-to-day program operations with expertise in records management and resource coordination. Skillfully meet diverse needs and address issues to maintain efficiency and program outreach. Demonstrated success in building long-lasting relationships.

Caring and skilled CASA passionate about positively impacting programs and helping participants by providing expert support. Always looking for ways to improve operations and personalize assistance. Well-organized and resourceful with detail-oriented and conscientious approach.

Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals.

Reliable employee seeking Law Enforcement Criminal Intelligence Analyst position. Offering excellent communication and good judgment.

To seek and maintain full-time position that offers professional challenges utilizing interpersonal skills, excellent time management and problem-solving skills.

Hardworking and passionate job seeker with strong organizational skills eager to secure Law Enforcement Criminal Intelligence Analyst position. Ready to help team achieve company goals.

Dedicated professional with history of meeting goals utilizing consistent and organized practices. Skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new situations and challenges to achieve the most desirable outcome.

  • Legal Standards
  • Court Hearings
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Maintaining Client Records
  • Problem Resolution
  • Oral Arguments
  • Legal Discovery
  • Evidence Organization
  • Case Information Confidentiality
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Data Analysis
  • Law Enforcement Assistance
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Program Coordination and Execution
  • Online Databases
  • Case File Management
  • Mental Health Crisis Response
  • Case Records Review
  • Safety and Risk Assessments
Work History
CASA Volunteer, 04/2012 to 08/2019
CASA Of Oklahoma CountyCity, STATE,

Worked closely with child's / childrens' teachers, principals, and school counselors to ensure educational needs were being fulfilled / maximized.

Maintained frequent contact with the child's / childrens' biological parents and foster parents so as to build a relationship with them as well as to gain insight into the family dynamic

Met with anyone and everyone who was important to the child / children on my assigned cases: this could include neighbors, doctors (not all had ever been to a doctor sadly enough), grandparents, other school personnel, etc.

Frequently searched OSCN every person on my child's case - proved to be one of my most invaluable tools.

Established strong relationships with several of the children on many of my cases, so much so that they and their foster parents have chosen to maintain a relationship with me after their cases closed.

Ensured that my child(ren) received all necessary services such as counseling, medical, dental, hearing, tutoring, physical therapy, occupational therapy, IEP (when indicated) or 504, and an additional legal services as needed.

Worked well with DHS, ADA,s, PD,s, Judges in both Juvenile court as well as the parent's court downtown, police officers, and private attorneys / Oklahoma Lawyers for Children.

Record all pertinent information into a concise written report for the court and advocate for my child(ren) every 60-90 days.

Awarded the "Rookie of the Year" award in my first year as a CASA and was awarded the " Harry Pizer Investigative" award my fourth year form outstanding investigative work while working four shocking and heinous cases simultaneously.

Health & Human Services Specialist, 08/1992 to 11/1996
Community Action AgencyCity, STATE,
  • Promoted available resources and connected individuals with services.
  • Continually improved knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback and self-identified professional developmental needs.
  • Identified process improvements in day-to-day functioning of department.
  • Partnered with agencies and organizations driving improvements in community health.
  • Managed applications, demographics and participant information of health education programs.

Lead Teacher, Two-Year-Olds Classroom, 01/1985 to 07/1988
Special CARE, IncCity, STATE,
  • Planned and implemented different daily activities to enhance overall development and growth of every student.
  • Communicated frequently with parents about student growth and progress, recommending at-home reinforcement to support struggling students.
  • Increased student involvement in program offerings through strategic redesign of program processes and methods.
  • Developed and optimized rich learning environment by capitalizing on diverse engagement strategies and enriching teaching techniques.
  • Oversaw work of teaching team to optimize student education.
  • Maintained patience and level-headedness in diverse situations to support student development and personal growth.
  • Maintained detailed records of attendance, test scores and assignment grades for each student to identify trends and rectify issues.
  • Chose optimum curriculum for each class and devised creative daily lesson plans to meet requirements and needs of different learners.
  • Coordinated field trips for classes and wrote detailed itineraries for student safety.
  • Organized rooms in line with current educational thinking to maximize educational opportunities for students.
  • Guided student teachers and teaching aides in classroom management, leading by example and thoroughly answering questions.
  • Wrote IEP's (Individualized Education Plans) for each child, by collaborating with the child's therapists and parents and then implementing the IEP to maximize the child's opportunity for success.
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, Expected in 05/1978 to Hollins University - Roanoke, VA
: Psychology, Expected in 06/1980 to University of Colorado At Boulder Semester At Sea - Boulder, CO
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, Expected in 12/1981 to University of Oklahoma - Norman, OK
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/1977 to Casady - Oklahoma City, OK,



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School Attended

  • Hollins University
  • University of Colorado At Boulder Semester At Sea
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Casady

Job Titles Held:

  • CASA Volunteer
  • Health & Human Services Specialist
  • Lead Teacher, Two-Year-Olds Classroom


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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