Job Postings for CASA of Travis County

Title: Teen Advocacy Specialist
Date: July 2017
Reports To: Team Leader

CASA of Travis County has a full-time Teen Advocacy Specialist position available. The Teen Advocacy Specialist empowers, guides and supervises CASA volunteers as they advocate in the best interest of youth who have been abused and neglected and are at risk of aging out of the foster care system. 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.

See our website ( for a complete list of required qualifications. EOE. Please send cover letter, resume and application to or fax to 512.459.4550. No phone calls please.


Title: Family Finding Specialist
Date: July 2017
Reports To: Director of Program Innovation

CASA of Travis County has a full-time Family Finding Specialist position available. The Family Finding Specialist reports to the Director of Program Innovation and provides quality supervision and guidance to a team of volunteer advocates in both specialized Family Finding assignments and in Teen Advocacy and Permanency Project (TAPP) cases. The Family Finding Specialist will focus on permanency and positive outcomes for youth at risk of aging out of the foster care system, and will work to ensure meaningful family connections for youth wherever possible. Alongside the Director of Program Innovation, the Family Finding Specialist will focus on the continuous development and improvement of CASA’s Family Finding efforts.

Bachelor’s degree required. Preferred candidates will have good leadership and supervision skills and a demonstrated commitment to building and maintaining family connections for youth in the foster care system. English/Spanish fluency preferred.

See our website ( for a complete list of required qualifications. EOE. Please send cover letter, resume and application to or fax to 512.459.4550. No phone calls please.


Title: Program Assistant
Date: July 2017
Reports To: Intake and Retention Manager

CASA of Travis County has a part-time (25 hours per week--5 hours/day, 5 days/week) Program Assistant position available. The Program Assistant reports to the Intake and Retention Manager and assists Program staff with data entry, greeting of visitors at the CASA office, answering the phone, and other tasks as assigned. The Program Assistant will work most closely with Early Family Engagement program staff to receive information for new CASA case appointments and enter case information into CASA’s internal database.

Candidates should have a high school diploma, proficiency working in Microsoft Office and databases, and the ability to manage multiple assignments on a day-to-day basis. Three years of experience working in an office setting preferred.

See our website ( for a complete list of required qualifications. EOE. Please send cover letter, resume and application to or fax to 512.459.4550. No phone calls please.

Unraveling Your Disability Benefits Application

July Community Education Event

Unraveling Your Application
Making Sense of the Disability Benefits Application Process


Rose McCorkle, M.Ed.
Mental Health Educator and Advocate

Monday, July 24 | 6:30-8:00 p.m.
(Meet & greet at 6:30 with event beginning at 6:45)
Austin Clubhouse NEW LOCATION
610 E 45th St, Austin, TX 78751 (map)
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For many people seeking much needed disability benefits, the process of applying can be daunting. Join NAMI Austin at our monthly community event to learn more about the basics of disability benefits, including the application process, gathering and organizing documentation and tips on submitting a thorough and effective application.

NAMI Community Meetings are free and open to the public. Please share this event and invite a friend to learn about this topic and NAMI Austin.

Racial Justice Training at SFC 7/15

Sigue en español

Reminder: There's still time to sign up for a Racial Justice Training with SFC!

Dear Facilitators, SFC-Sponsored Community Garden participants, and Volunteers,

SFC is committed to building a more socially just and equitable food system. An essential step in that process is to understand and address racism within our society and our food system. As close and valued members of the SFC community, we invite you to join in these efforts by participating in Toward us and us: Creating shared worlds and understandings, a FREE training with Dr. Martha Ramos Duffer.

  • What: Towards us and us: Creating shared worlds and understandings, a FREE training about racism and the food system for members of the SFC community
  • When: Saturday, July 15th from 9am-1pm
  • Where:  Southeast Health and Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis Dr, Austin, TX 78741   
  • Cost: Free

Registration is required. Click here to RSVP.

Training Description:

In this training we will work together to create a shared base of knowledge and a shared vocabulary for discussing inequity, oppression, racism, and food justice. We will explore ways these concepts are connected with our work, our mission, our organizational goals and our own lived experiences in a supportive environment.  Through deepening our understanding of how racism plays out in food systems and food access, we will equip ourselves to take conscious and intentional action to dismantle unintended barriers and systemic racism in our work and commit to consistent action toward food justice.

*Childcare and simultaneous English-Spanish interpretation will be provided. We will serve light snacks, coffee and tea.

*This FREE training is for SFC facilitators (Grow Local, The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre®, and Community Farm Stand), SFC-sponsored community garden participants, and SFC volunteers only.

About Dr. Ramos Duffer

Martha Ramos Duffer, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist, motivational speaker, trainer and consultant based in Austin, Texas.


¡Recordatorio: todavía hay tiempo para inscribirse en un entrenamiento sobre la justicia racial en SFC!

Estimados/as facilitadores de SFC, participantes de los jardines patrocinados por SFC y voluntarias/os,

SFC está comprometido con crear un sistema alimentario justo y equitativo. Un paso importante en ese proceso es entender y abordar el tema del racismo dentro de nuestra sociedad y nuestro sistema alimentario. Por ser miembros destacados de la comunidad de SFC queremos que sean parte de este esfuerzo y les invitamos para que participen en el entrenamiento gratuito que SFC ofrecerá titulado: “Creando mundos y entendimientos compartidos” impartido por la Dra. Martha Ramos Duffer.

  • Que: Entrenamiento gratuito sobre racismo y sistema de alimentos para miembros de la comunidad de SFC
  • Cuándo: Sábado, 15 de julio de 9am-1pm
  • Dónde: Southeast Health and Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis Dr., Austin, TX 78741
  • Costo: Gratis

Todo participante deberá inscribirse usando este enlace de internet.

Si requiere apoyo para llenar el formato contáctenos por teléfono 512-220-1145

Descripción del Entrenamiento:

En este entrenamiento trabajaremos para construir un punto de vista común con una base de conocimiento y vocabulario compartido sobre inequidad, opresión, racismo, y justicia alimentaria. Exploraremos cómo la justicia alimentaria tiene que ver con el trabajo de SFC, nuestra misión y nuestras metas como organización.  Al aumentar nuestro entendimiento sobre el papel que el racismo tiene dentro de nuestro sistema alimentario y su relación con el acceso a alimentos, desarrollaremos un mejor criterio y tomar acciones concretas para desmantelar el racismo sistémico y las barreras que sin querer se crean en nuestro trabajo, así mismo, podremos tomar conciencia y compromiso sobre los pasos a seguir para llevar a cabo acciones consistentes hacia la justicia alimentaria.

*Se cuenta con cuidado infantil e interpretación gratuita para personas que su primer idioma es español. En este evento se ofrecerá refrigerios, café y té.

*Este entrenamiento se ofrece GRATIS únicamente para facilitadores/as de SFC (Grow Local, The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre®, y Puestos de Frutas y Verduras), participantes de jardines patrocinados por SFC y también para voluntarios/as de SFC.

Acerca de la Dra. Ramos Duffer

Martha Ramos Duffer, Psy.D. es una psicóloga clínica, motivadora, entrenadora y asesora basada en Austin, Texas.

Austin Police Department's I.C.A.R.E Community Conference. CEU & TCOLE Credits Available

Good morning all,

Throughout the United States there has been use of deadly force.  Because of past events the Austin Police Department is being pro-active by partnering with Grant Chapel AME to provide four days of practical and thought provoking training for ALL persons within the community. 

The I.C.A.R.E Community Conference will offer educational & interactive sessions to the public such as…

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Fair & Impartial Policing
  • Safety & Security of Religious Institutions & Establishments
  • A Panel Discussion filled with open & honest dialogue
  • Response to Resistance Training: “In the Officers Shoes”

By offering this essential training to the public it will educate our community on building bridges of honesty and respect between the community and law enforcement. While we cannot change the past, each of us can do our part to bring about a fruitful change.

The Austin Police Department would like to invite YOU, the citizens of Austin to join us………

Wednesday August 2 thru Saturday, August 5, 2017 for our 2nd Annual I.C.A.R.E Community Conference. 


CEU’s & TCOLE Credit Available


You may also visit click on the I.C.A.R.E Community Conference for more information.

CLICK HERE to register……..


Thank you and we hope to see you in August!


MH clinician needed as panelist on July 15th

I am in need of a clinician to discuss taking care of your mental health at the Gathering of the Girls Health Focus on Saturday, July 15th. This event for women and girls will take place at Turning Point Bible Fellowship located at 1507 Wilshire Blvd at 11 am.  We are expecting about 25 participants in attendance.

There will be a light lunch followed by presentations.

Each panelists will have 20-25 minutes for presentation and there will be a question and answer period.


If available and interested, please contact:

Linda Harvey 
Cell- 512-762-9908

Job Posting for CASA of Travis County

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 children who’ve been abused or neglected and are now 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 or fax to 512.459.4550. No phone calls please.

Subletting Office Space for Clinician(s)


Centrally located furnished 2 room office (large main office with waiting room, about 550sf) available to sublet.

Main office large enough for adult groups (6~8 max). Portable table large enough to conduct adult assessments, consultations, or coaching sessions.

Main office also large enough for movement(e.g. yoga therapy)

Available all day Friday, Saturday, Monday (3 full days). Sundays are negotiable. Adult clients only because office is not childproofed.

Wheelchair accessible for both office and bathroom. Plenty of free parking, some shaded; on 2 bus routes; conveniently located 2222/Mopac area.

Looking for non-smoking clinician with non-smoking adult clients. Sorry, no pets or therapy animals – manager requirement.

1 day/week (i.e. 4 days /month): $200.00
2 days/week (i.e. 8 days/month: $400.00
3 days/week (i.e. 12 days/month: $600.00

For more details and to schedule a visit:

Edna Brinkley
512.680.2874 or

ROSC July Meeting

Austin ROSC July 14th Meeting
(Location Change!)

Date: Friday, July 14, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Speaker: Mark Kinzly, Texas Overdose Naloxone Initiative
Lunch Sponsor: Sante Center for Healing
Infinite Recovery
7517 Cameron Rd, Suite 107
(between doctor and orthodontists office)
Austin, Texas  78752

General Monthly Meeting- second Friday of every month!

General Meeting Agenda

  • General Announcements
    • Community Announcements:
      • Austin ROSC Updates: 
        • Austin ROSC Leadership Team still has openings.  Please come and be a part of the conversation and growth of the Austin ROSC Initiative.
        • Work Group Updates: Come see what we have been working on!  Won't want to miss it!
  • Speaker:  Mark Kinly- Texas Overdose Naloxone Initiative
    • TONI's mission is "to decrease the adverse impact of opioids on Texas residents, with an immediate emphasis on reducing overdose mortality through best practices and greater Naloxone/Narcan access."
  • Lunch Sponsor-  Eva Perez with Sante Center for Healing
    • Sante Center for Healing is a unique, all primary adult addictions residential treatment center located in Argyle, Texas thirty-minutes outside the Ft. Worth/Dallas area.  Santé specializes in drug/alcohol abuse and addiction, all eating disorders, sex love relationship issues and addiction, chronic relapse, cross/poly addiction, and any accompanying mental health issues. All treatment is customized to the patient needs, and we are in network.

 If you have an event for August, please send them to us before 5pm on July 28th and they will be included in the August Announcements. They can be emailed to Announcements received after this date may not be included in the August mailing. 

Thank you for all you do,
Raul Garcia, Chairperson

The Austin ROSC Leadership

Building Bridges Friends of ACC: Community Agenda- June 30, 2017

Bridge Building and Ensuring Dr. King’s “Equity and Inclusion Dream”

Is An ACC Quality of Life Reality to All!


Kudos to Community College Equity-Inclusion Champions-

 President Rhodes-Provost Cook-Vice President Malcolm and their Offices


Why: A Five-Point Strategic Community Dialogue: Bridging ACC’s Gender-Race Equity Quality of Life Agenda in the Travis County/Austin Capital Area and Beyond-See Attachment

Point 1. Strengthen ACC’s ability to integrate, support, and make visible all services and programs that address equity and inclusion issues, and clarifyaccountability in each part of the College (Faculty-Staff-Administrators-Students-Alumni)

Point 2. Collaborate with Vice-President Malcolm, Provost Cook and President Rhodes offices as community advocates for inclusive and critical pedagogical practices, and for the development of curricula that reflect the ACC’s gender, race student population and that build intercultural knowledge and competencies. 

Point 3. Foster community and college joint strategies and programs to eliminate gaps in student aspirations, access, and outcomes in the classroom, on the campuses, in the community, e.g.. Leadership Alumni Academy and Monthly Town Halls, etc.

Point 4. Work collaboratively with executive, administrative faculty leadership, staff leadership, student leadership to develop programs and initiatives to strengthen recruitment, persistence/retention /completion, transfer-out of students, recruit/hire/develop/retain both staff and faculty and win-win relationship orientation for all, etc.

Point 5. Collaborate with Vice-President Malcolm, Provost Cook, President Rhodes, offices in coordination with staff and faculty associations, to identify and implement employee orientation and professional development needed to foster transformative anti-bias and anti-oppression practices among students, staff, and faculty, and advance proficiency with cultural competency and identity development. 

Who: Friends of Austin Community College

When: Building Bridges Fifth Fridays Community Dialogue-

Friday, June 30, 2017-0a.m.-10a.m.

Where: Community Room-Between Simpson United Methodist Church-Rev. Robert Waddle

& NAACP-Austin Branch Office-1709 East 12th Street; Austin, Texas 78702; 512/476-6230:


Baseline Data: Title I of the Act, known as the “Student Right-to-Know Act,” requires the college to disclose institution-wide graduation rates of certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time students entering the institution. ACC’s four-year average graduation rate is 7 percent, the transfer-out rate is 33 percent, and the retention rate is 56 percent, according to the Integrated Postsecondary Data System of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). (Updated August 15, 2016)


Agenda Item I.  Given the graduation, the retention, the transfer out rate for the applicable NCES four-year average, what is the current equity status for each of the following disaggregate data? See Attachment

A.      Asian/Pacific Islander Females; Asian/Pacific Islander Males

B.      Black (African American) Females; Black (African American) Males

C.      Hispanic/Latino/Mexican American Females; Hispanic/Latino/Mexican American Males

D.     Native American Indian/First Nation Females; Native American Indian/First Nation Males

E.      White (Anglo/Caucasian) Females; White (Anglo/Caucasian) Males

Agenda Item II.  Update-Provost Cook’s and Vice-President Dr. Malcolm’s Joint ACC Alumni/Future Alumni Leadership Academy- Bridging Equitable and Inclusive Leadership Development and Community Development Across All Campuses and Communities of Color –Travis County Sheriff’s Office, Austin Police Department, Austin Independent School District, Austin Community College Building Bridges Town Halls at Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex. Before-During-After Implementation-Leadership Academy Town Hall Meetings

A.     Continuous ACC Students’ SWOT and Feedback Update

B.      Continuous Faculty SWOT and Feedback Update

C.      Continuous Student Government SWOT and Feedback Update-

D.     Continuous Alumni SWOT and Feedback Update

Agenda III. In terms of gender, racial equity, status as to how the ACC Strategic Plan 2017-2021 is tracking with the Aspen Lessons-2017-2021?

See Link:

See Link:

Agenda IV. All Friends of ACC are welcome to participate in the Fifth Fridays Building Bridges Equity Focus Network: (Enrollment-Retention-Completion)-Come, Sign-Up and Join In with: David Balch-Civics; Karen Brennan-ACC Advocate; Alberto Gonzalez-Education Advocate; Rosa Marie Gonzalez-Education Advocate; Bill Hamilton-Community Advocate;Ricardo Ibarra-ACC Alumni; Nelson Linder-Advisor-NAACP-ACC-HTU Alumni;  Mike Manor-Building Bridges Advisor-AISD-UT Alumni Life Member-HTU Faculty Alumni; Amy Mok-Asian American Cultural Center; Roosevelt Neely-ACC Advocate; Ashley Phillips-Leadership Austin Liaison,  Melvin Kendrick-Business Owner-Minister, Martha Koock Ward-ACC Campus Advisory Committee, Clarence Watson-ACC Student/Advocate; Emlyn Lee-BRAVE

Agenda V. Next Meeting: Friday, September 29, 2017. 9a.m.-10a.m.- Adjourn

Funding/RFP Announcement: Austin Travis Integral Care

The Families with Voices/Familias con Voces program is committed to providing quality wraparound services to children and families in the Manor, Texas area.  Wraparound services include plans that are designed to meet the individualized needs of participating families and to address those needs through an array of services and supports in the community.  In order to ensure that a broad array of supports and service options are available to participating families, Integral Care has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP).  The intention of this RFP is build the program’s capacity for families to make individualized choices about their support systems and to ensure that any array of services made available to participating families are best value in terms of choice, quality and cost. RFPs may be sent electronically, by contacting Brody Ballard at beginning May 15, 2017. The deadline to submit a proposal under the RFP is 4 p.m. CST on June 30, 2017. Historically Underutilized Businesses, including Minority-Owned Businesses and Women-Owned Businesses, are encouraged to apply.

Austin Area African American Behavioral Health Network Meeting

Austin Area African American Behavioral Health Network Invites You to a Meeting

May 31, 2017, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CST

Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
3001 Lake Austin Blvd, 4th Floor

Please join us for a meeting hosted by the Austin Area African American Behavioral Health Network. This group meets regularly to share resources and information, network, discuss current topics and hear presentations by mental health consumers, family members and professionals interested in mental wellness in the African American community.

Did you know that one of 4ABHN’s latest members is the director of the Health and Counseling Center at St. Edward’s University?Well now you do! Come have lunch and welcome Dr. Calvin Kelly, who will discuss myths about the mental health of college students and the different aspects of integrated care in a college setting.

Please assist us in determining how many people will attend by completing the online registration form TODAY.

Click the "Register" button below to RSVP. Please forward this invitation to interested colleagues.

Parking Permit Required

Please arrive at least 10-15 minutes early to receive a free parking permit from our receptionist to place in your car. This will be a busy day at the foundation. Additional visitor parking is available on the other side of the driveway east of the building. We are located on the 4th floor. See map for directions and parking information.


Please contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for your response. We look forward to seeing you!


Vicky Coffee

Hogg Foundation for Mental Health



Job Posting for CASA of Travis County

CASA of Travis County

Job Description

Position: Intake & Retention Manager

Reports to: Director of Program Innovation

Effective: May 2017

CASA of Travis County has a full-time Intake & Retention Manager position available. The Intake & Retention Manager reports to the Director of Program Innovation and guides CASA of Travis County to identify, institutionalize, and sustain best practices, particularly in the areas of support and retention of volunteers. In this role, the Intake & Retention Manager provides leadership, expertise and ongoing support to staff and volunteers as it relates to performance and retention efforts at CASA of Travis County. Additionally, the Intake & Retention Manager works to ensure appropriate and effective matches between new cases, volunteers, and Child Advocacy Specialists, by working closely with the Director of Program Innovation, the Early Family Engagement Specialist, the Team Leaders, and other members of the Program team. The Intake & Retention Manager works with the Team Leaders to coordinate the process of training and onboarding new Child Advocacy Specialists, ensuring that they receive thorough training in effective volunteer management and other essential skills.

See our website ( for complete list of required qualifications. EOE. Please send cover letter, resume and application to or fax to 512.459.4550. No phone calls please.

Free Manor Independent School District's Family Engagement Conference-June 23-24, 2017 (Friday and Saturday)

Building Bridges Stakeholders, FYI.

· Manor Independent School District  (MISD) and its Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) College Prep Program are hosting MISD’s first, annual Family Engagement Conference, June 23rd-June 24th.

· The free conference will provide a series of informative, interactive sessions focused on academics, health and wellness, and community resources, as well as a resource fair and a series of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.

· To be a part of this innovative conference; share your knowledge and insight by submitting a session proposal that engages parents and empowers families. See this link:

· The Conference is free. Food and childcare are provided.

· If interested in being a workshop presenter and for additional information, contact:

Dr. Christopher Harvey

Federal & State Programs Director MISD
AVID District Director
(512) 278-4454

Free CEU--- The Neuropsychiatry of Well: An Intersection of Mind, Body & Soul by Dr. Kimberly Arlinghaus- Wed, May 17th 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mind, Body & Soul by Dr. Kimberly Arlinghaus- Wed, May 17th 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Importance: High

Hello Cross Creek Hospital Family & Friends!

Please join us on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 fora very special presentation of “The Neuropsychiatry of Wellness: An Intersection of Mind, Body & Soul” by

Dr. Kimberly Arlinghaus at Cross Creek Hospital from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lunch will be served.

Please RSVP to:

See you next Wednesday!

TJ McDow

Job Posting: Executive Director, Capital Area Counseling

Executive Director, Capital Area Counseling

Capital Area Counseling (CAC) is nonprofit organization that exists to positively and significantly impact the mental health and well-being of the greater Austin community by providing low-cost, accessible, high-quality mental health services, in the form of psychotherapy, to all central Texans who desire them and an unparalleled training environment for pre- and post-graduate therapists from all the licensed counseling professions.

As an agency that thrives on community we envision a person who values collaborative leadership, is committed to diversity and social justice, actively engages in personal growth and who thrives in a dynamic, connected and fluid environment. 

CAC’s ED is directly accountable to the Board of Directors and is responsible for

·         The financial viability of the agency.

·         Managing the overall operations within the vision and mission of the organization.

·         Supervising CAC staff and supporting volunteer interns.

·         Building and maintaining partnerships and extending community.

·         Ensuring our counseling services remain accessible and of the highest quality we can offer.

Minimum Qualifications, Skills and Experience

·         Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

·         Passion for community mental health.

·         Understanding and commitment to CAC’s vision, mission, core values and way of being.

·         Excellent interpersonal skills.

·         Demonstrated effectiveness working with diverse populations.

·         Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.

·         Skills to collaborate with board members and other volunteers.

·         Proven ability to exercise a high level of discretion and confidentiality.

·         A solid knowledge of budgeting, financial management and resource development.

·         Experience administering or coordinating a program.

·         Experience working with nonprofit organizations and preferred experience working with volunteers or as a volunteer.

·         A community-minded spirit, preferably including experience creating and nourishing internal and external relationships and partnerships through a variety of methods.

This is a full-time 40+ whatever it takes position with a generous paid time off policy.  Salary is negotiable based on experience. 

If you’re interested, please email a cover letter and resume to  

Ruslyn Smith, LCSW

Executive Director

2824 Real Street, Austin, TX 78722

(512) 302-1000 x105

The Art of Science and Love Couples' Workshop Discounts for Healthcare Professionals

Spend two days with your partner in the heart of Austin, Texas learning about how to build friendship, intimacy, and closeness; manage conflict, repair, and heal emotional injuries; and build a strong foundation of shared values, interests, and closeness. Based on Drs. John and Julie Gottman's 40+ years of research, this trademarked workshop offers you the best science based relationship health model. Workshop will be led by Senior Gottman Therapist and Master Trainer for the Gottman Institute, Dr. Vagdevi Meunier.

Time and Location:
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
April 29- 30, 2017
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

$650 before April 15, 2017 early registration
$750 standard registration
Email us for discounts for Students, Health Professionals, and Military Veterans

Register online or email for more questions