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CSFVP: Volunteer Supervisors

Volunteer Supervisor Job Description

In concert with staff and volunteers, the following job description attempts to clarify the work to be accomplished by the Supervised Visitation Program (SVP) volunteers to achieve the goals of the organization.  A volunteer with the Supervised Visitation Program is considered to be a person willing to perform the work of supervising court-ordered supervised visitation without monetary compensation.

Work Location

The volunteer may be asked to work in one or more Sarasota County locations.  The volunteer will be asked to work at the SVP on site only and be designated to work a designated 2 hour “shift”.  While SVP conducts supervised visitations at several locations, the volunteer may choose to work the location which best suits his/her needs.

Responsibilities and Duties

The volunteer is asked to abide by the following responsibilities and duties:

  • Oversee court-ordered supervised visitations objectively and with sensitivity.
  • Be cognizant, objective and impartial regarding child/parent behaviors, attitudes and cultures.
  • Complete required visitation documentation completely and objectively according to SVP format and ensure all participants follow program rules and procedures.
  • Be professional, confidential, fair, and unbiased at all times.
  • Always keep the safety of the children as a priority during visit.
  • Be available for training scheduled by SVP.
  • Refrain from personal involvement with clients.
  • Stay in contact with SVP regarding your needs and availability.
  • Be flexible regarding visitations which may take place at different times and/or locations.

Qualifications

Volunteers must be:

  • Interested in the welfare of children and families.
  • Objective and non-judgmental.
  • Observant-first and foremost-for the safety of the children.
  • Flexible to schedule  and/or client changes
  • A team player.
  • Volunteers must be of good moral character and agree to be fingerprinted and have their backgrounds checked by local and federal law enforcement and FBI.  Personal skills, characteristics, education, abilities and/or experiences are individually assessed by SVP.

Commitment Required

A minimum of one or two hours weekly is required to supervise a case.  Based on the number of client cases and available volunteers, the volunteer may be asked to supervise more than one visitation per week.  The volunteer will work directly with the case coordinator/scheduler regarding work schedule(s).

Training

General and position-specific training is required for all volunteers.

Volunteer Contact

Volunteers may contact the Volunteer Coordinator or the Program Director for additional information or clarification to the job description and involvement with Supervised Visitation Program:  Office # 492-6491.

Sample Observation Form

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*No person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination under any program or activity receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance and administered by the Department.

If you request any special accommodations or auxiliary aids for programs or services of the Supervised Visitation Program, please contact the Program Director at 941-492-6491.


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Visitation Sites

For the Supervised Visitation Program

VENICE SITE
2210 South Tamiami Trail
Venice, Florida 34293

Hours:
Monday Office Closed
Tuesday 10:00-6:00
Wednesday  10:00-6:00
Thursday 10:00-6:00
Friday   10:00-12:00

SARASOTA SITE
Sarasota Memorial Hospital Day Care
1401 S. Tuttle Avenue
Sarasota, FL

Hours:
Only the first and third Saturday of each month
9:00-11:00
11:15-1:15 

Contact CFSVP

Sheila Miller, Program Director
2210 South Tamiami Trail
Venice Florida 34293
941-492-6491  Office Phone  
941-408-8469  Fax
CONTACT

Joan Beneke, Volunteer Coordinator
Beth Piel, Case Coordinator

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Contact Info

Main Office:
Child Protection Center, Inc.
720 South Orange Ave.
Sarasota, Florida 34236
Phone: 941.365.1277
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Venice locations:
2210 S. Tamiami Tr.
Venice, Florida 34293
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