Join us in making a difference in the lives of children. KidsVoice offers a unique opportunity to work in a team environment in which the education, experience and skills of attorneys and child advocacy specialists complement each other to provide nationally recognized, top-quality advocacy for children of abuse and neglect.

KidsVoice has an outstanding benefit package with generous cost-sharing on all health insurance, time off, and parking/transportation reimbursement.  We have a 403(b) match with quick vesting, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, flexible spending plan, conference and training allowance, paid professional membership, casual dress work environment, agency-provided technology, ability to schedule partial work from home, and a performance incentive bonus program. We are committed to diversity and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please see below for current staff, intern, and volunteer opportunities.

 

We have the following staff positions available:

Child Advocacy Specialist (CAS)

We currently have a full-time Child Advocacy Specialist (CAS) position available. The CAS works on a regional multi-disciplinary team with attorneys to advocate for children of abuse and neglect. The schedule for this job is Monday through Friday, some evening work required, with the CAS managing their own schedule.

The Child Advocacy Specialist will:

  • Work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team to develop recommendations for court as well as recommendations and strategies for other forums of advocacy
  • Participate and advocate in relevant/appropriate client planning meetings and conferences
  • Assist in teaching clients regarding the role of KidsVoice, preparing them for court hearings and understanding and taking advantage of a variety of services
  • Visit and interview clients in their current living environment
  • Negotiate and advocate for resources to address clients' needs

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • At least one year of experience in a social services field with children
  • Ability to work well in a team

To apply, please visit our online portal

Internship Opportunities

KidsVoice has both a Legal Intern Program for law students and a Child Advocacy Specialist (CAS) Intern Program for graduate students in human services fields. Both programs are competitive and are designed for students who are seriously considering a career in child advocacy.

CAS Intern Program

The Child Advocacy Specialist (CAS) Intern Program also begins with a training program designed to ensure that interns have the tools, knowledge, and resources to successfully advocate on behalf of our clients. Upon completion of training, each intern will be paired with an experienced mentor CAS.  The mentor CAS will provide the intern with regular guidance and opportunities to work directly on cases, including attending client visits and meetings, helping prepare cases for court, working with attorneys, and observing cases in court.  The mentor will gradually increase intern case responsibilities as the intern develops during the course of the internship. 

Students must meet the following requirements to apply for and remain in the program:

  • Students must be graduate students and should be considering a career in child advocacy.
  • Time Commitment/Schedule Availability
    • Students must commit to a two-semester-long internship. This time commitment is necessary because the objective of the internship is to provide a comprehensive child advocacy experience with the potential for successful interns to be considered for future employment opportunities with KidsVoice.
    • Students must commit to at least 16 hours per week.

If you are interested in applying for our CAS intern program, please send a letter of interest and resume to interns@kidsvoice.org or email any questions regarding our CAS intern program to the same address. Fall internship applications are due by August 5.

Legal Intern Program

The Legal Intern Program begins with a training program designed to ensure that interns have the tools, knowledge, and resources to successfully advocate on behalf of our clients. Upon completion of training, each intern will be paired with an experienced mentor attorney.  The mentor attorney will provide the intern with regular guidance and opportunities to shadow the mentor in court and in the field on visits and at meetings, help prepare cases for court, work with Child Advocacy Specialists, do legal research and writing, and handle hearings in court.  The mentor will gradually increase intern case responsibilities as the intern develops during the course of the internship.  

Students must meet the following requirements to apply for and remain in the program:

  • Students should be considering a career in child advocacy.
  • Time Commitment/Schedule Availability
    • To participate in the KidsVoice Legal Intern Program, students attending local law schools must commit either to a two-semester-long internship or to one semester and one summer.  This time commitment is necessary because the objective of the internship is to provide a comprehensive child advocacy experience with the potential for successful interns to be considered for future employment opportunities with KidsVoice. 
    • For the semester-long internship, students must commit to 16 hours per week, including having a schedule of one day per week with at least six consecutive hours of availability for court.  Any day of the week can be accommodated but the student must have the same day of the week available for court throughout the semester.
    • The summer internship is a 10 to 12 week full-time commitment. Students who attend law schools outside of Pittsburgh may apply just for the summer internship as long as they meet the other requirements.  There may be funding sources that can provide payment to students in the KidsVoice summer internship program, including through the law schools, the Allegheny County Bar Foundation, and other sources.
  • Student Practice Eligibility
    • To participate in the KidsVoice Legal Intern Program, students must be qualified for admission under the Pennsylvania student practice rule.  This means that students must successfully complete a class in Evidence before participating in the internship. For more information about admission under the Student Practice Act, also known as Pennsylvania Bar Admission Rule 321, click here

If you are interested in applying for our legal intern program, please email a letter of interest and resume to interns@kidsvoice.org or email any questions regarding our legal intern program to the same address.  Applications for summer internships are due by March 15th.  Fall internship applications are due by May 1st and spring internship applications are due by November 1st.

Pro Bono Opportunities

KidsVoice is a member organization of the Allegheny Bar Association’s Pro Bono Center. Attorneys interested in providing pro bono support to KidsVoice may contact the Pro Bono Center to register as a volunteer.

Volunteer Opportunities

Attorneys experienced in juvenile law occasionally are needed to assist us as volunteers. If you have a background in juvenile law and are interested in volunteering with KidsVoice, please contact us.

We are also always looking for help with our signature fundraising event, Kites for Kids! Learn more about this unique event here.

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