Child Advocate Resume Samples

A Child Advocate is responsible for working with and representing interests of the child mainly during legal proceedings such as abuse cases, family disputes, and welfare proceedings. The common work activities listed on the Child Advocate Resume indicate the following – providing steady support for youth and children who are undergoing court proceedings and counselling sessions; conducting detailed assessments of children using variety of diagnostic tools and psychological testing tools; providing comfort to children during interviews, medical exams and diagnostic exams; and evaluating the child’s environment.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities include – exceptional people skills, excellent communication skills, familiarity with child psychology, the ability to identify warning signs of abuse, trauma or substance dependency among children; and knowledgeable about different cultures, family structure, and behavior. A Bachelor’s degree in Child Advocacy, family counseling, social work, psychology, or behavioral science is the common qualification seen on resumes.

Child Advocate Resume example

Child Advocate Resume

Summary : To obtain employment that will give the opportunity to Broaden knowledge in an exciting field.

Skills : Data Entry, Data Collection, Program Evaluation, Program Development.

Description :

    1. Investigate to make recommendations to the court concerning the best interest of a child in the conservator ship of the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services.
    2. To advocate for the idea that every child has a right to a safe, permanent home that meets the child's needs.
    3. Attend the staffing that concerns the child/children in an assigned case.
    4. Gathered information about the needs and wants of the child - taking into account the child's age, maturity, culture and ethnicity, and other relevant characteristics.
    5. Maintain records of all findings and case notes, and return statistical forms monthly.
    6. Prepare written court reports for review hearings and appear in court to speak on behalf of the child's best interests.
    7. Make recommendations concerning the evaluation, assessment, services, placement, and treatment of the child and the child's family.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Arts


Sr. Child Advocate Resume

Summary : Organize counseling psychologist successful at managing multiple priorities while maintaining strong work ethic and exhibiting positive attitude. Compassionate, solutions-oriented counseling psychologist dedicated.

Skills : Social services Involved in the community ABE/CPR certified Computer skills.

Description :

    1. Certified Case Manager Responsibilities Promotes the safety, well-being and permanency of children and their families from the time of referral until the case is closed.
    2. Evaluates, prepares reports, make recommendations and decisions on the children and families.
    3. Evaluate family strengths, needs assessment, safety plan, judicial reviews, post disposition reports, status reports, home studies, and risk assessment reports.
    4. Attends all court hearings and makes recommendations to the judge on the children's behalf.
    5. Interacts with families to establish needs and required services for clients through referrals for services.
    6. Coordinates monthly face-to-face visits with the children.
    7. Skills Used Communication - Ability to deal with internal and external individuals at all levels via telephone and email, to ensure successful communication.
    8. Problem solving- Effectively use analytical and critical thinking skills to solve problems.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelor's In Psychology


Jr. Child Advocate Resume

Objective : Talented early education professional with diverse experience in planning and implementing various activities for promoting physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth of children. As child advocate am capable of remaining calm under pressure when dealing with children who are going through troubles while continuing to keep the group setting light and playful.

Skills : Bilingual, Customer Service, Mac, Word, Excel.

Description :

    1. Managed a large caseload of over 35 children, ensured they received all necessary services, ensured their safety and well-being.
    2. Worked with adult parents and ensured they completed court ordered tasks to regain custody of their children.
    3. Attended all court hearings and testified to parents progress in their case and to child's safety.
    4. Actively worked to do whatever needed to be done to move the child from where they were to the best possible outcome in the shortest possible time during the intake and placement process.
    5. Created legal court documents for hearings and submitted all documents in a timely manner.
    6. Performed home visits at children's homes to assure the safety and well being of the children.
    7. Supervised court ordered visits for parents and children to make sure everything was safe and appropriate.
    8. Coordinated, conducted or completed the child(ren)s transportation to the appointment or placement.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BA In Social Work

Lead Child Advocate Resume

Headline : Motivated, able to work with little supervision, dependable, personable and professional. Accustomed to handling confidential information and have demonstrated a history of producing accurate and timely reports.

Skills : Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point.

Description :

    1. Provide confidential and appropriate case management services to the youth who have been victims of child sexual or severe physical abuse.
    2. Make appropriate referrals for medical and mental health counseling.
    3. Collaborate with DCFS and local law enforcement agencies on investigations.
    4. Provide criminal court support and information for the child and family.
    5. Maintain case files and update data entry on a timely basis.
    6. Assist in grant writing and fund raising.
    7. Maintained caseload of 50 to 80 open cases Monitored permanency plans for compliance Advocated for the rights of youth in stated custody Filed appeals on the behave of youth in state custody Maintained good communication with DCS.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Masters Of Science

Certified Child Advocate Resume

Objective : Conscientious and organized individual with exceptional time management ability. Personable team player with superior communication and interpersonal skills.

Skills : Relationship Management, Training, Teaching, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution.

Description :

    1. Provide ongoing advocacy services to the families in order to help prevent the re-victimization of the child victim and to monitor the child victim's progress.
    2. Ensure the child victim gets mental health counselling to heal by linking the child and family members to specialized counseling.
    3. Ensure the family can focus on the child victim's healing by linking the family to other necessary services and/or resources.
    4. Manage the families' adherence to services through contact with both the family and the service providers.
    5. Ensure the appropriateness of services by monitoring the child's and family's progress and adjusting service providers if necessary.
    6. Act as a liaison between the families and Law Enforcement, DCF, and the State Attorney's Office to help the investigations and ensure effective prosecution of child abuse.
    7. Maintain documentation regarding client's cases.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Arts

Child Advocate III Resume

Objective : Professional, dependable and approachable individual eager to belong to an organization that's fast paced and challenging with a focus in innovation and social responsibility.

Skills : Inventory Management, Quickbooks, Intuit, Payroll, Invoicing, Account Reconciliation, Customer Relations, Time Management, Administrative, Customer Service, Quality Control, Microsoft.

Description :

    1. Advocate through the juvenile court system for the wants and needs of foster children.
    2. Meet once monthly at a minimum with children and foster parents to assess the wellbeing and development of the child.
    3. Make recommendations to the court regarding care, happiness, and needs of the child in care based on parent plan progress.
    4. Develop plans for parents to work to remedy the reason surrounding the childs removal from the home and any other obstacles that may come to light through the course of proceedings.
    5. Discover previously unknown resources to help children have happier lives and gain life skills that were not being met or taught.
    6. Bring hope, help, and happiness to children and families through my personal experiences that are relevant to their current situations.
    7. Skills Used Critical thinking, open-mindedness, creative problem solving, attention to detail.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Child Advocacy

Child Advocate II Resume

Summary : To obtain employment in a field involving needs-based special groups, for whom may be of service to through education and experience in establishing rapport with various clients from different backgrounds while providing them with support services.

Skills : Good social, Supervising, and Problem solving skills.

Description :

    1. Provide assessments on children entering the shelter; mentor children and parents by facilitating support or accountability groups to determine the nature of the problems; present educational programs to the public.
    2. Provide short-term individual and group counsel as needed or requested.
    3. Collect and maintain extensive statistical data for reporting purposes.
    4. Obtain information from various service agencies, clinics and organizations; provide a service delivery which links clients with available and appropriate resources.
    5. Prepare reports, surveys and briefings while maintaining privacy guidelines.
    6. Facilitate parenting classes and assist with domestic violence support and educational groups.
    7. Ensure clients had an understating of the material.
    8. Provide information to individuals and families regarding military and civilian resources available.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Master's In Psychology

Child Advocate I Resume

Summary : Skilled Listener and Communicator Proven Leadership Abilities Able to Collaborate or Work Independently Ability to Utilize Independent Judgment and Initiative in Decision Making Motivated Dependable Reliable.

Skills : Bilingual, Customer Service, Mac, Word, Excel.

Description :

    1. Designed and implemented structured activity program for child residents.
    2. Interviewed and assessed needs of individual children for protective or preventative services.
    3. Recruited, oriented, and supervised volunteers as needed in the children's program.
    4. Counseled residents on positive parenting.
    5. Designed and implemented regular parenting classes for residents.
    6. Assisted parents in understanding dynamics of family violence and/or homelessness and how children may be affected.
    7. Evaluated progress of children toward the goals in their case management plan on a regular basis.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
M.Ed In Counseling

Child Advocate/Advisor Resume

Objective : To utilize educational and professional experience in a position that allows to work with families providing support, community resources, and education.

Skills : Fundraising, Networking, Team Player, Bilingual Spanish.

Description :

    1. Assist client with registering their children in school and setting up transportation.
    2. Played essential role in being a part of many DCP&P family team meetings.
    3. Assisted women in obtaining benefits from different social service and community agencies.
    4. Plan daily group meeting and individual meeting with the children.
    5. Provide childcare service to the women when needed.
    6. Educate women on the effects of domestic violence on their children.
    7. Successfully planned and executed field trips for children and their mothers.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Child Advocacy

Child Advocate Resume

Summary : Worked with children in a variety of positions. Strive to always make a positive impact on all children and families that have contact with.

Skills : Word, Excel, Powerpoint.

Description :

    1. Manage approximately eight to fifteen clients from birth to eighteen years of age.
    2. Interview and evaluate clients to make necessary community referrals.
    3. Facilitate children's enrichment program, and counsel families regarding domestic violence and crisis intervention.
    4. Facilitate parent classes for shelter clients.
    5. Answer crisis phone calls, and transport clients.
    6. Perform case management duties in extended absence of Case Manager.
    7. Received 40-hour Domestic Violence Certification.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Associate Of Arts