Court Appointed Special Advocate Resume Samples

A Court Appointed Special Advocate is a trained citizen who is appointed by the Juvenile Court to take care of the needs of the abused, neglected or affected children. Specific duties commonly listed on the Court Appointed Special Advocate Resume to include the following – interviewing children, parent and foster parents; reviewing appropriate records and reports; working with attorney guardian as counsel, representing the best interest of the child; conferring with teachers, counselors, and social workers; writing reports to the Court; testifying on findings and recommendations; monitoring court orders, and maintaining contact with the program director.

Some of the common requirements include the following – being a citizen of the country, strong verbal and written communication skills, the ability to assess and review case files; and the ability to maintain objectivity and professionalism while dealing with parents, children and other parties. A Law degree is commonly preferred.

Court Appointed Special Advocate Resume example

Court Appointed Special Advocate Resume

Summary : Seeking a position where will be able to utilize education in Paralegal studies and past experience in customer service, data entry, and volunteer work as a Paralegal to benefit the organization. Ability Summary Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. 

Skills : Microsoft Office products, Fax, Copy Machine, Typing, Teamwork.

Description :

    1. Identified and advocated for the best interest of the child.
    2. Provided at every hearing reports which include findings and recommendations.
    3. Appeared at all hearings to advocate for the child's best interests and provide testimony when necessary.
    4. Responsible for developing, planning, implementing, and evaluating social service programs and services help the child understand the court proceedings.
    5. Ensured that the children and their family are receiving appropriate services and advocate for those that are not immediately available.
    6. Appointed by dc family court judge to advocate on the behalf of children within the washington dc foster care system.
    7. Focused on ensuring safety, emotional well-being and wellness of youth.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Arts


Sr. Court Appointed Special Advocate Resume

Summary : To obtain a career in the recreation, parks, and leisure services profession. Extensive experience in customer relations with a solid academic background in public administration and criminal justice.

Skills : Creative Writing, Technical Writing, Legal Writing.

Description :

    1. Monitored and advocated high-risk child abuse cases in Bernalillo County.
    2. Made site/home visits on each of the assigned cases to determine foster care.
    3. Developed case reports with recommendations to the court on each assigned case.
    4. Participated in State reviews of each of cases.
    5. Investigated alleged child abuse cases.
    6. Worked with collateral contacts-i.e.
    7. Ensured youth attended school and had adequate tutoring if needed. 
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
MPH


Jr. Court Appointed Special Advocate Resume

Objective : Ability to do quality work with little supervision Patient and tactful in client relations Committed to assisting others Ability to work well under pressure Accustomed to very large volume work situations Attentive to deadlines Resourceful in problem solving Ability to work with others toward a team goal.

Skills : German, English, Spanish, French.

Description :

    1. Looked out for the best interest of children that has been abused or neglected.
    2. Established a relationship with the child to better understand the child's needs and desires.
    3. Supported the child throughout the court proceedings and explain the court proceedings to the child.
    4. Communicated the child's needs to the court in written reports and recommendations 5.
    5. Ensured that all court-approved plans for the child are being implemented 6.
    6. Communicated and coordinated efforts with the child's social worker, probation officers and attorney.
    7. Provided support for tutors and guide tutors through lesson plans and any difficulties.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Master Of Arts

Court Appointed Special Advocate III Resume

Summary : To make a difference, one life, one person at a time. Worked with children and adolescents in the Foster Care and San Diego County Court systems.

Skills : Microsoft, Excel.

Description :

    1. Ensured the children and their family receive appropriate services and advocate for those not immediately available.
    2. Attended court hearings, social worker meetings, visitations with the foster as well as the biological families, maintained constant communication .
    3. Ensured youth had up to date medical and dental appointments.
    4. Ensured youth had proper housing arrangements and employment when applicable.
    5. Assisted youth with financial budgeting and planning; notified youth of district of columbia, local, and community resources.
    6. Attended and reported on youth in court hearings; ensured youth had proper transportation to and from court hearings.
    7. Assisted parents of the youth in setting plans for gaining custody of their child/children.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science

Court Appointed Special Advocate II Resume

Headline : 6 years progressive experience in Social Services providing case management to families in crisis, women moving from welfare to school or work, providing referrals and resources, support, and working with persons from diverse socio-economical and multicultural backgrounds as well as those with disabilities.

Skills : Concentrations: Developmental Psych, Group Counseling,.

Description :

    1. Advocated for the best interest of the child; the voice of the abused child and the eyes of the court.
    2. Built relationship with children.
    3. Attended home visits, permanent planning meetings, case-staffings, court hearings, and supervised visits.
    4. Interacted with social workers, GAL's, lawyers, judges, and clients.
    5. Wrote court reports, testify in court proceedings.
    6. Researched and review case documents.
    7. Investigated the facts of a case, recommend course of action to the court, facilitate resolution to presenting problems, and monitor progress.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Masters In Marriage

Court Appointed Special Advocate I Resume

Summary : A position as an active employee, involving responsibility and working with others as a team member to achieve advancement and growth for the social services sector.

Skills : Microsoft, Remark, Powerpoint, Leadership Development, Communications, Customer Service, Event Planning.

Description :

    1. Provided children in foster care with a safe, permanent homes.
    2. Worked with children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (SED).
    3. Advocated for the children in dispositional and permanency hearings.
    4. Responsible for developing, planning, implementing, and evaluating social service programs and services 5.
    5. Helped the child understand the court proceedings.
    6. Ensured that the children and their family are receiving appropriate services and advocate for those that are not immediately available.
    7. Supervised visitation for families and children where case involve neglect or abuse Provided advocacy for Juveniles inside courthouse Collaborated .
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BS

Assistant Court Appointed Special Advocate Resume

Objective : To obtain a position as an LCSW in the field of mental health services.

Skills : Change Management, Child Psychology, Child Development, Abnormal.

Description :

    1. Abused and neglected children annually.
    2. Worked in conjunction with therapists, counselors and attorneys.
    3. Worked in collaboration with the children welfare system.
    4. Evaluated mental, psychical, and emotional state of child.
    5. Advocated for children in court.
    6. Monitored the safety and wellbeing of children of the Foster system.
    7. Emotional supported for child during transition.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Masters Of Science

Associate Court Appointed Special Advocate Resume

Objective : Collaborate with Willowbrook attorneys and the Consumer Advisory Board. Communicate with parents and advocates.

Skills : Microsoft, Excel, Photoshop, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Data Entry, Hr Policies & Procedures.

Description :

    1. Connected weekly with  assigned foster child between 5-7 hours.
    2. Reviewed documents and records to conduct a review on each case.
    3. Provided written reports to the courts on a monthly basis of recommendations for the child.
    4. Conducted interviews with the child, biological parents and foster parents to include in reports.
    5. Advocated for the child's best interest and provide testimony in court.
    6. Participated in the development of events for mentors and mentees to engage in together.
    7. Recommended services to ensure the child and family are receiving the appropriate services such as health, education and mental health.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
MSW In Child

Assistant Court Appointed Special Advocate I Resume

Summary : Held three positions during  tenure with this CASA program Attended monthly workshops to further education on issues that may occur such as abuse, reunification and the effects of PTSD. Provided informational meetings on becoming a CASA at local universities for recruitment.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Powerpoint, Microsoft Excel, Public Speaking, Answering Phones, Customer Service, Computer.

Description :

    1. Identified and explored potential resources that will facilitate family preservation, early family reunification, or alternative permanency planning.
    2. Interviewed all parties involved with the child regarding the child's circumstances and needs, as determined by the CASA plan developed with the CASA Advocate Supervisor.
    3. Communicated the child's needs to the court in written reports and recommendation.
    4. Ensured that the court-approved plans for the child are being implemented.
    5. Investigated the interest of the child in judicial or administrative proceedings outside of juvenile court.
    6. Communicated and coordinated efforts with the child's social worker, probation officer, and attorney.
    7. Established relationships with children to better understand his/her needs and desires Develop a relationship with the court dependent child by meeting with him/her on a weekly basis.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Behavioral Science

Court Appointed Special Advocate Resume

Headline : Collaborate with Willowbrook attorneys and the Consumer Advisory Board. Communicate with parents and advocates.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Excel.

Description :

    1. Supported children in coping with problems resulting from neglect and abuse.
    2. Refered children to psychiatric and medical examinations.
    3. Promoted good behavior by using the positive reinforcement method.
    4. Engaged children individually to meet their emotional and physical needs.
    5. Established a safe environment for the child.
    6. Maintained regular contact with children, including visiting child's homes.
    7. Assessed children for abuse and neglect and compile documentation for court reports.
    8. Collaborated with court, law enforcement and community providers.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Business Administration