Parent Advocate Resume Samples

A Parent Advocate assists families by promoting and protecting the best interests of minor/dependent children in a parental rights and responsibilities dispute. The job description entails evaluating the family’s circumstances and making a recommendation to the court with regards to care, contact, and guardianship. A well-drafted Parent Advocate Resume mentions the following core duties and responsibilities – mediating disputes by parents over the rights and responsibilities of the child, placing and registering parenting plans, providing legal information regarding the parent’s rights, facilitating and monitoring the agreement reached, providing the courts with reports in litigation matters, providing recommendations to the court on how parents care for the child under the circumstances, and monitoring a program specific to each family; and maintaining accurate and complete documentation of services to families.

The most sought-after skills for the post include – the ability to ensure that a trusting and collaborative process is implemented in each family in the best interest of the child; knowledge of identifying each family’s risk, experience working with culturally diverse families, and conflict resolution skills. A bachelor’s degree in social services, or social work and work experience in a similar environment is commonplace among job applicants.

Parent Advocate Resume example

Parent Advocate Resume

Headline : To obtain a Parent Advocate position in the social services field where I can continue to build on my skills and contribute to a dynamic team of service professionals.

Skills : Internet Research, Microsoft Word, Adobe, Microsoft Excel, Exym, Typing.

Description :

    1. Parent Partner served as a liaison for parent involvement and offers support in whatever way is most helpful to each individual family.
    2. Served as a parent representative at program activities.
    3. Participated in all family advocate activities and training.
    4. Assisted in the development of support groups for parents.
    5. Provided direct assistance to families as needed.
    6. Provided peer support to families.
    7. Linked families with appropriate services, advocating for them when necessary.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
MS


Parent Advocate Resume

Summary : Seeking a unit secretary Parent Advocate position with a progressive company where I can utilize my organizational and team-building skills. A position in the health care facility to assistant the patients and their families I am looking for an organization where I can gain knowledge and upgrade my skills to best to meet the patients requirement and satisfaction.

Skills : 10 Keys By Touch, Inventory Management.

Description :

    1. Assisted families in applying for and enrolling in Early Head Start/Head Start.
    2. Established a comfortable working relationship with assigned families beginning at time of enrollment.Assists families in developing Family Partnership Agreements based on strengths and needs.Works with families, center staff, and center director to help identify all needs of assigned children andfamilies, including special needs of children.
    3. Provided parent education for Head Start and Early Head Start parents as required.
    4. Established links and worked relationships with appropriate service providers/community agencies.
    5. Acted as a liaison and advocate for families to assure providers and agencies are user friendly to Early Head Start/Head Start families.
    6. Empowered and encouraged families to make use of all identified resources.
    7. Worked as a team with center director, home visitor(s), staff, and community resources to plan and implement all required screenings and evaluations of children including health and disabilities.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
High School Diploma


Parent Advocate Resume

Headline : 20 years of experience providing services to families in transitional situations through stabilization, and reunification efforts, advocacy, community resources identification and service linkages that support the attainment of established goals through the Detroit Public Schools and the Foster Care system.

Skills : Fluent French, Conversational Yiddish, Spanish, Hebrew.

Description :

    1. Provide a safe non-judgmental, family friendly and culturally sensitive supportive role that allows positive and trusted interaction with clients.
    2. Ensured coordination and delivery of family support services as requested and necessary.
    3. Facilitated support groups and recreational activities, workshops/trainings, and provide general information promoting emotional wellness for families raising children with challenging behaviors.
    4. Provided all families with support, information and referral.
    5. Assisted clients with strength-based non-clinical assessments as it regards to FANS.
    6. Participated in clinical care review meetings as needed/requested by the family.
    7. Offered ongoing support to families, promoting self-advocacy and empowerment.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
High School Or Equivalent

Parent Advocate Resume

Summary : As a Parent Advocate, responsible for Providing in-home supportive services to overburdened families of children with an acute or chronic medical diagnosis and/or developmental delay, Coordinating and facilitating one on one parent training, individual, family and group counseling.

Skills : Advocacy, Nursing, Mental Health.

Description :

    1. Outreached to families in crisis within the community, and with the help of the social worker, deescalate the families reaction to their child's crisis.
    2. Represented the families voice in evaluating service delivery.
    3. Facilitated trainings , and supported groups to offer parents skills, and a sensed of community.
    4. Assisted with performance improvement initiatives.
    5. Completed all paperwork pertaining to service goals, objectives and discharge criteria.
    6. Helped families feel supported while going through a rough time.
    7. Ability to work with diverse social, cultural, and economic groups.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
High School Or Equivalent

Parent Advocate Resume

Headline : Responsible for Providing client advocacy services including telephone intake and referral, home visiting, transportation for medical appointments and obtaining other needed community services such as DTA, daycare, educational enrollment, WIC, family planning, housing, etc.

Skills : Google Docs, Powerpoint.

Description :

    1. Worked with parents and their children.
    2. Contacted parents of children on the wait list prior to admittance from adjoining hospitals to let them know about the hospital and what to expect.
    3. Encouraged parents to tour the hospital prior to their childrens admittance so that they could make an informed decision and allay any fears they may have.
    4. Assisted parents in navigating the NYS mental health system and made them aware of the different programs, such as residential treatment facilites, schools, and social services programs.
    5. Toured many of the residential programs and attended seminars that would be benefical to parents who were in need of these services.
    6. Worked in close relationship with families while their children were in the hospital.
    7. Sat on meetings with parents and hospital staff if the families wanted the Parent Advocate to be with them.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
B.B.A. In Management & Leadership

Parent Advocate Resume

Summary : As a Parent Advocate, responsible for Using standardized tools to assess child development and parent mental health and well-being, and also Developing a Family Goal Plan; conducting home visits that address the familys concerns and goals.

Skills : Planning Skills, Programming Skills.

Description :

    1. Supported family in advocating in different social serves providers such as Probation ,parole, social serves providers and the school system.
    2. Supported and taught family different skills to help support the family staying together as a whole family, instead of out of home placement.
    3. Educated the family in parenting skill's as well as supporting in life domains.
    4. Used family plans, crisis intervention and community support program linkage.
    5. Completed all records and required paperwork in a timely manner, including reports, as needed by supervisor and ICC.
    6. Insured the completion of all screening, documentation, and follow-up services.
    7. Served as role model and advocate for children/families involved in the wraparound process.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
High School Or Equivalent

Parent Advocate Resume

Objective : Responsible for Disseminating appropriate materials in strategic places throughout the community detailing the need for early prenatal care and opportunities for parenting education and support services to adolescent parents.

Skills : Fluent In Spanish And English, Crisis Intervention, Case Management.

Description :

    1. Responsible for cash transactions and reconciliation.
    2. Aided in the recruitment of more than 200 qualified children for the Head Start Program; revised application process; maintained case records.
    3. Conducted Individualized Family Partnership interviews for 80 families.
    4. Collaborated in the annual audit of Individualized Family Partnership Agreements for quality, follow-up and completion.
    5. Assisted in ensuring completion of all Family Services/Parent Involvement Department home visits.
    6. Monitored progress on the completion of parents' goals and services referrals.
    7. Established a community partnership between the MWNMCAP and UNM-Valencia Campus for ESL and GED classes for 80 residents of the El Cerro and Meadowlake Communities in Valencia County.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Bachelor's

Parent Advocate Resume

Headline : To establish a long-term career in a company where I may utilize my Parent Advocate professional skills and knowledge to be an effective Associate Program Manager and inspiration to those around me.

Skills : Team Work, Planning Skills.

Description :

    1. Demonstrated the ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
    2. Provided resource connections that worked best for the families.
    3. Supervised parenting time.
    4. Home visits, and prepared parents for all court proceedings.
    5. Accompanied parents to court hearings.
    6. Monitored the families with following the, Parent Agency Agreement for a safe reunification.
    7. Promoted family-centered practice strategies including family decision-making.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
AAS In Gerontology

Parent Advocate Resume

Summary : To obtain the Parent Advocate position of but not limited to Case Management or Advocacy within but not limited to Human Resources or Social Services with an organization that fosters career development and a work environment with potential growth.

Skills : Infant And Toddlers Assessment, Adult Education, Microsoft Office.

Description :

    1. Attended school meetings with parents of difficult or failing students.
    2. Get them the help that is needed.
    3. Tested for I.E.P. or chapter 15 arrangements.
    4. Earned the respect of all parents and schools I worked with.
    5. Worked in every school in Fayette County, and some alternative schools out of county.
    6. Used Help the school and parent reach a agreement good for everyone.
    7. Coordinated and supervised day care services for children while their parents attended classes.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
High School Diploma

Parent Advocate Resume

Summary : To obtain a part-time Parent Advocate position with an emphasis on Sales Support/Office Management utilizing extensive experience and skills. Productive in contributing effectively towards the objectives of a team, and is able to share knowledge, ideas, and information.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Scanning, Faxing,, Event Planning, Group Facilitation, Case Management, Conflict Resolution, Mentoring.

Description :

    1. Empowered parents to use their voice to navigate the child welfare system taking ownership of their service plan to reunify with their children while working in collaboration with NYC Children Services.
    2. Responsible for educating parents about their rights during the period in which their child/children were in foster care.
    3. Acted as a mediator when families met with their caseworkers.
    4. Responsible for assisting and scheduling Family Team conferences, and Parent-To-Parent meetings.
    5. Provided resources and referrals for families to engage in needed services.
    6. Supported parents during meetings with attorneys, service providers as well as family court conferences.
    7. Organized and served on The Children's Village Undoing Racism Committee and the One Year Home Committee.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BS In Education