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Family Advocates coordinate and execute services for families with the purpose of fostering healthy living and well-being. Specific job duties and responsibilities seen on a Family Advocate example resume are identifying families and children who need assistance, selecting participants for programs, identifying risk factors, referring families to community resources, and monitoring the efficiency of family programs. Eligible candidates for a Family Advocate role should mention in their resumes skills like knowledge of family issues, excellent interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy, a non-judgmental approach, and a professional attitude. A degree in social work or psychology is required for this job.

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Family Advocate

  • Reduced client and family crises by providing urgent, frequent, and intense in-home and in-community behavioral and mental health support
  • Provided mental health, behavioral, social skills, and activity-based referrals to clients and families
  • Created in-home behavioral programs, schedules, and reward systems to aid in crisis stabilization, reduce anxiety, and lower behavioral outbursts
  • Advocated for clients’ school-based needs by attending individualized education plan (IEP), 504, truancy, and behavioral intervention plan (BIP) meetings to increase school attendance
  • Provided case management to clients and families to ensure appropriate linkage to community providers and resources.
  • Maintained professional relationships with various mental health agencies and private practice therapists to guarantee positive client-provider connections.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Psychology
2

Family Advocate/ersea Assistant

Specialized role as Eligibility Recruitment Selection Enrollment Attendance Advocate for two centers with the capacity for 264 preschool students.

  • Successfully enrolled the South Amboy and Carteret centers through the implementation of Head Start selection criteria that ensure the company is providing services to children and families most in need.
  • Maintain an up-to-date waiting list for any vacancies throughout the year.
  • Organize recruitment events in the community to keep a steady flow of applications and promote Head Start services.
  • Establish long lasting connects with 35 families as their family advocate with the goal being to improve their children's learning and healthy development through family engagement.
  • Assist families with personal goals to guide families in become more self-sufficient and ultimately no longer require Head Start Services.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
BS
Psychology And Neuroscience
3

Family Advocate

  • Performed tasks related to family eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment and attendance. Ensured full enrollment, timely filling of vacant slots and maintained an active, viable wait list for the site.
  • Established and maintained Child and Family files as required by the work plan, assuring the files were kept confidential. Provided, tracked and maintained the enrollment, family support, and health sections of the files.
  • Assured implementation of the Family and Community Partnerships, and Health content area as detailed in the work plan and required by Performance Standards.
  • Provided for and coordinated implementation of health screenings, as per required work plan schedule.
  • Actively worked to link families into existing community resources, including transportation, medical, dental, mental health, food, clothing, early intervention programs, etc.
  • Participated in child/family staffing meetings with up-to-date information. Strategized approaches with individual families to reach objectives and goals of program.
  • In conjunction with other staff, developed and implemented activities for center family nights and all relevant center activities. This resulted in increased participation.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
BS
Psychology
4

Family Advocate Assistant

Completed eligibility and orientation for Native families applying for government assistance

  • Filing and data entry for new Native families
  • Provided in home supportive services and counseling for families working with Child Protective Services
  • Completed a compassionate and understanding environment, while learning about native cultures.
  • Extensive understanding of different Native American programs and cultural differences
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
5

Marketing Consultant/ Family Advocate

  • Planned community events by partnering with DFCS, DJJ and other community partners.
  • Designed and implemented a Quality Assurance program for tracking referrals.
  • Revamped marketing material and image.
  • Coached new hires in note writing and relationship building.
  • Provided counseling/mentoring for at-risk youth and family.
  • Developed Educational Advocacy and Life Skills training programs for at-risk youth.
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BA
Business Administration - Marketing
MBA
Business- Healthcare Management
6

Family Advocate

  • Developed and sustained collaborative relationships with an assigned caseload of families and served as their primary point of contact on behalf of their child's and their own involvement in the child's development.
  • Collaborated with the interdisciplinary team and Mental Health Counselors to promote families' understanding and management of their child's behaviors, including positive approaches to discipline, as well as management of their own emotional responses.
  • Accessed and disseminated resources for families that pertained to the child's health, growth and development by making referrals and linking children and families to needed community services.
  • Mentored parents of children who have disabilities and/or behavioral concerns in building relationships and developing effective communication skills through Early Steps as well as provided information about special education procedural safeguards and due process rights.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Psychology
MA
Social Work
7

Recruiter & Family Advocate

  • Identify, Recruit, and enroll children/families in comprehensive program including Head Start, Migrant Child Care, and K-12 Migrant Education.
  • Proactively established contacts and connections with public and private community agencies to facilitate effective program operation and follow-up
  • Enhanced family/community awareness through local advertising
  • Contacted potential employers (growers-farmers, contractors, Human Resources/Personnel Managers, etc.)
  • Conducted personal interviews with heads of households and other sources completing Certificate of Eligibility when appropriate
Candidate Info
25
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BS
Mass Communication
8

Case Manager & Family Advocate

  • Collected and organize data for case tracking purposes, utilizing a database program developed through the National Children's Alliance, known as NCA-Trak.
  • Prepared data regarding clients recently seen at the CAC for forensic interviews for Richmond City's Multidisciplinary Team in conducting Case Review meetings.
  • Assisted with facilitation of MDT Case Review Meetings.
  • Tracked and monitored children and families with active cases through the CAC / MDT, assessing service needs and facilitating interventions where indicated, and maintaining collaborative communication with other involved stakeholders.
  • Assisted the Coordinator in the collection and providing of data to the National Children's Alliance, Children's Advocacy Centers of Virginia, the Virginia Department of Social Services, and other agencies providing Greater Richmond SCAN with grant funding.
  • Assisted children, families, MDT members and other professionals by facilitating and conducting child forensic interviews at the CAC.
  • Assisted with clients referred for mental health services at the CAC by making initial contact, scheduling intake appointments and providing referrals when necessary.
  • Worked in conjunction with the Coordinator to conduct ongoing program evaluation, reporting data to SCAN's Program Committee on a monthly basis, contributing to the completion of SCAN's Annual Report, and monitoring the program's adherence to performance goals and standards of best practices.
  • Trained and supervised up to 4 interns/volunteers in best practices of interacting with children and families and the handling of sensitive case materials.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
International Social Justice
9

Family Advocate

  • Manage a caseload of 16-55 families with children ages 3-5 who were enrolled in the current preschool class, and provided these families with any necessary support and resources to help them become more self-sufficient.
  • Communicate with classroom staff to better recognize the child's and family's needs.
  • Work as a liaison between the families, teachers and other staff members to ensure all options were being exhausted and all needs of the family were being met.
  • Conduct intakes for potential incoming families.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
MA
Forensic Psychology
MA
Criminal Justice
10

Family Advocate

  • Responsible for providing initial assessments of families strengths and needs, briefing families on pertinent programs within the organization. Coordinate referrals to community resources to assist families in quickly moving to appropriate next step housing.
  • Promote self-sufficiency and stability throughout the community social service support network and enrolling clients into the appropriate program(s)
  • Maintain clear and precise data and case notes
  • Actively participate in case review meetings
  • Assist with client intervention and de-escalation
  • Complete and implement intake and planning systems that reflect client strengths and needs, resulting in families achieving their goals
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
Accounting And Business Management

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