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Child Advocates speak on behalf of children and families in crisis. The job can be very tough, and includes investigating cases thoroughly, reviewing records and academic progress, observing children in social settings, reporting findings to the court, and counseling the child and the family. Those interested in a Child Advocate career should be able to demonstrate the following skills in their resumes: counseling skills, being able to cope with distressing situations, problem solving, a caring personality, excellent people skills, planning, and decision-making. Successful example resumes make display of a degree in psychology or social work.

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Child Advocate

  • Crisis intervention for children and families
  • Joint response 24/7 with Law Enforcement, Child Protective Services (CPS) and the Child Protection Team (CPT).
  • Complete intake paperwork with the family and assess any high risk factor such as Domestic Violence, Substance abuse, economic stability, and availability of food in the home.
  • Education on trauma symptom, abuse dynamic, and stress management.
  • Victims of Crime Compensation assistance.
  • Referrals to community resources including: food, clothing, medical, parenting, mental health counseling and evaluation, substance abuse programs, and financial assistance.
  • Participates in MDT staffing.
  • Follow up support and on-going assistance to families.
  • Provide a wide range of trainings for professionals throughout the community.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Social Work
MA
Social Work
12

Child Advocate

  • Manage cases of dependent children ensuring they receive necessary services
  • Gather further information concerning the case to support decision making by the court.
  • Conducting a preliminary assessment of children to determine or assess if an alert is warranted.
  • Facilitate the initial family contact visits for the children's and provide recommendation on placement and services
  • Assist the children or parents with court oredered tasks
  • Create case & judicial review plan for the family
  • Attend court hearings/trials
  • Connect families with community resources
  • Conduct monthly home/ foster care/ group home visits to ensure child's safety and well being
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
2
months
at this job
BA
Criminal Justice
13

Child Advocate, Emory Barton Child Law and Policy Center

  • Advocating for juvenile justice issues on local and state government levels
  • Conducting legal research and writing projects regarding child law and policy
  • Tracking bills, attending meetings in the Georgia Capitol, and engaging policy makers on the behalf of children
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
4
months
at this job
BA
Philosophy And Psychology
JD
Juris Doctor

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