As a Family Advocate, I manage and mentor individuals. My tasks and responsibilities include
developing policies and procedures, overseeing and mentoring families, monitoring families' progress and presenting professional development materials. I am also responsible for outreach functions and providing support for the improvement and the wellbeing of individuals who receive services through the program. (Details of my job duties are listed below)
• Develop and establish policies and procedures that support the eligibility, recruitment, enrollment and attendance of children at The Family and Child Academy.
• Design and implement tools for applications, recruitment and home visiting guidelines
• Develop and sustain relationships with community partners and social service agencies for referrals, resources and collaborative work.
• Manage a caseload of families, providing comprehensive support to help them reach their goals and support growth and development of their child.
• Adapt and utilize Head Start Performance Standards to appropriately implement policies regarding applicant's eligibility.
• Organize and coordinate outreach activities to achieve full enrollment of students in the program.
• Provide crisis interventions and supportive aid for parents undergoing difficult situations.
• Assess and monitor families' progress by implementing family assessments and family partnerships with families participating in the program.
• Facilitate meetings with parents to encourage family engagement in child's education and to assist in supporting family involvement in early intervention and transition processes.
• Create and deliver professional development trainings for teachers, parents, and community members.
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- High school or equivalent
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- High school - Sociology
LITTLE DIXIE HEADSTART As a Head Start Family Advocate I counseled at risk families about help and resources available. I also provide a variety of health services such as vision, hearing, and speech screens. One of my primary duties was be available to handle a classroom when a teacher was not available.
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- BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY - COURSE WORK INCLUDED HEBREW
• Completing internship at Forbes House Domestic Violence Center which provides groups, legal advocacy, domestic violence education, prevention, advocacy, and crisis line
• Participate in one on one sessions, group and community sessions with children's counselor, family advocate, Legal advocate, community outreach, program manager, and domestic violence specialist working with domestic violence survivors
• Participate in community outreach
• Help Co-Facilitate Support Groups
• Answer Crisis Phone Line
• Provide Community Education
• Assist with Receiving Donations
• Assist with daily tasks on an as needed basis
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- Master's - Social Work
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- Associate of Arts - Business
- High School Diploma
As a family advocate I am able to create, provide and coordinate services and activities with families and the community that foster strength,healthy living and overall family well-being. I also conduct case mangement on each families that have children that attend the Head Start education program. I am the liaison between families, teachers and center managers as well as the community and other family related services.
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My duties as a family advocate is to recruit student for enrollment in the head start program. Conduct monthly parent meetings, compile files for each student and enter them in a database. Conduct home visits, wellness checks and maintain attendance. Perform duties such as answering phone, developing flyers and distributing of agency information to parents and personnel.
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January 2017 - Present I started with Abigail's Arms as an intern in my graduate program. After completing my foundation internship, I was hired as a full time Children's case manager. I worked this position for approximately 6 months then was transferred to the Child Advocacy Center as a Family Advocate. I presently work with families of children who are victims of sexual or physical abuse, domestic violence and or neglected or endangered. I teach a parenting class to parents who are referred by CPS that have lost custody or are at risk of losing custody of their children.
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- Bachelors of Science in Human Services - Human Services
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As a family advocate I provided Support to family members who care for an adult or child that has or is suspected of having a mental illness by carrying out the following duties:
• Cultivating and maintaining a safe and confidential space.
• Demonstrated proficient intercultural communication and attending skills.
• Provided basic psycho education on various mental illnesses.
• Provided basic education on current medications and treatments related to specific mental illnesses.
• Provided one on one consultation in person, over the phone, and through email.
• Facilitated a weekly support group.
• Ability to quickly and effectively navigate both local and state mental health systems in order to provide resources and/or establish connections between clients and agencies.
• Ability to quickly and effectively navigate local criminal justice system in order to provide resources and/or establish connections between clients and agencies.
• Organized and executed outreach events with local agencies to both spread awareness of services and to broaden the scope of accessible services.
• Established and maintained connections in the community with both mental health and non-mental health related agencies. Accomplishments
• Created a comprehensive advocate handbook for new advocates, based on collaboration with Family Services team mates. A family advocate specific handbook had not been established prior
• Created a comprehensive new client handbook that contains a FAQ, directory of local Lompoc resources on a variety of topics, and a section devoted to boundary setting education and self care.
• Established connections with agencies that weren’t established by previous advocates (such as CALM)
• Through proactive efforts, established connections with new agencies to replace positions that had been underfunded (for example, Lompoc Police Department lost their Crisis Intervention Team so I made contact with Santa Barbara County Sheriffs Department Behavioral Science Unit as way to fill the gap).
• Participated in outreach events precious advocates did not attended, such wellness events at Allan Hancock and Wellness Fair with government agencies like Lompoc's Office of Safety
• Set the groundwork for NAMI to host a Family to Family class by cultivating and maintaining contact with NAMI Santa Barbara Chapter President, George Kaufman.
• Actively sought out and participated in training on my personal time in order to become a more well rounded advocated. For example, I am currently taking NAMI's Home Front Class, an 8 week webinar aimed at teaching family members of active and retired military personnel how to detect and cope with symptoms of PTSD.
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Recruitment, application intake, orientation, Home Visits, classroom aide, dental appointments, family goal plans, family outcomes, family advocate/parent conferences, community awareness, resource events, referrals, family(parent) meetings, attendance, participate in fire & tornado drills, documentation in Child Plus and other duties as assigned.
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- High school - Metric
Retired there. Worked with children 3-5 years old supervised the center. Promote to a family advocate until retirement in September 21st 2016. I advocated for the families, conducted parent meetings and set in on lEP meetings.
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