Florida Guardian ad Litem need a Child Advocate Volunteer

Volunteer
Florida Sitewide
Posted 12 months ago

Organization/Company: Guardian ad Litem

Location:  Florida

Volunteer Needed: Florida Guardian ad Litem need a Child Advocate Volunteer

Details:

Child Advocate Volunteer

  • Conduct face-to-face personal visits with your assigned children at least once every thirty days
  • Attend court hearings for your assigned case- Two mandatory, the Judicial Review and the Permanency Hearings. Y.
  •  Attend Staffings. All parties involved in the case, meet to discuss the case before it goes to court.
  • Prepare written Guardian ad Litem reports for the court (usually 2-3 times per year)
  • Work with the child’s teachers, doctors, and case manager from Dept. of Children and Families
  • Advocate for the child in the community and in court
  • Have ongoing communication with the child’s parents. Attend parent–child visitations to observe their interactions.

Volunteers visit with the child a minimum of once every 30 days. Volunteer advocates in court and schools to help keep this child or children as “normal” as possible. A volunteer is that one constant force on the case, supporting the child with all his needs.

The child is more likely to:

  • Be adopted
  • Have a safe and permanent home
  • Pass in school
  • Get the necessary services ordered for them

Child is less likely to:

  • Have poor conduct in school
  • Re-enter foster care

Online training:

  • Court observation
  • Part of a multidisciplinary team- attorney, Child Advocate Manager, and Volunteer

Qualifications:

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Possess reliable transportation
  • Flexible schedule- most work done during daytime hours.
  • Time commitment approx. 1 ½- 2 years until reunification/adoption- 8-12 hrs/month
  • Team-oriented and capable of working collaboratively with different agencies
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Own your own computer
  • varies with each case

Being that constant in a child’s life and helping them along the way of life. Getting that feeling of knowing you have helped a child in need.

Contact Guardian ad Litem through their website at www.guardianadlitem.org, and through their phone number at 561-355-2773, or contact Karen Roberts at 561-625-8264.

NOTE: Please do not submit your resume below.

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