Exceptionally sensitive and dedicated Advocacy Worker with a strong commitment to children’s rights and general community service. Able to handle tense and difficult interpersonal situations with full empathy and professionalism. Adept at explaining complex legal advocacy matters to children, adolescents and family member in a clear and understandable manner.
Wide development and management experience with children’s programmes
Excellent grasp of child protection practises and principles
Strong knowledge of local and state regulations for child and adolescent advocacy
Outstanding interpersonal and customer service abilities
Superior skills in presenting information in a clear and accessible manner
Exceptional problem-solving and creative thinking abilities
High sensitivity and compassion for children and families
June 2011 to Present Immanuel Hospital Social Services Advocacy Worker
Provided assistance and support to child and adolescent patients with respect to a variety of issues.
Conducted a residential care visiting advocacy programme for child and young adult patients.
Developed exit interview and information gathering process for children leaving foster care.
Assisted young patients and clients in obtaining adequate legal representation as required.
Interviewed family members and caregivers as needed for individual child and young adult clients.
June 2007 to May 2011 Lutheran Social Services, London, England Advocacy Worker
Informed child and young adult client of their advocacy and legal options.
Furnished various kinds of facility support in coordination with appropriate social service agencies.
Draughted and submitted project reports to management and board members.
Contributed to child and adolescent activity programme promotion.
2007 College of St. Mary’s, Leeds, West Yorkshire Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work