A family advocate works in a social service type agency that deals with children and their families. These individuals may work in foster agencies, homes for children and families, nonprofit organizations, or directly through government social services departments. Family advocates are responsible for creating a relationship with assigned children and their families to support them through difficult situations and provide parenting guidance. They also help families reach out to community programs for which they are eligible and act as a liaison for the family and these programs.
Family Advocate Tasks
Assist in educating parents in behavior and life skills, individual and group classes.
Assess quality of care by visiting home and residential sites.
Act as a liaison with parents and treatment professionals.
Manage caseload and follow-up care.