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Child & Family Advocate - South Mississippi Child Advocacy Center - George and Greene Counties

Company: Canopy Children's Solutions
Location: Gulfport
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Job Description:

The Child and Family Advocate has the primary responsibility of providing support services for child victims and their non-offending family members at the direction of the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) Program Director. The Child and Family Advocate must be skilled and highly trained in dealing with families in crisis. The Child and Family Advocate must also understand the purpose and function of the CAC and be knowledgeable of existing policies and procedures.

Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in a related field required, disciplines such as Social Work, Psychology and Counseling preferred. One (1) year of experience in victim advocacy and/or child victim advocacy required, two (2) years of experience preferred. The Child and Family Advocate must have knowledge of child abuse and neglect and be able to demonstrate professional experience working with children and individuals in crisis. Must have experience in conducting needs assessment of victims and families in order to make appropriate referrals. Must possess the ability to understand and abide by the confidentiality requirements and procedures related to working in an environment such as the Children's Advocacy Center. Strong oral and written communication skills are required. Must have experience in working with diverse professionals from child protection, law enforcement, court systems and related community services. Must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid Mississippi driver's license, a good driving record, proof of legally appropriate auto liability insurance, and must be willing to use personal vehicle for agency business. The typical work schedule is Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, however, the Child Advocacy Center works with the family's schedule and may require the Child and Family Advocate to perform in-home visits after hours. Child and Family Advocates must be available to work a flexible schedule to accommodate occasional nights and weekends for special projects. Travel is required as needed for in-home visitations and professional development and training. Bilingual ability preferred (English/Spanish). Candidates must meet the basic requirements of passing a criminal history background check.

Transforming Lives

---Through commitment to our core values:

--- The voice of our children and families always comes first

--- Relationships matter

--- We take great joy in service to others

--- Our families and our communities deserve our very bestRequirements


  • Works well as a member of a group
  • Shows firm and constant support to a cause
  • Inspires teammates to follow them
  • Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking
  • Considered a thought leader on a subject
  • Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
  • Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
  • Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
  • Inspired to perform without outside help
  • Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility
  • Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks
  • Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals
  • Inspired to perform well by an ability to drive new ventures within the business
  • Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
  • One (1) year of experience in victim advocacy and/or child victim advocacy required, two (2) years of experience preferred. The Child and Family Advocate must have knowledge of child abuse and neglect and be able to demonstrate professional experience working with children and individuals in crisis.

Keywords: Canopy Children's Solutions, Gulf Port , Child & Family Advocate - South Mississippi Child Advocacy Center - George and Greene Counties, Other , Gulfport, Mississippi

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