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Advocacy role a Child Protective Services Specialist

Imagine you are a Child Protective Services Specialist for New York Child Welfare Services:

1-Describe the advocacy role a Child Protective Services Specialist plays within the agency.
2-Describe the populations served by this agency.
3- Describe an advocacy model or template that is used with each population. Is the advocate speaking on behalf of the client or assisting the client in speaking for him- or herself?
4- Describe how this individual could have become involved in the role of advocate.
5-What is most rewarding about a job like this?
6-What would someone in this position possibly change about his or her job if it were possible to do so.
7-What are some reasons to become an advocate?
8-How could personal values affect upon the performance of the duties required?
9-Is this responsibility different than the original expectations of the job?

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1-Describe the advocacy role a Child Protective Services Specialist plays within the agency.
Child Protective Services Specialists professionals work with the Child Protective Services agencies which are governmental. CPSS perform a range of duties concerned with receiving, registering and reporting suspected cases of child abuse and maltreatment in accordance with the requirements of the Child Protective Services Act.

2-Describe the populations served by this agency.
Population served by CPSS include, neglected abused children suffering in domestic violence home environments as well as those who are suspected to have been victims of sexual molesting and living with otherwise verbally, emotionally, psychologically, physically abusive parents or care givers.

3- Describe an advocacy model or template that is used with each population. Is the advocate speaking on behalf of the client or assisting the client in speaking for him- or herself?
There are clear guidelines for professionals working with children and family services organizations. Laws stipulating clear, legal and technical protocols direct these professionals to do the work they do and do so in the manner in which they are expected to perform it. From advocating for the child to standing up and making the ethical decision to intervene in the legal proceedings of the case in which a given child is involved, the CPSS have the duty to first and foremost ...

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Describe the advocacy role a Child Protective Services Specialist: a review of job scope and responsibilities description

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