Job Description for Volunteer Child Advocate

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To give you an idea of the commitment you're making, you'll spend around 15 hours at the beginning of a case and 8-10 hours per month on an ongoing basis.


Volunteer Child Advocate (also known as a Guardian Ad Litem )
Dearborn-Ohio County Child Advocates (DOCCA)

REPORTS TO: Executive Director - Dearborn-Ohio County Child Advocates

PURPOSE OF POSITION: The volunteer is responsible for reporting to the Court and:


1. Pre-Training

2. Training Requirements

3. Volunteer Work

Complete an intensive independent investigation of court-ordered cases by doing the following: 

4. Represent the Child in Various Settings

5. Other Miscellaneous Duties

6. Other Concepts that the volunteer advocate must Include

7. Record Keeping

The advocate will maintain the appropriate records of cases. A case record will include, but not be limited to the following:

These records will be kept up to date with current contact entries; progress notes; DCS reports and volunteer advocate court reports. Any correspondence, notes, in-person or telephone contacts will be of factual and pertinent information. At the dismissal of the case by the Court, the volunteer will return to the DOCCA office all files, reports, notes, etc. pertaining to the case to the DOCCA office. The volunteer’s files will be placed with the office in a locked archives storage file.