Pros: carfare lunch
Cons: low in attencance parents are not complying
A typical day at work consists of not even getting to my desk without the birth parents whom I advocate my services for greet me as soon as they see me. I learned that parents engage more if they have someone who can relate to what they might be going through in foster care, for I was a parent with children in foster care before. My co-workers work well with me and depend on me to guide the parents in the right direction. The hardest part of my job is I am between a rock and a hard place as a staff member and a parent advocate, sometimes co-workers and I clash with differences about the parents, but ultimately come together to do what is in the best interest of the family. The part I love about my job is being a Group Facilitator 1 for the Parenting Journey module, which takes parents down memorylane when they were parented and they can make a decision to continue to parent in that way or use their own style of parenting. Overall, I have a passion for this type of work loving and learning to work well with people and getting someone to smile again.