I am a Guardian ad Litem volunteer, who is specially trained to advocate for the child and whose dedicated advocacy ensures child's safety, well being, best interests and permanent placement. Working within the Guardian ad Litem team of program staff and attorneys, and alongside community-based social workers and community service providers. I serve as the "voice for the child" in the judicial dependency proceedings and in helping the child navigate the foster/relative care system.
Complete, extensive and independent research and review of each case.
Report findings and child's needs to the court by submitting reports prepared in accordance with Florida Statutes, program standards and policies for scheduled hearings.
Ensure representation of the child's best interests.
Monitor the case following a court hearing or decision as designated by the court.
Consult regularly with case manager on matters pertaining to assigned case.
Demonstrate the ability to maintain confidentiality and adhere to the programs standards.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to maintain objectivity in stressful or emotional situations.
Possess the understanding of child development and the dynamics of family relationships.
Hillsborough Guardian Ad LitemMarch 2016 to CurrentGuardian Ad Litem Tampa, FLVolunteer child advocate
Fury Friend WatcherSeptember 2009 to CurrentCompany Owner Oldsmar, Fl
Licensed and Insured
Pinellas County School BoardAugust 2014 to January 2016Family and Community Liaison Largo, FL
Brevard County School DistrictSeptember 2007 to November 2009Substitute Teacher Melbourne, FL
Education and Training
University of Phoenix2009Associate of Arts: Elementary Education
Associate of Arts
BMC Durfee High School1989High School Diploma: High SchoolFall River , MA
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Companies Worked For:
Hillsborough Guardian Ad Litem
Fury Friend Watcher
Pinellas County School Board
Brevard County School District
University of Phoenix
BMC Durfee High School
Job Titles Held:
Guardian Ad Litem
Family and Community Liaison
Associate of Arts : Elementary Education Associate of Arts High School Diploma : High School
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