Interview of a Social Service Agency Using Advocates and Development of Report
Interview one social service agency that uses advocates within their agency. Interview an individual who works either as an advocate or as a representative who can discuss the role of advocacy within the agency. As a group, write a 1- to 2-page summary of the interview, which is used as part of your final presentation in Week Five. Include the following information:
Agency or organization and the title of the interviewee
The advocacy role this individual plays within the agency
The populations served by this agency
An advocacy model or template used with each population: Is the advocate speaking on behalf of the client or assisting the client in speaking for him or herself?
How this individual became involved in the role of advocate
Ask the interviewee to describe what is most rewarding about his or her work.
Ask what he or she would change about the job if it were possible to do so.
Ask this person to identify the reason he or she became an advocate.
Ask how his or her personal values affect the performance of the duties required.
Ask how different this responsibility is from what he or she expected when starting the position.