Recruited potential foster families and orchestrated orientation sessions to provide information about foster care.
Established and maintained community contacts with schools, community organizations, faith-based organizations and service groups.
Utilized multi-systemic approach to recruiting foster families (advertisement, referrals from current foster families, presentations).
Functioned as the point of contact and established positive relationships with potential foster families.
Tracked all inquiries made by individuals/families interested in fostering.
Assisted the new foster families throughout the licensure process and worked with the licensing department to ensure that the home studies and all other requirements are completed.
Produced a monthly foster parent newsletter.
Managed a caseload of Foster Family Homes with a total of 15 foster children.
Trained MAPPS (Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting-Trauma Informed) to potential foster families.
Social Worker III, 04/2013 to 02/2014 Department of Social Services – Fayetteville, NC
Investigative/Assessment and Treatment.
Investigated families/homes of alleged reports of abuse, neglect and/or dependency within legally mandated time frames.
Utilized appropriate investigative techniques to determine the degree of risk to potential victim child/children.
Linked and coordinated families to community resources when needed to help ensure the safety and wellbeing of the child/children.
Documented weekly or bi-weekly visits with the families /children either in the home, the children's school or the department and participated in Child and Family Team Meetings.
Bachelor of Arts: Business Management, 09/1997 ST. Leo University - St. Leo, Florida
Associates of Applied Science: Marketing and Retailing, 06/1993 Fayetteville Technical Community College
Managerial skills, Effective Teacher Training, extensive customer care skills, professionalism, Microsoft word, Excel, PowerPoint, familiarity with MH/DD/SAS cultures, mentoring, understanding of client charting requirements and database management, excellent analytical abilities, both operational and programmatic, Family Centered Practice in Family Preservation, Level II Therapeutic Foster Care, Together Facing the Challenge Certified, ADHD/Conduct Disorder/ODD, Family Child Separation, Crisis Intervention, Conflict resolution, Attentive and patient, Community Outreach, sales and marketing techniques, efficient handling of a variety of tasks, adaptable, able to cope with change constructively, proficiently manages time, creative, effective writing, listening, and speaking skills, self-motivation, professional work ethic, honest, dependable and a great team player