Compassionate social worker dedicated to working with children and their families to ensure their safety and well being. Seasoned experience in working with local collaterals and community supports to connect with family and strengthen their family's functioning abilities.
Experienced in working with undocumented immigrants
Fluent in Spanish
Interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder
03/2017 to Current
Adolescent Social WorkerDepartment of Children and Families － Arlington, MA
Working with adolescents and their families who are seeking support for their families.
Write petitions, court reports and other legal documents for Court Requesting Assistant (CRA) cases.
Write FAAPs and Action Plans in timely manner.
Consult with other professionals regarding the treatment of adolescent clients.
Interview clients individually and with families to determine what services would best address their needs.
01/2001 to Current
Hotline Emergency Response WorkerDepartment of Children and Families － Arlington, MA
Respond to emergency 51A investigations.
Assessing the safety and wellbeing or the children involved.
Determining what future actions must take place to insure the well-being of the children and/or the family's future in collaboration with supervisor.
Participate in court proceeding including writing court affidavits and testifying in court.
01/2016 to 03/2017
Resonse WorkerDepartment of Children and Families － Arlington, MA
Conduct emergency and 15 day investigations in response to 51A report alleging abuse and/or neglect of children.
Asses the level of risk and safety to children in their homes.
Make decision about the outcome of the reports in collaboration with supervisor.
Participate in court hearings including writing affidavits and testifying in court.
Contact with collaterals and support connected to families.
04/2015 to 06/2015
Intake WorkerDeptartment of Children and Families － Arlington, MA
Screened in 51A reports alleging the neglect or abuse of children.
Gathered demographics and information needed to determined the need of an investigation.
Communication with the local authorities and court systems.
03/2014 to 12/2015
Short Term Stabalization WorkerDepartment of Children and Families － Arlington, MA
Connect families to community based services and/or make referrals to Department contracted services as needed.
Complete 23 day assessments
Visit families twice a month to review process towards stabilization and services being provided.
Maintain telephone contact with families/collaterals once a week.
01/2007 to 01/2009
Family Resource WorkerDepartment of Children and Families － Arlington, MA
Recruit prospective foster parents
Support foster parents during the application process.
Co-lead MAPP trainings in English and Spanish.
Conducted and completed Home Studies.
Help identified appropriate placements.
Connecting foster parents with programs and resources in their communities.
06/1999 to 03/2014
Ongoing Social WorkerDepartment of Children and Families － Arlington, MA
Conducting 45 days assessment of family's needs with strength base approach.
Crisis intervention for families.
Coordinate and make referrals for various forms of treatment.
Participate in court proceeding in writing court affidavits and testifying in court hearings.
Supervised visits between children and their families.
Monitor and evaluate the ongoing progress of the family.
Education and Training
Master in Social WorkSimmons Graduate School of Social Work － Boston, MACertification in Urban Leadership.
Bachelor of Arts: SociologyRegis College － Weston, MA