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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Summary
Compassionate social worker adept at identifying and documenting cases of child abuse. Skilled at finding and implementing the best possible solutions. Active listener dedicated to working tirelessly with clients to help them resolve mental health issues and thrive on their own terms. Talented at setting clients at ease and structuring treatment plans that were easy to follow and structured around each client's individual strengths. 
Highlights
  • Attentive listener
  • Empathetic
  • Family maintenance
  • Strong communicator
  • Detail-oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strategic planner
Experience
Case Specialist, 07/2014 - 03/2015
Common Spirit Dickinson, ND,
  • Provided clinical and technical support to Foster parents through intensive case management services, crisis management, home visits, weekly contact,monitoring of standards compliance, documentation, and ongoing training and advocacy.
  • Established a respectful relationship with birth families that empowered them to grow and change-Conducted safety assessments of foster homes in order to ensure the safety of the children who were placed in their home Kept up to date documentation of home assessment, supervised visits, court hearings and meetings regarding the children and families that were on my caseload Completed initial ISPs, monthly reports, and safety assessments for each child and foster family I worked with
  • Advocated for the population that I served at the best of my ability
  • Created and maintained a positive, ethical relationship with the foster families, birth families, and children that were on my caseload Stayed up to date on agency-wide and outside training in order to better my understanding on the populationI worked with.
Child Development Specialist, 11/2013 - 04/2014
Department Of Defense Elkhorn, NE,
  • Worked with adolescents who had development disabilities and or mental illnesses who required intensive in-patient therapy Helped assist teachers in the school program by participating in classroom work and helped to resolve any crisis or issues that the students might encounter
  • Counseled and prepared residents for their transition back into the community.
  • Taught daily living skills with fun group activities
  • When a resident was in crisis mode, implementation of the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention was used to ensure the safety of that resident.
  • Correctly used the least restrictive restrains for residents who were a danger to themselves or others in order to ensure the safety for all supervised residents at all times to ensure safety
  • Wrote detailed documentations on all residents including daily activities, crisis, any issues and therapy sessions
  • Worked side by side with therapist, counselors, and teachers to ensure each resident was getting the best treatment that was tailored to their individual needs
  • Counseled and prepared residents for their transition back into the community.
Ongoing Case Worker , 05/2012 - 06/2013
Washington County Children & Youth City, STATE,
  • Ensured the safety and stability of the more than 50 families assigned, providing in-house services and referrals to outside agencies when needed.
  • Interviewed clients individually and with families to determine what services would best address their needs.
  • Developed and implemented both Family Service Plans and Child Permanency Plans that established goals that were needed to be completed by both the children and their families in order to either better their home life or reunite families with children placed in foster care.
  • Advised patients on community resources, made referrals and devised realistic treatment plans.
  • Received Child Welfare Caseworker Certification from the Department of Public Welfare, completing 120 hours of intensive training in regard to Child Welfare in Pennsylvania.
  • Worked within the on-going unit with children and their families at high risk of placement or who were already placed in the foster care system
  • Strong professional working relationship with the Washington County juvenile Court judges, masters, and lawyers
  • Selected above peers to sit on a board of senior staff to develop and implement countywide policy relating toChild Permanency and reuniting foster system involved children with their families.
Child Welfare Intern / CWEB Practicum, 01/2012 - 05/2012
Fayette County Children & Youth City, STATE,
  • 500 hour internship within the intake unit requiring specialized skills in advocacy, organization, case history management, and human relations.
  • Job duties included investigation of alleged neglect and abuse followed by collaborating with schools, medicalprofessionals, and other stakeholders to determine the best course of action for the children.
  • Partnered with appropriate agencies to make referrals for children and their families to keep families togetherand better the home life of the children.
  • Assessed homes and completed health, safety, and risk assessments.
Education
Bachelor of Science: Social Work, Expected in May 2012
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California University of Pennsylvania - California , PA
GPA:
Social Work
Skills
agency, case management, Crisis Intervention, crisis management, clients, documentation, human relations, meetings, organizational skills, safety, technical support, therapy, time-management

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  • California University of Pennsylvania

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