Ambitious and dedicated Child Protection Social Worker with 13 years experience working with children and families in a county setting. Highly skilled in responding to the needs of children and families regarding reports of child abuse or neglect. Approaches cases with a calm and objective eye, and with the well-being of all involved in mind.
Child Welfare Services/Case Management System (CWS/CMS)
Structured Decision Making (SDM) tools knowledge
Excellent Writing Skills
Excellent Interpersonal Skills
11/2005 to Current
Child Protection Social WorkerWashington County – 13000 Ravine Parkway Cottage Grove, MN 55016 Provide on-going case management services to children and families. Assess children's safety on an on-going basis and provide safety planning as needed. Provide family interventions and case planning to assist families in resolving issues.
08/2002 to 10/2005
Child Protection Social WorkerAnoka County – Anoka, MN Provided on-going child protection case management services to children and families.
08/1998 to 06/2002
Adolescent Day Treatment TherapistLifespan Behavioral Health Services – Eagan, MN Provided individual, milieu, group, and family therapy to children age 13-18 and their families. Developed treatment plans, coordinated with schools, social workers, psychiatrists, insurance companies, and other professionals.
Master of Arts: Counsleing and Pycholoical Services St. Mary's University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN
Post Master's Marriage and Family Coursework completed
Bachelor of Science: Child Psychology University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN