child protection social worker investigator resume example with 17+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

I am a dedicated "Strong Social Worker" and team leader offering 22 years of success in Human Service world. Providing help with resources and preserving families in a crisis. I am Committed to identifying and leveraging opportunities for growth. I am Highly organized, proactive, and punctual with team-oriented. I am also very self motivated and dependable. My passion has always been focused on helping others in life. I feel a great sense of gratification knowing I can make a difference in a family or an individuals life.

  • Culturally-sensitive
  • IEP writing knowledge
  • Anti-bullying program expert
  • Behavioral specialist
  • Case history compilation
  • Dedicated support
  • Training and Development
  • Recordkeeping
Education and Training
Minneapolis Community And Technical College Minneapolis, MN Expected in 06/1994 Associate of Science : Human Services - GPA :
  • Major in Human Services
  • 3.00 GPA
  • Internship - Nursing Home
Metropolitan State University Saint Paul, MN Expected in 06/1997 Bachelor of Science : Human Services - GPA :
  • Completed continuing education in Human Services
  • 3.00 GPA
  • Internship - CD Adolescent Treatment Facility
Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN Expected in 07/2002 Certification : Education of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs - GPA :
  • Major in Special Education Teaching
  • Completed continuing education in Special Education
  • Internship- Student Teaching completed
  • 3.00 GPA
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN Expected in Master of Science : Social Work - GPA :
  • Completed coursework in 18 credit Social Work Program through U of M towards my Master Degree and for work credits working in Child Protection.
  • 3.00 GPA
  • Thesis: I did not complete a Thesis

I have many Certifications through out my 22 years of Social Work to list a few;

  • Judges Initiative on Poverty and the Child Protection Client 2012
  • Signs of Safety 2012 through 2020
  • Managing Life's Transitions 2010
  • Managing Client Data 2010-2020
  • Medical Findings in Child Abuse 2011
  • Diagnostic Assessment 2009
  • Safe and Connected Consultation 2020
  • Concurrent Permanency Planning 2020
  • Forensic Training Completion of Sexually Abused Children 2015
Seneca Center - Child Protection Social Worker/Investigator
Concord, CA, 08/2005 - 06/2020
  • Supervised visits between children and parents at various sites by setting up age-appropriate activities and maintaining safety of all participants.
  • Entered client data in centralized database and maintained up-to-date case records for all clients.
  • Explained available housing, domestic violence, employment, education and substance abuse treatment resources to clients.
  • Interviewed clients to assess situations, capabilities and problems.
  • Managed parent support groups addressing topics such as positive discipline and parenting styles.
  • Collabrate with clients to discuss options and goals for various services.
  • Met with clients to determine necessary services and make treatment recommendations.
  • Worked with community resources to engage individuals in pro-social activities and help families access services.
  • Referred family members to outside support options to assist with coping during times of increased stress.
  • Advocated for victims during difficult situations by handling various tasks, including filing police reports and creating safety family plans if a child needed placement.
  • Identified appropriate community resources and provided referrals for services.
  • Coordinated between various entities to manage cases.
  • Informed victims about legal processes and timelines.
  • Built trust and rapport with victims of violent crimes by remaining calm and compassionate in variety of situations.
Independent School District 728 - Teacher Assistant-SPED
City, STATE, 09/2004 - 06/2005
  • Prepared lesson materials and visual aids to reinforce lesson concepts.
  • Prepared bulletin boards, classroom materials and individual student portfolios to support teacher plans.
  • Cleaned and organized classrooms, materials and supplies to support maximum efficiency.
  • Assisted teachers with instruction and provided clerical support for diverse needs.
  • Promoted student learning by providing individualized and small group support to reinforce classroom topics.
  • Modeled and taught basic and advanced social skills, conflict management techniques and study approaches to students.
  • Marked homework assignments, tests and special projects to communicate grading.
  • Supervised students and maintained security throughout school buildings and on field trips.
  • Tutored and supported students individually and in groups of up to 10 by reteaching and reviewing lesson concepts to help children understand the lesson.
  • Conducted special assessments and tutoring sessions to support individual student needs.
  • Graded assignments and tests using answer key, documented results and informed lead teacher of students' performance.
  • Monitored students in class, hallways and field trips to supervise, enforce rules and support lead teacher.
  • Helped students master learning concepts through one-on-one and small group tutoring on a daily basis.
  • Kept students safe inside and outside classrooms by proactively monitoring behaviors and tracking student movements, safety hazards and visitors.
  • Attended in-services, workshops and seminars.
  • Collaborated with teacher to devise and implement developmentally appropriate lessons aligning with school's philosophy and mission.
  • Participated in meetings with parents concerning child's progress and areas of concern during parent-teacher conferences.
Indepentdent School Teacher- SPED - Special Education Teacher
City, STATE, 11/2001 - 06/2003
  • Fostered positive and trusting relationships with students to increase engagement.
  • Delivered specialized classroom instruction to students with developmental disorders.
  • Developed individual educational plans designed to promote educational, physical and social development.
  • Wrote and presented documents for Individual Education Plan conferences.
  • Worked with students with specialized needs to accomplish tasks and build practical skills.
  • Established and communicated clear objectives for lessons, units and projects to students and parents.
  • Implemented specialized tests to evaluate literacy performance.
  • Encouraged student empathy of others to build confidence and improve self-image.
  • Developed interesting and interactive learning methods tailored to help students with individual needs.
Additional Information


Jen Albrecht - Supervisor Hennepin County CPS

Work Cell XXX-408-2224

3 years known

Helen Martin - Program Manager Hennepin County CPS

Work Cell 651-592-2044

15 years known

Katie Wozinak - Child Protection Investigator Hennepin County CPS


15 years known

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School Attended

  • Minneapolis Community And Technical College
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Saint Cloud State University
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Job Titles Held:

  • Child Protection Social Worker/Investigator
  • Teacher Assistant-SPED
  • Special Education Teacher


  • Associate of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Certification
  • Master of Science

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