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

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

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
  • Client advocacy
  • Behavioral specialist
  • Social Histories for Children
  • Court Reports
  • Neglect and abuse checks
  • Documenting Case Notes
  • Investigations coordination
  • Safety evaluations
  • Family Safety Plans
  • Evaluation and Assessment
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Forensic Interviewing children of sexual and physical abuse training.
  • Signs of Safety
08/2005 to 06/2020 Child Protection Social Worker/Investigator King City Union Elementary | King City, CA,
  • Supervised visits between children and parents at various sites by 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 the nature of the report.
  • Managed parent support groups addressing topics such as positive discipline and parenting styles.
  • Collaborated with clients to discuss options and goals for various services.
  • Met with clients to determine necessary services for safety and well-being for reunification with their child/children.
  • Worked with community resources to engage parents/ families to understand the safety and well being needs for themselves and their children.
  • 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 or not.
  • Identified appropriate community resources and provided referrals for services.
  • Coordinated with supervisor and county attorneys to ensure child/children's needs were being met, and to determine permanency for the child/children.
  • 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.
  • Family Group Conferences to look at the case plan and receive input from parents/family members on what their plan also may need to keep their children safe at home.
  • Addressed legal issues, assisting with hearings and providing testimony to inform custody arrangements
  • Conducted home visits, completed inspections and interviewed family members and witnesses.
  • Updated documents and maintained permanent records.
  • Maintained legal documents for court proceedings and submitted testimony.
  • Coordinated all activities involving birth parents in conjunction with in-home support counselors and MN home visiting nurse program
  • Met with clients to determine necessary services and make treatment recommendations.
09/2004 to 06/2005 Teacher Assistant-SPED Independent School District 728 | City, STATE,
  • 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.
11/2001 to 06/2003 Special Education Teacher Indepentdent School Teacher- SPED | City, STATE,
  • 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.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/1994 Associate of Science | Human Services Minneapolis Community And Technical College, Minneapolis, MN GPA:
  • Major in Human Services
  • 3.00 GPA
  • Internship - Nursing Home
Expected in 06/1997 Bachelor of Science | Human Services Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul, MN GPA:
  • Completed continuing education in Human Services
  • 3.00 GPA
  • Internship - CD Adolescent Treatment Facility
Expected in 07/2002 Certification | Education of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs Saint Cloud State University, Saint Cloud, MN GPA:
  • Major in Special Education Teaching
  • Completed continuing education in Special Education
  • Internship- Student Teaching completed
  • 3.00 GPA
Expected in Master of Science | Social Work University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN 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

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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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