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child protection worker resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary
Social Worker with 20 years of experience. Specialty areas include:
Child Protection and Family support,
Divorce mediation,
Forensic Social Work,
Comunicable Diseases,
Drug and Alcohol,
Mental Health.
Skills
  • Child Protection, Children in Care and Family Support 
  • Devorce dispute resolutions, divorce mediation, parenting plans.
  • Facilitator and Assessor between children involve in the Police (Sexual Abuse Cases) Service, Community Services, and other Governmental Departments (Hospitals, Department of Justice). 
  • Assist and support clients with alcohol and drug problems to utilize community services in order to promote rehabilitation .
  • Provide a therapeutic and or rehabilitative service to clients and their families affected in the field of mental health, mental illness and mental disability. 
  • Support structure for Social Workers in order to promote and enhance service delivery to clients. 
  • Intermediary between the child victim, the family and other role players, which includes the Police Service, the Sexual Offences Court and Welfare Organizations.
Education
North West University Potchefstroom, North West Province, South Africa Expected in 2008 Master of Arts : Social Work (Forensic Practice) - GPA :
  • Thesis: " “The grooming process in child pornography: a qualitative social work case study”


UNISA (University of South Africa) Pretoria, South Africa Expected in 2002 Master of Science : Social Science in Mental Health (M.A. (SOC. SC.) Mental Health) - GPA :
  • Thesis: " Joining as a skill in structural family therapy."


University of Johannesburg, (Rand Afrikaans University) Johannesburg, South Africa Expected in 1994 Bachelor of Arts : Social Science (B.A. (SOC. SC.)) - GPA :
Work History
Scott County - Child Protection Worker
Shakopee, MN, 01/2014 - Current
The Child Protection Worker works in the areas of child protection, children in care and family support is responsible for:
  • Responding to concerns regarding the safety and wellbeing of children in accordance with provisions of the Children and Community Service Act 2004.  
  • Taking legal action to promote the safety and wellbeing of children where necessary.  
  • Providing services to children placed in the care of the CEO.
Engaging and working alongside families to strengthen their capacity to provide care and safety to their members in ways that are:
  • Sustainable  
  • Will build resilience in children, families and the community and ultimately increase social wellbeing.  
  • Assisting identified families and their children with relevant agencies and community resources to ensure appropriate supports are in place. 
Lifepoint Hospitals - Social Worker in Private Practice
, , 03/2013 - 06/2013
  • Liaising between Organizational Clients and Community Services, Courts, Hospitals, Schools and other Welfare Departments.
  • Assisted with the implementation of Community Development Procedures at Primary Schools. Served also as Advisory in the Planning of Research Tasks concerned with clients involve in the Judiciary Process.
  • Collaborate and Support Community Organizations (Governmental & Non-Governmental) to improve service delivery.
  • Support Clients to take appropriate actions in resolving difficulties by providing information, mediation between them and available resources and by referring them to Community resources.  
  • Assist clients with parenting plans, divorce mediation and other divorce related information. 
Bryanlgh Medical Center - Social Worker (Forensic Practice)
Grand Island, NE, 01/2006 - 02/2013
  • Acts as facilitator and assessor between children involve in the Police (Sexual Abuse Cases) Service, Community Services, and other Governmental Departments (Hospitals, Department of Justice).
  • Perform scientific, forensic assessments and interviews with children and families, to determine the extent of sexual/ physical and emotional abuse involve.
  • Acts as intermediary between the child victim, the family and other role players, which includes the Police Service, the Sexual Offences Court and Welfare Organizations.
  • Investigate, uphold and implement relevant acts, through the use of expert knowledge and diversity of experience and skills, in order to assist the Organization, (Police Service), as well as protecting clients’ rights and enabling them to access relevant community resources.
  • Ongoing observations regarding the progress of clients’ cases, after service delivery.
  • Assess, collaborate and liaise with community resources like Justice, Health, Welfare and other relevant agencies and groups to utilize and improve service delivery.  
  • Network with other professionals and organizations to ensure multi-disciplinary service delivery and thereby assisting in the implementation of Community Development Projects and Community Awareness.
  • Maintain and develop a professional level of expertise by doing research and attending CPD related courses. Compiling Case Records and Scientific Reports and thereby establishing and maintaining an office management system. 
Department Of Health - Provincial Social Worker within Comprehensive Care, Treatment, and Management Program. (HIV/ AIDS Component)
City, STATE, 09/2004 - 2006
  • To create and implement Social Work policies to assist the Departmental Anti Retro Viral (ARV) Social Workers in providing a therapeutic and supportive service to clients and their families affected by HIV/AIDS.
  • Facilitate, establish and maintain Social Work resources within the Department of Health in order to assist Health Social Workers in promoting the wellbeing of clients in need.
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary team in order to identify resources for Health, Welfare and other community services pertaining to clients in need.
  • Research and assist Health Social Workers to implement pilot projects in Community Development and self-help groups to address client’s needs, organizational goals and Social policy.
  • Collaborate, communicate and consult with Provincial and Local Government and Non-Governmental structures on policy matters to improve existing services and to develop new services.
  • Function as a support structure for Health Social Workers in order to promote and enhance service delivery to clients affected and infected with HIV/ AIDS.
  • Provide individual and group supervision sessions to Health Social Workers and monitor the progress of these Social Workers by maintaining regular contact.
  • Compile reports for the HIV/AIDS Sub-Directorate. Provide accurate and suitable data collection, record keeping, report writing and other administrative tasks required.     
Center For Alcohol And Drug Studies (South African National Council For Alcohol And Drug Abuse) - Trainer, Therapist, Marketing social worker
City, STATE, 2004 - 08/2006
  • Assist and support clients with alcohol and drug problems to utilize community services in order to promote rehabilitation.
  • Participate in community development by implementing well researched training programs and workshops to different client groups affected by alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Collaborate with community organizations, schools, the business sector and voluntary groups to train, improve and develop services in the field of alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Perform individual and family case work interviews to assess the nature and degree of clients' problems.      
  • Enable clients to understand alcohol and drug abuse, and assist them to resolve their addictions by providing counselling, giving them information and referring them to related community programs and self-help groups.    
  • Research, develop, analyses and implement awareness and training material and programs through the use of talks, workshops and volunteers telling own life stories, thereby enabling existing and future clients to be able to utilize adequate resources.
  • Supervise the progress of clients affected by alcohol and drug abuse by maintaining regular contact and follow up sessions. Compile and maintain case load files and reports on a regular basis. 
Hertfordshire County Council, Children, Schools And Families - Social worker
City, STATE, 06/2002 - 07/2003
  • Liaison with multidisciplinary team to assist children and families on a wide range of levels.
  • Conducting interviews with all parties and represent children in tribunals.
  • Briefing and preparing children for statutory reviews.        
  • Participating in pre-trail meetings.
  • Written and verbal report-writing skills.
  • Act as expert witness in Court. 
Mpumalanga Mental Health Society - Social worker, Community Developer, Facilitator
City, STATE, 04/1996 - 05/2002
  • Provide a therapeutic and or rehabilitative service to clients and their families affected in the field of mental health, mental illness and mental disability.
  • Facilitate, establish and maintain resources within the community in order to promote the mental well-being of clients in need.
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team in order to identify resources for health, welfare and other community services pertaining to clients in need.
  • Research and implement pilot projects in community development and self-help groups to address client needs, organisation goals and social policy.
  • Collaborate, communicate and consult with International, National, Provincial and Local Governmental and non-Governmental structures on policy matters to improve existing services and to develop new services.
  • Perform case management to assist clients to understand and resolve mental health problems and coordinate services by providing information, acting as a mediator and referring clients to external resources.
  • Provide individual and group counseling (therapy) sessions to clients and their families in need, and monitor the progress of these clients by maintaining regular contact.
  • Carry a complex caseload and compile reports.
  • Provide accurate and suitable data collection, record keeping, report writing, and other administrative tasks required. 
Surrey Disability And Mental Health Services - Mental Health Social worker
City, STATE, 06/1998 - 09/1998
Conduct statutory duties under the Mental Health Act and Community Care Legislation. 

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School Attended

  • North West University
  • UNISA (University of South Africa)
  • University of Johannesburg, (Rand Afrikaans University)

Job Titles Held:

  • Child Protection Worker
  • Social Worker in Private Practice
  • Social Worker (Forensic Practice)
  • Provincial Social Worker within Comprehensive Care, Treatment, and Management Program. (HIV/ AIDS Component)
  • Trainer, Therapist, Marketing social worker
  • Social worker
  • Social worker, Community Developer, Facilitator
  • Mental Health Social worker

Degrees

  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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