A solid history of achievement in Child Welfare. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Well as excellent communication and time management skills. Handles tasks with accuracy and efficiency. SKILLS Outstanding communication, Ability to achieve immediate and long presentation, and collaborative. term goals and meet operational Motivated and skilled in organization deadlines. and management of special tasks. Active Listening
Child Welfare Specialist January 2005 to September 2013Lutheran Social Services of Illinois － Chicago, IL.
Provide comprehensive case management services to children in placement, their families, and foster parents, including placement, visitation, monitoring, service and permanency planning.
Face to Face in home contact with foster caretakers as required by contract to monitor the home environment and to offer supportive services.
Attend all court hearings and report about status and progress of each case on caseload.
Document all case work activity and case information in up to date case entry case notes.
Write and submit timely reports to juvenile court and for administrative case reviews.
Including making unusual incidents and hot-line reports.
Ability to work effectively with clients and staff in a culturally diverse environment.
Conduct regular diligent searches if the whereabouts of one or both parents are unknown, try to engaged parents if located.
Maintain regular contact with clients 'educational, medical and other service providers follow up with recommendations.
Child Welfare Specialist April 2003 to October 2005Center for New Horizons － Chicago, IL.
Attend court hearings and report about status and progress on each case on caseload.
Maintain accurate records and prepare court reports for legal action on each case.
Provide intake and referral services.
Attend all school staffing for each client.
Develop and monitor individual teen service plans to prepare teenage parents for independence.
Perform all tasks as require in the written service plan that is based upon the comprehensive integrated assessment being certain to engaged children and families in these processes.
Complete and submit all require reports, documentation and billing accurately and timely as require by the agency and funding sources.
Participate in supervisory process for guidance, direction, support, and approval of decision- making, assessment, service planning and intervention.
Present cases for staffing and conduct family child team meeting.
Prepare daily progress reports for each case handled.
Child Welfare Specialist January 1999 to January 2003Ada S. McKinley － Chicago, IL.
Perform all tasks require in the written service plan that is based upon the comprehensive integrated assessment being certain to engaged children and families in these processes.
Provided onsite training.
Prepare court reports for legal action in court hearings.
Attend court hearings well prepared to testify in an effective manner that communicates the simply facts and features of the cases.
Prepare daily progress reports for each case.
Attend Administration case reviews for each client.
Participate in the development and implantation of continuous quality improvement activities as assigned.
Completes permanency paperwork /documentation for submission and approval to move clients to permanency.
Demonstrates commitment to continuous quality improvement in all aspects of the position.
Child Welfare Specialist January 1996 to January 1999Try Center Incorporated Inc
Assisted with adoption and reunification for families.
Advocate for clients in court and administrative reviews.
Monitored clients in their placements twice a monthly or as needed.
Following 402 licensure, conducts semi-annual monitoring visits to ensure compliance.
Attend supervision regularly, keep supervisor informed of all case developments and involve supervisor in any critical decision regarding a case.
Provide all services to clients according to DCFS and Agency Policies, Rules, and Procedures.
Bachelor of Arts : 1996Northeastern Illinois University
Associate Arts : 1992Malcolm X College
DiplomaJohn F. Kennedy High School
Murchison-Isom Temple Of Hope Paul G. Stewart Tenant Association Candidate for Merit Scholarship at Northern Illinois University Girl Scout of America Clara's House for Battered Women ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Child Welfare License Certification, Issued by: Illinois Department of Children & Family Services, Date Issue: 9/2002 Type: Sacwis For Permanency: Issued by: Department of Children & Family Services: Date Issued: 5/2008 CANS Certified: 10/09
COMMUNITY SERVICE Murchison-Isom Temple Of Hope Paul G. Stewart Tenant Association Candidate for Merit Scholarship at Northern Illinois University Girl Scout of America Clara's House for Battered Women ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Child Welfare License Certification, Issued by: Illinois Department of Children & Family Services, Date Issue: 9/2002 Type: Sacwis For Permanency: Issued by: Department of Children & Family Services: Date Issued: 5/2008 CANS Certified: 10/09