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child welfare specialist ii resume example with 4+ years of experience

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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

I am a professional who has 3 ½ years of social worker experience in working with all ethnicities, races, cultures and religions. I excel in leadership, verbal, written, and engagement skills of all ages. I have a background in not only working with the youth population to ensure their safety and well-being, but also working with families building upon their strengths and ensuring my clients excel. I get joy in seeing the growth and results of the population that I serve. I have activity volunteered in the community where I serve. In addition, I have advocated for change within the community. I am an independent leader as well as a team player with excellent problem solving and analytical skills. I embrace and accept any and all challenges that may present itself. I have managed teams of my own while maintaining company standards. I am seeking a career that will allow me to continue to practice the knowledge and skills that I have obtained over the years. I am also a current student at Walden University in pursuit of my MSW to further my knowledge of social work.

Skills
  • Finance Expertise
  • Client – Relationship Management
  • Business Scheduling
  • Meticulous follow-up skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite
  • Ability to type 70+ wpm
  • Proficient in Investigation
  • Certified in Solution Based Casework
  • Investigator Skills
  • Engagement Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Conflict and De-Escalation Skills
  • Adaptable
  • Child Abuse Expertise
  • Foster Care
  • Investigations Management
  • Oral And Written Communication
  • Safety Assessments
  • Time Management Skills
  • Referrals
  • Presentation Skills
Work History
10/2021 to Current Child Welfare Specialist II Charlotte Mecklenburg Youth And Family Services | City, STATE,
  • Assess needs of individuals and/or families; and provide counseling and services in both individual and group settings and discuss goals with expected outcomes and expectations of agency
  • Develop Family Service Agreements with families and discuss goals
  • Refer clients to community resources for services such as job placement, debt counseling, legal aid, housing, medical treatment, or financial assistance
  • Work closely with legal personnel such as guardian ad litem, agency attorney’s, foster parents, school personnel, and community providers
  • Transport clients (adults and children) to appointments such as medical, job related, mental health, or other appointments if necessary
  • Gathered extensive documentation in order to legally proceed with termination of parental rights in order for child or children to be cleared for adoption
  • Complete court reports and testify in juvenile and adult court hearings to give updates and findings on case
  • Develop plans of care and work with natural parents to work towards reunification
  • Arranges out of home placement, monitors placement, and arrange court order visitation between parents and children at local agency office or in community
  • Active participant in on call rotations and after hours
  • Attend Trainings to improve self-knowledge to improve career and serve families better.
09/2018 to 10/2021 Child Welfare Specialist II (Investigator) Charlotte Mecklenburg Youth And Family Services | City, STATE,
  • Referred families to community service providers to address areas of concern
  • Conducted thorough investigation and assessment of child and family needs while providing excellent case management services
  • Assisted with Foster Care workers and staff to find temporary housing or permanent place to ensure safety of children
  • Physically transported adolescents/juveniles to their temporary or permanent residence
  • Performed Risk Assessments, Safety Assessments, and Strength and Needs Assessments
  • Attend court to testify on behalf of Department of Social Services actions and decisions on case before judge
  • Conduct home, school, hospital, and mental facility visits ensure safety of children
  • Worked closely with community and court partners such as (Providers, Law Enforcement, Guardian ad Litem, Schools and Child Advocacy Centers)
  • Reviewed history on case to gain thorough planning and assessment to implement to ensure safety of child or children
  • Active participant in on call rotations and after hours
  • Handle high paced work environments and workload
  • Attend Trainings to improve self-knowledge to improve career and serve families better
  • Performed on-time face to face or virtually interviews to ensure safety of children
  • Conduct family meetings/conferences with families to come to agreement on next steps
  • Close cases in a timely fashion with case decision made on case
  • Follow strict guidelines, policies, and procedures
  • Conducted thorough background and criminal searches on clients on caseloads through government databases
  • Excellent in de-escalating situations
08/2017 to 08/2018 Lead Case Manager (Investigator) Family And Children Services | City, STATE,
  • Advocated for children at risk and assessed for present or impending dangers
  • Normalized family issues on Family Level and Individual Level Outcome
  • Executed safety and case plans for families
  • Worked closely with community and court partners such as (Providers, Law Enforcement, Guardian ad Litem, Schools and Child Advocacy Centers)
  • Conducted home and school visits to ensure safety of children
  • Performed Risk Assessments and other assessments to ensure safety of children
  • Assist customers with benefits such as TANF, MEDICAID, WIC, SNAP, CAPS, and more
  • Conducted family team meetings to come to agreement on next step and progress of services in place
  • Typed documentation in software database (SHINES) of information gathered
  • Completed services authorizations for clients in need of services
  • Attended Mandated and Self Improving Trainings to improve career knowledge
  • Made referrals to community agencies and other organizations contracted through agency
  • Handled high paced work environment and workload
  • Closed cases in a timely fashion with case decision made on case
  • Conducted thorough background and criminal searches on clients on caseloads through government databases
  • Work closely with community partners (Law Enforcement, Providers, and Child Advocacy Centers)
  • Valid North Carolina Licenses with clean driving record
Education
Expected in 05/2011 to to Bachelor of Science | Social Work Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, NC GPA:

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School Attended

  • Elizabeth City State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Child Welfare Specialist II
  • Child Welfare Specialist II (Investigator)
  • Lead Case Manager (Investigator)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science

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