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Jessica
Claire
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Professional Summary

Experienced and confident children's Social Worker III with almost 14 years of experience in Foster Parent Licensure, Adoptions, Foster Care and Child Protective Service back up. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success in foster parent recruitment and retention and working in the best interest of children by finding permanence through the adoption process. Eager and ready to take this profession of Social Worker III to the next level.

Skills
  • Community Resources
  • Family services
  • File management
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Team Work and Time Management
  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Computer Skills
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Empathetic and Encouraging
Education
East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN Expected in No Degree : Special Education - GPA :
  • Relevant Coursework Completed:
  • Special Education Workshop: Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities
  • Special Education: Functional Skills Curriculum
  • Special Education: History, Issues and Trends of Exceptional Learning
Lees-McRae College Banner Elk, NC Expected in 05/1992 Bachelor of Science : English: Communications - GPA :
Certifications
  • Certifications and Training - March 2008-Present

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Work History
Francis Howell School District - Children's Social Worker III
Saint Charles, MO, 03/2008 - Current

Foster Parent Licensure Worker


Recruit prospective foster parents through advertising and word of mouth

Instruct prospective foster parents by teaching N.C. State required MAPP/GPS classes offered on an average of twice per year

Assess foster homes

Conduct home studies

Work closely with prospective foster parents and State Licensing Consultant II in completing the Licensing application process, the Re-licensing application process every two years and the Change Request application process for any foster home or foster parent change that may occur

Responsible for foster parent quarterly visits

Develop and distribute updated foster parent contact list for all CPS workers and supervisors to assist in finding placements for foster children

Assist all CPS workers in find appropriate placements for foster children needing regular or leveled placements

Plan and organize with social worker supervisor annual Foster/Adoptive parents and children appreciation dinners/pool party

Currently monitoring fifteen licensed foster homes

Currently monitoring fifteen licensed foster homes

Responsible for monthly reports on all cases


Adoptions Worker


Provide support services to clients

Work closely with licensed foster parents, children, director, supervisor, agency attorney, Clerk of Court, Assistant Clerk of Court and Judges in preparing all required State forms in completing the adoption process Plan and organize adoption ceremonies for children and families

Make regular monthly home visits with foster children and foster parents

Assess homes for safety

Prepare adoption home studies

Experience in non-agency/private adoptions and working with non-agency attorneys

Staff cases with supervisor and other social workers

Testify in court on all cases

Schedule and organize adoption committee meetings if needed

Monitor and update all adoption assistance files

Provide post adoption services for families and children

Responsible for monthly reports and documentation on all cases


Foster Care Worker


Counsel and mentor foster children

Provide support services to clients

Work with many agencies within the Department as well as outside the Department in helping clients with services such as: medicaid, food stamps, daycare, child support, psychological, educational, medical and dental services

Attend monthly child and family treatment team meetings with foster children, regular and therapeutic foster parents, group homes and psychiatric residential treatment facilities

Travel in State and occasionally out of state transporting foster children to the most appropriate placement

Responsible for keeping record of travel expenses

Knowledge of developing a case plan that will be in the best interest of the foster child

Staff cases with supervisor and other social workers

Testify in court

Responsible for monthly reports and documentation on all cases


Child Protective Service Worker/Back-up


Responsible for day on-call taking incoming CPS reports on an average of three to four times a month

Responsible for after hours night on-call for seven days straight a month, weekends and holidays

Initiate CPS reports

Make home visits

Provide support services to clients

Mentor and counsel clients

Contact collaterals

Completion of all State forms when assigned a case

Staff cases with supervisors and other social workers

Testify in court if needed
















Southern Careers Institute - Special Education Paraprofessional
Phoenix, AZ, 08/2005 - 03/2008
  • Maintained positive attitude and affirmatively communicated with each student.
  • Collaborated with teacher to create customized classroom environment integral to students' needs.
  • Supported teacher in development of individual learning strategies.
  • Documented student behaviors, interventions and outcomes to enable lead teacher to address pertinent issues.
  • Delivered personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes.
  • Offered student support through special accommodations, extra assistance and assessments.
  • Alerted instructor to student behavior or issues requiring intervention.
  • Interacted physically and verbally with students throughout each day.
  • Oversaw class of students in absence of instructor.
  • Set up visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to support teacher's lesson delivery.
  • Aided special education teachers in delivering important services for individuals with exceptionalities.
Lees-McRae College - Assistant Director of Admissions
City, STATE, 05/1992 - 10/1997
  • Assisted prospective students with admissions by processing paperwork, arranging and conducting campus tours and conducting follow-up activities.
  • Coordinated and participated in campus recruitment events, orientation programs and open houses.
  • Optimized student educational strategies with clear advice on course choices, progression and career options.
  • Organized and participated in telemarketing
  • Designed recruitment literature for the college
  • Traveled extensively in the southeast region
  • Managed travel budget
  • Evaluate and assess student applications
  • Process applications and prospects through data entry

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School Attended

  • East Tennessee State University
  • Lees-McRae College

Job Titles Held:

  • Children's Social Worker III
  • Special Education Paraprofessional
  • Assistant Director of Admissions

Degrees

  • No Degree
  • Bachelor of Science

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