Hard working and compassionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker backed by 9 years of professional experience with family/children welfare services. Specialized in providing adoption services and clinical support to children and families. Adept at handling the stressful demands of working with at-risk children and their families.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Supervision courses completed
NSC First Aid and CPR (Adult, Child, Infant) certified through 02/17/19
Certificate in Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE) Adoption Home Study
Certificate in Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE) For Supervisors
Experienced Manager with over four years of management/supervision of case carrying workers
Skilled at problem-solving, working well under pressure and communicating goals and objectives clearly and effectively
Motivator with experience as a trainer, speaker, and educator
Seven years experience as a MSW Intern Field Instructor
Enthusiastic team member with experience working on multi-disciplinary teams, committees, and program development task groups
Excellent Verbal and Written Communication
Contract Worker December 2016 to November 2017McKinley Children's Center － San Dimas, CA
Assist with support and/or training to adoption department staff as needed
Review SAFE Adoption Home Studies
Provide Clinical supervision hours to LCSW interns
Adoption Administrator April 2016 to December 2016McKinley Children's Center － San Dimas, CA
Ensure services of adoption department meet State licensing standards and contract standards of regulating/accrediting bodies.
Manage adoption program and staff development
Organized and led committee for California Association of Adoption Agencies to host the first Southern California Adoption Resources Expo
Participate in meetings with collaborating partners and agencies.
Oversee the program's policies, develop new policies to meet department's needs, and ensure proper implementation of policies.
Continue with all duties as stated for Adoption Supervisor.
Foster Care & Adoption Supervisor July 2012 to April 2016McKinley Children's Center － San Dimas, CA
Oversee adoption matching process through finalization for foster/adoptive families.
Provide and oversee clinical and technical support to foster/adoptive families as needed through intensive case management services, crisis management, home visits, and advocacy.
Review and sign off on SAFE adoption home studies.
Attend community meetings, trainings and events related to foster/adoption.
Participate in foster/adoption program development.
Provide PRIDE training to prospective foster/adoption parents.
Supervise up to six foster care and/or adoption social workers, along with up to three MSW interns.
Responsible for weekly supervision with social workers and interns as well as monitoring and approving of all documentation.
Facilitate administrative meetings with foster and adoptive parents as needed to improve quality of care being provided to youth under agency care.
Foster Care & Adoption Social Worker May 2008 to August 2012McKinley Children's Center － San Dimas, CA
Provided case management and therapeutic intervention services to youth (age 0-19) during weekly home visits.
Completed bio-psycho-social assessments and treatment planning for all foster youth.
Completed SAFE adoption home studies for prospective foster and adoptive parents.
Assess foster homes for safety per Title 22 regulations and provide support to the foster families.
Provided PRIDE training to prospective foster/adoptive parents.
Interim supervisor when supervising social workers were unavailable.
Provided crisis management services both in foster home and via telephone.
School Social Work Intern September 2006 to June 2007Los Angeles Unified School District 5 － Los Angeles, CA
Provided individual psychotherapy, case management, and parent education to facilitate the improvement of students with social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties.
Developed and implemented a school-wide rewards incentive program at 20th Street Elementary School.
Coordinated and co-facilitated bereavement, psycho- educational and social skills groups.
Conducted classroom presentations, staff development trainings, and systematic support in schools.
Social Work Intern September 2005 to May 2006Los Angeles County Public Defenders Office － Pasadena, CA
Advocated for minors charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses through verbal and written reports in court.
Conducted psychosocial assessments of minors and parents to develop effective treatment planning.
Provided case management, consultation services/crisis counseling to minors and parents during court process.
Collaborated with a multidisciplinary team to prepare recommendations for disposition plans and conditions of probation for minors.
Education and Training
Master of Social Work : May 2007University of Southern California － Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Social Work : May 2005Azusa Pacific University － Azusa, CA