Experienced client focused licensed social worker rooted in child welfare and sound knowledge of child and adolescent development. Flexible, empathetic, team player with competence in teaching, planning, organizing, oversight, coordinating and strategic thinking.
Education and Training
Master of Arts:Social WorkSalem State College, Salem, MA
Bachelor of Arts:PsychologyUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
CENTROWorcester, MADirector of Case Management Services08/2016 to Current
Responsible for implementation, supervision and evaluation of clinical and case management programs under contract with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.
Provide supervision of program staff, up to 40 staff, and maintain program quality, as well as staff productivity.
Conduct and coordinate staff orientation and training, monitoring of staff performance and ensuring adherence to company policies and procedures along with yearly program development.
Responsible for ensuring that all services meet contractual requirements: This includes service delivery, monitoring of billable hours, coordinating the timely submission of service delivery reports, budgets, completing the monthly billing and program evaluation.
Recruitment, orientation, training and supervision of interns from local colleges and universities in pursuit of Associates, Bachelor's and Master's degree.
Provide direct supervision to the Coordinator of Intensive Family Stabilization and Lead Family Support Worker.
Conduct initial interviews, checking references, submission of CORI requests for prospective employees, and advising the HR department in development/adjustment of job descriptions.
Oversee the development of the curriculum of PROJECT ART, a six-week art therapy group for youth ages 6-17, as well as work with the Lead Facilitator in coordinating the activities, gathering and purchase of supplies, recruitment of participants, transportation, marketing and billing.
Conduct outreach activities to area DCF offices and Family Networks staff to encourage increased program utilization.
CENTROWorcester, MAAssistant Director of Case Management Services/Coordinator of IFS04/2014 to 07/2016
Supervised program staff (up to 18) clinicians and maintained program quality.
Conducted staff orientation, training; program and staff performance monitoring and adherence to company policies and procedures.
Successful in meeting contractual requirements including service delivery, timely submission of service delivery reports, program evaluation and other documentation to contracting agents.
Maintained a caseload of six clients as a Clinician.
Organized and coordinated the development and facilitation of PROJECT ART, a six-week art therapy group for youth ages 8-18.
Conducted outreach activities to area DCF offices and Family Networks staff to encourage increased program utilization.
Oversight and coordination of the Intensive Family Stabilization program, with maximum capacity of 102 families.
Quinsigamond Community CollegeWorcester, MAAdjunct Professor01/2010 to 05/2015
Designed and facilitated "Child Abuse and Neglect" course.
Facilitated "Family Issues and Dynamics" course.
Selected, prepared and maintain curriculum, course outlines and instructional materials.
Provided instructional support to the students; refer to sources of specialized services within the College.
Responsible for instructional preparation, assessment of student performance and assistance to students.
Used the appropriate College procedures to resolve and document student complaints, concerns and problems.
Attended faculty meetings.
Department of Children and FamiliesWorcester, MASocial Worker/Supervisor05/1999 to 03/2014
Office Provided supervision for caseload 4-5 social workers through incorporation
of agency core values (Child Driven, Family Centered, Community Focused, Strength Based, Commitment to Diversity and Cultural Competence, and Commitment to Continuous Learning).
Ensure that social workers complete compliance related activities: Home and placement visits, service plans, comprehensive assessments, 7/30 day medical appointments, Early Intervention referrals.
Supported social workers by attending clinical meetings (i.e Foster Care Reviews, Enhanced Family Team Meeting, Area Consultation Team and Regional Clinical Team meetings).
Filed 51A reports and Care and Protection petitions to ensure the safety of children.
Provided weekly supervision.
Facilitated service referrals and maintain contact with service providers.
Provided guidance and support regarding policy, regulations and practice.
Facilitated the completion of other tasks: Case closings, case transfers, court reports, CORI Waivers
Procedures, Service Referrals and Voluntary Placement Agreements.
Scheduled and facilitate Unit meetings.
Coordinated service delivery with Family Networks Lead Agency.
Worcester Comprehensive Child Care ServicesWorcester, MADirector of Social Services10/1993 to 04/1999
Coordinated social services and case manager for multi-site agency.
Maintained enrollment and waitlist of five programs.
Determined eligibility for subsidized slots.
Processed fee assessments and performed periodic re-assessments.
Maintained ProCare database system.
Developed and facilitated parent meetings to address parenting issues.
Provided information, referral and client advocacy.
Maintained Family Preservation contract with the Department of Children and Families.
Filed 51A reports when children were at risk of abuse or neglect.
Served as a representative of WCCCS on area committees and councils.
Fellowships and Awards
Inducted into the Worcester Boys and Girls Club Alumni Hall of Fame, 2009
Staff development, supervision, training/workshop development and facilitation, billing, case management and program development
Board of Directors
Guild of St Agnes Child Care Center 1992-1993
Campfire Girls 1997-1998
Women and Enterprise Board of Directors 2011-2013
Worcester Boys and Girls Club 2002-Present
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Companies Worked For:
Quinsigamond Community College
Department of Children and Families
Worcester Comprehensive Child Care Services
Salem State College
University of Massachusetts
Job Titles Held:
Director of Case Management Services
Assistant Director of Case Management Services/Coordinator of IFS
Director of Social Services
Master of Arts : Social Work Bachelor of Arts : Psychology
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