federal field specialist resume example with 13+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Executive Profile
Qualified professional seeking a position where I can make a significant contribution to the success of a growing organization while expanding my professional knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Skill Highlights
  • Written/Oral Communication
  • Administrative Competence
  • Client-Service
  • Decision Making
  • Client Assessments
  • Crisis Intervention
Chicago State University , Expected in 2010 Master of Social Work : Direct Practice - GPA :
Saint Joseph's College , Expected in 2007 Bachelor Social Work : - GPA :
Saint Joseph's College , Expected in Bachelor Criminal Justice : - GPA :
Professional Experience
Fairfield Medical Center - Federal Field Specialist
, , 2015 - Current

Provides authoritative advice:

  • FFS provides authoritative advice, consultation and technical assistance to care provider programs, Department of Children Services-Contracted Case Coordinators and  Department of Homeland Security juvenile coordinators and other DHS officials for the implementation and coordination of the national Unaccompanied Children program.

Coordinates reunification of UC (Unaccompanied Child):

  • Oversees the safe and expeditious reunification of a UC based on the Flores Settlement Agreement and Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (TVPRA), release criteria, security and risk assessment, coordination of DHS transportation, identity and travel documents for voluntary returns and removals.

Serves as DCS Field Expert on Child Welfare Issues

  • Acts as DCS expert on child welfare and UC issues and is the primary point of contact for DCS Case Coordinators, care provider staff, DHS field juvenile coordinators and foreign country consular offices in the field.
  • Provides technical assistance on DCS policies and procedures.
  • FFS liaises and meets with private, non-profit, non-governmental organizations, local officials, health care providers and UC's legal representatives.
Millhill Child And Family Development - Immigration Social Worker
, , 06/2012 - 2015
  • Provides timely and thorough review, assessment, and recommendations of family reunification to the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
  • Confers weekly with ORR to discuss difficult cases utilizing knowledge of child welfare juvenile justice, mental health, and ORR policies, in order to provide placement, transfer and release recommendation based on the best interests and special needs of the child.
  • Identify potential victims of human trafficking.
Heartland Alliance For Human Needs And Human Rights - Family Reunification Specialist/Lead Family Reunification Specialist
, , 07/2010 - 06/2012
  • Provided counseling for children of diverse populations and needs between the ages of 5-18.
  • Worked in collaboration with Programs' Psychiatrist to determine the mental health needs of the minor.
  • Collected and assessed family background information through interviewing children, families and care providers and reviewing documents from Child Protective Services and other agencies.
  • Provided timely and thorough review, assessment on Family Reunification cases to ORR and GDIT.
  • Provided supervision for MSW interns and other Family Reunification Specialists.
  • Supervised a total of 8-10 staff.
  • Provided training on job duties and ORR policies.
Youth Cross Roads, Inc - Child and Family Intervention Specialist/Crisis Counselor
, , 2009 - 08/2010
  • On call 24/7-Respond to crisis calls from area police stations and schools.
  • Provided crisis intervention services, case management, court Advocacy, short-term individual, family and group counseling.
  • Facilitated a family group: Keeping Families Connected.

Chicago Youth Centers - Social Service Worker
, , 02/2009 - 09/2009
  • Promote and recruit eligible children for the Head Start Program.
  • Coordinate disability services for children with special needs.
  • Counsel parents on children's social-emotional and health care needs
  • Conducts classroom observation and counsel parents to prevent/report child abuse and neglect.
El Valor Guadalupe Reyes Center - Family Worker
, , 07/2007 - 02/2009
  • Conducted client intakes and assessments documenting all counseling and advocacy eeforts diligently.
  • Participated in wrap-around meetings in the advancement of family status.
  • Participated as a member of a multidisciplinary team of paraprofessionals and professionals engaged in identifying assessing, planning and implementing classroom interventions for children.

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School Attended

  • Chicago State University
  • Saint Joseph's College
  • Saint Joseph's College

Job Titles Held:

  • Federal Field Specialist
  • Immigration Social Worker
  • Family Reunification Specialist/Lead Family Reunification Specialist
  • Child and Family Intervention Specialist/Crisis Counselor
  • Social Service Worker
  • Family Worker


  • Master of Social Work
  • Bachelor Social Work
  • Bachelor Criminal Justice

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