Compassionate, energetic professional inside the highly demanding Social Service arena. Special interest in child welfare and outreach programs. Detailed communicator with the ability to connect with diverse age, ethnic and socioeconomic groups. Meticulous, organized individual who meets deadlines and submits paperwork accurately. Involved community advocate; dedicated to volunteering and improvement activities. Electronic proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet Research and proprietary data base management systems. Ethical, confidential work practices with high levels of respect and regard for others.
01/2014 - Current
Child and Family Services － Traverse City, MIFoster Care and Adoption Case Manager
Holy Cross Children's Services － Traverse City, MIHome Service Aide 2013
Develop, coordinate and implement concise, accurate treatment plans with youth, their families, foster families, and other caretakers facilitating permanency, safety, and well-being.
Provide and coordinate services to meet the needs of youth, biological parents, and foster parents.
Coordinate required medical and dental services for foster children and monitor the implementation of the services by the caregiver.
Engage all family members and encourage participation in services to overcome barriers and address specific needs.
Coordinate all community and resource referrals and services to the family.
Prepare court reports and petitions and provide testimony to support permanency, safety, and well-being of the child and family, as required by Department of Human Services.
Ensure transportation is provided or arranged for parents and foster children in order to meet all goals and objectives on the treatment plan.
Complete all necessary data entry into all data management systems required, as well as keep paper file accurate, complete, and in compliance with policy, rules, and state law.
Develops trusting rapport with biological parents and foster children 0 to 18 years of age on an on-demand basis.
Safely transports foster children to various medical appointments and psychological evaluations throughout Michigan.
Supervises biological parents and foster children during scheduled visitations; objectively assessing emotional dynamics, safety, engagement and communication.
Educates and guides biological parents regarding safety, nutrition, health and wellness needs of children.
Locates community resources to assist biological parents with social and educational needs such as housing, transportation, parental classes, food assistance, paperwork and regulatory compliance as well as financial budgeting.
Provides emotional support while maintain necessary professional boundaries.
Timely completes and files detailed court reports outlining observations and progress status.
Acts as a liaison, promptly reporting any identified areas of immediate concern to the attending Case Manager.
Follows all governmental and departmental policies and procedures.
Probate Court － Traverse City, MISocial Work Intern
Coordinated over a hundred hours of classroom curriculum entitled New Vision Academy, geared toward youth on probation.
Recruited and captured the professional/personal skills of community members; therefore exposing youth, age thirteen to sixteen, to new and exciting opportunities within the local area.
Orchestrated classroom facilities and guest speaker needs.
Nurtured effective leadership, organizational capabilities, teamwork and rapport building with teenagers.
Fostered professional networking and developed promotional branding skills.
Ferris State UniversityBig Rapids, MIBachelor of Social Work3.81
Northwestern Michigan CollegeTraverse City, MICore Degree
Membership and Leadership Roles, Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Workers (2013-2014)
*Vice President, Ferris State University North's Chapter of Phi Alpha (2013)
*Treasurer, Ferris State University North's Chapter of Phi Alpha (2012-2013)
Activity/Role, Tendercare, Traverse City, MI (2013)
Canned Food Drive Volunteer, Salvation Army, Traverse City, MI (2012)
Thanksgiving Community Meal, Planning/Operation Committee, Traverse City, MI (2012)
Learning Partner, Annual Swim and Water Safety Program, Sponsoring Body, Traverse City, MI (2011)
VOLUNTEER /COMMUNITY SERVICE Activity/Role, Tendercare, Traverse City, MI (2013) Canned Food Drive Volunteer, Salvation Army, Traverse City, MI (2012) Thanksgiving Community Meal, Planning/Operation Committee, Traverse City, MI (2012) Learning Partner, Annual Swim and Water Safety Program, Sponsoring Body, Traverse City, MI (2011)