foster care social worker resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

An experienced professional Social Worker with a unique combination of case management, program coordinator, and entrepreneurial skills.   

  • Dependable
  • Problem Solver
  • Team Player
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Kronos, Citrix, PowerPoint

  • Creative Thinker
  • Effective Communicator
  • Confident
  • Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills 
Websites, Portfolios, Profiles
Work History
Foster Care Social Worker, 03/2012 to Current
The Mentor NetworkSan Jacinto, CA,
  • Provide case management services for children and families involved in Philadelphia's foster care system
  • Maintain timely submission of all notations and reports in accordance with Department of Human Services (DHS) requirements.
  • Participate in weekly supervision.
  • Attend all required LCFS and DHS training's.
  • Serve as an advocate for foster care children.
  • Met with clients in their homes to promote continuity of care.
  • Referred clients to social services agencies.
  • Wrote reports and case summaries and compiled work records, including required statistics.
  • Testified under oath to help the court make custody decisions.
Social Services Trainee, 08/2011 to 01/2012
Vive Family Support ProgramPhoenix, AZ,
  • Assisted families during their resettlement in the United States.
  • Promoted from a unpaid intern position to a paid Rainbow Initiative Contract Administrator position in December 2011.
  • Escorted families to important appointments.
  • Taught families how to navigate through Philadelphia and how to use public transportation.
  • Directed and facilitated school enrollments for all resettled families from Sept 2011 till Dec 2011.
  • Supported families in coping with problems resulting from resettling to a new country.
  • Referred clients to other social services agencies.
  • Secured housing, federal/state assistance, and schooling for clients by working with Department of Public Welfare and Social Security Administration. 
Residential Counselor, 06/2008 to Current
Children's HomeCity, STATE,
  • Celebrated as "Staff of the Month" on two separate occasions.
  • Provided daily counseling and care for adolescent girls suffering from PTSD in the foster care/child welfare system in New Jersey.
  • Supplied crisis intervention services to clients in the cottages.
  • Offered therapeutic services and crises intervention to emotionally disturbed children and adolescents.
  • Maintained regular contact with clients, tasks including but not limited to: administering the daily tasks, transporting to important appointments, completing all household duties, organizing daily activities, monitoring hygiene, and tutoring.
  • Wrote reports and case summaries and compiled work records for each client.

Bachelor of Science: Social Work, Expected in 2011 to Cairn University, CSWE accredited - Langhorne, PA

Burlington County Mentoring Program - Program Coordinator, 2012-2014

The Council Presents: Conversation Party- Co Founder, 2010-Present

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School Attended

  • Cairn University, CSWE accredited

Job Titles Held:

  • Foster Care Social Worker
  • Social Services Trainee
  • Residential Counselor


  • Bachelor of Science

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