Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:
Professional Summary
Licensed social work professional with five and a half years of experience with Mississippi Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children's Services. Highly skilled in social services, child protection, case management, foster care, resource home licensure, community outreach and advocacy. Mental health experience working with individuals in the Serious Mental Illness population through an eight month internship for advanced master of social work with an emphasis on health.
  • Licensed Social Worker
  • Problem solving therapy
  • Crisis intervention
  • DSM-V knowledge


  • Child Welfare Services and Case Management System
  • Culturally-sensitive
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Multi-tasking strength
Work History
MSW Social Work Field Placement, 04/2015 to 11/2015
Steven Madden, Ltd.Woodbridge, VA,
  • Provided group psychoeducation intervention to individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) focusing on health, wellness, and lifestyle changes
  • Provided individual therapy using problem solving therapy model to promote diabetes self-management education and skills building
  • Assisted in the Psychosocial and Rehabilitation program (PSR) utilizing the Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) evidence-based program for individuals with serious mental illness
  • Organized weekly social events for the 17 residents at the River Heights independent living facility for individuals with serious mental illness
  • Collaborated with the River Heights case manager and therapists to meet residents' needs as necessary within the independent living residential setting
Family Protection Specialist/Resource Specialist Advanced, 10/2010 to 2015
Suny Upstate Medical UniversitySyracuse, NY,
  • Planned and conducted pre-approval training to prospective foster parents
  •  Recruited foster families using general and targeted diligent recruitment activities within the community
  • Assisted county workers in identifying appropriate foster families for children in care
  • Provided in-service training opportunities and retention services to licensed foster families
  • Interviewed and evaluated prospective foster families using the Structured Analysis Family Evaluation model (SAFE)
  • Completed yearly re-evaluation of foster homes within 30 days of the expiration date
  • Assisted in arranging an yearly foster parents appreciation event involving fundraising and engaging community stakeholders and partners
  • Conducted monthly contacts with foster families through face to face visits, phone calls or mail
  • Worked in collaboration with case workers to identify and/or prevent child placement disruptions in foster homes
  • Implemented corrective action plans with case workers and foster parents to address identified policy violations in foster homes.
Family Protection Specialist, 06/2009 to 10/2010
Lowndes County Department Of Human ServicesCity, STATE,
  • Investigated reports of child abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation within 24 hours of report, including conducting safety and risk assessments.
  • Assessed clients for abuse and neglect and compiled documentation for court reports.
  • Testified at youth court hearings regarding foster children's protection, placement, and permanency
  • Provided professional case management and direct services to foster children, parents, and families involved with the agency
  • Placed foster children in the most appropriate and least restrictive foster care placements
  • Utilized family centered practice focusing on children's safety, meeting needs, and maintaining important connections
  • Sought and utilized community resources necessary for appropriate service delivery



Social Work Student Intern, 2009 to 03/2009
Boardtown VillageCity, STATE,
  • Assisted in documenting client contacts
  • Maintained progress reports
  • Assisted in facilitating monthly educational programs
  • Assisted in the production and distribution of monthly newsletters
  • Connected residents with local community resources
  • Assisted in problem resolutions
Sales Associate, 07/2005 to 01/2006
Belk Dept. StoreCity, STATE,
  • Handled purchase and return of merchandize.
  • Assisted in stocking and pricing merchandize.
  • Effectively utilized a computerized cash register.
  • Engaged customers with friendly service.
  • Provided repeat customers with exceptional care and attention.
  • Worked collaboratively in team environment.


Adjunct Lecturer, Current to Current
Stan Barnard, ,
External Field Instructor, to
USC School Of Social WorkCity, STATE,
Clinical Associate Professor, Current to Current, ,
Additional Information
  • Honors and Awards Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society 2009 Undergraduate Social Work Student of the year award recipient Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges Phi Theta Kappa Society, Beta Iota Zeta Chapter
Master of Arts: Master of Social Work, Expected in Current
University of Southern California - School of Social Work, Virtual Academic Center
Bachelor of Arts: Bachelor of Social Work, Expected in May 2009
Mississippi State University - Social Work Program,
Associate of Arts: Social Work, Expected in 2007
East Mississippi Community College - Mayhew, MS 39753
GPA: Magna Cum Laude
Magna Cum Laude
P. O. Box 100 Mayhew, MS 39753: , Expected in
East Mississippi Community College - ,
Associate of Arts: Social Work, Expected in
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GPA: Magna Cum Laude
Social Work Magna Cum Laude
  • Licensed bachelor level social worker
  • Problem Solving Therapy training August 2015
  • Adoption competency training March 2011
  • ChildFirst Mississippi-Interviewing children and preparation for court January 2010
  • Child Welfare Professional Development October-December 2009

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  • University of Southern California
  • Mississippi State University
  • East Mississippi Community College
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  • Clinical Associate Professor


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