Skilled and dedicate Social Worker Extensive Individual Therapy and Therapeutic group counseling experience Performed vigorous case management in a public school setting Identified family needs and assisted with obtaining appropriate resources Collaborated with local Health centers and community agencies Facilitated parent meetings and workshops related to healthy lifestyles.
PARENT WORKSHOP FACILITATOR January 2007 to January 2013WHITEFOORD COMMUNITY SUMMER PROGRAM － ATLANTA, GA
Facilitated parent meetings and workshops as it relates to Health and Nutrition, Literacy, Appropriate discipline methods, and Positive self esteem.
Assisted Teachers in the classroom with a rewarding educational experience for children.
Provided conflict resolution between camp members.
Supervision assistance provided during field trips.
Served as a mentor/tutor in subject areas.
SOCIAL SERVICES SPECIALIST January 2010 to January 2012DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND CHILDREN SERVICES － ATLANTA, GA
Limited supervision, investigates, provides follow-up, provided adoption and placement resources in cases of abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
Determine the level of risk and takes appropriate action, or accepts cases from investigators and provides follow-up intervention and assessment.
Provided a combination of investigative and case management services.
Developed social service plans for difficult and complex caseloads in any of the following areas: child and/or adult protective services; foster care; adoptions; crisis intervention; etc.
Functioned as specialists and may serve as mentors to other Social Service staff.
Maintains client records to develop and carry out a plan to meet the needs of their families, as it relates to the well being of the child.
Additional duties/skills include the following: Attends trainings and workshops to enhance social workers knowledge of child welfare practices.
Serves as a mediator to mothers and fathers to encourage father involvement.
Conducts home assessmen.
FAMILY RESOURCE WORKER January 1997 to January 2010ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS － ATLANTA, GA
Provide high-level social work support to at-risk children and parents in a large, metropolitan, multicultural and diverse school system; Assist parents with developing skills to promote a healthy lifestyle for their families; Educated parents on resources available in the community, health centers and community agencies; Provided parents with parental skills to maximize life experiences; Supports parents with diagnostic recommendations to provide appropriate intervention services, and supplies parents with resources to assist with enriching their child's developmental experience.
Demonstrated ability to gain parents trust and provide exceptional follow-up, leading to repeated family participation.
Additional job responsibilities include the following: Ensure that child's medical, dental and immunizations follow-ups were up to date.
Maintains records of agendas, minutes of meetings, student files, and sign-in sheets.
Plans and facilitates in-service training and workshops for the parents.
Medical Social Worker January 1994 to January 1997Extended Community Home Health Care － ATLANTA, GA
Provided support to the Elderly population during transition from Hospital to residence.
Served as a liaison between hospital Social Worker and agency to assist client's transition to their home.
Assist patients with obtaining medical equipment to ensure client's safety in the home.
Counseled family members regarding the care of client in the home.
Collaborated with agency nurse to evaluate client's medical needs in the home.
Linked clients with Community Resources to meet their needs after discharge from Hospital.
January 1983Jackson State University Southern Mississippi, M
January 1985Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc
Areas of Expertise - Adolescent and Family Therapy, Clinical Specialist, Teenage Pregnancy, Resident Director, 6 years, Spelman College, Upward Bound Counselor, 3 years-responsible for disciplinary actions of students.
Family Resource Worker/Courier for Atlanta Public Schools-responsible for transporting documentation to Supervisors Office, and other offices as needed.