Placement Specialist resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary
LMSW Social Worker with 10 years of experience. Specialty areas include children and families.

Excellent advocate for clients.

Certified mediator for the State of Kansas.

Utilizes solution-focus approach.

Experienced with working with multi-disciplinary teams.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, Internet, and ChildPro.

Highly dependable.

Work History
Placement Specialist, 09/2007 to Current
Marsh & Mclennan Companies, Inc.West Point, GA,
Frequently contacted Resource Families about children in DCF custody needing placement.  Assisted families inquiring about the process to become foster or adoptive parents.  Completed the intake/recruitment process for prospective families. Supervised MSW student in 2009-2010 and BSW in 2016-2017.  Recognized by colleagues for the Above & Beyond Award for being hard working, seeking appropriate placements, and having a positive attitude. Participated in the development of the Compass Program, for therapuetic placements.
Director of Social Services, 08/2005 to 05/2006
Azria HealthAshland, NE,
Advocated for Residents' care and rights to be involved in their own decision-making.  Facilitated admission/discharge planning.  Referred/Counseled Residents and their families Medicare/Medicare Part D/Care Planning. Organized Resident Secret Santa to provide for unmet needs. Presented on signs of Abuse & Neglect at bi-monthly  New Employee Orientation.
MSW Intern, 07/2004 to 06/2005
Adoptions TogetherWashington, DC,
Engaged Residents in a long-term care environment including those with disabilities, mental health diagnoses and dementia. Gained medical knowledge and experience with assessments, interviewing, conducting home visits, working with groups and advocating for clients.  
MSW Intern, 07/2003 to 04/2004
Universal Health ServicesAugusta, GA,
Effectively worked with children and families.  Directly engaged K-12 students within the school district. Administered skills testing.  Organized annual holiday event to collect food and gifts for low-income families.  Wrote to state representatives about the impact of "No Child Left Behind" on rural school districts.
BSW Intern, 2003 to 04/2003
Riley County Head StartCity, STATE,
Successfully managed a caseload of returning children. Engaged parents/caregivers to complete enrollment paperwork. Conducted home visits and documented progress reports.  Wrote a community needs assessment for my supervisor and director.
Master of Arts: Social Work, Expected in 2005
University of Kansas - Lawrence, KS
Bachelor of Arts: Social Work & Family Studies, Expected in 2003
Kansas State University - Manhattan, KS
Volunteer mediator for the State of Kansas 2011 to present.  Certified in CORE, Parent-Adolescent and Domestic mediation.

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School Attended

  • University of Kansas
  • Kansas State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Placement Specialist
  • Director of Social Services
  • MSW Intern
  • MSW Intern
  • BSW Intern


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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