School Social Work Field Placement resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Overview
Experience supporting adolescents with special education needs in regular education classrooms and 1:1. Experience providing clinical mental health and substance abuse services to children and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  Mental health services include individual, family, and group therapy; crisis intervention; assessment; diagnosis; treatment planning; and discharge planning.  Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed School Social Worker.
Summary of Skills
  • Building relationships with community agencies
  • Crisis Intervention 
  • Assessment, Diagnosis, and treatment of mental health issues
  • Assessment of social, emotional, behavioral needs

  • Assessment, Diagnosis, and treatment of AODA issues
  • Organization
  • Problem Solving
  • Conflict Resolution
Expected in 2016 Post-Masters | School Social Work University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI GPA:
​School Social Work license/certification requirements
GPA 4.0/4.0
Expected in 1992 Masters of Social Work | Mental Health University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL GPA:
Area of Specialization in Mental Health
GPA 4.8/5.0
Expected in 1990 Bachelor of Arts | Psychology Truman State University, Kirksville, MO GPA:
Minor in Child and Family Development
GPA 3.3/4.0
Professional Experience
2016 to 05/2016 School Social Work Field Placement Hendry County Schools | Labelle, FL,
  • ​Conducted social histories for initial evaluations for Special Education.
  • Administered and scored Behavioral Assessment System for Children (BASC).
  • Administered and scored Comprehensive Executive Function Inventory (CEFI).
  • Completed classroom observations for initial evaluations.
  • Prepared written report of above assessments and presented at the initial evaluation meeting.
  • Attended student services meetings, attendance meetings, Annual IEP meetings, and re-evaluation meetings.
  • Provided individual counseling to middle and high school students.
  • Co-led a weekly girls group addressing coping skills, self-esteem, empowerment.
  • Co-led a bi-weekly attendance intervention group.
  • Participated in weekly AODA group with Rosecrance alcohol and drug treatment facility
07/2007 to Current Paraprofessional Oaks Integrated Care Inc. | Berlin, NJ,
  • Supported students with an IEP in the regular education classroom.
  • Collaborated with Special Education teachers and regular education teachers to address needs of the students and follow IEP goals.
  • Assisted with instruction as designated by teacher.
  • Contributed to IEP's at request of teacher/casemanager.
  • Provided 1:1 support to students using wheelchairs for mobility.
  • Proctored tests and quizzes.
  • Taught students organizational skills.
  • Taught students study skills.
  • Collaborated with special education and regular education staff to modify assignments as necessary.
  • Provided accomodations per IEP.
11/1999 to 08/2005 Program Therapist/Lead Therapist Community Health System | Canton, MI,
Program Therapist (Dec 1999 - Sept 2005)
  • Provided case management for adults with mental health and substance abuse diagnoses.
  • Assessed psychosocial needs of patient and patient's family.
  • Provided individual and family therapy to patient and family.
  • Facilitated cognitive behavioral group therapy.
  • Developed individual treatment plans.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary team.
  • Completed discharge planning and referrals.

Lead Therapist on Adult Inpatient Unit (Jan 2003 - July 2004)

  • ​Assigned cases to therapists.
  • Facilitated multidisciplinary unit meetings.
  • Milieu management in conjunction with Charge Nurse and Senior Psych Technician.
  • Supervised student interns (Masters and Bachelors level).
  • Facilitated conflict resolution among staff.

Primary Therapist in Adult Partial Hospitalization Program (July 2004 - Sept 2005)

  • Provided case management and individual, group, and family therapy for all day treatment clients.
  • Developed and implemented Geriatric Psychiatric Program.
  • Milieu management.
  • Crisis intervention.
  • Coordinated return to work with client's Employee Assistance Program, Human Resources Department, and/or Supervisor.
08/1996 to 08/1999 Social Services Provider Carle | Bismarck, IL,
  • Provided individual and family therapy.
  • Conducted assessment and diagnosis of mental health and substance abuse 
  • Provided crisis intervention services at counseling center and at three hospital emergency rooms.
  • Participated in weekly diagnostic/clinical staffings.
  • Supervised Masters level student interns.
  • Developed individual treatment plans in conjunction with client and multidisciplinary team.
  • Coordinated annual review staffings with clients and all service providers.
  • Served on Quality Improvement Committee.
  • Conducted mental health screenings for welfare to work program (Department of Children and Family Services program).
  • Interim program supervisor during absence of Director.
08/1995 to 05/1996 Case Manager Ascension (System Office) | Menomonee Falls, WI,
  • Provided case management for psychiatric and dually diagnosed adults in the inpatient and day treatment programs.
  • Assessed psychosocial needs of patient and patient's family.
  • Provided individual and family therapy to patient and patient's family.
  • Facilitated group therapy.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary team to develop individual treatment plans for patients.
  • Developed discharge plans for patients.
  • Functioned as acting Director of Social Services for one month.
  • Member of Utilization Review Committee.
  • Advocated for patient's rights.
  • Crisis intervention.
08/1994 to 05/1995 Social Worker Carle | Chrisman, IL,
  • Advocated for client's rights for seven group homes for adults with Intellectual Disabilities.
  • Completed annual assessment of social, emotional, and behavioral needs
  • Conducted abuse/neglect investigations.
  • Co-led a social skills development group.
  • Provided counseling for clients.
  • Assisted families with guardianship issues.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary team assessing client needs.
08/1994 to 1995 Medical Social Worker Easter Seal Home Health | City, STATE,
  • Assessed psychosocial needs of patient and patient's family.
  • Provided referrals for community resources.
  • Counseled patients and their families regarding grief and loss issues and other emotional needs related to medical situation.
  • Crisis Intervention.
  • Participated on multidisciplinary team.
10/1993 to 05/1994 Clinical Social Worker Yost Incorporated - Employee Assistance Program, Outpatient Mental Health And Substance Abuse Clinic | City, STATE,
  • Provided counseling and referrals in Employee Assistance Program with contracted companies including Miller, Anheiser Busch, and UPS.
  • Assessed individual and family social, emotional, and behavioral needs.
  • Evaluated chemical and substance use/abuse.
  • Counseled children, adults, and families in outpatient mental health and substance abuse clinic.
  • Coordinated referrals and follow-up.
  • Crisis Intervention.
  • Consulted with other professionals and company officials to coordinate return to work.
  • Provided on-site counseling at contracted companies.
09/1992 to 09/1993 Medical Social Worker Swedish American Hospital - Medical/Surgical Hospital | City, STATE,
  • Social Worker on Orthopedic, Pediatric, and Pediatric Intensive Care Units.
  • Facilitated patient care conferences and counseled families.
  • Assessed social, emotional, and behavioral  needs of patients and patient's family.
  • Crisis Intervention.
  • Completed discharge plans for patients.
  • Consulted for Medically Fragile Daycare Total Quality Planning Committee.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary team to provide care plan.
  • Served on Pediatric and Pediatric ICU Committees.
  • Lectured medical students regarding child abuse/neglect and mandated reporting. 
1992 to 07/1992 Field Placement (University of Illinois MSW program) The Center For Children's Services - Outpatient Mental Health Counseling Center For Children | City, STATE,
  • Provided individual therapy to children ages 5-17.
  • Provided family therapy as needed.
  • Assessed presenting problems, contributing circumstances, family dynamics, and environmental factors of clients.
  • Received weekly training in play therapy.
  • Developed and led a weekly play therapy group.
  • Designed and administered a client satisfaction survey as part of program evaluation research.
  • Maintained caseload of 5-10 clients.
  • Conducted home visits.
  • Counseling provided at school as needed.
Fellowships and Awards
Alpha Delta Mu, National Social Work Honor Society, 1991.
Memberships and Affiliations
  • Social Work Graduate Student Association, Secretary, 1990-1991.
  • MSW Committee Student Representative, 1990-1991.
  • Community Mental Health Specialization Committee Student Representative, 1991-1992.

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School Attended

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana
  • Truman State University

Job Titles Held:

  • School Social Work Field Placement
  • Paraprofessional
  • Program Therapist/Lead Therapist
  • Social Services Provider
  • Case Manager
  • Social Worker
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Field Placement (University of Illinois MSW program)


  • Post-Masters
  • Masters of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Arts

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