school social worker resume example with 18+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Objective: Contribute to the positive educational development of students in support of community advancement. Goal-driven School Social Worker successful at cultivating productive relationships with students, families and teachers alike. Passionate about providing needed assistance to build social and academic skills. Decisive and proactive leader. Creative and enthusiastic Social Worker with 13+ years of experience supervision and managing case loads of up to 25 adolescents in high-risk environments. Passionate about building trust and rapport with at-risk youth through non-judgmental approach, patient demeanor and compassionate interpersonal skills. Skillful in needs evaluation, treatment planning and facilitating group or individual counseling sessions.

  • Microsoft Word/ Power Point/ Excel
  • Developed/Implemented ABA plan of school intervention
  • Service learning project coordinator
  • CPR Certified
  • Applied behavioral analysis
  • Crisis Intervention SPecialist
  • Community Liaison
  • Documentation and Grant writing projects for PEC and the School District of Philadelphia Office of Specialized Services and the homeless adolescent population
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • CEU Workershops Faciliation
Work History
01/2009 to Current
School Social Worker Balsz School District Phoenix, AZ,
  • Aim to help students grow socially and academically
  • Assist daily with helping high school students (total population 900+) students resolve and skill build around traumatic evants such as sexual assaults, domestic violence issues, peer related violence, bullying, school absences, and other conflicts
  • Helped rotating caseload of 20 or more students cope with disabilities, behavior management, and mental health issues
  • Provided in-class daily therapeutic services utilizing invivo cognitive behavioral counseling and or dialectical behavioral interventions, trauma focused therapy, case management, respite services, and crisis intervention
  • Maintained accurate and timely records for each case and assures departmental goals or objectives are accomplished by conducting daily, quarterly and yearly reviews
  • Worked collaboratively within school interdisciplinary team to ensure effective establishment and maintenance of in school behavior management programming
  • Communicated clinical observations to supervisor and school administration daily
  • Provided clinical supports, skill based therapeutic interventions and information to classroom staff and parents, as assigned
  • Provides crisis intervention and supportive interventions, including case management, linkage to community resources, and provides care coordination of service delivery
  • Assists in increasing success in overall objective of school programming (attendance, academics, behaviors)
  • Facilitates school or district wide risk assessments (clearances), as needed
  • Completed all documentation (e.g Comprehensive assessments, treatment plans, clearances, therapy, and contact notes) in time frame required as per policy
  • Conducted and created bio-psychosocial assessments and social histories
  • Regularly assessed students for substance use, support systems, physical and emotional functioning, barriers to academic performance, peer issues, suicidal/homicidal ideation, and similar issues
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans and discharge plans that support student self-determination
  • Provided direct therapeutic services such as individual, family or group therapy regarding specific issues
  • Providing emergency crisis management services, including assessing for safety
  • Advocated for student services and students’ best interests •Provide case management services including, but not limited to, referrals to community resources, collaboration with other mental health and social service professionals
  • Providing trainings and workshops to teachers, school staff and parents
  • Conducted home visits that included but was not limited crisis interventions and in home tutoring
  • Identifying/ resolving in school and in class ethical issues
  • Observed student behavior and developed behavioral interventions
  • Developed Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavioral Intervention Plan to identify cause of problem behavior, formulate strategies to address behavior and teach new behavioral skills
  • Identified student barriers to self-sufficiency and created relevant IEPs
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary teams of school psychologists, teachers and administrators to create and implement Individualized Education Plans
  • Facilitated push-in and pull-out ESE support instruction. Provided appropriate Tier 1 and TIer 2 behavioral interventions
  • Trained and guided teachers on how to identify and support students
  • Provided educational support services to students with emotional, intellectual and physical disabilities
  • Collaborated with students, teachers, administrators, parents and outside agencies
01/2006 to 01/2009
School Based Behavioral Health Masters Level Therapist Hopkinson Elementary School City, STATE,
  • Supervised a team of bachelor’s level behavior health workers (BHW) and developed techniques to help the BHW assist the child in developing age appropriate self management skills
  • Maintained a caseload of 20+ behavioral health students and conductd weekly one on one counseling and biweekly group sessions •Conducted research studies to formulate programs to best facilitate the behavioral needs of the client
  • Assisted in referrals to psychologist, psychiatrist and other patient doctor needs
  • Worked collaboratively with teachers and school administrators to best meet the students academic, psychological, and behavioral needs and to help develop the skills and techniques needed to integrate the child into normalizing activities of elementary/ middle school students
  • Conducted sensitive personal interviews with victims of suspected child sexual/ physical abuse
  • Provided weekly individual and group therapy to at risk children with serious emotional disturbances
  • Created and facilitated classroom and in school support work which included researching female aggressive populations, analyzing statistical data and developed a program utilizing the adolescent female population and their negative behavioral emotion and their need to be contrary to the program implementation within the academic atmosphere created by the Philadelphia school district
  • (Girls Group) •Conducted family supports and therapeutic interventions and referred parents and families to effective support services to help the student and family within their home environment
  • In participation with Community Behavioral Health (CBH) created documents supporting concurrent reviews, utilization reviews, developed treatment plans and directed the implementation of a behavioral modification intervention plan in accordance to medical recommendations
  • Sporadic stints at substitute teaching and in class behavioral health accommodations programming in conjunction with curriculum design
  • Conducted professional development trainings for teachers and administrators concerning results and affects of child sexual, physical and emotional abuse to teachers and area middle school classroom settings
  • Managed quality assurance program, including on-site evaluations, internal audits and customer surveys
01/2003 to 01/2006
Emergency Shelter Intensive Case Manager People's Emergency Center, PEC City, STATE,
  • Emergency shelter for single women, their children and Department of Human Services (DHS)HS mandated at risk female adolescents
  • Intensive case management services to an in-house caseload of 10-16
  • Out of house caseload consisted of 5+ post housing families
  • Case management liaison to the school district of Philadelphia office of specialized services
  • Worked collaboratively with other offices and outside agencies on the implementation of joint ventures
  • Providing intimate services and clinical mental health counseling to emergency shelter residents
  • Conducted independent research studies, analyzed data and prepared reports to formulate programs to best facilitate the behavioral needs of the client
  • Assisted residents in developing, one-on-one, a plan to visualize their own deterrence’s and barriers to positive cognitive, behavioral, and psychosocial/environmental needs in support of stability and permanent housing
  • Services include individual clinical assessments, treatment plans, contracts, corresponding preventative theoretical interventions, appropriate health care referrals, emergency supportive counseling, home visits, crisis intervention, and intense therapeutic interventions
  • Disadvantaged populations may include individuals suffering from severe mental health issues, sexual abuse (victims & abusers) incest survivors, elder health, dual diagnosed, victims of repeated sexual and/or physical abuse, and substance abusers
  • Assisted youth programs supervisor (2 years) in various youth shelter events and activities centered toward career exploration, college awareness and enrichment programs which involved, but was not limited to, maintaining computerized records on programmatic activities
Expected in 2002
Bachelor of Arts: Social Work
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania - Kutztown, PA
Expected in
Master of Arts: Master in Social Work
Temple University - Philadelphia, PA
Relevant Skills
CPR Certified, FBI, Child Abuse and Criminal background clearances Continuing education facilitator for school based seminars and trainings Trained in Trauma Focused Behavioral Therapy DBT Trained and Certified S.E.L.F (Safety Emotion Loss Future) Training / Sanctuary Model: Dr Sandra Bloom Instructor
Additional Information
  • Bachelors in Social Work Temple University Masters in Social Work PA Licensure & Certifications PA Social Work License #: SW125876 Expires: PA Real Estate Sales Person License #: RS 349493 Expires: NASW Certified School Social Work Specialist (C-SSWS) Pending
  • Additional Professional References: •Provided upon request

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School Attended

  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
  • Temple University

Job Titles Held:

  • School Social Worker
  • School Based Behavioral Health Masters Level Therapist
  • Emergency Shelter Intensive Case Manager


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts

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