Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

I would like to introduce myself and express my interest in a job with your agency. I recently completed two successful three year Federal Research Project grants with Children's Home Society of New Jersey by helping to empower Kinship caregivers by strengthening their supportive skills and providing individual, family, and group counseling, case management services, resource development and community assistance. I have strong managerial experience and I'm dedicated to providing effective and empathetic mentoring. I'm a Licensed Social Worker focused on working with individuals, families, and children. If you are interested in meeting to discuss my background further. I can be contacted by telephone or email.

  • Client-focused Counseling and case management skills.
  • Strong Analytic and Problem solving skills
  • Multi-task management
  • Computer proficient
  • Empowering families with strength based skills
  • Creative Advocacy


  • Group development and Facilitation. 
  • Team Player
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Professional demeanor
  • A strong work ethic.

In the year 2014,

The Kinship Connections program was recognized by the Federal

Government as being a model Kinship Program.

Process Improvement

* Responsible for creative design of Family support and Youth

education groups that improved family participation and community

relations between agency staff and the community.


  • Improved and edited documents to keep Protective Service staff informed on policies and procedures.


  • Implemented marketing strategies which resulted to increase agency partnership and growth of customer base.   

Protective Services

  • Supervisor responsible to maintain 100% Case record proficiency rating for nine years for the Monmouth County Adult Protective Services Department of New Jersey. 


2012 to 08/2014 Senior Family Service Specialist Kinship Connection Program - Children's Home Society Of NJ | City, STATE,
  • Successfully led key family projects which resulted in strength based positive outcomes..  
  • I provided supportive counseling and case management assistance to individuals, groups, families, and children regarding issues of mental health, poverty, substance abuse, trauma, finances, family dynamics, social adjustment, health issues.
  • I developed and facilitated caregiver and children's educational, health, and recreational support groups and family success conferences.
  • Provided transportation to agency and community services.
  • Conducted analysis to address family issues which led to successful and creative solutions and positive outcomes.
  • Effectively controlled the release of confidential information.
  • Maintained and stream lined all records and reports in an organized timely manner related to our family cases.
  • Reviewed and provided comments on the adequacy of documents and took necessary steps to cure any deficiencies.
11/2009 to 2012 Kinship Cares Supervisor Kinship Case Worker Kinship Cares Program - Children's Home Society Of NJ | City, STATE,
  • I provided intake registration and family assessments in the community.
  • I provided advocacy w/caregivers, schools, social services, legal, and medical centers.
  • I maintained accurate case history records and prepared reports in a productive and timely manner.
  • I provided case management assistance by developing case goals to address needs and achieve goal attainment.
  • I developed and co-facilitated two successful family education support groups.
  • I also assisted and co-facilitated a monthly community group to engage other community partners to assist our agency with inter-agency cooperation and collaboration goals.
06/1999 to 01/2009 APS Social Work Supervisor Adult Protective Services- Family And Children's Services | City, STATE,
  • I held dual roles as an investigator and staff Supervisor.
  • Prepared routine legal correspondence and letters to our attorneys, County, and State Agency partners.
  • Prepared correspondence, accounting and record reviews for analysis.
  • Documented, reviewed all case work, and guided our staff with regards to time sensitive reporting of abuse, neglect, and exploitation concerns regarding vulnerable adults living in a community setting to our State office.
  • Effectively controlled the release of proprietary and confidential information.
  • Successfully led staff in conducting investigations and case management of our cases that resulted in positive results.
  • Provided staff development and training.
  • Conducted analysis to address concerns with staff which led to inter-agency collaboration and cooperation.
  • I also investigated cases reported by the community successfully within the guidelines of the State Statute.
  • Provided crisis counseling and case management assistance
  • Advocacy, Information and referral assistance to community resources.
  • I petitioned for court orders and guardianship matters.
  • Advised patients on community resources, made referrals and devised realistic treatment plans.
  • Interviewed clients in their homes or agencies individually and with families to determine services to best address their needs.
  • I marketed and educated the community about our program and services.


Expected in 1994 Master of Science | Social Work Fordham University, Manhattan, NY GPA:
Social Work
Expected in 1993 Bachelor of Science | Social Work Kean University , Union, N.J. GPA:
Social Work
Expected in Licensed Social Worker- State of New Jersey: Lic #: 44SL00311500 | , , GPA:

Counseling and case management, Group development and facilitation, family success conferences, Problem solving, goal attainment, Advocacy, Computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PDF, Check Point and Power point. Marketing, Budgeting and Project management.

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  • Kean University

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  • Senior Family Service Specialist
  • Kinship Cares Supervisor Kinship Case Worker
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  • Master of Science
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  • Licensed Social Worker- State of New Jersey: Lic #: 44SL00311500

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