In the interest of exploring employment opportunities within your organization, I have enclosed my current resume for your review and consideration. I am confident that my personal skills, educational background and practical work experience can be put to valuable use within your company. My ambition is to associate with a company that demands and rewards excellence, while providing long-term opportunities for advancement and personal growth. I would enjoy the opportunity to discuss in greater detail how my qualifications and expertise can be utilized to the benefit of your company. I can be reached at the above address or telephone number. Thank you for your time and attention. I look forward to meeting with you in the immediate future.
Fluent in both English and Spanish
Practiced in family assessments
Exceptional problem solver Community resources specialist -
Experienced in working with families at risk -
Experienced in working with a culturally diverse population -
Self-motivated to succeed in any work place environment
Senior Practitioner/Foster Care Social Worker12/2013 to CurrentWake County GovernmentRaleigh, NC
Hired to provide Social Work services to children and families involved in Child Protective Services and whose children are placed outside of the home because of abuse, neglect or dependency.
Complete assessments and family interviews to obtain information to formulate Out of Home Service Agreements and Case Plans to address the needs that warranted removal of the child from the home.
Provide case management services for children aging out of foster care and preparing for higher education, independence, and employment.
Completed four week pre-service training to learn the basic requirements, policies, and procedures for North Carolina Child Welfare.
Provide social work services for 19-22 cases.
Advocate for children and families to received services that are in the best interest of the child and family to address the need and reduce the risk of harm in the home.
Complete monthly and weekly home visits and home studies for children in foster care, relative, and non-relative placements to thoroughly and continually assess the risk the children in the home.
Refer families to community resources for counseling, substance abuse treatment, psychological evaluations, batterer's intervention, and other services to improve the safety and well-being of children involved in child abuse cases.
Participate in multidisciplinary meetings with teachers, psychiatrist, therapist, and other service providers to collaborate effective treatment plans for families and children.
Paraprofessional/Qualified Professional02/2008 to 01/2010 Phllip Therapeutic ServicesRaleigh, NC
Coordination of each child or adolescent's treatment plan and provision of basic case management functions and participation in treatment planning meetings Provide community support services with the usage of various interventions Perform crisis assessments and short-term crisis counseling and intervention services.
Perform safety and risk assessments for children & families at risk, and make referrals for follow-up services.
Quickly responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose.
Documented all patient information including service plans, treatment reports and progress notes.
Collaborated closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services.
Family and Children's Case Manager01/2006 to 12/2013Wake County Government Raleigh, NC
Provide case management service by completing an assessment and determining initial as well as on eligibility for Medicaid/ NC Health Choice and Dialysis cases Maintain thorough knowledge of all policy and procedures by attending training and keeping abreast of all policy changes.
Efficiently gathered information from families and social services agencies to inform development of treatment plans.
Manage an average of 100 cases per month to assess and determine Medicaid eligibility.
Attended trainings to further enhance my knowledge and ability as a Medicaid Case Manager.
Provide effective interviewing skills, organizational and time management skills.
Maintain professional relationships with community employers.
Refer households to outside community resources if needed.
Provided excellent Customer Service as well as maintain professionalism as well as work well and function in a fast paced environment.
Interpreter08/2000 to 12/2002ATI Interpreting AgencyWilmington, NC
Provided interpreting services to different agencies contracted by ATI, agency, New Hanover Human Services (Child Protective Services, Child Care, Work First, Food Stamps, Medicaid), New Hanover Health Department, Developmental Evaluation Center (DEC), New Hanover Schools, various Law Firms.
Translated/Created various written documents between Spanish and English.
Customer/Employee information resource for main office.
Master of Arts: Psychology04/2010University of Phoenix OnlineRaleigh, NC, USAPsychology
Bachelor of Arts: Criminology 08/2005North Carolina State UniversityRaleigh, NC, USA
Transfer Student 08/2002Wake Technical Community CollegeRaleigh, NC, USA
Bachelor of Arts12/2002Cape Fear Community CollegeWilmington, NC, USAInternship at the Juvenile Detention Center
2005North Carolina State UniversityRaleigh, NC, USA
-Counsel and monitor Juveniles
-Assisted with organizing different types of educational and recreational activities for juveniles
Assisted Juvenile Detention Center staff with clerical duties.
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Companies Worked For:
Wake County Government
Phllip Therapeutic Services
ATI Interpreting Agency
University of Phoenix Online
North Carolina State University
Wake Technical Community College
Cape Fear Community College
Job Titles Held:
Senior Practitioner/Foster Care Social Worker
Family and Children's Case Manager
Master of Arts : Psychology 04/2010 Bachelor of Arts : Criminology 08/2005 Transfer Student 08/2002 Bachelor of Arts 12/2002 2005
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