Compassionate social services professional and active listener dedicated to working tirelessly with clients to help them resolve identified issues and thrive on their own terms.
19 years of commitment to Child Welfare and working with children and families within the community.
Excellent organization skills and communication skills.
Excellent knowledge of community resources and working as a team member with other professionals.
Good writing skills and computer skills.
Ability to work with clients of all social and economical levels.
Directed all protective placement, case management, parent education and family reunification activities.Interviewed clients individually and with families to determine what services would best address their needs.Advised patients on community resources, made referrals and devised realistic treatment plans.Guided youth through the emancipation planning process.Assessed clients and delivered comprehensive case management services.Interviewed clients in their home for home study assessments to assist the courts with custody decisions.Interviewed clients and their relatives to compile detailed social history information.Communicated with public social and welfare agencies to obtain and provide information.Evaluated and addressed individual client needs and concerns.Wrote petitions, court reports, case plans and other legal documents.Consulted with other professionals regarding the treatment of specific clients.Developed workable solutions for recurring problems for individuals and families.Maintained thorough case history records and wrote detailed reports. Worked as "lead worker" and supervised Practicum students. Worked as Foster parent co-trainer. Ability to work with all clients of all social and economical level and to work with difficult clients. Training in mediation and conflict resolution. Compassionate about working with children and families.
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