Social Worker Clinical resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Driven and compassionate Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience counseling and advocating for clients in various types of programs, systems and organizations. History of encouraging and empowering clients toward improved self-esteem, decision making, family dynamics, child development, mental health and infant mental health. Strong background in working with those clients who have experienced trauma and dedicated to evidence-based practices to positively impact clients. Highly collaborative, resourceful with unfailing work ethic and passion for helping others.

  • Cognitive processing therapy
  • Trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Nurturing parenting training and group facilitation
  • Child parent psychotherapy certification
  • Clinical services
  • Presenting cases
  • Evidence-based practices
  • Obtaining authorizations
  • Client advocacy
  • Coordinating care
  • Infant mental health specialist
  • Treatment planning
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Psychotherapy experience
  • Behavioral assessment
  • Psychosocial assessments
  • Case management
  • Regulatory compliance (HIPAA)
Work History
03/2018 to Current Social Worker - Clinical State Of North Carolina | Elizabeth City, NC,
  • Perform client assessments and developed treatment plans.
  • Develop and implement intensive individualized treatment plans addressing family relationship problems, destructive patterns of behavior and other psychosocial issues.
  • Document client progress in confidential files.
  • Utilize positive uncertainty and multi-systemic family systems therapy to encourage clients and help to handle ambiguity, accept inconsistencies and trust intuition in decision-making.
  • Provide trauma informed therapy and interventions including psychotherapy.
  • Assist clients to better understand roles as parents, focusing on developing skills to nurture and guide children.
  • Guide clients in effective therapeutic exercises and skills.
  • Observe and monitor client behavior and responses to treatment.
  • Work collaboratively with other mental health professionals to provide consistent care and minimize diversion.
  • Direct family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
  • Apply array of different methodologies to assist clients in therapy.
  • Provide comprehensive case management services, created treatment plans and connected clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Counsel patients weekly with issues such as mood disorders, PTSD and anxiety.
  • Deliver mental health support for patients suffering from post-partum depression and generalized anxiety disorder.
  • Refer clients to specialists, educational outreach programs or social service agencies for additional interventional needs.
  • Guide clients in development of skills and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques.
  • Confer with superiors to determine if non-progressing clients should continue to be counseled or referred to other specialists in such fields as medicine, psychiatry or legal aid.
  • Provide tools for clients and families to communicate better and negotiate issues for improved family relationships.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams of school psychologists, teachers and administrators to create and implement Individualized Education Plans.
  • Facilitate family therapy sessions between children, caregivers and siblings to remediate conflict and build healthy relationships.
09/2014 to 10/2021 Home Based Therapist Riverside Community Care, Inc. | Somerville, MA,

  • Worked with interdisciplinary treatment team to develop treatment plans.
  • Introduced meditation, guided imagery, breathing techniques and regulation skills to children and families.
  • Guided group therapy for clients with focus on self-advocacy, self-healing and empowerment.
  • Worked with clinical psychiatrist and primary care physician to review patient progress and update treatment plans.
  • Developed and implemented performance improvement strategies and plans to promote continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
  • Delivered comprehensive therapeutic services to children, adolescents and adults to support child welfare and prevention services.
  • Trained specialized respite providers to care for children with severe behavioral and emotional needs.
  • 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.
  • Facilitated family therapy sessions between children, caregivers and siblings to remediate conflict and build healthy relationships.
  • Encouraged socialization and engagement through therapy, music therapy and social activities.
  • Assessed clients for abuse and neglect to compile documentation for court reports.
  • Testified under oath as child advocate in family court to assist with child custody decisions.
  • Offered therapeutic services and crises intervention to emotionally disturbed children and adolescents.
  • Interviewed clients, families or groups to assess situations, limitations and issues and implement services to address needs.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary teams of school psychologists, teachers and administrators to create and implement Individualized Education Plans.
  • Maintained regular contact with clients by calling and visiting clients' homes.
  • Explained medical care options to help families make informed healthcare decisions.
  • Helped clients develop new coping mechanisms and techniques to drive behavior modification.
10/2012 to 09/2014 Child Protective Services Specialist Department Of Health And Human Services | City, STATE,
  • Developed plans to strengthen family units.
  • Maintained case records and legal documentation.
  • Visited homes, inspected surroundings and interviewed family members.
  • Attended court proceedings, submitted documents and offered testimony.
  • Responded to claims of abuse, neglect or safety concerns.
  • Reported child abuse in accordance with legal standards of mandatory reporters.
  • Completed home welfare checks to align with state and program guidelines.
  • Built solid and trusting rapport with children and families, fostering trust and communication to meet case needs.
  • Interviewed individuals and families to assess needs and provide informational resources.
  • Offered friendly and efficient service to customers, handled challenging situations with ease.
  • Collaborated with community program leaders and advocates to make resources accessible to those in need.
Expected in 05/2011 Master of Science | Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, GPA:
Expected in 05/1990 Bachelor of Science | Grand Valley State University, Allendale Mi, GPA:

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School Attended

  • Grand Valley State University
  • Grand Valley State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Social Worker - Clinical
  • Home Based Therapist
  • Child Protective Services Specialist


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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