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Jessica
Claire
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Professional Summary

Invested Social Worker dedicated to forming trusting relationships and advocating for best interests of clients. Expertise in Child Welfare Services and Training Foster Parents . Respectful and compassionate professional offering 31-year background serving community by providing guidance for clients in need.

Skills
  • Assessment of families needs and referral to resources
  • Counsel families in crisis and offer supports
  • Trainer for foster families certification and on going trainer for Trauma and attachment
  • Supervision over other caseworkers and agencies
Education
NYU School of Social Work Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville, NY, Expected in 09/2005 Masters of Social Work : Social Work - GPA :
SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, NY, Expected in 12/1983 Bachelor of Arts : Psychology - GPA :
Certifications

LMSW- Licensed Masters in Social Work 2021

GPSII/MAPP Trainer Group Preparation and Selection Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting 2004

Compass Trainer for Foster\Adoptive Parents 2010

RPC Facilitator Resource Parenting Curriculum 2015

Work History
Westchester County Department Of Social Services - Sr. Social Caseworker, Foster Home Unit
City, STATE, 01/2004 - 08/2020
  • Certified Foster Homes according to NY State regulations. Maintained 48 to 50 foster homes. Visited Foster homes quarterly and as needed to ensure compliance and help with families adjustment to fostering and to increase retention.
  • Established working relationship with foster care workers , school districts and mental health agencies and daycare providers to advocated for foster children and foster families.
  • Matched children with families removed from Child Protective Services. Also, removed children from any foster home that was not in child's best interest
  • Assisted foster families in receiving mental health, child care, medical care and other services for themselves and foster children.
  • Trainer for Kinship Foster Parents to complete certification by attending mandatory 9 week program. Trained 5 to 7 families at time.
  • Trainer for 9 week program post certification for foster parents to understand cycle of trauma and attachment.
  • Supervised unit of 4 to 5 workers extended periods of time due to changes in supervisors.
Westchester County Department Of Social Services - Sr. Social Caseworker, Children's Residential Serv
City, STATE, 04/1995 - 01/2004
  • Over saw multiple Residential Agencies. Inspected facilities to ensure compliance in state regulations. Held team meetings with direct care workers and supervisors to ensure services were being provided to children and families
  • Advocated for youth to stay out of criminal system through Family Court
  • Maintained caseload of 45 to 50 youth.
  • Supervised 5 co-workers when Supervisor was not available
  • Proved successful working within tight deadlines and fast-paced atmosphere
  • Identified issues, analyzed information and provided solutions to problems
  • Actively listened to customers, handled concerns quickly and escalated major issues to supervisor
  • Collaborated with management to with compliance of outside agencies caring for youth
Westchester County Department Of Social Services - Sr. Social Caseworker Child Protective Services
City, STATE, 06/1991 - 04/1995
  • Interviewed children, members of families, medical personnel and law enforcement to gain valuable information for each case.
  • Conducted in-depth assessments to determine if children were safe from harm and abuse at home.
  • Documented all relevant information by filling out forms and completing case reports.
  • Devised and implemented safety plans for children suspected as victims of abuse or neglect. Advocated for families to prevent children to be placed in foster care. Assisted in families in accessing mental health, housing, food, school advocacy and many other services.
  • Filed petitions and gave testimony in family court.
  • Assigned to Sex abuse task force
  • Supervised unit of 5 co-workers when Supervisor was not available.
  • Exceeded goals through effective task prioritization and great work ethic
Ulster County Department Of Social Services - Social Caseworker Child Protective Services
City, STATE, 06/1989 - 06/1991
  • Interviewed children, members of families, medical personnel and law enforcement to gain valuable information for each case. Investigated 18 to 24 reports month.
  • Conducted in-depth assessments to determine if children were safe from harm and abuse at home within 24 hours of Child Abuse/Maltreatment report.
  • Devised and implemented safety plans for children suspected as victims of abuse or neglect.
  • Remained objective in handling each case, especially when children and families were in high-stress situations.
  • Interviewed individuals and families to assess needs and provide informational resources.
  • Assisted families in accessing services to prevent children coming into foster care
  • Trained and worked in Sex Abuse Task Force.
  • File Petitions in Family Court in order to provide services and protect children.
  • Assist family members in filing petitions in Family Court
  • Provide testimony to petitions.
  • Worked weekends or week day nights as On Call Emergency Service worker .

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School Attended

  • NYU School of Social Work
  • SUNY New Paltz

Job Titles Held:

  • Sr. Social Caseworker, Foster Home Unit
  • Sr. Social Caseworker, Children's Residential Serv
  • Sr. Social Caseworker Child Protective Services
  • Social Caseworker Child Protective Services

Degrees

  • Masters of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Arts

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