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

Dedicated Social Worker with years of experience and expertise with proven ability to quickly build trust and rapport with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Professional Strengths
  • Detail-oriented, able to accomplish multiple tasks through well-defined timelines and deliverables.
  • Experienced in handling sensitive, confidential records: highly trustworthy, ethical and discreet.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication with an emphasis on collaboration and customer service.
  • Strong commitment to client advocacy with passion for serving the needs of individuals and families.
  • Ability to apply strong leadership talents and problem-solving skills to maintain team efficiency and organize workflow to meet daily demands.
  • Effective interviewing skills to discover individuals strengths and needs.
Professional Experience
08/2006 to Current Transition Coordinator Fullbloom | Pensacola, FL,
  • Collect and analyze assessment data to determine appropriate and comprehensive transition services for 300 students receiving Special Education.
  • Collaborate with school teachers, students, parents, and administrators in designing and implementing Individualized Education Plans tailored to meet students specific learning needs.
  • Partner with families and adult agencies to design and prioritize transition services that meet the employment and daily living needs of each young adult.
  • Locate resources and educate families about available assistance to include Social Security, Community Developmental Organizations, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Post Secondary Education Disability Services.
  • Assist students in outlining goals to prepare for their future living, employment, community participation, and continued learning.
  • Construct & direct curriculum-based modules to prepare students for post-secondary education, vocational training, or integrated employment.
  • Create presentations, handouts and slide shows to communicate information to staff members and parents of students with special needs.
  • Establish community partnerships to offer life-long learning opportunities and skill development.
  • Organize yearly Mentoring Day event matching 45 students with community businesses for job shadowing experiences.
  • Design community based learning experiences and real-life application of functional skills meeting the unique needs of each student.
  • Determine appropriate students to referral to school districts programs for 18-21 year olds; to include Project Search and C-Tran.
  • Coach and train students in Job Olympics events (Counting Change, Filing Letters, Resume Writing, Employment Interviewing, Coin Recognition, and Phone Messages).
  • Hire, train, and schedule staff of 10+ para educators and job coaches.
  • Serve as a member of the Multi-Disciplinary Mental Health Team; Manage harmful behaviors and provide crisis intervention for students and families.
  • Provide leadership as a Douglas County Transition Council Member (Served as Vice-President and President for several years).
  • Supervise Masters Level Social Work Interns.
  • Sponsor of Yoga and Mindfulness Club.
01/2003 to 08/2006 Child Welfare Trainer/Consultant University Of Kansas | City, STATE,
  • Researched Child Welfare training initiatives.
  • Developed Family Centered Practice training curricula.
  • Determined training schedules and locations.
  • Coordinated registration with foster care agencies: SRS, Contractors, and Sub-Contractors.
  • Delivered comprehensive, outcome-focused trainings.
  • Customized training service and technical assistance by request.
  • Performed continuous evaluations of content and plans in order to enhance delivery.
  • Quickly adapted training plans based on agency needs; adhering timelines and budgets.
01/1997 to 01/2003 Foster Care Permanency Manager Kansas Children's Service League | City, STATE,

Began career in privatized foster care in 1997. Started as a Case Manager and progressed to Supervisor, Lead Supervisor, and Foster Care Manager.

  • Coordinated permanency efforts with SRS, court systems, mental health centers, and drug/alcohol facilities.
  • Provided supervision for 12-15 Foster Care Social Workers that provided case management to children in state custody. This included clinical guidance and crisis intervention.
  • Interviewed and made hiring selections of case managers, family support workers, clerical staff.
  • Facilitated weekly one on one staffing's and team meetings.
  • Created and implemented a training program for all new case managers.
  • Led initiative to achieve compliance with SRS mandates for case plans.
  • Assisted families in developing problem-solving and coping skills by providing counseling and referrals to appropriate community agencies.
  • Worked a 24 hour on-call schedule once monthly to provide assistance during child and family crisis's.
  • Reviewed court reports and other confidential documentation for accuracy.
  • Assessed biological family and foster home environments for risk and safety concerns.
  • Attended Child In Need Of Care court hearings; testified to crucial case details.
  • Completed Family Needs and Service Assessments and provided informational resources.
  • Developed written plans with parental input for removed children; delineated goals and objectives.
  • Arranged and supervised visits between biological parents and their children; offered parenting education input.
  • Educated biological parents and foster parents in child behavior modification techniques.
  • Recommended permanent placement of children; requested termination of parental rights.
Expected in 05/2004 Masters in Social Work | Social Work Washburn University, Topeka, KS, GPA:
Expected in 05/1995 Bachelor's in Social Work | Social Work Kansas University, Lawrence, KS, GPA:

Minor Field of Study: Human Development and Family Living


State of Kansas, Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board

Licensed Masters Social Worker #6040

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School Attended
  • Washburn University
  • Kansas University
Job Titles Held:
  • Transition Coordinator
  • Child Welfare Trainer/Consultant
  • Foster Care Permanency Manager
  • Masters in Social Work
  • Bachelor's in Social Work

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