Caseworker Foster Care Resume

CASEWORKER – FOSTER CARE
Child advocate dedicated to ensuring the success of foster care processes and outcomes. Possess exceptional research, assessment and agency reporting abilities. Maintain excellent case management skills in the areas of review, assessment, and follow up. Detail oriented with strong organizational, communication, and time management skills. Skilled in training new foster care counselors and new foster care parents.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Unified Health Center, Charleston, SC                      2011 – Present
CASEWORKER – FOSTER CARE
• Manage 20-30 foster care cases to ensure the well-being of children.
• Conduct in-depth client interviews with birthparents, foster parents and children.
• Assess emotional, social, developmental, educational, vocational, financial, medical, psychiatric and legal needs.
• Make recommendations for agency intervention.
• Plan and conduct home and school visitations on a regular basis.
• Team with healthcare professionals and social service providers to review cases.
• Closely monitor degree of birthparent and child progress.
• Document detailed findings and reported critical information requiring immediate and long-term action.
• Attend Family and Criminal courts to provide fact findings and dispositions.
• Arrange meetings between children, legal guardians and natural family members.
• Assess final determination on the continuity or closure of pending cases.
Community Family Services, Charleston, SC                2005 – 2011
MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR
• Co-facilitated various educational group programs for clients and family members, as well as facilitate individual and group therapy sessions within an intensive outpatient rehabilitation setting.
• Worked closely with DSS, CPS, Dual Diagnosis, self-referred, paroled and probation mandated populations.
• Administered regular urine and blood alcohol screenings; maintain timely documentation for audit purposes.
EDUCATION
St. Clare University, Charleston, SC
Masters in Mental Health Counseling, 2005
Simons College of Social Studies, Williamsburg, VA
Bachelor of Science in Sociology, 2005
CERTIFICATION
C.A.S.A.C.
COMMUNITY SERVICE
     Volunteer Coordinator, Meals On Wheels 
     Volunteer Mechanic, Bikes For Kids 
     Volunteer Organizer, Little Angels
SOFTWARE SKILLS
     MS Office

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