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Medicala Social Worker Resume


Desired Industry: Social Services SpiderID: 18518
Desired Job Location: Redding, California Date Posted: 1/20/2008
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: now
Desired Wage: 55,000 yr.
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
Highest Degree Attained: Masters Willing to Relocate: Yes


Objective:
I am a professional social worker with over 22-years of experience and expertise seeking employment opportunity. Social work experiences include working with adults, children, and families in community settings, school environments, and hospital facilities. Expertise in medical social work includes outpatient and inpatient services providing information, advocacy, counseling, and referral services for disabled adults and seniors. Expertise in child welfare services includes child abuse investigations, family reunification and family maintenance services, adoption specialistís services, preventative and voluntary services, and social worker supervision. In addition, expertise in providing case management services to developmentally disabled children, adults, and their families.


Experience:

Social Work Supervisor 4/2006 - Present
County of Shasta, Children and Family Services Redding, California

Under the general direction of a child welfare program manager, perform duties associated with planning, organizing, and directing the work of social services staff providing the most advanced social services. Supervise a team of eight professionally educated social workers in the areas of social work practice, standards, and ethics. Job duties include; delegating casework, assigning child abuse investigations, monitoring outcomes, providing positive feedback and support to staff and clientele, supporting the emotional stability of staff, and modeling/promoting sound decision-making and problem solving skills for staff. Promoting the agency mission and strengthening agency cohesiveness. Supervising the community prevention program, family preservation/voluntary services division, and community hospital interrelationship.

Medical Social Worker 5/2006 - Present
Addus Health Care - part-time employment Redding, California

Provide a complete range of home health care social services to promote the health and well-being of patients. Duties include in-home biopsychosocial evaluations, advocacy, information, and referral services to community based organizations in accordance with a plan of care approved by the patient, his or her physician, and extended family support system in order to meet the patientís needs.

Senior Social Worker 2/1993 - 4/2006
County of Shasta, Children and Family Services Redding, California

Provided the most advanced of social services to children and families requiring a high degree of technical competence. I performed case studies to determine social service needs of clients. Develop and carried out social treatment plans for an assigned caseload. Conducted psychosocial assessments and assisted clients with planning and implementing individual social treatment plans with a high degree of independence. Interpreted and applied policies, rules, and regulations for client services.

I assisted clients in utilizing available resources for their individual needs. Conducted home visits in conjunction with casework assignments. Prepared and maintained case records. I participated in in-service trainings and other staff development to increase knowledge and technical competence. I received casework consultation from other staff members and managers. I have experience in providing Court testimony when necessary. Work with community organizations. I provided referrals to outside resources.

Child welfare experiences include voluntary and court diversion services, emergency response, family maintenance services, family reunification services, and adoptions.

Medical Social Worker 8/2002 - 8/2003
Mercy Medical Center Redding, California

Duties included performing psychosocial assessments, crisis intervention, supportive/grief counseling, discharge planning in management and community resources for ongoing support for patients, consultant to other departments and community services agencies. Worked collaboratively with colleagues, physicians, and nursing staff in providing both direct and indirect services to patients. I was directly involved in providing social services in the prenatal, labor and delivery, nursery and neonatal intensive care units. I acted as the direct liaison between the Mercy Medical Center and the Shasta County Department of Children and Family Services. Directly responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining policies and procedures concerning preventative social service programs related to prenatal services for pregnant teenagers and adults and their significant others. Investigated allegations of child abuse and/or neglect and provided either voluntary or Court ordered social services in order to alleviate or prevent the need to remove children from their families and/or to reunify children with their families.


Case Manager 3/1990 - 2/1993
Far Northern Regional Center Redding, California

I provided case management services and assessment needs to developmentally disabled clients and their families. Ensured that the entire case management process, assessment and evaluation, planning, authorizing, advocacy, monitoring, reviewing and associated documentation were completed.


As facilitator of the Interdisciplinary Team I developed, implemented, and coordinated Individual Program Plans (IPP) for caseload assigned clients. Monitored and evaluated the services provided through the IPP. Assisted clients and their families in obtaining essential diagnosis and evaluation from appropriate practitioners and secured written reports, which assesses and interprets the clientsí situation. I monitored each clientís health and safety. I maintained all documentation and contacts. Kept supervisory staff informed of the status of assigned caseload and unmet needs in the community.


Volunteer Community Service

Shasta County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council 9/2006 - Present
Redding, California

I am active member on the Board of Directors for this non-profit organization. CAPCC serves as an umbrella for a diverse set of programs and projects throughout Northern California that provide community outreach, youth development, family support, and child abuse prevention education and awareness.


Perinatal Substance Abuse Committee of Shasta County 10/2006 - Present
Redding, California

Active member in a collaboration of agencies and individuals committed to decreasing perinatal substance abuse. Community service aimed at decreasing the incidence of perinatal substance abuse by improving access to services, combining resources, promoting interagency communication, providing community education, and promoting policy change.


Shasta County Child Death Review Team 11/2005 - Present
Redding, California

I am active member of the review team providing confidential and interdisciplinary professional review of death of children under the age of 19-years, when the incident resulting in the death occurred in Shasta County. Review deaths systematically in order to determine what possible improvements or changes are needed in order to create positive future outcomes for others.


Education:
California State University, Sacramento http://www.csus.edu/ Obtained Masterís Degree
8/2001 - 5/2004
Major: Social Work
Sacramento, California

University of California, Riverside
http://www.ucr.edu/ Obtained Bachelorís Degree
8/1984 - 6/1985
Major: Sociology
Riverside, California


Skills:
Possess outstanding interpersonal skills for establishing positive relationships using the strength based model and solution focused practice with clients, colleagues, patients and community based organizations (CBOĎs). Readily communicate with people from diverse backgrounds, occupations, and cultures. Thrive on challenges and quickly adapt to new environments and responsibilities. Possess computer proficiency with desktop PC, lap top computers, and the child welfare services case management system (CMS) in the State of California.


Reference:
Available upon request.


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