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Desired Industry: Social Services SpiderID: 46457
Desired Job Location: NEW YORK, New York Date Posted: 12/7/2010
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date:
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: Masters Willing to Relocate: No Preference


Experience:
PROFESSIONAL & CLINICAL EXPERIENCES:

The New York Foundling, Bronx, NY
4/08 – 6/10 Program Director/Bronx Teen Preventive Services
• Responsible for clinical, administrative, budgetary and supervisory oversight of supervisors, case planning social work, and support staff serving 90 families with parenting and pregnant teens at risk of foster care placement in the South Bronx
• Responsible for all hiring and termination decisions; complete or ensure completion of staff evaluations; provide and identify training needs for all staff; conduct family team conferences and ensure implementation of services plans
• Ensured compliance with ACS and Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) policies, procedures and requirements including: case intake and closure processes, FASP completion, case work contacts, timely entry of documentation into CONNECTIONS and PROMIS
• Developed tracking systems and safety/risk assessment and culturally competent protocols utilized by case work to ensure permanency and well being; produced Provider Agency Measure System (PAMS) scores in superior range during fiscal year 2009 and 2010
• Established and maintain linkage with other provider agencies and community based organizations; represent agency at Community Partnership Initiative committee meetings, and Safety and Permanency Assessment (SPA) community meetings; conduct presentations at events, schools, Community Based Organizations(CBO) to promote services to intended population
• Supervised a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) consultant who provided prenatal and postnatal assessments for both mother and baby; provided medical follow-up, medication management and awareness, prevention of childhood diseases/illness; assessed developmental milestones using the Ages and Stages Questionnaires System, Second Edition; assess the medical and mental health to provide further access to essential services to all clients including immigrants
• Consulted with LCSW therapist and develop viable mental health service plans
• Facilitated Parenting Classes and consulted with the Violence Intervention Program, Inc. to educate clients on the dangers of domestic violence and created viable safety plans

7/08-6/09 Program Director/Mother Child Program-Agency Operated Boarding Home (AOBH)
• Provided administrative oversight of 7 AOBHs serving 19 families; responsible for supervision of staff including the program manager, 3 social worker, 25 child care workers 2 resident managers and 2 support staff; ensured timely completion of documentation of progress notes, FASPs, permanency reports; ensured preparation and attendance on all court proceedings related to placement, domestic violence and custody matters
• Provided ongoing safety and risk assessments and developed viable service plans with the
staff, residents and their families to ensure successful discharges and to ensure child
safety

The Children’s Village, Dobbs Ferry, NY
11/06 to 4/08 Social Work Supervisor
• Provided clinical interventions, prepared safety assessments, implemented behavioral plans and oversaw staff assisting male residents between the ages of 5 through 21 with a variety of significant mental health and behavioral challenging and their families to promote safety, well being and permanency
• Connected families to community based, mediation and advocacy services to address initial reason for placement, underlying circumstances and identified service need


Cardinal McCloskey Services, Inc., New York, NY
10/02 to 11/06 Social Work Supervisor/Group Coordinator
• Responsible of oversight of caseworkers including provision of weekly clinical supervision; assured staff coverage and completed staff evaluations; trained staff on agency, ACS and OCFS service mandates
• Developed and facilitated a psycho-educational adolescent group
• Prepared monthly statistical reports
10/03 – 02/04 Clinical Unit Family Therapist, Bronx NY
• Conducted short-term, solution-focused individual and family counseling, including functional behavioral plan formulation under the supervision of a licensed psychologist
5/01 – 10/02 Foster Boarding Home Department /Team Facilitator/Senior Social Worker
• Assisted in the program development of the Shared Cases Pilot Project focusing on the team approach in case management; implemented Shared Cases Pilot Project with successful outcomes
• Assisted and trained new case workers on agency and ACS requirements, policies and procedures
• Prepared progress reports, assessment plans, court and permanency reports
• Advocated for clients in obtaining employment, job training programs, substance abuse, mental health and domestic violence programs
9/00 - 5/01 Foster Boarding Home – Group Home/Social Worker/Counselor (Student Internship)
• Provided individual and group counseling and crisis intervention with adolescents and
adults
• Promoted problem solving and independent living skills with adolescents
• Developed treatment plans, prepared weekly assessment and progress reports
7/98-9/00 Foster Boarding Home-Home Finding Unit/Certified MAPP Trainer, Social Worker
• Conducted 30 hour MAPP training to potential foster parents
• Conducted and prepared comprehensive home studies for recruited and kinship foster parents
• Conducted annual recertification home studies in accordance with ACS and OCSFS guidelines
9/92-7/98 Foster Boarding Home-Social Worker
• Monitored all aspects of child well being and safety, family functioning and dynamic in the foster home; assessed child and parent services need and provided referrals, monitored participation and progress in services
• Provided case work counseling; supervised sibling and family visits; conducted assessment of integration of newly learned skills in parenting and mother/child interaction; conducted birth parent home visits
• Prepared progress notes, UCRs, court and permanency reports and incident reports; attended court in permanency hearings, TPRs and adoptions


Education:
EDUCATION
Fordham University, New York, NY
Master of Social Work-May 2001
Specialization Certificate-Children and their Families
St. John’s University, Queens New York
Bachelor of Arts- Psychology-September 1992


Additional Information:
SPECIALIZED TRAINING
• Certified Fields Instruction Supervisor (SIFI)- Fordham University
• New York City Board of Education Health Assistant Program
• Family Team Conference (FTC) Models
• Certified Trainer-Group Preparation & Selection/Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting (MAPP)
• Sexual Abuse-Fordham University
• Counseling Children/Adolescent/Adults-Painful Events
• Child Development: Infant to 4 years old
• Alcohol and Substance Abuse – Lehman College


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