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Objective: Seek the Position of Family Social Worker
SUMMARY: Highly talented and resourceful Family Social Worker with more than six years experience in working as part of a specialist team charged with the task of delivery a high quality integrated service to substitute carers and to ensure the availability and maintenance of high quality family placement resources to meet the varying needs of children, young people and adults.
Summary of Qualifications
Exceptional communication skill.
Great knowledge of social work provision, legislation and issues relating to substitute carers, including National Standards.
Remarkable ability to understand family placement work, e.g. assessment, separation and loss.
Strong knowledge of current trends of family placement work.
Great ability to work under pressure.
In-depth commitment to Anti-Discriminatory practice.
Uncommon ability to take responsibility and make decisions.
Strong knowledge of psychosocial and psychotherapeutic methods and sources.
Excellent knowledge of physical and mental illnesses and their effects on personality.
Remarkable ability to establish rapport with children and their families.
Department of Public Administration, Minneapolis, MN 2002 - Present
Family Social Worker
Recruit, assess and support foster carers, community carers and prospective adoptive parents.
Maintain high standards of response to all prospective families.
Present reports to the Permanence and Fostering Panels.
Assist in providing preparatory and on-going training packages/events.
Ensure the resourcing and maintenance of support/training groups.
Support/manage individual carers.
Attend reviews of Looked After Children, Case Conferences, etc. and where appropriate provide reports for such meetings.
Contribute to the wider range of Adoption and Fostering services statutory duties, e.g. step parent adoption assessments/reports and birth records counseling.
Contribute to Family Finding for children who are registered for permanence, this include liaison with other established agencies.
Mountain Top Family Centre, Minneapolis, MN 2000 - 2002
Social Worker - Children Department
Performed discussion sessions with the family.
Observed child care.
Performed discussion sessions with other professionals.
Performed analysis of information already in existence.
Recorded information and tracked progress.
Considered family behavior in the light of research and theory.
Supervised and performed management of other staff members, normally family resource centre workers.
Attended and contributed to team meetings.
Attended supervision sessions with line manager.
Assisted with practical arrangements for the centre, such as locking up etc.
Masters Degree in Sociology University of New York (2000)
Bachelor's Degree in Sociology University of New York (1997)