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Erika Ogwel

  • Oak Lawn US-IL
  • 3163905302

Child Care Worker II


I am a graduate of Wichita State University with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and a minor in Sociology. My graduation was May, 2012. I am currently employed with Lutherbrook Child and Adolescent Center, as a child care worker. In the future, I would like to pursue a Master's degree in Social Work as I continue to work with children and families in order to broaden my knowledge and professional skills. 


Work History

Oct 2015Current

Child Care Worker II

Lutherbrook Child and Adolescent Center

•Creating and maintaining a therapeutic milieu 

•Developing an effective, therapeutic relationship with residents

•Documenting daily routines, meal count, goals

•Helping residents follow unit guidelines 

•Communicating concerns to supervisor 

•Addressing crisis situations including physical intervention 

Jul 2012Jul 2015

Case Manager II

Sedgwick County Comcare CIAC and Children's Services

 •Answer calls from individuals inquiring about services, gather information, and arrange for an intake assessment if needed.

•Complete the necessary paperwork for each client who has been referred to Comcare services.

•Offer community resources for those who do not qualify for Comcare services.

•Help the family members recognize their own strengths and use these strengths to reach their goals.

•Teach family members how to make their own decisions while getting the help they need from community agencies.

•Work with the child and family through role-modeling, counseling, and service activities while developing close relationships with all family members.

Aug 2011May 2012

Family Support Worker Intern

Child Start Inc.

•Assist families with setting goals based upon individual strengths and needs.

•Assists family to secure required health services and information. Implements strategies and procedures for Family Partnership building.

•Links families/parents to community services and resources as expressed in family goal setting.

•Helps in health follow-up services as a part of the enrollment process.

•Recruits children and families and implements strategies and activities to ensure full program compliance for ERSEA.

•Facilitates, organizes and operates Parent Committee activities and events

Mar 2012Jul 2012

Residential Support Worker

Mental Health Association

•Assisting in maintaining a safe, clean, supportive and peaceful home setting in the residential facilities.

•Assist residents with tasks, along with participating in team meetings and record keeping.

•Provide AC/PRI/PRG Medicaid billable services.

•Assign and supervise tasks carried out by the consumer while providing coaching and/or support.

Aug 2003Aug 2010

Children's Attendant Care Worker

Mental Health Association

•Works one-on-one with children who have serious emotional, behavioral or psychological disorders

•Assist with skills building in areas of problem solving, social skills, personal relationships and health/hygiene.

•Services can be home based, community based or school based.


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