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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 Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, as a child welfare specialist. 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. 

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Work experience

May 2017Current

Child Welfare Specialist

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
  • Conduct interviews with clients and professionals to obtain information for the continued diagnosis of problems and development of treatment plans
  • Implement service plans with families
  • Determine the need and coordinate the placement of children in substitute care facilities
  • Develop and maintain liaison roles with various community agencies
Oct 2015Mar 2017

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 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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