Jennifer Reynolds

Jennifer Reynolds

Objective

•To effectively work with diverse populations

•To advocate for children and their families

•To incorporate the NASW Code of Ethics into daily professional practice

•To advocate for social justice with oppressed populations

Interest

Interested in working with children and their families to promote healthy skills and bonds that will encourage them to function successfully in their family unit as well as in society at large. 

Summary

I look forward to using the skills that I have developed through my education and practicum experience to serve my community and society at large. I will continue to seek new avenues and opportunities to advance my knowledge about the field of social work. I am thrilled to have become part of a professional community of people who share the common goal of promoting equality and justice.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2011 - Present

Practicum Student

Communities In Schools

Work with elementary age students to encourage social and developmental progress that will enable them to stay in school and to be productive members of their community. Organize and facilitate groups with students ages 8 to 11. Encourage parent involvement by going on regular home visits. Help provide services and resources to children and their families through a number of community outreach programs including: Food-4-Kids through the Kansas Food Bank, Holiday Assistance through Eastminster Church, Operation School Bell through the Assistance League of Wichita, Grace Med, Higher Ground, YMCA Women’s Crisis Center, Sisters of St. Joseph, and Mental Health Association of Kansas . Work with Kansas Children’s Service League to develop a group for children who had experienced domestic violence.Develop and practice a variety of documentation skills necessary for the application of grants as well as for administration purposes.

Aug 2004 - Jun 2010

Nanny

Self-Employed

Education

Education
Aug 2008 - Present

LAS Bachelor of Arts

Wichita State University

Developed skills within the generalist model that enabled me to become competent in a number of areas. Practiced and developed professional skills in a social work setting. Expanded knowledge and awareness of social work values including diversity, ethics, and the role social workers assume to challenge oppression in society. Explored the impact that political policies have on our society and the system in which they function. Conducted research and became educated on multiple social welfare programs.Explored theories of developmental and cognitive stages that helped provide a knowledge base for the person and how they develop in society.

Agency Visits

Training