Karen M. Johnson

  • Atlanta GA

Work History

Work History
Sep 2014 - May 2015

Case Manager Intern

HOUSE OF DAWN, INC
  • Facilitate group or individual meetings provide support for program participants.
  • Perform casework duties and documentation functions required by the agency in Care Logic
  • Provide casework services to teen mothers and their children.
  • Counseling youth with behavior management using solution focused techniques.
  • Complete discharge summaries, implement after/care plan and provide follow-up services if needed once a youth is discharged.
  • Serve as liaison between the program and referral agencies.
  • Administer age appropriate development assessments on infant and toddlers using Ages and Stages Questionnaire ( ASQ’S).
  • Conduct Adult-Adolescent Parent Inventory (AAPPI-II) at intake and at discharge.
  • Make contact with school officials, doctors, dentists, and other community resources as required by the situation.
  • responsibility of meeting and supporting resident’s needs; supervising residents performance of daily activities prescribed by the agency and ensuring that all housing operations conform to the highest standards of quality.
Aug 2013 - May 2014

School Social Work Intern

Atlanta Public School
  • Conduct home visits as a method to access the family and conduct interviews in response to school referrals
  • Develop treatment and goals to encourage children and families to better their student’s attendance.
  • Address student’s attendance record and make families aware of the Georgia attendance policy.
  • Sever on Student Support Team meetings, and provide resource information to student and families.
  • Coordinate and participate in family care conferences with multidisciplinary team, refer families to proper resources for any need.
  • Refer cases that should be handled by Department of Family and Children Services.
  • Keep accurate records of students that have been referred to the School Social Worker.
  • Interview students and parents to discuss issues related to non-attendance and develop a plan of action.
  • Assist the school in following school board regulations for excessive absences and truancy; attend student support team meetings and court intervention.
  • Respond to referrals requesting verification of residence.
  • Perform related work as required
Aug 2012 - Dec 2012

Social Work Intern

Nazareth Children’s Home
  • Participated in weekly staff meetings.
  • Preform initial assessment within the first 30 days of client’s arrival.
  • Participated in support team meeting with clients that live on the campus of Nazareth Children’s Home.
  • Keep accurate record of contact with each client.
  • Set up medical appointments for clients that live on site.
  • Attend home visit for clients that were placed in a foster homes or adopted.
  • Attend trainings with person that are seeking knowledge on being foster parents or adopt.
  • Appear at court hearings on the behalf of client.
  • Weekly meeting with case load.
  • Participate in Transitional Living Program (Preparation for Adult Living and Apartment Living) serves males and females between the ages of 16 – 21. The purpose of the program is to prepare adolescents and young adults to be self-sufficient regardless of their future vocational and academic choices.
Aug 2007 - May 2009

Resident Assistant

Clinton Junior College

Resident Assistant

  • Arranged communication with and for students and staff.
  • Received incoming telephone calls and faxes.
  • Greeted students and visitors and directed them to various locations within the institution.
  • Performed typing and other clerical duties.
  • Provided information and assistance to clients and customers.

Education

Education
Aug 2012 - May 2015

M.S.W

Clark Atlanta University
Aug 2009 - May 2012

B.S.W

Livingstone College
Aug 2007 - May 2009

AA

Clinton Junior College

Skills

Skills

Skills: 

  • Adhere to all rules, regulations, and policy established by the N.A.S.W Code of Ethics and those set by the agency.
  • Provide access to resources that offer support and empowerment to families.
  • Deliver services professionally and treat all clients with dignity and respect.
  • Manage business operations effectively and efficiently by aligning resources across the agency.
  • Promote accountability, transparency and quality in all services and programs administered.
  • Possesses efficient organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills.