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Work experience

Sep 2011Apr 2013

Sales Associate

Pier One Imports

vGreet and acknowledge every customer in a friendly manner

vMaintain an awareness of all promotions and advertisements

vAssist in floor moves, merchandising, display maintenance, and housekeeping

vAssist in processing and replenishing merchandise and monitoring floor stock

vAid customers in locating merchandise

vCommunicate customer requests to management

vAssist in completing price changes within the department

vRing up sales at register and bags merchandise

vPerform any other tasks as assigned by manager

Apr 2010Aug 2011

Senior Social Worker

State of Alabama

vInvestigated alleged child abuse and neglect and assessed child safety

vCompleted home evaluations and comprehensive family assessments

vProvided immediate crisis intervention

vFacilitated individual service plans

vCollaborated with hospital staff regarding discharge planning and schools concerning clients’ academic performance

vAssessed needs, identified barriers, and determined the delivery of services in order to preserve the family unit

vAdvocated for clients through case staffing and multi-needs panel

vReferred clients to community resources and partnered with providers to initiate services

vConsulted and supervised professionals who worked with vulnerable children and families

vSubmitted reports to Family Court officials and presented cases as necessary

vArranged foster care services once children entered the State’s custody

vAssessed children’s well-being in foster care homes, residential and public facilities, and clinic settings

vMaintained accurate case records and submitted required documents timely

vWorked diligently to meet state mandates and timeframes

Feb 2010Apr 2010

Family and Child Specialist

Gateway Alliance

vAssessed needs and determined the best long-term permanent plan for children and families

vAided reunification with biological family once children entered foster care

vAssisted children with difficulties in various social adjustments and parents/foster parents with child-related issues

vProvided intensive in-home services including budgeting, nurturing, coping skills, crisis intervention in order to preserve the family

vMaintained case history and prepared necessary reports

vAssisted families with utilization of community resources

vAbided by all state and Jefferson County regulations and requirements

May 2009Aug 2009

Program Assistant

Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY)

vConducted interviews with individuals seeking employment for various positions

vCoordinated therapeutic, educational and recreational activities for summer program

vDeveloped detailed budget for summer program

vSupervised a group of 25 youth ages 12-17 during summer activities

vManaged 5 summer workers ages 14-21

vAssisted in event planning to raise awareness for homeless youth

vCo-facilitated etiquette and business classes

vManaged bi-weekly meetings and community projects for SBY’s Youth Advisory Board

vRecruited, organized and presented information regarding Project Safe Place to students within DC area

Jan 2009May 2009

MSW Intern

Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY)

vAssisted in developing new initiatives such as curfew violation reduction

vProvided leadership in restructuring and implementing SBY’s Youth Advisory Board

vAssisted in investigating confidential matters involving alleged staff indiscretions

vConducted initial interviews with potential staff for counselor and director positions

vFacilitated surveys relating to neighborhood crime and effectiveness of public school education

vProvided support to the development and human resources departments in preparing proposals for funding and documents for the residential re-licensing process

vAided in organizing and planning special events within organization

vProvided support to SBY programs by developing a work-plan, restructuring caregiver support group, and preparing monthly and quarterly reports

Jan 2008Apr 2008

BSW Intern

Jefferson County Department of Human Resources

vCollected confidential information from those reporting child abuse and neglect

vAssisted with crisis intervention in order to stable the family

vConducted interviews regarding alleged child abuse and neglect and assessed child safety

vCompleted required agency documents

vUtilized community resources in regards to housing, childcare, and transportation services

vArranged fundraiser to collect items needed for children in foster care

Education

Skills

Adobe Acrobat
Microsoft Office

References

Torrie Shakur

Rebekkah Smith

Michelle Shelton

Certifications

Mar 2012Mar 2017

ServSafe

American National Standards Institute and the Conference for Food Protection
Mar 2012Mar 2014

Basic Life Support / CPR with AED Training

American Heart Association
Feb 2010Feb 2013

First Aid

American Red Cross
Jan 2011Jan 2013

Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

State of Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners

Portfolio

Interest

Children/Adolescent/Families; Childhood Obesity; Adoption and Foster Care; Mental Health; Hospice; Program Management

Academic Papers

University of Alabama, Masters of Science in Social Work 2009

“Abstinence Only Programs: Policy Analysis”

Supervised by Professor Carol Phelps. 14 pages

University of Alabama, Masters of Science in Social Work 2009

“Educational and Training Vouchers: Policy Analysis”

Supervised by Professor Carol Phelps. 12 pages

University of Alabama, Masters of Science in Social Work 2009

“Impact of Staff Training to Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome”

Supervised by Professor Dr. Hall. 28 pages

University of Alabama, Masters of Science in Social Work 2009

“Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Adoption and Foster Care”

Supervised by Professor James Terrell. 12 pages

University of Alabama, Masters of Science in Social Work 2009

“Suicide Among Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder”

Supervised by Professor Charlotte Herrin. 22 pages

University of Alabama, Masters of Science in Social Work 2009

“The Columbine Shooting”

Supervised by Professor Patricia Lyons. 12 pages

Summary

Kimberly Johnson, LGSW is certified to practice social work at the graduate level from the State of Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners. She completed her masters’ degree and social work internship in 2009 at the University of Alabama. She obtained her bachelors’ degree and completed her social work internship in 2008 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Work Philosophy

My work philosophy is prioritize, work smart, and approach situations from a solution standpoint.

Trainings

vDomestic Violence - 2011

vHealthy Interventions - 2010

vManaging Crisis Safely - 2010

Achievements

vWashington Program Endowed Scholarship Recipient - 2009

vPhi Alpha National Honor Society Inductee - 2008

vSocial Work Student of the Month - 2008

Goals

Short-term Goals: vTo attain employment in a social service setting that will sharpen and enhance my social work and decision making skills. v To participate in continuing education services in order to maintain social work license and to remain current with effective social work practices. vTo complete supervision under a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). vTo obtain a License as a Clinical Social Worker.   Long-term Goal: vTo secure a position that would grant me the opportunity to utilize my social workbackground as well as my food and nutrition education in order to better assist individuals from a holistic standpoint.