Child Welfare Specialist Resume Samples

Child Welfare Specialists provide specialized social services, assessment, case management and counseling associated with children and families. Typical job duties listed on the Child Welfare Specialist Resume include – visiting homes to investigate the living condition of youngsters, referring parents or guardians to community resources, counselling children and parents on child’s care plans, evaluating the resource and homes of foster and adoptive parents to determine suitability of the child’s stay; maintaining case history records, and dealing with specialized cases such as child abuse investigations and adoption service.

If helping and protecting children is your passion, then a career as a Child Welfare Specialist could be an interesting one, providing you can hone your skills in – communication, teamwork, and organization. To get prepped up for this role, candidates must first earn a Bachelor’s degree in applied psychology program with majors in child advocacy.

Child Welfare Specialist Resume example

Child Welfare Specialist Resume

Summary : Social service professional with 20+ years of experience providing services to homeless, at-risk youth and MICA populations. Able to motivate and engage clients from diverse backgrounds. Networks with public and private organizations to create successful partnerships.

Skills : Case Management, Customer Service, Management, Powerpoint.

Description :

    1. Assisted biological and foster families with the development of permanency plans for children.
    2. Conducted interviews with biological parents, foster parents and children to determine the safest and most appropriate placement for the child.
    3. Prepared written psychosocial assessments, legal petitions and six-month risk reassessments, maintaining in-depth chronological case records.
    4. Separated and transferred cases to adoption units to ensure permanency planning goals and compliance standards were met.
    5. Coordinated with various auxiliary services, including educational institutions, correctional facilities, medical providers, mental health resources, and drug rehabilitation centers.
    6. Assisted youth aging out of the foster system to secure housing and employment; assisted with Section 8 housing applications, and monitored client appointments and interview dates.
    7. Planned and accompanied foster children ages 10-17 on group outings to recreational areas of interest.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
B.A. In Sociology


Child Welfare Specialist Resume

Objective : To work for a progressive organization in a highly motivating and challenging environment that provides the best opportunities to grow and utilize potential to the fullest to achieve the organization's goal while achieving personal goals.

Skills : Medical Terminology, Electronic Health Records.

Description :

    1. Provided supportive counseling and other supportive services for clients whose children were placed in foster care.
    2. Arranged for the provision of services from community resources based on the family's case plan.
    3. Participated in setting care plan goals/objectives in family team conferences and agency staffing.
    4. Interviewed and established working relationships with children and families.
    5. Composed correspondence to compile social summaries and/or assessments.
    6. Prepared and submitted appropriate reports to the courts and/or District Attorney on all cases.
    7. Continuously assessed safety of the child and service needs of the children and families through interviews, observations and other information sources.
    8. Assessed the probability of return, planned for the child's permanence in accordance with federal and state mandated time frames.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science


Sr. Child Welfare Specialist Resume

Summary : To obtain a position in the field of social services which will offer a variety of challenges and responsibilities where abilities and skills can be fully utilized and continue to grow.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Powerpoint, Excel.

Description :

    1. Manage individual family cases dealing with child protection.
    2. Coordinate complex intervention services with the dual goals of protecting children and reunifying families.
    3. Assess family relationships and causes underlying adjustment problems, and convene family meetings to determine appropriate placement plan.
    4. Conduct clinical assessments of individuals and families.
    5. Discuss behavior responsibility, motivation and attitudes to achieve redirected behavior.
    6. Prepare necessary documentation and presentations for case management team meetings.
    7. Develop and maintain strong community alliances with county and state agencies, police departments and youth-service programs.
    8. Participate in legal actions arising from child abuse cases and perform related duties.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Social Work

Lead Child Welfare Specialist Resume

Summary : To obtain a full time career in which to utilize skills, knowledge, training, experience and Social Work.

Skills : Social Worker.

Description :

    1. Prepare and submit appropriate court reports to the Court/ District attorney on valid cases in compliance with state law and agency policy.
    2. Provide immediate services required during the investigation process and make appropriate referrals to community resources.
    3. Serve on 24 hour on-call duty and respond to necessary child abuse/neglect reports according to response priorities.
    4. Prepare, organize and conduct in-service training programs, seminars, etc.
    5. Relative to child abuse, neglect and investigatory techniques.
    6. Maintain case files and prepare case records for presentation in transfer staffing's and case planning.
    7. Prepare court judgments and instanter orders as well as testify in court proceedings involving confidential juvenile and criminal matters.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Master's In Social Work

Asst. Child Welfare Specialist Resume

Summary : Exceptional interpersonal and critical thinking skills. Adept at assessing child safety, preparing documentation, and testifying in court.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Excel and Outlook.

Description :

    1. Offered and arranged community services to families and children based on their needs.
    2. Assessed safety and intervention methods and solutions for families in crisis.
    3. Created court documents and records for court involved cases of child abuse and neglect.
    4. Secured placement for children with family, foster families or shelters based on their need.
    5. Coordinated with law enforcement and district attorney's office in criminal cases of child abuse or neglect.
    6. Testified in court regarding cases of child abuse or neglect.
    7. Mentored 4 different coworkers through training and full case assignments.
    8. Assisted with the supervision of a team of 5 individuals when supervisor was out of the office.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
MA

Child Welfare Specialist III Resume

Summary : Dedicated and highly-skilled professional with over 18 years' progressive experience. Sincere passion for counseling, education, and community development focusing on children and youth. Proven ability in identifying areas of need and implement practical solutions. Strong leadership skills with the ability to influence change and garner positive outcomes.

Skills : MS Office.

Description :

    1. Managed intense caseload for children in direct foster care, congregate care, or adoptive homes.
    2. Applied expert knowledge in working with children with special needs and other specialized populations.
    3. Conducted regular visits to inspect conditions in the home.
    4. Confirmed compliance with legislative mandates including school attendance and medical documentation.
    5. Completed certification and approval of foster homes.
    6. Ensured alignment with local, state, and federal regulations.
    7. Provided in-depth counseling for children and parents to assist with adjusting to foster care and adoption processes.
    8. Made appropriate referrals to community and government services, i.e.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Master Of Science

Child Welfare Specialist II Resume

Objective : Licensed Master Social Worker seeking a part-time position in the field of Social Work requiring a qualified professional with the ability to work well with diverse populations.

Skills : Trained in various social settings, volunteered in.

Description :

    1. Develop and implement a recruitment plan for certifying prospective foster and adoptive families.
    2. Prepare and conduct orientation and training for potential foster and adoptive homes.
    3. Conduct home evaluations in an effort to determine and rule out safety hazards.
    4. Examine and evaluate information gathered about families in relation to the agency's licensing regulations for certification of prospective adoptive and foster homes.
    5. Write thorough home studies to determine a family's ability to care for foster children.
    6. Evaluate foster/adoptive families for annual recertification.
    7. Develop and implement corrective action plans for deficiencies.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Child Welfare

Child Welfare Specialist I Resume

Objective : To be a collaborative and articulate professional, with the demonstrated ability to meet organizational goals and to positively contribute to daily operations.

Skills : Time Management, Organization, Detail Orientation And Multitasking., Microsoft Office.

Description :

    1. Provided family support and resources to assist with children returning to a safe and stable environment.
    2. Performed clerical duties to assist with service plans and court appearances.
    3. Assessed confidential client information and developed service plans.
    4. Data entry, filed, answered phones and performed other clerical duties as required.
    5. Conducted home visits, scheduled appointments and monitored family visits.
    6. Assisted clients with social service needs, form completion and policies.
    7. Counseled clients on appointment preparations.
    8. Collaborated with staff from DCFS, schools, juvenile court and other related professionals.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Arts

Child Welfare Specialist/Analyst Resume

Objective : Versatile child specialist skilled in assessments, intakes, referral, crisis management and case management. Extensive knowledge of community resources in the surrounding areas.

Skills : Word, Excel.

Description :

    1. Testified at custody hearings regarding patients' history and present behavior.
    2. Offered therapeutic services and crisis intervention to emotionally disturbed children and adolescents.
    3. Referred clients to social services agencies.
    4. Maintained regular contact with clients, including visiting clients' homes.
    5. Assessed clients for abuse and neglect and complied documentation for court reports.
    6. Obtained and supplied information to DCFS and FIS to provide best possible guidance to clients.
    7. Writing reports and Case summaries and complied work records, including required statistics.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelors Of Art

Child Welfare Specialist/Supervisor Resume

Headline : Experience in providing services to parents and children involved in child welfare cases. Experience with child placement agencies and foster care. Good understanding of child development and social work services. Ability to work under pressure and in a timely manner.

Skills : Microsoft, Word.

Description :

    1. Managed investigative and permanency cases comprehensively.
    2. Investigated children's safety and provided analysis determining best interest of the child.
    3. Prepared legal documentation and testimony if removal action was believed to be necessary.
    4. Offered counseling solutions to parents in order to potentially reunify the family.
    5. Evaluate, collectively with service providers, parents counseling progress.
    6. Organized family support team meetings for solution transparency.
    7. Managed database case tracking, and all relevant clinical information.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelors Of Science

Child Welfare Specialist/Coordinator Resume

Summary : Passionate, resourceful and highly educated social worker with over 8 years of experience in case management, assessment, crisis intervention, and case coordinator. Dedicated to providing resources and pathways for disadvantaged families.

Skills : Customer Service, Problem Solving, Case Management, Collaborating Community Services and other services.

Description :

    1. Case management services for specialized foster children and their families.
    2. Prepare Individual Service Plans, case notes as well as other documentation as needed.
    3. Attend court hearings regarding client cases.
    4. Attend Administrative Case Reviews regarding client cases.
    5. Case management services for specialized foster children and their families.
    6. Prepare Individual Service Plans, case notes as well as other documentation as needed.
    7. Attend court hearings regarding client cases.
    8. Attend Administrative Case Reviews regarding client cases.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Masters In Social Work

Child Welfare Specialist Resume

Objective : Excited to read about the Social Services Protect and Placement Specialist position that is available. Worked in the social work field for 1 year in a variety in child protective services conducting investigations for allegations of abuse and neglect.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Computer Skills, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivables, Power point, Scheduling.

Description :

    1. Identify and assess allegations of child abuse and neglect.
    2. Ensure efforts are made to protect children in their homes and that their safety is not at risk.
    3. Day-to-day activities include managing a caseload of children and families.
    4. Receive and investigate referrals for possible abuse and neglect and completing assessments.
    5. Interview children and families and assessing home conditions.
    6. Recommend appropriate interventions as necessary.
    7. Complete reports for the district attorney and attend court hearings.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
B.A. Human Resources