Child Welfare Worker Resume Samples

A Child Welfare Worker endeavors to support the at-risk and vulnerable children, and families in need. The job description entails working to aid families who need benefits such as food stamps and Medicaid. Other day-to-day duties are listed on the Child Welfare Worker Resume as – intervening when children are in danger or abused or neglected; arranging adoptions, locating foster homes, and reuniting families; providing counseling to children and families and coping them with difficult situations such as bereavement or divorce.

As this is an entry-level position, the applicants are expected to have at least a bachelor’s degree in social work, however, certain positions generally need a master’s in social work. Besides, all the workers of child welfare must be licensed, and licensure requirements vary from state to state. Apart from academic qualifications, it would be advantageous for the applicant to possess strong listening and people skills and have excellent problem-solving skills. These workers must be able to overcome challenges as well.

 

Child Welfare Worker Resume example

Child Welfare Worker Resume

Objective : Child Welfare Worker with 3 years of experience in Analyzing tense family situations and make decisions about removing children when the decision has to be made with limited direct information and limited access to consultation, Communicating effectively and establish supportive client relationships.

Skills : Typing/Word Processing 85 WPM.

Description :

    1. Adjudicated, collaborated with family with hopes of involving them in creation of their Treatment Plan - correcting reasons why DHS became involved.
    2. Court ordered, coordinated and facilitated referrals for services to include: home based services, drug and alcohol treatment services, domestic violence, inappropriate sexual behavior on children, individual and family counseling.
    3. Mentored parents in scheduling doctors' appointments and their maintaining contact with school staff on behalf of their children.
    4. Monitored parents and their children encouraging positive exchanges.
    5. Provided transportation: parents and their children for monthly doctors' appointments, family visits as well as school functions and recreation.
    6. Coordinated, scheduled, staffed and facilitated permanency planning meetings with all parties associated with the court matter to include: assistant district attorney, casa worker, children and caregivers (foster and biological parents).
    7. Collaborated with Indian Child Welfare (ICW) assessing the needs and services of children that were under their jurisdiction.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Bachelors Of Science


Child Welfare Worker Resume

Objective : Detail oriented claims adjuster with great negotiation skills. Delivers high quality customer service to policyholders and claimants. Proven understanding of coverage and liability. Seeking a position offering new challenges and opportunities for career growth and advancement.

Skills : Typing, Computer, Office machines, Elementary Spanish and sign language .

Description :

    1. Prepared and submitted legal court reports without assistance.
    2. Reported were submitted to multiple judges and attorneys.
    3. Conducted and closed out many investigations.
    4. Interviewed, assessed, and evaluated multiple parties during investigations.
    5. Maintained a caseload.
    6. Submitted monthly progress reports to my supervisor.
    7. Submitted plan of action reports for each case.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Arts In English


Child Welfare Worker Resume

Headline : Quickly assessed the risks and safety of the client environment during daylight hours, after dark, and in high crime areas. Employed expert negotiation skills in the most complex cases.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Quick Books, Multitasking.

Description :

    1. Included case management, working as a family reunification worker carrying a caseload of up to 30 adolescents and their families.
    2. Reported writing and regular Juvenile Court appearances.
    3. Offered services to provide reasonable efforts to assist the adolescents and their families in the reunification process.
    4. Provided Crisis intervention and prevention.
    5. Increased knowledge and the development of excellent relationships with collateral's, Community Based Organizations, and the Group Homes that provide services to the adolescents and parents on my caseload.
    6. Enhanced awareness and ability to adequately provide services to the culturally different and diverse populations in which the Agency provides services.
    7. Closed out cases with approval from judges and attorneys.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
M.S.W. In Recipient

Child Welfare Worker Resume

Summary : Responding quickly in crisis situations involving children who may be in an abusive or neglectful situation. Sometimes these situations can be dangerous, and also Conducting forensic investigations of reports of abuse/neglect to children to determine if abuse or neglect occurred and conducts assessments to determine the current or future risk of harm to children.

Skills : Natural Gas Industry Production Operations And Procedures; Troubleshooting And Repairing Production Equipment; Employee Training; Team Management; Teaching; Public Speaking; Training; Conflict Management And Resolution; Program Planning, Implementation, And Evaluation.

Description :

    1. Actively coordinated case management functions for families whose children have been placed in substitute care to develop a single, strength-based, integrated service plan for the client and family.
    2. Clearly communicated enhanced community referrals for additional client resources.
    3. Participated in family meetings in collaboration with the client family members, foster parents, and community services providers, to provide coordinated case management services; to review client progress toward safety, health, and independence; and/or to revise client integrated service plans and permanent placement plans for children in substitute care.
    4. Discussed permanency options with parents including plans for reunification or other alternative arrangements.
    5. Maintained monthly face-to-face contact with the child, parents, and foster parents; provide case management services including support during the adjustment; develop a good relationship with the child; address developmental progress and treatment needs, and prepare the child for the transition to permanent care.
    6. Attended Citizens' Review Board reviews, substitute care reviews, and court proceedings to make presentations and recommendations regarding client plans and services.
    7. Obtained and facilitated the signing of legal documents for adoption release, when necessary.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
GED

Child Welfare Worker Resume

Headline : Child Welfare Worker with 6 years of experience in Interviewing people in the case such as the parents, caregivers, person who reports the concern, family members, and others familiar with the family situation. This may include medical staff, teachers, law enforcement, etc.

Skills : Social Work, Child Protection, Public Speaking, Leadership, Listening.

Description :

    1. Assigned to work with intact families, the majority of whom were White Southern Appalachians.
    2. Assigned this caseload not just because it presented with a greater level of difficulty, but because my background is also White Southern Appalachian.
    3. Initially identified with substance abuse, sexual abuse, and domestic violence issues and all were involved with the court system.
    4. Assisted families in acquiring Mental Health and Substance Abuse treatment and other services, coordinated homemaker and daycare services, and developed service plans.
    5. Observed and assessed the special needs of the children involved and assisted the parents in obtaining services for them.
    6. Served as liaison with the courts, advising them of the parents' cooperation and the children's needs, and the progress made with services to correct problems and meet needs Professional Experience especially substance abuse and perpetrator treatment, and to complete the service plans.
    7. Completed necessary paperwork prior to finalization of an adoption.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS In Counseling

Child Welfare Worker Resume

Objective : Child Welfare Worker experienced in the areas of child welfare, homelessness, substance abuse, domestic violence, mental health, and program planning with service consumers from varied backgrounds and of all ages.

Skills : Microsoft Office/Excel, Welfare.

Description :

    1. Public child welfare worked in permanency planning, emergency response, and family reunification units.
    2. Evaluated risk to children and determine appropriate interventions, when necessary.
    3. Prepared court reports and other legal documents and records.
    4. Located, evaluated, and maintained relative, foster home, and residential treatment placements.
    5. Assessed family dynamics, treatment plans, and the physical, educational, and psychological needs of clients.
    6. Made appropriate referrals for services.
    7. Assisted minors in developing and obtaining independent living skills goals.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Masters In Social Work

Child Welfare Worker Resume

Summary : A Child Welfare Worker position with growth potential that will enable me to develop and implement diversified client need-based programs, using my creative, people-oriented, self-directed aptitudes.

Skills : Planning Skills, Social Worker.

Description :

    1. Responsible for investigating reports of child abuse and neglect within 24 hours of a call to 241-KIDS, if not sooner.
    2. Investigated 20-30 reports of child abuse and neglect per month.
    3. Assessed child's safety and make decisions regarding substitute foster care placements.
    4. Provided protective case management.
    5. Made referrals and coordinated services with community agencies and the court system.
    6. Filed legal complaints about court intervention and provided testimony as required.
    7. Adhered to state and federal statutes and regulations.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelors In Social Work

Child Welfare Worker Resume

Headline : Determining action to be taken to remove or to reduce an immediate threat to the safety of a child to include working with families to identify family members who can assist with keeping the child safe, testifying in court to seek emergency protective services, placing children in substitute care, referring family for immediate crisis intervention therapy or other community resources.

Skills : MS Office, Social Worker.

Description :

    1. Attended court and advocate for abused and neglected children.
    2. Advocated for children to be returned to their parents and monitor parent/child visits.
    3. Monitored sibling visitation.
    4. Transported children to therapy and request appropriate services for the families.
    5. Attended Administrative Case Reviews.
    6. Completed daily notes and make monthly home and school visits.
    7. Worked with substance abuse parents and impacted children to give direction and counsel towards living a life of sobriety.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science

Child Welfare Worker Resume

Headline : Child Welfare Worker with 6 years of experience in Documenting all relevant and appropriate information gathered during the investigation and completes all required forms accurately and in a timely manner, Gathering family and kinship information to support the child in a placement, should the child be placed in DFPS custody.

Skills : Requirements Gathering, Counseling, Conflict Resolution, Process Improvement Development, Training, Social Services, Customer Data Protection, Career Counseling, Insurance, Communication, Storyboarding.

Description :

    1. Supported/counseled youth, arranged details regarding scheduled activities and crisis events.
    2. Assisted and taught youth maintenance of their own bedrooms and other areas of the facility.
    3. Assisted and taught youth maintenance of outside areas.
    4. Performed required maintenance tasks on the house and outside areas.
    5. Assisted and taught life skills, as required, to youth including meal preparation, shopping, budgeting, self-care, home care, and employment skills.
    6. Developed service plans for 30 plus clients to promote parent and child reunification.
    7. Evaluated client and agency progress in meeting Court approved contracted goals and policies in order to ensure a full level of assistance is given and compliance with State government is achieved.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
MS

Child Welfare Worker Resume

Objective : Participating in a regular on-call rotation that requires a response to situations of abuse/neglect after normal business hours including overnight and weekend, and also Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with law enforcement officials, judicial officials, legal resources, medical professionals, and the community.

Skills : Leadership, Multitasking, Welfare.

Description :

    1. Prepared timely, comprehensive legal assistance referral, if the decision is to seek termination of parental rights.
    2. Maintained a steady workload and prioritized, followed up with clients.
    3. Completed monthly visits to children and their caregivers.
    4. Attended court as scheduled providing recommendations as approved by the supervisor.
    5. Interacted and motivate a resistant involuntary client population and the public who may not agree with the laws, rules, or policies of the process of the programs.
    6. Prepared documentation such as written investigative reports for the court, case records, and treatment plans.
    7. Testified as an expert witness, employ advanced case management interview techniques to establish a supportive relationship and involve families in the initial assessment for the need of services.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                2-5 Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Junior
                Education
                Education
                Bachelors