Forensic Social Worker Resume Samples

A Forensic Social Worker acts as a consultant and expert witness in the civil and criminal legal systems. The job duties associated with the role are listed on the Forensic Social Worker Resume as – applying social work principles and practices to evaluate cases, making recommendations to police officers, corrections officials, lawyers, and judges; offering insight into issues of psychological competence, dealing with child custody disputes, child abuse, and spousal abuse and substance abuse; advocating on behalf of the civil plaintiffs and defendants, and neglect; liaising with agencies and institutions including mental health centers, and victim support services, and helping people impacted by family violence and abuse.

The nature of the job demands the following skills –comprehensive knowledge of social work principles and best practices, a thorough understanding of the criminal justice and correctional systems, and knowledge of common issues and problems. Candidates typically need a master’s degree in social work.

 

Forensic Social Worker Resume example

Forensic Social Worker Resume

Summary : Over 20 years experience in Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Payroll. Experienced in management of medical office, collections, insurance claims, and administrative duties. References available (professional and personal).

Skills : Excellent Communication, Computer Skills, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Management.

Description :

    1. Conducted biopsychosocial assessments and alcohol and drug assessments with offenders/clients on state probation and/or parole.
    2. Provided timely treatment plans which include referrals to inpatient and outpatient A&D treatment centers.
    3. Entered clients in Tnwits Community Collaborative grant.
    4. Entered client's progress notes in Tomis database.
    5. Attended ACRC meeting with parole officers to administer sanctions for non-compliant offenders.
    6. Facilitated Anger Management and Relapse Prevention classes.
    7. Traveled to 5 district field services offices to provide services.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
MSW In Social Work


Forensic Social Worker Resume

Objective : Employing of the Department of Juvenile Services are required to qualify for and successfully complete the Entry Level Training Academy operated by the Police and Correctional Training Commissions.

Skills : Outlook Office, Internet Explorer.

Description :

    1. Counseled clients individually or in a group setting.
    2. Developed client Treatment Plans, Psychosocial Assessments, and Intake Assessments.
    3. Attended training sessions in order to increase knowledge.
    4. Participated in case conferences and staff meetings.
    5. Conferred with clients' family members or others close to the client in order to keep them informed of treatment planning and progress.
    6. Instructed staff members in program methods, procedures, and functions.
    7. Attended quarterly FSW staff meetings.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
GED


Forensic Social Worker Resume

Objective : Social Worker, Colorado Mental Health Institute, Co Forensic/Psychiatric Social Worker - Napa State Hospital, Napa, Ca VA PTSD Social Worker - Navajo-Hopi Reservations, Az Mental/Behavioral Health Clinician, Yavapai-Apache Reservation, Az Community Health Clinician, Az Addiction Counselor Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist.

Skills : Computers, Copy Machines, Faxes, Phones.

Description :

    1. Collaborated with the treatment team in the development and implementation of comprehensive, individualized, treatment programs for clients.
    2. Clients were forensic clients, Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, Civil, and Incompetent to Proceed. 
    3. Provided individual substance abuse therapy and group therapy.
    4. Prepared and documented bio-psychosocial assessments annually.
    5. Provided case management services for clients and their families.
    6. Accurately prepared reports for courts and attorneys related to the legal aspects of clients' cases.
    7. Participated in professional meetings, treatment conferences, family conferences, and staff and management meetings.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Master's In Clinical Social Work

Forensic Social Worker Resume

Headline : Leading or participating as a member of a multidisciplinary team to identify youths' strengths, resources, symptoms, and behavioral challenges to develop and monitor the effective implementation of the service plan.

Skills : MS Office, Social Worker.

Description :

    1. Performed psychosocial assessments on individuals that are have been opined incompetent to stand trial by providing services for behavioral health needs and case management services related to identified treatment needs.
    2. Provided persons, families, or vulnerable populations with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses and physical or developmental disabilities.
    3. Monitored, evaluated, and recorded client progress according to measurable goals described in the treatment plan.
    4. Provided patient education and counseling, advise caregivers, and make necessary referrals for aftercare services while in jail or in the community and other social services need.
    5. Acted as client advocate in order to coordinate required services or to resolve the crisis.
    6. Counseled clients in individual sessions to help them overcome dependencies, recover from illness, and adjust to life.
    7. Identified environmental impediments to the client of patient progress through interviews and review of patient records.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
MS

Forensic Social Worker Resume

Headline : A highly motivated and skilled Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience conducting psychosocial assessments and creating collaborative service plans with individuals and families of all ages. Possesses excellent diagnostic skills, consistently meets and exceeds expectations and targets, and organizes time efficiently.

Skills : MS Office, Multitasking.

Description :

    1. Provided restoration services to in-custody defendants at the Pima County Adult Detention Complex who have been determined incompetent to stand trial but restorable by the Pima County Superior Court.
    2. Performed a psychosocial assessment for new defendants ordered into the program.
    3. Responsible for obtaining and analyzing collateral information, conducting collateral interviews, and documenting contact with family and significant others.
    4. Conducted psycho-educational groups.
    5. Utilized visual, written, and experiential educational methods to assist defendants with learning basic legal concepts required for competency.
    6. Collected and analyzed recordings of phone calls and video visits.
    7. Responsible for detailed documentation in the forensic record of every interview with defendants.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MS

Forensic Social Worker Resume

Summary : Over twenty years experience as a caring and compassionate Social Worker in a hospital setting. Hard-working, dependable, and the ability to multi-task will enable me to be a valuable asset. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, both one-on-one and with a group. Extensive experience in counseling patients and their families to prepare for discharge or transfer.

Skills : Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Communication Skills.

Description :

    1. Provided individual and group therapy, and case management to chronically mentally ill judicially committed offenders in a residential and outpatient treatment program.
    2. Completed quarterly progress reports.
    3. Testified in court.
    4. Coordinated emergency psychiatric hospitalizations.
    5. Assisted clients in transitioning from inpatient program to community living program.
    6. Worked as a part of an interdisciplinary team within the forensic inpatient hospital to assist in patients progressing towards discharge.
    7. Provided Advance Directive education and assisted patients with completing directives.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
MSW In Social Work

Forensic Social Worker Resume

Summary : Over 13 plus years of experience in Social Work/Forensic Social Work, counseling, and case management working with high conflict families and the mentally ill, substance abuse, and other vulnerable populations in the hospital, community, and legal settings.

Skills : Microsoft Excel, Planning Skills.

Description :

    1. Provided individual psychotherapy and developed client-focused treatment plans.
    2. Completed diagnostic assessments and intake screenings.
    3. Coordinated continuation of care and make referrals for medication management.
    4. Conducted suicide assessments and provided crisis interventions.
    5. Developed discharge plans with forensic clients and makes referrals for treatment.
    6. Assisted the psychiatrist with medication reviews and psychiatric evaluations.
    7. Worked with inmates at the Correction Healthcare Services formulating a diagnosis of social, emotional, mental health, and substance abuse problems using focused single-session therapy.
    8. Assisted with training presentations on Child Forensic Interviewing to outside agencies (Department of Child Services, IMPD, etc.).
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Master Of Social Work

Forensic Social Worker Resume

Objective : Advising to judges, psychosocial assessment and therapies to individuals, children, and family, juvenile probation supervision, case management, intervention plan, targeting individual children, and individual and group services to family and community agencies.

Skills : Social Worker, MS Office.

Description :

    1. Responsible for aiding in the rehabilitation of individuals with severe mental health issues on a legal hold of Incompetent to Stand Trial.
    2. Worked individually and with a multidisciplinary team to assess competence.
    3. Facilitated group discussions and court competency groups.
    4. Worked closely with family members to support clients and as a resource for gathering social histories.
    5. Completed casework responsibilities including discharge planning and clinical documentation.
    6. Used a Strengths-Based therapy model to build on the accomplishments of clients to promote further growth and higher functioning.
    7. Helped maintain an individuals independence and dignity in their home and community by planning, coordinating, and advocating services to aid and protect our at-risk older population.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Masters In Social Work

Forensic Social Worker Resume

Summary : To secure a Forensic Social Worker position serving the community and those persons in need of mental health, educational, behavioral, and or other medical health services and support.

Skills : Bilingual, Social Worker.

Description :

      1. Discussed cases with psychologists, psychiatrists, and teachers.
      2. Developed a discharge plan linking pt.
      3. Applied social work practices to questions and issues relating to the legal system and patients on the units.
      4. Referred client or family to community resources to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness and to provide access to services such as financial assistance, legal aid, housing, job placement, or education.
      5. Acted as a liaison with county mental health, conservators/guardians, conditional release programs, courts, and other community agencies.
      6. Submitted monthly stat reports in Excel.
      7. Interviewed children ages 16 years or younger or with developmental delays at the request of law enforcement, child protection workers, and/or other investigative agencies.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      7-10 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Management
      Education
      Education
      Bachelors Of Arts

      Forensic Social Worker Resume

      Headline : Team-oriented Forensic Social Worker professional with diverse experience and a strong track record of establishing solid relationships with clients, co-workers, administration, and local agencies. Experienced in social work and health care administrative settings.

      Skills : Psychotherapeutic Approaches, Planning Skills.

      Description :

        1. Maintained flexible working hours. Most interviews are conducted during regular office hours, but occasionally interviews are conducted outside business hours.
        2. Responded to subpoenas and testify in court when requested.
        3. Participated in peer case reviews and present cases when requested.
        4. Participated in professional development and on-going training activities including being trained in child forensic interview techniques.
        5. Mentored and trained newly hired Child Forensic Interviewers.
        6. Documented and maintained records of the number and length of each interview, names of the witnesses and observers, and the location of where the taped interview took place.
        7. Entered statistical data into the case tracking system.
        Years of Experience
        Experience
        5-7 Years
        Experience Level
        Level
        Executive
        Education
        Education
        Masters Of Social Work In Social Work