Missouri Childrens Division - Childrens Service Worker II Resume Example

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Ellie Russell
XXX X XXX XX, Eminence, MO 65466 | (H) XXXXXXXXXXXX | XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Professional Summary

I am a seasoned Children's Service Worker with more than 17 years of experience in handling difficult tasks with accuracy and efficiency.  I have worked with foster parent's, resource providers, STAT Investigators, Juvenile Officers, Law Enforcement, Probation and Parole, FBI, Park Rangers, Drug Task Force, Prosecutors, Attorney General's Office, Department of Mental Health, Division of Aging, and courts during my career.  I have worked many areas within my agency; Child Abuse and Neglect Investigator including doing numerous conflict reports across the state, Family Centered Service worker, Alternative Care worker, Older Youth, Youth in residential, Subsidy worker, mentor for new workers, and am capable of carrying a generic caseload. My years of experience has provided me with skills in being able to think out of the box, diligent on safety of children and families, service-oriented, resourceful, and have excellent communication and time management skills.   

Skills
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Service Orientation
  • Active Listening
  • Time Management
  • Persuasion
  • Active Learning
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Judgment and Decision Making
Experience
Children's Service Worker II Aug 1997 - Present
Missouri Children's Division Eminence, MO
  • Interview individuals, family members, and collateral contacts to compile information on social, educational, criminal, institutional, cultural, financial, and drug history.
  • Visit individuals in homes or attend group meetings to provide information on agency services, requirements, or procedures.
  • Provide information or refer individuals to public or private agencies or community services for assistance.
  • Assist in planning food budgets, using charts or sample budget.
  • Maintain case history records and prepare reports.
  • Refer clients to community resources for services such as job placement, debt counseling, legal aid, housing, medical treatment, or financial assistance, and provide concrete information, such as where to go and how to apply.
  • Work with parents, teachers, and other school personnel to determine causes of problems such as truancy and misbehavior, and to implement solutions.
  • Recommend temporary foster care and advise foster or adoptive parents.
  • Interview clients individually, in families, or in groups, assessing their situations, capabilities, and problems, to determine what services are required to meet their needs.
  • Delivers and/or coordinates protective services involving neglected, abused, or exploited children; foster care, parent services, and/or adoptions.
  • Delivers and/or coordinates services in the child's home or in an alternative placement.Serves as the primary case manager for families; cooperates with other agencies in serving children and families.
  • Assists families to attain and maintain their stability through appropriate casework and home management or referral for more skilled counseling treatment.
  • Coordinates services to parents or individuals who have a variety of mental health challenges including substance abuse, self-destructive behavior, or neglect, abuse, and/or exploitation of children.
  • Evaluates the necessity for and facilitates placement of children away from their family home into temporary foster care when neglect, abuse, or exploitation situations make this necessary.
  • Provides and/or coordinates skilled supervision and visitation to children in foster, adoptive, relative or family care, or other placements.
  • Provides consultation to foster parents and continuous casework services to the biological parents in an effort to return the child to the family home.
  • Interacts with law enforcement and juvenile officers, other public officials, and community organizations regarding family and children's issues.
  • Attends court hearings and meetings related to assigned casework.
  • Records initial case activity, maintains case records and ongoing case activity, and completes all required reports.
  • Provides skilled casework services to parents to assist them in their personal adjustment and planning for their child.
  • Conducts extensive field work including traveling to client homes, hospitals, alternative placements, court, and transportation of children.
  • Exercises significant independence and initiative in the performance of responsibilities; receives general administrative direction.
Co-Owner/Manager Apr 1996 - Apr 2002
Pinecrest Muffler and Service Shop Eminence, MO
  • Manage staff, preparing work schedules and assigning specific duties.
  • Direct and coordinate organization's financial and budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, and increase efficiency.
  • Perform sales floor work, such as greeting or assisting customers, stocking shelves, or taking inventory.
  • Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting or other tax requirements.
  • Maintain or examine the records of government agencies.
  • Establish tables of accounts and assign entries to proper accounts.
  • Prepare bank deposits by compiling data from cashiers, verifying and balancing receipts, and sending cash, checks, or other forms of payment to banks.
  • Debit, credit contracts, and total accounts on computer spreadsheets and databases, using specialized accounting software.
  • Calculate, prepare, and issue bills, invoices, account statements, and other financial statements.
  • Calculate and prepare checks for utilities, taxes, and other payments.
  • Prepare and process payroll information.
  • Complete and submit tax forms and returns, workers' compensation forms, pension contribution forms, and other government documents.
  • Match order forms with invoices, and record the necessary information.
  • Perform general office duties such as filing, answering telephones, and handling routine correspondence.
Social Service Director Feb 1996 - May 1997
Birch View Nursing Home Birch Tree, MO
  • Admissions and Pre-Admissions screenings on potential residents.
  • Coordinating with insurance companies regarding coverage for nursing home stay.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of personal and medical records of residents.
  • Coordinate communication between patients, family members, medical staff, administrative staff, or regulatory agencies.
  • Maintain knowledge of community services and resources available to patients.
  • Refer patients to appropriate health care services or resources.
  • Interview patients or their representatives to identify problems relating to care.
  • Advocate for clients or patients to resolve crises.
  • Plan discharge from care facility to home or other care facility.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and record client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan.
  • Transport and accompany clients to shopping areas or to appointments, using automobile.
  • Speak to community groups to explain and interpret agency purposes, programs, and policies.
Social Service Director Jun 1993 - Nov 1995
Mountain View Healthcare Mountain View, MO
  • Admissions and Pre-Admissions screenings on potential residents.
  • Coordinating with insurance companies regarding coverage for nursing home stay.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of personal and medical records of residents.
  • Coordinate communication between patients, family members, medical staff, administrative staff, or regulatory agencies.
  • Maintain knowledge of community services and resources available to patients.
  • Refer patients to appropriate health care services or resources.
  • Interview patients or their representatives to identify problems relating to care.
  • Advocate for clients or patients to resolve crises.Plan discharge from care facility to home or other care facility.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and record client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan.
  • Transport and accompany clients to shopping areas or to appointments, using automobile.
  • Speak to community groups to explain and interpret agency purposes, programs, and policies.
Certified Nursing Assistant Feb 1993 - Jun 1993
Birch View Nursing Home Birch Tree, MO
  • Maintain records of patient care, condition, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
  • Check patients' pulse, temperature, and respiration.
  • Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs, or automobiles, ambulation, and with dressing and grooming.
  • Care for patients by changing bed linens, washing and ironing laundry, cleaning, or assisting with their personal care.
  • Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.
  • Perform a variety of duties as requested by client, such as obtaining household supplies or running errands.
Substitute Teacher Nov 1992 - Feb 1993
Winona RIII School Winona, MO
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
  • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Read books to entire classes or small groups.
  • Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
  • Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.
  • Assign and grade class work and homework.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
  • Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.
  • Supervise students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, school yards, and gymnasiums, or on field trips.
  • Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
  • Provide extra assistance to students with special needs, such as non-English-speaking students or those with physical and mental disabilities.
  • Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers to coordinate instructional efforts.
  • Carry out therapeutic regimens such as behavior modification and personal development programs, under the supervision of special education instructors, psychologists, or speech-language pathologists.
  • Assist in bus loading and unloading.
  • Observe students' performance, and record relevant data to assess progress.
  • Present subject matter to students under the direction and guidance of teachers, using lectures, discussions, or supervised role-playing methods.
  • Distribute tests and homework assignments and collect them when they are completed.
Caregiver/Companion/Homemaker for elderly lady Aug 1992 - Nov 1992
Ruby Buffington Eminence, MO
  • Administer prescribed oral medications, under the written direction of physician or as directed by home care nurse or aide, and ensure patient took their medicine.
  • Check her pulse, temperature, and respiration.
  • Provide her with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs, or automobiles and with dressing and grooming.
  • Care for herby changing bed linens, washing and ironing laundry, cleaning, or assisting with their personal care.
  • Plan, purchase, prepare, or serve meals to her and/or other family members, according to prescribed diets.
  • Accompany her to doctors' offices or on other trips outside the home, providing transportation, assistance, and companionship.
  • Assist her in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
  • Provide her with emotional support and instruction in areas such as caring for infants, preparing healthy meals, living independently, or adapting to disability or illness.
  • Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to client to keep her mentally healthy and alert.
  • Perform a variety of duties as requested by client, such as obtaining household supplies or running errands.
  • Perform housekeeping duties, grocery shopping, getting mail, cleaning, washing clothes or dishes, or running errands.
Child Care Provider May 1992 - Aug 1992
Eddie and Terri Wood Eminence, MO
  • Maintain a safe  and educational play environment for two boys under the age of 10.
  • Observe and monitor children's play activities.
  • Communicate with children's parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors, and related issues.
  • Support children's emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts.
  • Assist in preparing food and serving meals and refreshments to children.
  • Identify signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring them to parents' attention.
  • Instruct children in health and personal habits, such as eating, resting, and toilet habits.
  • Help children with homework and school work.
  • Discipline children and recommend or initiate other measures to control behavior, such as caring for own clothing and picking up toys and books.
  • Perform housekeeping duties, such as laundry, cleaning, dish washing, and changing of linens.
  • Accompany children to and from school, on outings, and to medical appointments.
  • Accompany and transport children to daily mentally stimulating and physically challenging activities to keep them healthy.
Full Time Student Jan 1992 - May 1992
Southwest Baptist University Extension Center Mountain View, MO
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by administrative policies.
  • Monitor my performance in coursework for improvement and to ensure and satisfy course standards, training requirements, and objectives.
  • Schedule class times to ensure maximum attendance.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provided me with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate my chosen career path.
  • Meet with instructor to discuss progress and to determine my priorities for advancing my career.
  • Select, order, and issue books, materials, and supplies for courses or projects.
  • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
  • Write instructional articles on designated subjects.
Co-Owner/Manager/Operator Jun 1988 - Jan 1992
Western Auto Associate Store Eminence, MO
  • Perform sales floor work, such as greeting or assisting customers, stocking shelves, or taking inventory.
  • Direct and supervise employees engaged in sales, inventory-taking, reconciling cash receipts, or in performing services for customers.
  • Hire, train, and evaluate personnel in sales or marketing establishments, promoting or firing workers when appropriate.
  • Assign employees to specific duties.
  • Keep records of purchases, sales, and requisitions.
  • Plan budgets and authorize payments and merchandise returns.
  • Plan and prepare work schedules and keep records of employees' work schedules and time cards.
  • Operate computers programmed with accounting software to record, store, and analyze information.
  • Prepare bank deposits by compiling data from cashiers, verifying and balancing receipts, and sending cash, checks, or other forms of payment to banks.
  • Calculate and prepare checks for utilities, taxes, and other payments.
  • Complete and submit tax forms and returns, workers' compensation forms, and other government documents.
  • Monitor status of loans and accounts to ensure that payments are up to date.
  • Perform general office duties such as filing, answering telephones, and handling routine correspondence.
  • Record repairs made, time spent, and parts used.
  • Sell parts and equipment.
  • Show customers how to maintain equipment.
Education
Bachelor of Applied Science: Human Services Dec 1992 Southwest Baptist University Extension Center Mountain View, MO
Course Work: 45 Credit hours in Major Development including; Social Problems, The Family, Mental Hygiene, Psychology of Personality, Psychological Testing, Counseling Methods and Practices, and other related courses; 24 credits hours in Professional Development including; Introduction to Business, Educational Psychology, Introduction to Counseling, Rural Sociology, Child Development, Adolescent Development, and Introduction to Social Worker, and Field Experience in Social Welfare.
High School Diploma: May 1987 Eminence High School Eminence, MO
Additional Information
During my coursework at Southwest Baptist University I was involved in several fields of non paid experience in Social Welfare supervised by Gary Jenson, Mental Health Coordinator; Medical Social Services Department, Respitory Therapy, Hospice, Emergency Room, Physical Therapy, Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, MO and Home Health, Houston, MO

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