Social Worker Sample Resume

Caroline Becker
1234 Wall Drive
New York, NY 64000
Home: 404-555-5555
Cell: 404-555-5556
Email: Caroline Becker@frontfocus.com

Objective
To contribute relevant experience in the human services and medical fields in a challenging management/supervisory position that offers ample skill utilization and growth opportunities.  

Qualifications Summary
  • Extensive knowledge of social work principles, techniques and practices and their application to complex casework, group work, and community issues.
  • Wide range of knowledge on behavior and psychosocial problems, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Experience in family and group dynamics.
  • Knowledge of a range of intervention techniques, governmental and private organizations, resources in the community, laws and regulations, methods and principles of casework, and supervision and training.
  • Extremely skilled in establishing rapport with clients and in applying techniques or assessing psychosocial, behavioral, and psychological aspects of client problems.
  • Able to supervise, train and instruct low level social workers, students and interns in the program, as well as to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of the  caseload and their families.
Education
St. Leo University, Atlanta, GA
Master's in Social Work (July 2002)

Work Experience
Social Worker: June 2005 - Present, Tenet Healthcare, Atlanta, GA
  • Responsibilities include: Undertaking and writing up assessments (often with medical staff) that meet specified standards and timescales, conducting interviews with service users and their families to assess and review their situation, and offering information and counseling support to service users and their families.
  • Organize and manage packages of support to enable service users to lead the fullest lives possible.
  • Recommend and sometimes make decisions about the best course of action for a particular service user and make referrals to other agencies.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary teams and meetings, maintain accurate records and prepare reports for legal action.
  • Give evidence in court and participate in training, supervision and team meetings.  
Child Welfare Caseworker: May 2000 - May 2004, Lehigh County Office of Children and Youth Services, Atlanta, GA
  • Provided case management services to children, youth and families to ensure the health and safety of each child in the family and assisted the family in attaining a more satisfactory social, economic, or physical state.
  • Assessed problems, strengths and needs of families.
  • Assisted families in developing and using their own potential for more adequately resolving social, health, emotional and economic problems.
  • Provided social services, such as home and budget management, housing, child care and parenting skills, employment, and when necessary placement of children in foster or adoptive homes, residential facilities or institutions.
  • Made referrals to other public and private social service organizations, community agencies and resources to meet the child's needs.
*References available upon request.