Social Work Résumé

Mary Margaret Healy Niewenhuis

Experienced caseworker with a demonstrated history of working with children in advocacy, educational, and therapeutic roles. Professional experience in the non-profit organization management industry. Skilled in Microsoft Word, Publisher, and Excel, as well as Adobe Creative Suite. Overall quick-learner for computer tasks and applications. Strong research professional with a background in education and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of Pittsburgh.

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

EDUCATION
MSW in Social Work, Children Youth and Families Certificate

University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA
2015-08 – 2017-04

Bachelor’s in Secondary Education, English, History

Calvin College – Grand Rapids, MI
2008-09 – 2013-05

WORK EXPERIENCE

Adoption and Permanency Specialist

JFCS Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA – May, 2016 – Present
– Perform all child-focused SWAN units of service, including Child Profile writing, Child Preparation for
Permanency Therapist, and Child-Specific Family Recruiter.
– Perform child-therapy techniques for children in foster and adoptive care
– Write detailed and legal biographical reports on children in foster and adoptive care
– Recruit families for specific children in foster care; advocate for children’s needs at matching events; represent
children in matching contexts
– Perform orientations to adoption and foster care for interested families
– Train resources families in state-certified foster-parent and foster-sibling training curricula
– Train and supervise junior employees on all units of service
– Write grants; update funding sources with grant reports
– Collect and analyze assessment data; present findings at statewide conferences
– Construct innovative organizational techniques to maintain workflow

After School Teacher; Receptionist; Summer Camp Counselor; Administrative Assistant

Boys and Girls Club of Southwestern Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh, PA – September, 2013 – Present
– Assist students, grades K-8, with their homework during the after-school program
– Teach After-School Excellence, STEM, Fantasy Baseball (Math), and Computer Literacy curricula to
registered students, updating and changing curricula as required, per students’ developmental needs
– Train and assist volunteers and junior staff in the Homework Help and Summer Day Camp programs
– Answer phones, communicate with students’ parents, mediate student disputes, and complete membership
paperwork during BGC Summer Camp
– Develop and maintain orderly, hospitable, and safe environment at the Shadyside Boys’ & Girls’ Club
– Assist director in organization and completion of Youth of the Year application

RELEVANT VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

  • Money In Your Pocket volunteer tax preparing for 2015 tax season
  • Foster respite care
  • Sunday School teacher for children ages 4-7
  • Editor and contributing writer for Twenty Something Times and DisMissive at dismissive.us
  • Contributing writer for thepostcalvin.com

 

SKILLS

Computer-Related
  • 80 wpm type speed
  • Familiar with Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android OS
    Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher
  • Web Design through Amazon web services and WordPress
  • Smartboard and SMART software
  • Prezi
  • Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop, InDesign, DreamWeaver
  • iLife – iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand
  • Scrivener
  • Google Apps – Documents/Drive, Groups, Plus
  • Various Internet Social Media
Other
  • Conversational German language
  • Basic Spanish
  • Equestrian and horse-care proficiency, as well as some hippotherapy experience
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