Previously I had worked as a junior social worker in IAT where my roles included, providing case management services to address issues such as housing, mental health and to source for funds to help the poor families and children in the streets.
My skills in financial management have been sharpened in my experience at the IAT where I worked as an income maintenance caseworker.
During the above experiences in social work my work mission had been guided by the core values which are the foundation of social work namely: offering good service, upholding social justice, observing dignity of the person being served, understanding the triviality of human relationships, being competent and honest at all times.
These values have governed me and have been fundamental in my exemplary performance at the various levels of leadership in the Scotland county department of social services.
I have been trained on food nutrition and services program, children welfare pre-service, case management in social work, policies and procedures for legal guidelines within child welfare, forensic interviewing: radar control, child and team family meeting and investigative assessments .
These training provided an avenue for me to gain a deeper understanding of the ethical responsibilities every social worker which includes: an obligation to the client, self-rule, cultural proficiency and social uniformity.
My responsibilities included: redetermination of food stamps for accountability purposes and taking care of the procedures for eligibility determination process before one is offered assistance.
These roles required me to interact closely with people where I improved my articulation and relations skills, I learned to appreciate cultural diversity and to treat each person with dignity no matter his/her affiliations and social class.
My other responsibilities included training new workers and other students in attachment, offering assistance during the decision-making process in social work related court cases, acting upon reports of abuse and neglect and engineering appropriate decisions on the same, creation of good working relationships between schools heads and other institutions that offer aid to the society.
Lastly, I could be called upon to provide testimonials and supporting documents in courts of law pertaining cases in my field.