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Social Worker looking to transition to HR


After five years with a Master's in Social Work I am already burnt out and want to shift to Human Resources. I need help figuring out how to put my interpersonal and people management skills into more of an HR frame work. Thanks for any and all help!

OBJECTIVE

To obtain a challenging position that will both utilize and strengthen the organizational, clinical and interpersonal skills acquired through diverse, demanding responsibilities, education and social work experiences.

EXPERIENCE

2006-2007
Pregnancy Counseling and Adoption Social Worker
• Directed and coordinated the pregnancy and adoption services program while providing direct counseling and adoption services to both biological and adoptive families.
• Worked independently to increase client census from zero in 2006 to over 30 in 2007 through marketing and networking strategies.
• Developed, presented and implemented the United Way funding grant and the Pregnancy Maintaince Initiative grant to secure program funding.
• Trained, supervised and motivated three additional social workers to provide comprehensive, compassionate and competent pregnancy counseling and adoption services.

2004-2006
Adoption Social Worker / Therapeutic Case Manager
• Supervised the cases of at least twenty eight children in out of home placements, providing crisis intervention, assessment of placement progress and/or coordination while monitoring each child’s readiness for adoption.
• Worked independently in families’ homes, state agencies, care facilities and schools, coordinating resources to provide advocacy and counseling.
• Developed and implemented individual recruitment plans for each child, matched children with potential family resources, organized and lead staffings to select an appropriate family based on the child’s needs.
• Guided children and adoptive families through the adoption processes to include legal issues and providing emotional guidance and counseling.

2003
Multi-Systemic Therapist
• Responsible for evaluation, assessment, treatment planning, resource coordination and advocacy for five at-risk families’ with adolescents.
• Provided independent, therapeutic interventions in families’ homes, state agencies and schools up to six times per week per family.
• Responsible for 24 hour on-call crisis intervention seven days per week.

EDUCATION
Master of Social Work: advanced standing clinical program.
President of the MSW Student Organization 2002-2003.
Completion of 40 hours of Multi-Systemic Therapy training
Bachelor of Social Work: generalist program.
Cultural Anthropology Minor: cultural diversity emphasis.
Completion of diverse continuing education units.

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES
XYZ Hospice Care; Girl Scouts of America Troop Leader; ABC Hopsital; American Red Cross; PQW Hospital; RST Foundation.

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apeacefulife apeacefulife 6 years 17 weeks
I went straight into Child Welfare after grad school. It was too painful for me, I wasn't always able to leave work at work... Working everyday to put kids back into home that left them vulnerable was too much... I worked so hard for so little pay and couldn't/can't support myself and my daughter... I have innate interpersonal skills and great talent with people, but I feel like I need to move in a new direction. I have been looking at online classes in HR. Thank you for responding!
Socialdoc Socialdoc 6 years 17 weeks
Hi, I am finishing my degree in Human Services & Management, hopefully this year if I can obtain another $10 k to finish. ( Any ideas here ?) I was looking in to going for a Gerontology masters degree, I want to be a Social Worker. After 5 ys in the field, your post concerns me that I will be burned out too, any advice? SW is my passion... I am currently an Office Manager & have been doing this for too many years,LOL I'd suggest you enroll in a certificate program with HR , University of Phoenix has them, $10 k. And enroll in SHRM for other networking & skill improving ideas. Good Luck!