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Diverse social work and criminal justice background

Clinton Township, Michigan, 48038, United States
August 06, 2009
Contact Info:

Jennifer L. Gillingham, LLMSW

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Clinton Township, MI 48038



A full time position as a Social Worker/Counselor that will allow me to utilize my skills in both social work and criminal justice in a challenging environment


•University of Michigan School of Social Work, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Masters Degree-December 2007

o Final GPA-7.45/8.0 scale

o Major Concentration-Interpersonal Practice

o Minor Practice Area-Children, Youth and Families

o Elected Minor-Social Policy and Evaluation, Management of Human Services

oCertificate: School Social Work

•Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan

Bachelors of the Arts in Criminal Justice-May, 2006.

o Final GPA: 3.50

o Major: Criminal Justice/Corrections Track

o Minor(s): Social Work, Psychology


October 2008-present

•Expert Care Management, Troy, Michigan

o Job Title: Direct Care Staff

o Contact: Tiffany Sclesky

o Contact Number: (866) ***-****

o Duties include providing community living support and respite services to adults and children with mental impairments and/or developmental disabilities

in efforts to improve the quality of life for the individual as well as provide temporary relief of care giving duties to the individual’s family.

May 2008-present

• JOAK American Homes, Clinton Township, Michigan

o Job Title: Intake Clinician

o Contact: Jacqueline Jaffray

o Contact Number: (586)-***-****

o Duties include performance of a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment of the consumer’s needs, strengths and abilities as part of a multidisciplinary team; making diagnoses using the DSM-IV and diagnostic formulations, formulating GAF scores, attending medication reviews with attending psychiatrist, conducting an assessment of family systems and presenting problems, engaging people served with the development of their treatment plans and facilitation of the Person Centered Planning process, acting as a liaison with service provides and Macomb County Community Mental Health, conducting screenings to determine eligibility, advocating for consumers in all areas of concern, generating reports based on assessments, conducting risk assessments, collaborating with Supports Coordinators, preparing hard copy case files for case managers, filing, and general clerical work.


February 2007-December 2007

• Washtenaw County Juvenile Court-Trial Division

o Job Title: Juvenile Probation Intern

o Contact: Kent Bernard

o Contact Number: 734-***-****

o Duties include observation and participation in the Juvenile Court process, working closely with the Juvenile Court and other community agencies to develop treatment plans, administering Predisposition and Risk/Needs Assessments and SASSI screenings; working closely with the Intensive Probation Department, Washtenaw County Juvenile Drug Court, and residential treatment facilities, facilitating Victim Awareness Class, writing hearing reports and case assessments, attending hearings, working with schools, developing probation plans, assisting in case work, investigating new cases, working with the Children's Service Center, filing, and general clerical work

May 2005-Aug 2005

• Michigan Department of Human Services, Sterling Heights, Michigan.

o Job Title: Children’s Protective Services Intern

o Contact: Nancy Mohan, Children’s Protective Services Supervisor

o Contact Number: (586)-***-****

o Duties included observation and participation in Children’s Protective Services processes, including accompanying Protective Services workers in the visitation of client’s homes, investigating new referrals, supervised parent/child contact visitation at the office, attending CARE house interviews, working with the families of both victims and perpetrators, assisting in the removal, placement and assessment of abused and neglected children, observing and assisting Protective Service workers in case adjudication, preparing documents for trial, doing home studies in preparation of placement, preparing files, entering data and preparing reports on the Department of Human Services database, and general clerical work


o Member-Alpha Phi Sigma-Criminal Justice Honors Society-Fall 2005-Present

o Member-Phi Alpha Delta-Pre-Law Society-Fall 2005-Present

o Member- National Association of Social Workers-2007-present


Experience with Windows Office XP and Vista, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access and Outlook; experience with MIS and ENACT data base systems; trained CAFAS rater, certified School Social Worker, experience with basic office equipment; self motivated, punctual, compassionate, enthusiastic, creative, honest, hard working, positive attitude, independent thinker, work well under pressure and deadlines, outstanding leadership abilities.


Kent Bernard

Probation Officer/Internship Supervisor

2270 Platt Road

Ann Arbor, MI 48108


Bob Craig

General Manager

Big Rapids Bennigans

1700 West Perry Street

Big Rapids, MI 49307


Dr. Hon Chan

Attending Psychiatrist

JOAK American Homes

44899 Centre Court

Suite 102

Clinton Township, MI 48038


Janet Gillingham

Office Manager

Henry Ford Macomb Family Medicine

49310 Van Dyke Shelby Twp, MI 48317


Steven Latterman

Children’s Protective Service Worker

Department of Human Services

Schoolcraft County Office

100 Walnut Street

Manistique MI 49854


Dr. Nancy Hogan

Faculty Advisor

Ferris State University

1349 Cramer Circle

Bishop Hall 525

Big Rapids MI 49307


Jackie Jaffray

Clinical Supervisor

JOAK American Homes

44899 Centre Court

Suite 102

Clinton Township, MI 48038