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Kings County, NY
March 13, 2018

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Brooklyn, NY *****510-***-**** • persoff/


Experienced professional with three years international experience in Peace Corps and social services. I worked with a variety of economically disenfranchised groups including women, children, refugees, victims of human trafficking, and child soldiers. I brought them my expertise in education, employment training, human rights, and academic research as part of my core responsibilities. I have one-year work experience working for the United States Government with security clearance. In my recent position as a foster care case planner, I managed the progress of my cases making me both independent and a team player with my co-workers in other divisions.


Project Management Limited Working Spanish Safety Assessments Legal Writing Child Safety Supervision Budget Composed in High Pressure Situations Security Clearance Teaching Employee Training Resourceful Word Processing NYS Connections PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, August 2016 – February 2018 New York, New York

Foster Care Case Planner

● Managed caseload of up to 16 children and their families, and ensured that permanency goals are met in a timely manner

● Conducted monthly home visits and safety assessments of foster homes to meet agency and state safety standards and protocols

● Wrote legal documents on Family Assessments Service Plans (FASP), Permanency Hearing Reports (PHR), and court updates

● Testified at permanency hearings, depositions, and trials on neglect and abuse cases

● Supervised parent family visits and advised families on how to implement age appropriate best safety practices

● Budgeted allotted final and trial discharge grants to meet family needs (i.e. Clothes, Furniture, Household Supplies)

● Used NYS Connections for recording case history

● Achieved permanency goals including KinGAP (Guardianship), return to parent, and adoption US Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, December 2014 - December 2015 San Francisco, California

Passport Specialist

● Disseminated and applied federal laws, regulations, and procedures in approving or denying passport applications

● Examined and verified authenticity of identity and citizenship documents

● Identified and referred potentially fraudulent applicants United States Peace Corps Response, September 2012 - September 2013 Sierra Leone

English Language Lecturer – Njala University

● Successfully completed service in the inaugural group of Peace Corps Response Volunteers in Sierra Leone

● Wrote and implemented curricula in English grammar, creative writing, and African literature to medical, education, and economics students

● Advised university staff on how to raise the university to international standards

● Response project ended with all goals achieved

Office of Refugee Resettlement, Catholic Charities Community Services, March 2009 - December 2009

New York, New York

ESL / Employment Trainer

● Taught intermediate and advanced ESL classes to refugees and asylees

● Developed, prepared and taught job readiness curriculum

● Conducted higher learning seminars

United States Peace Corps, September 2006 – December 2008 Republic of Macedonia

English Language Resource Teacher

● Introduced modern pedagogical procedures in academic high schools

● Initiated conversation hours, movie nights, book clubs, and other English language cultural activities for high school students and adults


World Reader, September 2014 - December 2014

San Francisco, California

Operations Intern

● Compiled booklists for digital libraries

● Loaded literary content onto E-readers

● Prepared E-readers for shipment to West African schools and libraries West Contra Costa Unified School District, September 2005 - June 2006 Richmond, California

Substitute Teacher

● Grades 9 through 12

● Substituted for all subjects

● English and ESL classrooms


Northeastern University, Boston, MA M.S. in International Affairs, September 2012 Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology, May 2005 CERTIFICATION

TEFL Advanced Certificate TESOL Express July 2012

US Government Secret Clearance Received December 2014, Expired December 2019

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