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Social Worker

Valparaiso, IN
February 19, 2020

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Gina Pike

*** **** *** *****, **********, IN 46383 H: 219-***-****

Professional Summary

Invested, passionate, and empathetic social worker who is driven to form trusting relationships with clients and advocate for their best interests. Background includes 3 years in providing home-based casework services to adolescents, adults, families, and couples. In addition, background includes 3 years managing and supervising employees and contractors in social services. Displays perseverance in the face of challenges.


Proficient in Case Management

Experience with Community-based clients

Culturally competent and approach clients who are from different racial, socio-economic, and ethnic communities with respect and openness.

Strong interpersonal skills

Superior Written and Oral communication skills

Crisis Intervention and Management

Adept at treatment and discharge planning

Adept at conflict resolution

Work History

Clinical Social Work Intern, 10/2018-05/2019

Recover Works – Merrillville, IN

Conducted initial assessments for adults seeking assistance for alcohol and drug addiction

Developed comprehensive care management plans based on completion and/or review of chemical dependency, behavioral health/mental health, biopsychosocial and related assessment as they relate to a client’s current functioning.

Provided individual, family and group counseling that works with the client(s) to identify needs, build on strengths, and develop skills to grow, heal and recover.

Clinical Social Work Intern, 09/2017 to 05/2018

North Star Services – Merrillville, IN

Provided home-based individual and family therapy, case management, and crisis intervention services to diverse population of children and their families in Department of Child Services; clinical issues included trauma, loss, substance use, domestic violence, and a wide range of mental health issues often compounded by developmental disorders

Developed and implemented client management plans, including the coordination of referrals to specialty and social services, the recording of progress notes and the provision of continuity of care.

Provided psychosocial assessments of patients and families to identify emotional, social, and environmental strengths and problems related to their diagnosis, illness, treatment, and/or life situation.

Program Manager, 04/2016 to Current

North Star Services, LLC – Merrillville, Indiana

Referred clients to appropriate team members, community agencies and organizations to meet treatment needs.

Maintained appropriate professional relationship with our referral sources, maintain contact and provided feedback and correspondence as it relates to cases involved with our agency.

Oversaw contractors and employees that are providing home-based services in the field, which includes attending court, team meetings and maintaining correspondence and collateral contact with FCM's, CASA, and other involved team members.

Chair of the Speaker's Bureau, 10/2016 to Current

Porter County Substance Abuse Council – Valparaiso, IN

Presented information regarding the disease of addiction to groups of 10-50 people.

Worked closely with the Porter County Substance Abuse Council Director to ascertain the information that needed to be discussed in presentation.

Public Speaker, 01/2014 to 01/2016

South Shore Leadership Center – East Chicago, IN

Engaged audiences of up to 100 on topics including substance abuse and addiction.

Caseworker, 09/2013 to 04/2016

North Star Services, LLC – Merrillville, Indiana

Developed and implemented treatment plans and modify as needed.

Implemented and taught parents the skills to nurture their children.

Advised and made court recommendations throughout all phases of parental reunification process.

Supervised and facilitated parent-child visitations.

Full Time Nanny, 02/2008 to 09/2013

Private Household – Munster, Indiana

Organized activities to enhance children's physical, emotional and social well-being.

Designed and implemented appropriate and simulating developmental activities.

Encouraged good behaviors using the positive reinforcement method.


Master of Social Work: Social Work, 05/2019

Simmons College - Boston, MA

Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, 12/2014

Indiana University Northwest - Gary, IN

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