Mr. Jonathan Adams

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EDUCATION

B.S.W. - Jacksonville State University, April 1994

M.S.W. - University of Alabama; Concentration-Children, Youth, and Families, May 1995

CREDENTIALS

Licensed Certified Social Worker

WORK HISTORY

Instructor, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Jacksonville State University; September 2001-present

Program Supervisor, United Methodist Children's Home Therapeutic Foster Care Agency, October 1998-August 2001

Program Director, Children's Harbor, Inc., October 1997-September 1998

Program Supervisor, Children's Harbor, Inc., October 1996-October 1997

Family Advocate, Children's Harbor, Inc., May 1995-October 1996

EXPERIENCE

On-site supervision and coordination of activities for field placement students at Etowah County Department of Human Resources in the area of Child Welfare.

PRACTICE

Direct practice with children in therapeutic foster homes, birth parents, and foster parents. The development and implementation of treatment plans; supervision of case workers and foster homes; development and recruitment of foster care resources; coordinating placements of children in foster care, and public relations with area agencies and churches.

Served on the Quality Assurance Committee of the Calhoun County Department of Human Resources. This involved the review of open cases and statistical information to insure best practices within the agency.

Led Group Preparation and Selection for potential foster and adoptive parents through the United Methodist Children's Home. These sessions helped participants decide if fostering and/or adopting were appropriate for them to pursue, and prepared them for issues that could arise after a child is placed in their home. These duties also involved the conducting and evaluating home studies with the potential foster and adoptive parents.

Led Deciding Together (an individual family preparation for potential foster and adoptive parents) through the United Methodist Children's Home. These sessions helped participants decide if fostering and/or adopting were appropriate for them to pursue, and prepared them for issues that could arise after a child is placed in their home. These duties also involved the conducting and evaluating home studies with the potential foster and adoptive parents.

COURSES TAUGHT AT JSU

SW 330 - Introduction to Social Work

SW 333 - Child Welfare I

SW 343 - Child Welfare II

SW 448 - Social Work Practice III

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors, Affiliate Member since 2001

National Association of Social Workers

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Quality Assurance Committee Member, Etowah County Department of Human Resources





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