Ms. Robyn Snider


B.S. Jacksonville State University; Major: Sociology; Minor: Social Work - December 1985

B.S.W. Jacksonville State University - April 1988

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

Licenses and Credentials

Licensed Certified Social Worker

Private Independent Practitioner

Certified Parent Project Instructor

Certified Child Welfare Social Worker

Certified Leader, Group Preparation and Selection for Adoptive and Foster Parents


Instructor, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Jacksonville State University; August 1998-present

On-going Supervisor for LBSW and LGSWs completing licensure requirements

Consultant, LINC program; 2000-2001

Consultant, Child Welfare Policy and Practice Group; 1997-present

Adjunct Professor, BSW Program, JSU; 1997 - 1998

Family and Children's Services Supervisor, Calhoun County Department of Human Resources; 1992 - 1998

Foster Care Social Worker, Calhoun County DHR; 1990 -1992

Investigative Social Worker, Calhoun County DHR; 1988 -1990


Direct practice involving investigations of child abuse and neglect reports; case management of children in foster care; supervision of adoptions; foster care resources; adoptions, and resource development.

Investigating reports of abuse, neglect, and case management of children in foster care including working with law enforcement, the District Attorney's office, mental health therapists, schools, and other professionals in the community involved in the process. Assessment and interviewing were key skills used on a daily basis to provide services to children and families.

Resource development including negotiating for the creation of new services, the restructuring of existing services to meet client needs, and community organization to identify and develop services to address needs of the community outside of DHR use. Provided training to the staff in the county and region.

While employed with DHR, served on several committees and task forces. These included groups to change or develop polices and procedures for statewide practice; the development of new risk assessment forms for child welfare services; the development of training for line staff, and a statewide resource development task force that offered consultation to other counties.

Provided consultation and training to five other states regarding the current child welfare system. Also involved in implementing new program designed to meet identified needs.

Courses Taught at JSU

SW 330 - Introduction to Social Work

SW 332 - Social Policy and Services

SW 333 - Family and Child Welfare Services

SW 340 - Substance Abuse and Social Work

SW 390 - Social Work Practice I

SW 391 - Social Work Practice II

SW 448 - Social Work Practice III

SW 449 - Field Instruction Placement

SW 450 - Field Instruction Seminar

Professional Memberships

National Association of Social Workers since 1995

JSU Social Work Advisory Board since 1995

Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors, Affiliate Member since 1998

Delta Beta Chapter, Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society since 1998

University Involvement

College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Council Member, 2000-2005

Conference Planning Committee - Appalachian School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies, 2003-present

Member, JSU Substance Abuse Committee, 2003-present Planning Committee

Member, JSU Child Development Center, 2002-2004


National Association of Social Workers, Coosa Valley/JSU Unit, Social Worker of the Year, 2005

Teaching Excellence Award, College of Arts and Sciences, 2001

Community Involvement
Family Services Center Board Member

LIN=C Program Quality Assurance Committee Member

Calhoun/Cleburne Children's Advocacy Center Board Member
Robyn Snider 
Jacksonville State University 

Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, Alabama 36265