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Permanency Specialist I (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – December 22, 2014
I have been working at the agency for four years and have gathered experience and knowledge of social services, specifically working within the adoption and foster care world. I complete the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network services that are offered for children and families within the child welfare system. On a typical day of work my morning consists of maintaining contact with county caseworkers, and families. Often there are crisis that need to be addressed, such as a child moving home, or needing further services that are not being referred. I also interact with children's birth families (the families whom they are removed from) which can be a highly emotionally charged interaction. During most afternoons I complete home visits with the children and families. I work with the families on the approval for adoption, which eventually leads to a legal approval document that is submitted to Court prior to an adoption. I work with the children providing therapeutic based services to better help them understand the reasons that necessitated their placements into foster care. I have witnessed the children and families I work with, grow and achieve success through the dedication and education that I have acquired. I have learned to facilitate trainings, and have recently been chosen to complete institute training at the State Wide Adoption and Permanency Networker (SWAN) Summer State Wide Conference. The training was accepted on the basis that it is the first of its kind throughout the state of Pennsylvania, and is being well received from fellow colleagues.