Greetings, Prospective Employer!
My name is Amanda Michelle Jones and I am currently seeking a full-time clinical social work position in Los Angeles, CA as I pursue licensure as a clinical social worker (LCSW). I am a registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (#70072) who focuses on addressing both individual and environmental/systemic factors that create the contexts in which consumers live. With over a decade of experience working with young people and communities, I know that I will be a valuable asset to a team working with transition-age youth (ages 16-24), particularly those experiencing or at risk for homelessness.
As you will see in my portfolio, my experience spans a range of roles, mostly focused on youth development and community building with nonprofit organizations. Some of my career highlights include:
- Assisting with the development, administration, analysis, and write-up of the first survey of youth homelessness in Washington, DC;
- Conducting a needs assessment for the volunteer program at a youth homelessness agency in Washington, DC;
- Developing an aftercare program for LGBTQ youth transitioning out of host homes in Chicago, IL; and
- Helping a young man learn to deal with dissociative episodes through drawing. (This young person ultimately went on to art school in Chicago!)
My goal is to continue on this path, and I am especially interested in opportunities to collaborate with youth on arts-based activities that promote healing and development for themselves and their communities. As a member of your team, I will bring a trauma-informed approach that prioritizes working with youth to identify their strengths, areas for improvement, and ways to navigate barriers.
In addition to my practice with individuals, I also have education and experience in project and program management, strategic planning, and community organizing. I am also trained as a Peer Leader through SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services Leadership Institute. I am eager to apply my training and experience to help young people achieve independence, leverage resources, and effect change in their communities.
Thank you for your consideration; I also invite you to view my curriculum vitae or resume for more information. I look forward to speaking with you soon to learn more about your organization and to discuss my skills and experiences in an interview.
Amanda Michelle Jones, ASW (#70072)