Wendy M. Alias’ CV

Presentation of Qualifications


  • Supervise social workers and case aides in foster care program, HIV/AIDS community based programs adolescent refugee reunification program  and long term residential drug treatment program
  • Participate in the recruitment and hiring of staff and interns
  • Coordinate and monitor case management services
  • Maintain monthly case services statistics
  • Prepare staff performance reviews using core standards
  • Accountable for budgetary disbursement and use of funds
  • Review court reports, agency memos and case plans
  • Train staff and monitor the assessment process, with a focus on comprehensive psychosocial assessments
  • Conduct individualized supervision of case management strategies
  • Coordinate on-going staff development through staff meetings, trainings, retreats and consultations
  • Conduct staff meetings and facilitate team building seminars
  • Coordinate and supervise BSW/MSW student interns field placement program with five area universities
  • Act as a liaison with the Child and Family Services Agency  (CFSA) and United States Conference of Catholic Bishops( USCCB) for contract monitoring
  • Attend child welfare court hearings on critical cases
  • Assist in monitoring of the reporting and accountability procedures of internal and external sources
  • Enforce procedures, and guidelines of service delivery
  • Consult with school personnel, government officials and community agencies
  • Provide individualized  and  group supervision on a private contractual basis
  • Taught a semester length class on Contemporary Urban Youth


Program Development

  • Participate in contractual implementation on DC Government Foster Care Services contract
  • Support the Program Director
  • Negotiate and develop training contracts for private practice
  • Developed an Afrocentric supervision model for case management
  • Increased foster care contract from 50 children to 130 being served
  • Restructure day treatment program for the chronically mentally ill
  • Implement integrated service delivery through program development in the areas of family counseling, sexuality education, tutorial, violence prevention, cultural enrichment, mentorship, pre-employment training and health care
  • Establish the Turning Points Program, a comprehensive school-based prevention and early intervention program
  • Assist with Quality Improvement development for successful agency accreditation processes
  • Assist with Victim /Offender Reconciliation and Alternative Sentencing Programs
  • Engage in proposal development and grant writing
  • Developed and present curriculum for Social Work Licensing Exam Preparation
  • Teaching Courses in the Social Work and Administrative Justice Departments
  • Coordinate and Development Internship/ Field Placement Programs


Clinical / Counseling / Case Management

  • Counsel and provide case management for numerous clients of diverse backgrounds in eight agencies using individual, group and family therapy services and techniques
  • Perform crisis intervention services
  • Conduct psychiatric assessments in the Emergency Room
  • Facilitate hospital admission and insurance approvals
  • Prepare court reports, case plans, psychosocial reports and agency referral packets
  • Conduct group therapy with inmate populations
  • Interview and assess various consumer needs
  • Conduct workshops and group work with dually diagnosed clients
  • Counsel individuals, families and groups in substance abuse treatment program
  • Research community agencies and make appropriate referrals for clients
  • Work in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Facilitate and monitor substance abuse treatment groups in life skills, psycho-therapy, and education in a long term substance abuse treatment facility
  • Use of tele-psychiatry as a means for assessment and referral

Wendy’s prep class was the perfect mix of refresher and clarification of material. The addition of real life examples are very helpful. Upon finishing the prep class I felt confident to continue studying both with new knowledge and great study materials.

Imani S.

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