Emily Drury

Major: Child, Adult, and Family Services
Minor/option/emphasis: CHFS-Youth Programs
Company/Organization: Des Moines County DHS
Company/Organization website: https://dhs.iowa.gov/
Destination: Burlington, Iowa
Timeframe: Summer
Advisor/Coordinator Email: enloe@iastate.edu


-Perform interviews with family and clients -Allocate case summaries, social histories, service plans, case records -Inspect client work, employment, and living situations -Conduct face-to-face, phone and written contacts with clients, families, and providers regarding well-being -Construct recommendations to professional social worker staff for case planning -Coordinate social history information sufficient to develop a specific plan of services and goals -Assisting client’s access to the service delivery system supports and community resources


My greatest accomplishment is becoming confident with conducting face-to-face interviews with clients. Researching topics that I am unsure about has become a daily routine and finding ways with clients that are hard to communicate with.

What advice would you give?

Knowing you are making a difference in individuals life and being there for them whenever they are in need of help.

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