CONGRATULATIONS Jennifer! It is our pleasure to recognize Jennifer James, Program Manager with Greenville County DSS. Thank you, Jenifer, for outstanding service to children and families!
People who choose social work as a career, dedicate their lives to helping children and families, and do so tirelessly and joyfully deserve to be recognized. Jennifer James is one of those people. One foster parent had this to say, “I have had the pleasure of working with Jennifer for the past two years and she is tireless in her efforts to support foster children, foster parents and kinship families. She comes in on weekends and will stay late to make a situation better. Jennifer has an infectious positive attitude and is very encouraging to everyone.”
Jennifer coordinates the Christmas present drive for both the foster children and kinship children. She coordinated restructuring the closet at DSS so that it is organized and set up to provide each child with basic necessities for the first three days upon entering care.
In addition, she coordinated getting new car seats which are standardized for all of Greenville DSS and trains caseworkers on how to correctly install them into each car. Jennifer also coordinates the backpack back to school drive each July and August to help offset the cost of school supplies for foster children; and helps coordinate having snacks and gift cards for restaurants so that when kids are at DSS they can be fed while waiting for a placement.
Congratulations, Jennifer! It is our privilege to honor you as Social Worker of the Month!