Marivel Rojas comes to the Alliance with over 20 years of social work experience working with children and families; 17 years of which she acquired at Children’s Administration. During her time at Children’s Administration (CA) she worked in various programs. Marivel worked as a social worker in CPS, CFWS, ICW, Group Care, Guardianship, Intake, Placement, Afterhours, Child Health and Education Tracking (CHET) and supervised the Placement Unit. Marivel has also instructed staff and supervisors in CA policy roll-out trainings, completed CA case reviews and assisted in the accreditation process of CA Centralized Services. She has developed training curricula and activities that challenge social workers to expand their professional skills and knowledge. She has coached and mentored new social workers at Children’s Administration and CWTAP students from the University of Washington School of Social Work.
Marivel has trained and recruited new foster and adoptive parents, and trained at foster parent support groups and parenting classes. Marivel is an active member of the Latino community and has provided various community trainings regarding child welfare to Spanish speaking families. Marivel has worked closely with children, families, foster parents and caregivers. Marivel is a strong advocate in best practice for positive outcomes in child welfare. Marivel has also worked for the Admission Office at the University of Washington School of Social Work as a student mentor and recruiter for the BASW and MSW programs.
Marivel was the recipient of the “Hand In Hand Generations United Award” in 1994 for the Step By Step Program for bridging the gap between children, adults, and the elderly. Marivel received her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Washington in 2006. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and she has a Residency Educational Staff Associate (ESA) as a School Social Worker in Washington State.
Throughout her social work career, Marivel has had the great opportunity to successfully work in many diverse communities. She continues to be passionate and innovative in her work practice in addressing social justice inequalities in order to better serve children and families in the child welfare system.