Child and Family Welfare Services In-Service - 9/15/2022 & 9/16/2022 - Seattle OICW
Jason Pollock - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason began his service with the Department of Children Youth and Families in August of 2014. Working out of the Bellevue Office he began as a CFWS social worker. In 2016 he began supervising the CFWS unit as well as the FVS Program. In 2018 the FRS program was brought back to the Bellevue office, which he also supervised.
Prior to working for DCYF, Jason was employed by Hale Kipa, a non profit organization that serves youth and families in Hawaii. From 2002 - 2014 he worked as a counselor in a Crisis Shelter and concluded his time with the organization as a ILP case manager. Jason loved his time in Hawaii and was influenced by the closeness of family and community on the islands. He worked to develop that same kind of rapport with both the families he worked with and the workers he supervised.
Micah Kurtz - email@example.com
Micah has worked or trained in child welfare since May 2008, as a family preservation therapist for two years, a CWTAP intern on the Office of Indian Child Welfare in Seattle for two years, and then five years for Children's Administration as a line worker and supervisor in the Kent and King West offices, in Child and Family Welfare Services.
While with Children's Administration, Micah was a father's engagement office and regional lead, participated in a statewide birth to three safety workgroup, helped lead office Continuous Quality Improvement in Kent, was trained in NCAST, twice testified before a legislative committee on behalf of union social service workers, and was the union representative on the governor's Blue Ribbon Commission for children, youth and families, advocating for social service providers and families. Micah is excited to continue his efforts to support workers and the work in his new capacity as an Alliance coach.
Micah holds a Master of Divinity with a concentration in family pastoral care and counseling from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Washington. Micah has also worked in homeless outreach in south King County, participated in faith-based social services, and is active in community engagement in his local church. As a single father, Micah acknowledges there is a wide variety of family structures, as well as the difficulties and joys families experience.