Maxine Smith

Freelance Annual Report Writer & Creative Writer

Location:Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
2 Skills
Global citizen with a strong background in the child welfare system in the Jamaican context, motivated by unparalleled love for people and commitment to the betterment of life for children and the elderly.
Child Development Agency (State Agency for child welfare and protection in Jamaica) 09/1994-06/ 2014
Manager of Glenhope Nursery 09/ 2011-06/ 2014
Directed day to day operations of Residential Child Care Facility safeguarding the lives of children 0-8 years, initiating programs and activities to promote their optimal health and building self- esteem. Improving public perception of residential care through staff training and competency building.
Monitoring Officer (Inspectorate role for 15 Child Care Facilities) 06/ 2004- 09/ 2011
Strengthened the Organization’s function by pioneering the creation of a number of Log-books and other record keeping instruments to increase transparency and integrity of the process of monitoring. Conducted site inspections to ensure that the Facilities under supervision were operating in tandem with Regulations. Appointed Jamaica’s Child Participation Liaison Officer on Project with Government of Jamaica, Canada and the Inter- American Children’s Institute 2009-2011.
Member of Strategy Building Committee created to oversee the establishment of the Office of the Children’s Registry in Jamaica (2007)
Case Manager (Foster Care, Adoption, Residential Care, Court Investigations) 09/1994-06/2004.
Completed reports for local and overseas Authorities and made representation to Juvenile Court Panel on behalf of children exposed to moral or physical danger.
? Commonwealth Executive Masters in Public Administration- University College of the Caribbean, Kingston, Jamaica. 10/ 2010-07/ 2013. GPA 3.16
? Bachelor of Arts Degree in History- University of the West Indies, Jamaica 09/1989-07/ 1994
? Diploma in Teaching, specialized courses: English and Economics- Mico Teachers’ College, Kingston, Jamaica 09/ 1985- 06/ 1987
? Certificate in care of the Sick Elderly- University of the West Indies, Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, 06/ 2010.
Extensive experience in social services administration in Jamaica, strong leadership and management skills, effective verbal and written communication, creative problem solving skills, managing legislative relationships, results driven, motivational speaker, motivate staff, canvassing.

Ms. Merlin Sula
Regional Canvass Director
Mobile 443 570 9521

Mr. Noel Stennett
Past Supervisor
Mobile 1876-919-4224

Reverend Dr. Dylan Toussaint,
Office: 1876-988-4734.