DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
Occupational Description:Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|Minneapolis-Saint Paul MN-WI MSA||3,930||283||$29.32/hr||$0.97/hr||$17.34/hr||$22.96/hr||$29.98/hr||$34.88/hr||$41.50/hr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors||2,630||$23.17/hr||N/A|
|Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists||1,020||$34.40/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Child, Family, and School Social Workers
- Counsels individuals or family members regarding behavior modifications, rehabilitation, social adjustments, financial assistance, vocational training, child care, or medical care.
- Arranges for day care, homemaker service, prenatal care, and child planning programs for clients in need of such services.
- Refers client to community resources for needed assistance.
- Assists travelers, including runaways, migrants, transients, refugees, repatriated Americans, and problem families.
- Collects supplementary information, such as employment, medical records, or school reports.
- Maintains case history records and prepares reports.
- Evaluates personal characteristics of foster home or adoption applicants.
- Places children in foster or adoptive homes, institutions, or medical treatment centers.
- Reviews service plan and performs follow-up to determine quantity and quality of service provided to client.
- Determines client's eligibility for financial assistance.
- Develops program content, organizes, and leads activities planned to enhance social development of individual members and accomplishment of group goals.
- Investigates home conditions to determine suitability of foster or adoptive home, or to protect children from harmful environment.
- Serves as liaison between student, home, school, family service agencies, child guidance clinics, courts, protective services, doctors, and clergy members.
- Consults with parents, teachers, and other school personnel to determine causes of problems and effect solutions.
- Arranges for medical, psychiatric, and other tests that may disclose cause of difficulties and indicate remedial measures.
- Counsels students whose behavior, school progress, or mental or physical impairment indicates need for assistance.
- Leads group counseling sessions to provide support in such areas as grief, stress, or chemical dependency.
- Counsels parents with child rearing problems and children and youth with difficulties in social adjustments.
- Interviews individuals to assess social and emotional capabilities, physical and mental impairments, and financial needs.