Child, Family, and School Social Workers

Child, Family, and School Social Workers

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.

Key Competencies * Concern for Others * Dependability * Stress Tolerance * Integrity * Adaptability/Flexibility * Initiative * Persistence * Self Control * Cooperation * Independence

Representative Tasks * Maintain case history records and prepare reports. * Interview clients individually, in families, or in groups, assessing their situations, capabilities, and problems to determine what services are required to meet their needs. * Consult with parents, teachers, and other school personnel to determine causes of problems, such as truancy and misbehavior, and to implement solutions.


Health Care & Social Assistance, Government, Educational Services,

Job Family Community and Social Service

Sample Job Titles Adolescent Counselor, Adoption Agent, Adoption Coordinator, Adoption Counselor, Adoption Social Worker, Adoption Specialist, Adoption Worker, Case Manager, Case Worker, Casework Supervisor, Caseworker, Certified Child, Youth, and Family Social Worker (C-CYFSW), Certified Children, Youth, and Family Social Worker (C-CYFSW), Child Abuse Worker, Child Advocate, Child and Family Services Worker, Child Care Counselor, Child Development Consultant, Child Protection Specialist, Child Protective Services Social Worker (CPS Social Worker), Child Protective Services Specialist, Child Welfare Caseworker, Child Welfare Consultant, Child Welfare Counselor, Child Welfare Social Worker, Child Welfare Specialist, Child Welfare Worker, Children's Counselor, Community Organization Worker, Delinquency Prevention Social Worker, Early Interventionist, Family Advocate, Family Caseworker, Family Intervention Specialist, Family Manager, Family Preservation Worker, Family Protection Specialist, Family Resource Coordinator, Family Service Worker, Family Services Specialist, Family Support Specialist, Family Support Worker, Field Representative, Field Service Representative, Foster Care Social Worker, Foster Care Worker, Group Worker, Juvenile Counselor, Juvenile Officer, Juvenile Specialist, Licensed Social Worker, Parent Educator, Program Support Specialist, Protective Services Social Worker, Public Housing Community Relations and Services Advisor, School Social Worker, School Therapist, Social Worker, Youth Advocate, Youth Development Specialist, Youth Services Specialist, Youth Specialist.