Child, Family, & 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.
Also called: Case Manager, Family Protection Specialist, Family Service Worker, School Social Worker

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Health
  • therapy and counseling
    Math and Science
  • psychology
  • sociology and anthropology
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Student information systems SIS
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Medical software
  • Patient electronic medical record EMR software

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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