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


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


    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
  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people


  • 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


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


    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


    bachelor's degree
    master's degree

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