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Social Worker, Child, Family, and School
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesProvide 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 single 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 on how to deal with problem children.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$39,500 per year in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsFull-time social workers usually work a standard 40-hour week; however, some occasionally work evenings and weekends to meet with clients, attend community meetings, and handle emergencies.

Minimum Education RequirementsBachelor's Degree

SkillsSocial Perceptiveness, Monitoring, Active Listening, Service Orientation, Reading Comprehension, Speaking

AbilitiesOral Expression, Speech Recognition, Problem Sensitivity, Speech Clarity, Oral Comprehension