Child, Family, and School Social Workers
On the Job
Child, Family, and School Social Workers work to help children function better at school. They may work with parents, arrange adoptions, or find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. They may work to reduce truancy or other school-related problems.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Collaborate with other professionals to assess client needs or plan treatments.
- Collaborate with other professionals to develop education or assistance programs.
- Collect information about clients.
- Conduct research on social issues.
- Interview clients to gather information about their backgrounds, needs, or progress.
- Maintain client records.
- Write reports or evaluations.
- Arrange physical or mental health services for clients.
- Help clients get needed services or resources.
- Refer clients to community or social service programs.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working with a group or team.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
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