• Child, Family, and School Social Workers
  • Human Services
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 47,470
    $33,760 range bar $65,690
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • Child, family, and school social workers provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families. They also work to maximize family well-being and to help children do well in school.

What do they typically do

  • Counsel parents with child-rearing problems, interviewing the child and family to determine whether further action is required
  • Counsel people about mental health, poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, physical abuse, rehabilitation, social adjustment, child care, or medical care issues
  • Counsel students who need assistance, diagnosing their problems and arranging for needed services
  • Maintain case history records and prepare reports
  • Consult with parents and school staff to determine causes of problems like truancy and misbehavior and to put solutions in place
  • Serve as liaison between students, homes, schools, and other agencies to help children with problems like disabilities, abuse, or poverty
  • Refer clients to community resources and inform them about available services such as job placement, debt counseling, and housing
  • Interview individuals or groups to assess their situations, capabilities, and problems to figure out what services they may need

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.0%
Job Opening 1,321

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Adoption Social Worker, Case Manager, Child Protective Services Social Worker (CPS Social Worker), Family Protection Specialist, Family Resource Coordinator, Family Service Worker, Foster Care Social Worker, School Social Worker, Youth Services Specialist
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