Education: Minimum of a bachelor's degree in social work, but many receive master's degrees in social work.
Daily tasks: Child welfare workers spend most of their time in an office, but travel locally to visit clients.
Work skills: Resilient and able to handle large amounts of stress.
Work schedule: 40 hour work week and sometimes weekends.
Work Environment: Can work in schools, hospitals, mental health clinics, private practice, prisons, military, or a social service agency.
Issues/problems that may arise: While doing a house call, they could be put in a dangerous situation with an abuser.
Benefits (paid holidays, breaks, retirement, etc.): Paid holidays, sick days, vacation days, retirement plan, life insurance, health/dental insurance
How do they help children and/or families? They protect children from situations of abuse, neglect, or other forms of mistreatment.
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