Child Welfare Worker By: Johnny King
Definition of a Child Welfare Worker- Social work aimed at improving the lives of disadvantaging children.
1.)Ensure the welfare and well-being of children and their families.
2.) Protect children from situations of abuse, neglect, and other forms of maltreatment.
3.)Ensuring the social, physical, psychological and emotional well-being of their clients.
4.)Home visits(investigate allegations of abuse or neglect
5.) Providing assessment (Parent is fit for care), evaluating whether a child should be temporarily or permanently removed from his/her living situation and placing children with foster care or adoptive families.
$61,000 for whom work at schools Social agencies workers get $56,900. Those who work with adolescents get $46,000.
Frequently work for government-run agencies that focus on child welfare, such as the Department of Child and Family Services, Child Protective Services, or the Department of Family and Protective Services. Many also work for non-profit community organizations, foster care and adoption agencies or child advocacy agencies.
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in social work, or BSW.
- Sometimes they may have undergraduate degree in related fields such as psychology or sociology.
- Many earn master’s degree in social work, and a very limited number of candidates have doctoral degrees.
- Maintain high caseloads receiving very little supervision and must deal with the frequent staff turnover.
- Moral and Motivation.
- Be resilient.
- Able to handle high levels of stress and emotionally volatile or difficult situations.
- May need to make a judgement call regarding your own safety.