CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Child, Family and School Social Workers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Social Services
Benchmark Title: Child, Family and School Social Workers
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Provide 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 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. Interview clients individually, in families, or in groups, assessing their situations, capabilities, and problems, to determine what services are required to meet their needs.
 
Counsel individuals, groups, families, or communities regarding issues including mental health, poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, physical abuse, rehabilitation, social adjustment, child care, or medical care.
 
Maintain case history records and prepare reports.
 
Counsel students whose behavior, school progress, or mental or physical impairment indicate a need for assistance, diagnosing students' problems and arranging for needed services.
 
Consult with parents, teachers, and other school personnel to determine causes of problems such as truancy and misbehavior, and to implement solutions.
 
Counsel parents with child rearing problems, interviewing the child and family to determine whether further action is required.
 
Develop and review service plans in consultation with clients, and perform follow-ups assessing the quantity and quality of services provided.
 
Collect supplementary information needed to assist client, such as employment records, medical records, or school reports.
 
Address legal issues, such as child abuse and discipline, assisting with hearings and providing testimony to inform custody arrangements.
 
Provide, find, or arrange for support services, such as child care, homemaker service, prenatal care, substance abuse treatment, job training, counseling, or parenting classes, to prevent more serious problems from developing.
 
Refer clients to community resources for services such as job placement, debt counseling, legal aid, housing, medical treatment, or financial assistance, and provide concrete information, such as where to go and how to apply.
 
Arrange for medical, psychiatric, and other tests that may disclose causes of difficulties and indicate remedial measures.
 
Work in child and adolescent residential institutions.
 
Administer welfare programs.
 
Evaluate personal characteristics and home conditions of foster home or adoption applicants.
 
Serve as liaisons between students, homes, schools, family services, child guidance clinics, courts, protective services, doctors, and other contacts, to help children who face problems such as disabilities, abuse, or poverty.
 
Place children in foster or adoptive homes, institutions, or medical treatment centers.
 
Supervise other social workers.
 
Recommend temporary foster care and advise foster or adoptive parents.
 
Determine clients' eligibility for financial assistance.
 
Conduct social research.
 
Lead group counseling sessions that provide support in such areas as grief, stress, or chemical dependency.
 
Serve on policymaking committees, assist in community development, and assist client groups by lobbying for solutions to problems.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Social Services
Benchmark Title: Child, Family and School Social Workers
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Therapy and Counseling Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
 
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Sociology and Anthropology Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Social Services
Benchmark Title: Child, Family and School Social Workers
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Social Services
Benchmark Title: Child, Family and School Social Workers
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Memorization The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
 
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Social Services
Benchmark Title: Child, Family and School Social Workers
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Microsoft Access Data base user interface and query software
 
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
 
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
 
Microsoft Outlook Electronic mail software
 
Microsoft Word Word processing software
 
Student information systems SIS Data base user interface and query software
 
Web browser software Internet browser software
 
Computer laser printers Laser printers
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Fax machines Facsimile machines
 
Laptop computers Notebook computers
 
Multi-line telephone systems Special purpose telephones
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Photocopying equipment Photocopiers
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Social Services
Benchmark Title: Child, Family and School Social Workers
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Bachelor's Degree
 
Required Level of Education Master's Degree
 
Related Work Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Social Services
Benchmark Title: Child, Family and School Social Workers
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Adolescent Counselor
Adoption Agent
Adoption Coordinator
Adoption Counselor
Adoption Social Worker
Adoption Specialist
Adoption Worker
Adult Protective Caseworker
At-Risk Specialist
Case Manager
Case Planner
Case Worker
Casework Supervisor
Caseworker
Certified Children, Youth, and Family Social Worker
Child Abuse Worker
Child Advocate
Child Care Counselor
Child Development Consultant
Child Protective Services Social Worker (CPS Social Worker)
Child Protective Services Specialist
Child Welfare Caseworker
Child Welfare Consultant
Child Welfare Counselor
Child Welfare Social Worker
Child Welfare Worker
Child and Family Services Worker
Children's Counselor
Children's Service Worker
Community Organization Worker
Community Worker
Delinquency Prevention Social Worker
Early Intervention Specialist
Early Interventionist
Elementary School Social Worker
Family Caseworker
Family Manager
Family Preservation Caseworker
Family Preservation Worker
Family Protection Specialist
Family Service Caseworker
Family Service Worker
Family Support Specialist
Family Support Worker
Field Representative
Field Service Representative
Foster Care Social Worker
Foster Care Worker
Group Worker
Human Service Specialist
Juvenile Counselor
Juvenile Officer
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Licensed Social Worker
Medical Social Worker
Post Adoption Coordinator
Program Support Specialist
Protective Services Social Worker
Public Housing Community Relations and Services Advisor
School Social Worker
Social Worker
Youth Advocate
Youth Services Specialist
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Social Services
Benchmark Title: Child, Family and School Social Workers
 
 
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