The average pay for a Family Support Worker is $13.89 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Data Entry, Spanish Language, and Oral / Verbal Communication.

$24,518 - $39,214
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MEDIAN: $30,400
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$10.64 - $18.06
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$24,518 - $39,214  
   
Bonus
$400.00  
Total Pay (?
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$23,351 - $38,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 165
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.64 - $18.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.83  
Overtime
$13.57 - $28.23  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$400.00  
   
Total Pay (?
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$23,351 - $38,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 184
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Job Description for Family Support Worker

Many different problems may occur to families regardless of size, location, or situation, and a network of social services exists to give these families assistance. The family support worker is the contact between these families and organizations. They communicate with the family, learning about their situation and helping them find potential solutions. They are also in charge of following up with the family over a period of time to make sure that the problems are adequately taken care of and devising alternatives for where they are not. These services vary greatly, from child protection services to drug abuse rehabilitation to food and nutrition assistance to employment assistance. The family support worker should provide a caring attitude and show an investment in their issues. In addition, the family support worker should have a thorough knowledge of the specific services offered and have good attention to detail so that records may be properly kept and maintained.

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Family Support Worker Tasks

  • Assist in educating parents in behavior and life skills, individual and group classes.
  • Assess quality of care by visiting home and residential sites.
  • Act as a liaison with parents and treatment professionals.
  • Manage caseload and follow-up care.

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Pay by Experience Level for Family Support Worker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Family Support Worker Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Family Support Worker Salaries

Data Entry
up arrow 18%

Spanish Language
up arrow 12%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 10%

Bilingual
up arrow 9%

Child Advocacy
up arrow 5%

Childhood Education
up arrow 4%

Case Management
up arrow 3%

Counseling
0%

National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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