Child, Family, or School Social Worker Salary
|Salary||$28,964 - $58,659|
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$26,186 - $57,256|
|Hourly Rate||$10.56 - $24.84|
|Overtime||$9.93 - $41.02|
|Total Pay (||$26,186 - $57,256|
Job Description for Child, Family, or School Social Worker
Child, family, or school social workers help support children who may be at risk due to circumstances at home, school, or other environments. As advocates for the children, the social worker acts as a liaison between various institutions, families, and the child. Typically, the social worker either identifies an at-risk child or is called in by some authority that has made this determination. The social worker works with the family to help create the best environment for the child, while assessing all health and psychological risks. Social workers in a school environment are typically charged with determining which students may be at risk and work with other teachers and counselors to aid the student and administer testing to help fully diagnose the extent of the student's needs.Read More...
Social workers also help place children with foster families and group homes. They work directly with these families to help ensure the safest possible environment for the children. Social workers also help to facilitate adoptions by performing various home environment assessments and background interviews. Social workers spend time in an office environment and in the field, typically during regular office hours; however, in emergencies, there may be weekend and off-hour responsibilities as well.
Child, family, or school social workers typically have at least an bachelor's degree in psychology or a related counseling discipline. Counselors are also typically required to be certified by state and local jurisdictions as well. To work in this field, individuals must be an excellent communicator and have an aptitude to work well with children and youth who may be in unstable living environments. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
Child, Family, or School Social Worker Tasks
- Address client needs (mental, social, educational, etc.) on an individual basis.
- Carry out various administrative tasks in support of client service.
- Work with parents, teachers, community organizations, internal partners, etc. on behalf of clients.
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Pay by Experience Level for Child, Family, or School Social Worker
Pay by Experience for a Child, Family, or School Social Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Child, Family, or School Social Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 172 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Child, Family, or School Social Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 66 salaries. An experienced Child, Family, or School Social Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 53 salaries. A Child, Family, or School Social Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 13 salaries.
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