TITLE(s): CASEWORKER, CHILD WELFARE (social ser.)
Aids parents with child rearing problems and children and youth with difficulties in social adjustments: Investigates home conditions to protect children from harmful environment. Evaluates children's physical and psychological makeup to determine needs. Refers child and parent or guardian to community resources according to needs of child. Evaluates foster home environmental factors and personal characteristics of adoption applicants to determine suitability of foster home and adoption applicants. Places and is responsible for children and their well-being in foster or adoptive homes, institutions, and medical treatment centers. Counsels children and parents, guardians, foster parents, or institution staff, concerning adjustment to foster home situation, plans for child's care, interactional behavior modifications needed, or rehabilitation. Places children in adoptive homes and counsels adoptive parents pending legal adoption. Provides service to unmarried parents, including care during pregnancy and planning for child. Arranges for day care or homemaker service. Employed in establishments such as child placement (foster care or adoption), protective service, or institution. Maintains case history records and reports. Usually required to have knowledge and skill in casework methods acquired through degree program at school of social work. May specialize in specific area of child-directed casework and be designated according to work performed as Caseworker, Child Placement (social ser.); Caseworker, Protective Services (social ser.). May interview clients for purpose of screening to determine eligibility for agency services and be designated Caseworker, Intake (social ser.).
GOE: 10.01.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R5 M3 L5 SVP: 7 DLU: 81
ONET CROSSWALK: 27305B Social Workers
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