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.
Adoption Social Worker, Case Manager, Case Worker, Caseworker, Child Protective Services Social Worker (CPS Social Worker), Child Protective Services Specialist, Early Intervention Specialist, Family Manager, Family Preservation Caseworker, Family Protection Specialist, Family Resource Coordinator, Family Service Caseworker, Family Service Worker, Foster Care Social Worker, School Social Worker, Social Worker, Youth Services Specialist
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