U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
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.
Illustrative examples: Foster Care Worker,
Child Abuse Worker,
Certified Children, Youth, and Family Social Worker
Broad Occupation: 21-1020 Social Workers
Minor Group: 21-1000 Counselors, Social Workers, and Other Community and Social Service Specialists
Major Group: 21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010