Child Advocate Career

*A job as a Child Advocate falls under the broader career category of Child, Family, and School Social Workers. The information on this page will generally apply to all careers in this category. We are still seeking more specific information about this career from experts in this field. If you can provide us with more information, .

Job Description for 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.


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Child, Family, and School Social Worker Career

Salary Info

Median Annual Wage

$46,060

Median Hourly Wage

$22.14*

Total Employed Nationally

276,760


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2013 wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.