Child Welfare Counselor Career

Job Description: 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.

*A job as a Child Welfare Counselor 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, .

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Child Welfare Counselor Career

Salary Info

We do not have salary data for this specific career but we can provide average wages for all careers in the category of Child, Family, and School Social Workers

Median Annual Wage

$43,850

Median Hourly Wage

$21.08*

Total Employed Nationally

276,100


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010 wage data and 2008-2018 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2008-2018). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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