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Child welfare? social work. 10 points?

Child welfare? social work. 10 points? Topic: Case social worker
June 16, 2019 / By Adisson
Question: what does a social worker in child welfare do? what are there duties? thanks! I live in Canada though. I live in Canada though.
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Stephany Stephany | 8 days ago
It depends on what you do and for whom you do it. Child Welfare Social Workers might be working for government or for private agencies that provide child welfare services. Child welfare services are a spectrum of care, from preventive services (children at low risk of abuse or neglect remain at home and the Social Worker works with the family and children) to foster care (children living with foster families while Social Worker helps family reunify OR help child be adopted by another family) to residential care (children with serious problems living in group facilities where Social Workers help child recover to reunify or find other permanent living arrangement). The work itself ranges from basic case management to hard-core clinical work, but all of it involves a lot of paperwork since Family Court and other overseeing entities are involved.
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Stephany Originally Answered: Child welfare? social work. 10 points?
It depends on what you do and for whom you do it. Child Welfare Social Workers might be working for government or for private agencies that provide child welfare services. Child welfare services are a spectrum of care, from preventive services (children at low risk of abuse or neglect remain at home and the Social Worker works with the family and children) to foster care (children living with foster families while Social Worker helps family reunify OR help child be adopted by another family) to residential care (children with serious problems living in group facilities where Social Workers help child recover to reunify or find other permanent living arrangement). The work itself ranges from basic case management to hard-core clinical work, but all of it involves a lot of paperwork since Family Court and other overseeing entities are involved.
Stephany Originally Answered: Child welfare? social work. 10 points?
With a heavy heart, I advise you to steer away from that career. The trend in government today is toward cutting funding for everything. In particular, reduced staff. What that means is that case loads will be high. You will struggle to keep up and to do your very best. Then one of the children in your case load will be murdered or die of longstanding neglect or abuse. The case will make the newspapers and TV news. You will have the coworkers and paperwork to prove that you did everything you could. But the Mayor must throw some one under the bus.

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With a heavy heart, I advise you to steer away from that career. The trend in government today is toward cutting funding for everything. In particular, reduced staff. What that means is that case loads will be high. You will struggle to keep up and to do your very best. Then one of the children in your case load will be murdered or die of longstanding neglect or abuse. The case will make the newspapers and TV news. You will have the coworkers and paperwork to prove that you did everything you could. But the Mayor must throw some one under the bus.
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Quiana Originally Answered: Does foreigner easy to get a social work license and find a job as social worker in USA?
You have asked a very hard question here, because it is several questions rolled into one. In reality there are several variables which impact how difficult it can be to both "get a social work license", and find a job as a social worker. Here are the issues. Here some social workers are licensed and others are not. Both can enjoy jobs at the level their education allows. ( I am speaking only of California, though believe it is not terribly different elsewhere). So your First question about licensing will depend on where you get your education. If you take your social work master's degree here, you will be gaugaged on your skill and abilities. If you take your Master's abroad be aware that there have been problems with such degrees being honored by state licensing boards. To them if you did not graduate from one of their "accredited schools" you do not meet their minimum standards. The second question is that of licensing. If you have a degree recognized by the licensing boards, (usually one associated with the NASW ...National Association of Social Workers) you will qualify to take the test for licensure after you have acquired the number of clinically supervised hours of social work. Once you have those hours you may to apply to take the state test for Licensed Clinical Social worker, which entitles you to practice in the state which issued the license The third issue is that of a work Visa. It is currently very hard for foriegners to get a work visa unless they are hired before they arrive in the US. In this case the company vouches for the employee, who is still limited in his time of stay by the restrictions of his/her visa. It is often easier to get a Student Visa... Study in America earning the degree in Social work recommended by the accrediting body, and meet those for job networks while in the US. After graduation and after Student visa expires, you can captialize on your newtorking while in school, to get you either a work visa, or fiancee visa ( should you meet your soul mate while in school). Finally the last question rolled up into your intial one is that of qualified foriegners being hired as social workers. If you take the route to NON-licensed but still master's qualified social worker, you would be easily hired at a number of places, provided your local language skills are up to task. I am the administrator for a 7-14 social worker private children's agency, and have hired for my staff one Kenyan, one Cambodian, One Lausian, one Mexican, one Assyrian, 2 American Caucasians, and one Russian. My point is that in social work there are a large number of "niches" where someone with specialized language skills can be of extreme value! So to finally recap, The hardest part of what you ask is initial entry into the US on an appropriate Visa. Secondly much depends on whether you are just beginning your education or finished. (this influences strategy greatly) The question of whether it is important to your ultimate goals to pursue licensure is a very real question. You will not need it to practice social work, but to capture the best job options it is VERY useful. And finally, People of all bents, all races, nationalities, and backgrounds make the field of social work rich. In California, USA, People are hired for jobs based on their ability to fill the needs. If you specialize in a language, find the place where that need exists... (And it does in most major cities), and chase the dream. (For me that dream is to be gainfully employed in a field of your choice............that you are passionate about. Without passion, an occupation is merely a job to be endured. I hope this helps. Feel free to ask if you have other questions. Robert
Quiana Originally Answered: Does foreigner easy to get a social work license and find a job as social worker in USA?
I am bachelors degree graduate and licensed social worker in the Philippines. I have worked as social worker from 2002 - 2006. Now my recent job is far from my profession. I would like to take the State Board Exam for Social Workers. Question : 1.) What is the process / procedure to apply for the state board examination? 2.) What are its requirements / criteria to be qualified for the state board exam? Your reply and information are highly regarded

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