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Caseworker Child Placement Salary

$59,046 (USD)

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Last updated: June 16, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Caseworker Child Placement is $59,046 a year and $28 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Caseworker Child Placement is between $42,889 and $72,503. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Caseworker Child Placement. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Aids parents with child rearing problems and children and youth with difficulties in social adjustments: investigates home conditions to protect children from harmful environment.
  • Evaluates children's physical and psychological makeup to determine needs.
  • Refers child and parent or guardian to community resources according to needs of child.
  • Evaluates foster home environmental factors and personal characteristics of adoption applicants to determine suitability of foster home and adoption applicants.
  • Places and is responsible for children and their well-being in foster or adoptive homes, institutions, and medical treatment centers.
  • Counsels children and parents, guardians, foster parents, or institution staff, concerning adjustment to foster home situation, plans for child's care, interactional behavior modifications needed, or rehabilitation.
  • Places children in adoptive homes and counsels adoptive parents pending legal adoption.
  • Provides service to unmarried parents, including care during pregnancy and planning for child.
  • Arranges for day care or homemaker service.
  • Employed in establishments such as child placement (foster care or adoption), protective service, or institution.
  • Maintains case history records and reports.
  • Usually required to have knowledge and skill in casework methods acquired through degree program at school of social work.
  • May specialize in specific area of child-directed casework and be designated according to work performed as caseworker, child placement; caseworker, protective services.
  • May interview clients for purpose of scr.
Caseworker Child Placement Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Child, Family, and School Social Workers

Job family population: 306,370

Estimated population of Caseworker Child Placement jobs: 30,980

Rate of error: 0.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Caseworker Child Placement Job Listings for United States

County Caseworker 2 (Local Government) - Delaware County C&Y
Jun 14
Crum Lynne, PA, USA
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
... Investigation - Child Protective Services Law Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. ?7103 ... placement of children into foster homes; supportive counseling to children and their families ...
County Caseworker 1 (Local Government) - Armstrong County C&Y
Jun 9
Kittanning, PA, USA
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
... Child Welfare Agency Worksite Address 310 South Jefferson Street City Kittanning Zip Code 16201 ... placement of children and adults in foster or adoptive homes, day care centers, domiciliary care ...
Foster Care Supervisor - Placement Services - Allegheny
Jun 7
Wilkinsburg, PA, USA
The Children's Institute
Wilkinsburg, PA (Near Regent Square) Job Summary Assumes primary responsibility for casework ... Act 73 FBI, Act 34 Criminal Clearance, Act 33 Child Clearance For this position clearances must be ...
County Caseworker 2 (Local Government) - Delaware County C&Y (multiple vacancies)
Mar 24
Upper Darby, PA, USA
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
... Investigation - Child Protective Services Law Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. ?7103 ... placement of children into foster homes; supportive counseling to children and their families ...
Family Support & Visitation Center Therapeutic Visitation Worker
Jun 10
Greeley, CO, USA
Weld County department of Human Services
... child relationships and participate as an active part of the treatment team by making recommendations on treatment planning, permanency goals, and placement recommendations. Assist the Family Support ...
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