A Career In Foster Care

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Individuals in this field must have the ability to quickly build rapport with children and adolescents, speak effectively before individuals and groups, willingness to travel for up to six consecutive days (and five nights) in order to participate in out-of-town forensic interview training, and have the ability to pass required the Department of Children and Family Services and criminal background checks (Champaign County, 2014). The Bureau of Labor Statistics did not have information directly pertaining to the salary of forensic interviewers but the salary of private detectives, and the median wage in 2015 was $45,610 (BLS, 2016). The salary of a forensic interviewer is highly dependent upon the amount of experience the individual has in that…show more content…
This attention and support consist of clinical and technical support to foster/adoptive parents through intensive case management services, crisis management, home visits, weekly contact, monitoring of standards compliance, documentation, ongoing training and advocacy (ACH, 2016). Many of the individuals who pursue this field work in an office setting, however, many spend an ample amount of their time out of the office visiting families and children. In this profession one must be an effective communicator, have great time management and problem solving skills, be patient, and empathetic. Furthermore, the minimum education requirements to pursue this field is a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in social work or another human service field, and a documented two years full time work experience in a child placing agency (ACH, 2016). Career progression is possible with a Master’s degree, and many years of experience in the foster care field. The annual wage for social workers in 2015 was $45,900, with the lowest 10 percent in this career field earned less than $28,530, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $76,820 (BLS,…show more content…
Among the many individuals who work in and run women’s shelters or just shelters all together have varying levels of education and experience. Shelter’s may possess staff whose educational experience consist of partial High School, a High School or General Education Development (GED) Diploma, Addictions Counselling Diploma, Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Degree, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology, nursing degree, counselling certificate, Administration Certificate or Diploma, Youth Care Worker Certificate or Diploma, and Early Childhood Education Certificate or Diploma (PATHS, 2014). The profession is expected to grow ten percent by 2024, and the median salary in 2015 was $63, 530 (BLS,
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