What is a Family Enforcement Worker?

Family Enforcement Worker Job Description

A family enforcement worker provides case management services by developing and implementing comprehensive service plans with families in order to ensure the safety of children.


This may include the provision of therapeutic intervention as well as a number of administrative responsibilities.


Family enforcement workers work with families whose children remain in the household, as well as families whose children have been placed in the care of others, such as a relative or a foster family.



Typical Job Duties

• Comprehensively document all case files including correspondence and reports concerning progress or regression

• Observe and document in-agency and in-home visits between parents and children

• Conduct child abuse investigations

• Assist with reintegrating children into their families by providing therapeutic services, developing a relationship with children

• Advocate on behalf of the child to ensure the child's needs are met while the child is in the care of the Agency

• Prepare court affidavits and other documents

• Work in collaboration with schools, foster parents, doctors, therapists, police and any other individuals or groups who can assist with the assurance of the child’s well being

• Provide consultation and case management direction to support services and to workers who work with the children in care and foster families

• Inform families of community services and resources that may assist them in meeting their objectives

• Confer with agency and community services in order to ensure the children in their caseload are receiving proper care and services



Scholarships for Becoming a Family Enforcement Worker

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Family Enforcement Worker. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Family Enforcement Worker. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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