What is a Family Preservation Case Worker?

Family Preservation Case Worker Job Description

Family preservation case workers provide social services to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families. Family preservation case workers may assist single parents, arrange adoptions and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children.


Within a school setting, family preservation case workers may advise teachers as to how to deal with problem children, as well as addressing such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior and truancy.



Typical Job Duties

• Interview clients individually, in families, or in groups, assessing their situations, capabilities, and problems, to determine what services are required to meet their needs

• Counsel individuals, groups, families, or communities regarding issues including mental health, poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, physical abuse, rehabilitation, social adjustment or childcare

• Collect any relevant supplementary information needed to assist clients, such as employment records, medical records or school reports

• Maintain comprehensive case history reports and document all interactions with client

• Establish and maintain positive interpersonal relationships with clients

• Communicate effectively with supervisors regarding case files



Scholarships for Becoming a Family Preservation Case Worker

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Family Preservation Case Worker. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our Social Work Scholarships 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 Preservation Case Worker. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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