Foster Care Worker Job Openings - 178,627 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $51,420

    Foster Care Social Worker

    Monticello, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $51,420

    Foster Care Social Worker

    Buffalo, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $51,420

    NEW
    Foster Care Social Worker
    Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth

    Buffalo, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $51,420

    NEW
    Foster Care Social Worker
    Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth

    Monticello, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,350

    Foster Care Worker
    Samaritas

    Grand Rapids, MI

  • Estimated Salary

    $51,420

    Foster Care Social Worker
    Berkshire Farm Center

    Buffalo, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $51,420

    Foster Care Social Worker
    Berkshire Farm Center

    Liberty, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $51,420

    Foster Care Social Worker

    Liberty, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,360

    Foster Care Case Worker - Pipeline
    SCO Family of Services

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,430

    NEW
    Foster Care Clinician
    Seneca Family of Agencies

    Oxnard, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,350

    NEW
    Treatment Foster Care Clinician
    Intercept Youth Services

    Stafford Courthouse, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,350

    Foster Care Caseworker
    The Mentor Network

    Lawrence, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,360

    Foster Care Homefinding Supervisor
    Good Shepherd Services

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,350

    Foster Care Parent
    NHS Human Services, Inc.

    Bethel Park, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,350

    NEW
    Foster Care Caseworker
    Kids Peace Mesabi Academies

    Doylestown, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,430

    Foster Care Clinician
    Seneca Family of Agencies

    San Jose, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,350

    Foster Care Caseworker
    The Mentor Network

    Auburn, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,350

    Foster Care Parent
    NHS Human Services, Inc.

    West Mifflin, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,350

    Foster Care Parent
    NHS Human Services, Inc.

    Pittsburgh, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $51,420

    Foster Care Caseworker 12
    SCO Family of Services

    New Suffolk, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,350

    Foster Care Parent
    NHS Human Services, Inc.

    McMurray, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,350

    Secretary Foster Care
    Lutheran Social Services of The South

    Austin, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,360

    Sociotherapist - Family Foster Care
    Good Shepherd Services

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,910

    Foster Care Supervisor
    The Mentor Network

    Catonsville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,350

    Foster Care Caseworker
    The Mentor Network

    New Bedford, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,350

    Foster Care Caseworker
    The Mentor Network

    Dedham, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,350

    NEW
    Treatment Foster Care Clinician
    Intercept Youth Services

    Richmond, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $51,420

    Foster Care Caseworker
    SCO Family of Services

    New Suffolk, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $51,420

    Foster Care Caseworker 12
    SCO Family of Services

    New Suffolk, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,430

    NEW
    Foster Care Clinician - San Jose
    Seneca Family of Agencies

    San Jose, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,350

    NEW
    THERAPEUTIC FOSTER CARE CASEWORKER - ROANOAKE VA
    Universal Health Services

    Roanoke, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,350

    NEW
    THERAPEUTIC FOSTER CARE CASEWORKER RICHMOND VA
    Universal Health Services

    Richmond, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,430

    NEW
    Memory Care Caregiver - Atria at Foster Square
    Atria Senior Living

    Foster City, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,430

    NEW
    Memory Care Caregiver - Atria at Foster Square
    Atria Senior Living Group, Inc.

    Foster City, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,350

    NEW
    THERAPEUTIC FOSTER CARE CASEWORKER - ALEXANDRIA VA
    Universal Health Services

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,360

    Foster Care & IDD Residential Care Float - Float ( Orange County)

    Middletown, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Foster Care Case Manager
    Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth

    Elizabethtown, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Foster Care Case Manager
    Berkshire Farm Center

    Poughkeepsie, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Foster Care Case Manager

    Melville, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Foster Care Case Manager
    Berkshire Farm Center

    Buffalo, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Foster Care Case Manager
    Berkshire Farm Center

    Buffalo, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Foster Care Case Manager

    Buffalo, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Foster Care Case Manager
    The Mentor Network

    Middletown, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Foster Care Case Manager
    Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth

    Poughkeepsie, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Foster Care Case Manager
    Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth

    Syracuse, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Foster Care Case Manager
    Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth

    Middletown, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Foster Care Case Manager
    Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth

    Mount Pleasant, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Foster Care Case Manager
    Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth

    Buffalo, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Foster Care Case Manager
    The Mentor Network

    Independence, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Foster Care Case Manager
    The Mentor Network

    Youngstown, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Foster Care Case Manager
    The Mentor Network

    Canton, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Foster Care Case Manager

    Syracuse, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Foster Care Case Manager
    Familyforward (Formerly Family Resource Center)

    Hillsboro, MO

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Foster Care Case Manager
    Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth

    Melville, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Foster Care Case Manager
    Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth

    Saranac Lake, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Foster Care Case Manager
    Berkshire Farm Center

    Saranac Lake, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Foster Care Case Manager
    Berkshire Farm Center

    Syracuse, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Foster Care Case Manager

    Saranac Lake, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Foster Care Case Manager
    Berkshire Farm Center

    Melville, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Foster Care Case Manager
    The Mentor Network

    Columbus, OH

Foster Care Worker Jobs

average

$42,350

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People
  • Unpleasant/Angry People
  • Mostly Sitting

What does a Foster Care Worker do

A Foster Care Worker helps improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families as well as increases the family's well-being and the academic functioning of children. They counsel families about issues regarding their child's care and develop healthy living situations.

how to become a Foster Care Worker

Although most social workers need a bachelor’s degree in social work, clinical social workers must have a master’s degree and 2 years of post-master’s experience in a supervised clinical setting. Clinical social workers must also be licensed in the state in which they practice.

Education

A bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) is the most common requirement for entry-level positions. However, some employers may hire workers who have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as psychology or sociology.

A BSW prepares students for direct-service positions such as caseworker or mental health assistant. These programs teach students about diverse populations, human behavior, social welfare policy, and ethics in social work. All programs require students to complete supervised fieldwork or an internship.

Some positions require a master’s degree in social work (MSW), which generally takes 2 years to complete. Master’s degree programs in social work prepare students for work in their chosen specialty by developing clinical assessment and management skills. All programs require students to complete a supervised practicum or an internship.

A bachelor’s degree in social work is not required in order to enter a master’s degree program in social work. Although a degree in almost any major is acceptable, courses in psychology, sociology, economics, and political science are recommended. Some programs allow graduates with a bachelor’s degree in social work to earn their master’s degree in 1 year.

In 2015, there were more than 500 bachelor’s degree programs and more than 200 master’s degree programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Some universities offer doctoral programs in social work, where students can earn a Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) or a Ph.D. Most doctoral programs in social work require students to have a master’s in social work and experience in the field. Many doctor’s students go on to work as postsecondary teachers.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states have licensure or certification requirements for nonclinical social workers. Requirements vary by state.

All states require clinical social workers to be licensed. However, some states provide exemptions for clinical social workers who work in government agencies. Becoming a licensed clinical social worker requires a master’s degree in social work and a minimum of 2 years of supervised clinical experience after graduation. After completing their supervised experience, clinical social workers must pass a clinical exam to be licensed.

Because licensing requirements vary by state, those interested should contact their state board. For more information about regulatory licensure boards by state, contact the Association of Social Work Boards.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Clients talk to social workers about challenges in their lives. To effectively help, social workers must be able to listen to and understand their clients’ needs.

Empathy. Social workers often work with people who are in stressful and difficult situations. To develop strong relationships, they must have compassion and empathy for their clients.

Interpersonal skills. Being able to work with different groups of people is essential for social workers. They need strong people skills to foster healthy and productive relationships with their clients and colleagues.

Organizational skills. Social workers must help and manage multiple clients, often assisting with their paperwork or documenting their treatment.

Problem-solving skills. Social workers need to develop practical and innovative solutions to their clients’ problems.

Time-management skills. Social workers often have many clients and administrative responsibilities. They must effectively manage their time to provide adequate service to all of their clients.

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Real Foster Care Worker Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Foster Care Social Worker The National Center for Children &Amp; Families Bethesda, MD Sep 01, 2014 $55,000
Foster Care Social Worker The National Center for Children & Families Bethesda, MD Jun 27, 2012 $55,000
Therapist-Treatment Foster Care The Martin Pollak Project, Inc. Baltimore, MD Aug 31, 2012 $48,000
Foster Care Social Worker SCO Family of Services New York, NY Aug 03, 2009 $45,000
Foster Care Social Worker SCO Family of Services New York, NY Aug 26, 2009 $45,000
Foster Care Social Worker Guardians of Love, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Jan 23, 2010 $44,400

Top Skills for a Foster Care Worker

Know what it takes to get the job done

ChildWelfareTreatmentPlansCrisisInterventionServicesPermanencyPlanningMentalHealthServicesWeeklySupervisionBiologicalParentsFamilyCourtHearingsOn-CallSocialWorkersBiologicalFamiliesDcfsDHSBirthFamiliesCourtProceedingsSubstanceAbuseChildAbuseIndependentLivingSkillsNaturalFamilyCommunityAgencies

Top Foster Care Worker Skills

Employers are also looking for people with the following skills for foster care worker jobs:
  1. Child Welfare
  2. Treatment Plans
  3. Crisis Intervention Services
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Licensed as a Direct Child Welfare Services Employee with the State of IL.
  • Develop comprehensive treatment plans or Individual Service Plans for each assigned child/adolescent.
  • Provided crisis intervention services to foster families and biological families.
  • Participate in Family Group Conferences to strengthen family involvement in permanency planning.
  • Coordinated and participated in educational, medical, mental health services.

Mental Health Services, Biological Families, Child Abuse, Independent Living Skills, Weekly Supervision, Court Proceedings, Birth Families, Crisis Intervention Services, Dcfs, Permanency Planning, Social Workers, Biological Parents, Substance Abuse, Community Agencies, Family Court Hearings, On-Call, Child Welfare, Natural Family, DHS, Treatment Plans

Top Foster Care Worker Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Foster Care Worker Employers

Lutheran Social Services has a strong demand for Foster Care Worker candidates where they have hired the most Foster Care Worker candidates.

Overall, 10 firms have active listings for Foster Care Worker.

Lutheran Social Services, First Home Care, New Alternatives for Children, Pamela Bradford/Life Line, Dockside Services, Etowah County Department of Human Resources, Department of Social Services, Alamance County Government, McDowell County Department of Social Services, Youthville Detroit

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