Family/Child counselor

Tori Villacci period 9

What you have to do..(Responsibilities)

  • Ask questions that will help clients identify their feelings and behaviors.
  • Develop and implement individualized treatment plans addressing family relationship problems.
  • Encourage individuals and family members to develop and use skills and strategies for confronting their problems in a constructive manner.
  • Maintain case files that include activities, progress notes, evaluations, and recommendations.
  • Collect information about clients, using techniques such as testing, interviewing, discussion, and observation.

Averge Salary

-Wage-

$41,880


-Median hourly wage-

$20.13

Education:

•Clinical/Medical Social Work

•Social Work, Other

•Social Work

Skills needed:


Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.


Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.


Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.


Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.


Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Advancement opportunities/ Related careers

No opportunities for advancements


Related careers:

-Phycologist

-Social worker

Job outlook:

growth for marriage and family therapists are also experiencing a faster growth an average, likely due to the recognition of the professional world of the occupation. Family counseling and marriage counseling are becoming more popular as help for family or marital problems.