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Social Worker - Child, Family, School
Social Worker - Child, Family, School
Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment

Social Worker - Child, Family, School

Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Getting Information - collect social or personal information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Counsel individuals, groups, families, or communities regarding issues including mental health, poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, physical abuse, rehabilitation, social adjustment, child care, or medical care.
  • Interview clients individually, in families, or in groups, assessing their situations, capabilities, and problems to determine what services are required to meet their needs.
  • Serve as liaisons between students, homes, schools, family services, child guidance clinics, courts, protective services, doctors, and other contacts to help children who face problems, such as disabilities, abuse, or poverty.
  • Maintain case history records and prepare reports.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work

About the test

The HR Avatar Social Worker - Child, Family, School Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Social Worker - Child, Family, School test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Social Work Fundamentals
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:21-1021.00
Simulation Context:Customer Service Face-to-Face
O*Net Context:Community and Social Services
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
Note:This test contains questions that can be more difficult to complete on touch screen devices. A device with a keyboard, such as a laptop, desktop, or certain tablets is recommended. Test-takers using touch devices will be advised to optionally change to a keyboard device.
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$27,800 or less
Bottom 25%:
$34,230 or less
$43,250 (Average)
Top 25%:
$56,740 or more
Top 10%:
$75,140 or more

US Employment Statistics
2024 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:9,250

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Psychology
  • English Language
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Law and Government
  • Clerical
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Monitoring
  • Service Orientation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Written Comprehension
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Written Expression
  • Speech Clarity
  • Speech Recognition
  • Deductive Reasoning
Education Requirements
Bachelor's Degree:
Master's Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
3 - 6 Months:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
8 - 10 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Adolescent Counselor, Adoption Agent, Adoption Coordinator, Adoption Counselor, Adoption Social Worker, Adoption Specialist, Adoption Worker, Adult Protective Caseworker, At-Risk Specialist, Case Manager, Case Planner, Case Worker, Casework Supervisor, Caseworker, Certified Children, Youth, and Family Social Worker, Child Abuse Worker, Child Advocate, Child and Family Services Worker, Child Care Counselor, Child Development Consultant, Child Protection Specialist, Child Protective Services Social Worker (CPS Social Worker), Child Protective Services Specialist, Child Welfare Caseworker, Child Welfare Consultant, Child Welfare Counselor, Child Welfare Social Worker, Child Welfare Specialist, Child Welfare Worker, Children's Counselor, Children's Service Worker, Community Organization Worker, Community Worker, Delinquency Prevention Social Worker, Early Intervention Specialist, Early Interventionist, Elementary School Social Worker, Family Advocate, Family Caseworker, Family Intervention Specialist, Family Manager, Family Preservation Caseworker, Family Preservation Worker, Family Protection Specialist, Family Service Caseworker, Family Service Worker, Family Support Specialist, Family Support Worker, Field Representative, Field Service Representative, Foster Care Social Worker, Foster Care Worker, Group Worker, Human Service Specialist, Juvenile Counselor, Juvenile Officer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Social Worker, Medical Social Worker, Post Adoption Coordinator, Program Support Specialist, Protective Services Social Worker, Public Housing Community Relations and Services Advisor, School Social Worker, Social Worker, Youth Advocate, Youth Services Specialist

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