Ensure that struggling families have adequate access to social services.
What does a Casework Supervisor do?
A Casework Supervisor helps improve the lives of children and families by providing social services assistance to those under their supervision. In general, the Casework Supervisor assists with a variety of child and family-related services.
As a Casework Supervisor, you work with Judges, Doctors, School Principals, and others to ensure that children and families receive the support they need. You use your background in child psychology, human development, social work, counseling, and communications to promote the well-being and academic functioning of children.
Working with the court system, you assist custodial parents with financial arrangements such as child support, or help them deal with behavioral problems such as theft and property damage. When employed by schools, you address teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. No matter where you’re employed, though, your focus is on helping students succeed by offering parents the necessary tools.
Your counseling and interpersonal communication skills are put to the test daily as you offer advice to individuals, families, or groups facing issues such as mental health, poverty, and unemployment. In other situations, you may provide insight on substance or physical abuse, rehabilitation, medical care, and child care.
The work is not for the faint of heart, as you undoubtedly will hear stories of pain and suffering. But if you can put your emotions to the side and focus on helping, when your job is done and an at-risk student graduates from college, you’ll know it was well worth the effort!