The median annual wage for social workers was $44,200 in May 2012 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014). The median annual wages for social workers in 2012 in different fields of social work: $54,560 for all other social workers; $49,830 for healthcare social workers; $41,530 for child, family, and school social workers; $39,980 for mental health and substance abuse social workers. For District of Columbia where I currently reside, the annual wage for Child, Family, and School social workers is $51,290. For Medical and Public Health social workers, the annual wage is $66,270. Then Mental Health social workers’ annual wage is $47,950.
“When I started as a case manager, my caseload was six times that recommended by the Council on Accreditation. In order to visit every child on my caseload monthly as was mandated by the child welfare agency, I would have had to work a minimum of 80-100 hours a week. And that is assuming that there would be no emergencies.” (10 Things Case Managers Wish Their Foster Parents Knew, 2013) These employees are always on the road, traveling long distances, struggling to see each kid in their current residence each month. Visualize yourself having to keep your eye on 60 children spread across more than 9,000 square miles with a population of nearly four million. Envision needing to visit each of those children in their state of residence every 30 days and visit their biological parents as well, all while arranging services for the children and their parents.
In most U.S. families, all of the adults work. Because most parents work outside of their homes, their children receive child care from someone other than a parent. Almost one-quarter of all children under the age of five are in child care such as day care center, nurseries, and preschools. This includes one-third of children with an employed mother and more than one-quarter of children whose mothers are not employed but are in school (Glynn, 2012). Being an employee at a day care, I see several young parents who are still in school bring and pick up their child from day care.
Artie graduated from high school with good grades and starts his summer job. Artie charges $15 an hour, and tutors 10 hours a week wi... ... middle of paper ... ...llege career. Each year at Pacific costs $37,024, adding up to $148,096 for four years. Danna also has to take out student loans, which have a 5% interest rate. At the end of her college career, Danna gets a job as a dental hygienist that pays $78,160 annually.
Macro level social work is interventions provided on a larger scale that affect the entire community and systems of care. Ethical decisions that I have faced while interning at an agency that targets homelessness fam... ... middle of paper ... ... housing. Once in the re-housing program, a family stays where they currently are, but has immediate access to a Mentor Advocate, who guides and empowers them as they seek permanent housing. Financial assistance from PLM Families Together is provided for initial rent costs and gradually decreases as families meet their goals. Each family is expected to move to stable housing, under its own lease, within 60 days of enrollment (the current average is 40 days).
There are many organizations that provide help to mothers. Some things given to single mothers are: Scholarships, money for bills and child care. Often times a mother could put her child in day care, and not have to pay a penny. Certain states honestly look towards the best interest of parents who cannot afford to do the necessities. In fact companies like Medicaid pay for 40% of all births in the U.S., and for the next 60 days of pregnancy related care.
The case study I read involves three children who were under the Child Protective Plans and in April 2010 a social worker begun to take over their case. This case had been worked on by an assessment team who filed a core assessment prior to the case being handed over to the social worker. There was a two year old, four year old, and a seven year child who the social worker had to advocate for (CSWM, 2014). The main concern that got the Children’s Social Care involved was due to one of the children having facial injuries all within fifteen months. The injuries caught the attention of the Children’s Social Care and the case developed more from there.
Rental income comes from the upstairs being rented out to a daycare company that has agreed to sign a three year lease for the rental amount of $1400 per month. Furthermore, they have agreed to give a discount to our clients for childcare while they have an appointment at the salon. Employees Shear Essence will start out with four full time stylist, Danielle Stringer is the owner and the head stylist. Mark Baxter, Julie Fitzgerald, and Amy Knowles are all full time employees putting in 40 hours a week. Alex Shultz and Nicole Withers are part time employees putting in 27... ... middle of paper ... ...ttp://www.tabc.state.tx.us/enforcement/blood_alcohol_percentage_chart.asp U.S., S., & Administration, B.
According to the website Children’s Rights, they discuss about foster care and the amount of people within the system. In 2014, there were approximately 650,000 children in the foster care system. The average age for a child within the foster care system is nine years old. Children within the programs can stay in there until they are eighteen years old. They say about 22,000 people age out of foster care and if they do, they more accessible to being homeless, unemployment, and/or in jail (Foster Care).
“Of the 41.8 million children under 15 who lived with two parents last year, more than 25% had mothers who did not work and stayed home, according to a Census Bureau report,” Genaro Armas writes. This is an increase of stay at home parents which maybe because of the economic boom. Many people are wondering why you would give up a job, and economic security just to raise your kids. What most don’t realize is that you are taking on another job when you take care if your kids. The Census Bureau also reported that 55% of women who gave birth between July 1999 and July 2000 returned to the labor force within a year of having their babies.