Child Welfare Worker

Human services professionals work in a variety of agencies that assure the welfare of children in their community. Some specialists provide support to unemployed or inexperienced parents, who need to learn to take good care of their children. Other professionals work with children who have been removed from their homes when their parents have committed crimes or proven themselves unable to care for children. In the most extreme cases, child welfare workers investigate reports of abuse and neglect. They work with law enforcement officials to pursue and prosecute bad parents.