characteristics of a successful child welfare social worker

Think about whether you have the following characteristics:

  • A positive attitude and sense of humor
  • Ability to maintain a healthy balance between your personal and professional life
  • Ability to work with clients and achieve positive outcomes
  • Good communication, organization, critical thinking, problem solving, and time management skills
  • Professional commitment to clients
  • Resilience, flexibility, and high energy
  • Realistic expectations about the challenges of the work
  • Willingness to reflect on your work and learn from others

Family Services Division (FSD)

Deputy Commissioner Karen Shea
DCF - Family Services Division
280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT - 05671-1030
Phone:(802) 241-2131

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