Mental Health Careers--Foster Care Case Manager

woman case manager taking notesWhat is involved in being a Foster Case Manager with a Psychology degree?

With your Psychology degree you can purse a career as a Foster Care Case Manager. This job involves being assigned children who come into the foster care system. When a child is assigned into your caseload, you become the child’s temporary legal guardian. If a child has already been taken from a family;'s care, you will work with a child's parent/s to solve whatever issue led to the children being taken from their care, hopefully to reunite the family. You might be assigned a case even before a child has been removed from a home, have to help law enforcement remove the child, and take the child to an emergency foster placement. You will have the responsibility of contacting emergency shelters and foster homes in order to find placement for a child when they are removed. Finally, you will attend all foster care court hearing with a child, write reports about a child's progress, and help supervise parental vists. 

Salary Information

payscale.com reports that MFoster Care Case Managers have a median salary of $33,000 per year.

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Click on the links below to read about other Mental Health careers that only require a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology:

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Click on the links below to read about other Mental Health careers that require a Master's Degree:

Mental Health Careers--Master's in Clinical/Counseling Psychology

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Mental Health Careers--Licensed Professional Counselor

Mental Health Careers--Marriage and Family Therapist

Mental Health Careers--Art Therapy

Mental Health Careers--Master of Social Work

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Mental Health Careers--School Counseling

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Click on the links below to read about other Mental Health careers that require a Doctoral or Professional Degree:

Mental Health Careers--Doctoral Degree in Psychology 

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