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Welfare Worker

Help & advice

Also known as Welfare Case Worker.
Assists individuals, families and groups with social, emotional or financial difficulties to improve quality of life, by educating and supporting them and working towards change in their social environment.
Training time 1.4 - 3 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,411
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 5,400

What does a Welfare Worker do?

  • researching and analysing community issues, needs and problems
  • developing, evaluating and maintaining community resources and programs
  • evaluating data and writing reports such as submissions requesting funding for continuing programs and new projects
  • identifying issues of local need, concerns and aspirations through community consultation
  • organising local sporting, cultural and recreational events and activities such as community functions, hobby classes, community arts projects and sporting competitions
  • providing support while exploring alternatives with clients who experience difficulties such as marital problems, unemployment, illness and drug abuse
  • assessing risks and providing intensive short-term crisis counselling for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, disasters and other crises

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