Family Support Worker

Assists the work of Social Workers and Welfare Workers by providing services and support to families.
Training time 11 months - 4 years
Average pay $41,891
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 700

What does a Family Support Worker do?

  • assessing clients' needs and planning, developing and implementing educational, training and support programs
  • interviewing clients and assessing the nature and extent of difficulties
  • monitoring and reporting on the progress of clients
  • referring clients to agencies that can provide additional help
  • assessing community need and resources for health, welfare, housing, employment, training and other facilities and services
  • liaising with community groups, welfare agencies, government bodies and private businesses about community issues and promoting awareness of community resources and services
  • supporting families and providing education and care for children and disabled persons in adult service units, group housing and government institutions
  • supervising offenders on probation and parole
  • assisting young people to solve social, emotional and financial problems

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Community Services
Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention
Certificate IV in Community Services
Diploma of Community Services
Diploma of Counselling
Diploma of Financial Counselling