Welfare Support Worker

Welfare Support Worker

Welfare Support Workers provide support for their clients who are experiencing emotional, financial, health, housing and other social welfare issues.

Welfare Support Workers frequently liaise with welfare agencies and government bodies to promote awareness of community services and resources. The average annual salary for this role is $48,471 per annum.

Salary range
Average salary $48,471
salary range
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
12% by 2020
Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as a Welfare Support Worker are:
NSW 35.9%
VIC 25.3%
QLD 20.5%
Source: joboutlook.gov.au

Key skills required

The top skills for a Welfare Support Worker are:
  • Able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people
  • Tolerance and an open mind
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Able to take initiative
  • Sense of responsibility
  • Able to deal with conflict in stressful situations
  • Commitment to human rights and social justice
Source: myfuture.edu.au
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