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.
Skill Level 1
Welfare Case Worker
Caveats No caveats
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
2512-11 Welfare Worker
Group: 2726 Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers
design and implement strategies and programs to meet community and individual needs and assist individuals, families and groups with social, emotional and financial difficulties to improve quality of life by educating and supporting them and working towards change in their social environment.
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
assisting to establish and administer neighbourhood houses, community groups, employment training programs and other services
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).