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 $72,607 per annum.

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Average salary
$72,607 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Min average salary
$66,537 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Max average salary
$78,677 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Job growth

Projection: 19% more Welfare Support Workers employed in Australia in 2020 (compared to 2015)

Employment by region

The top three regions for employment as a Welfare Support Worker are:

  • NSW: 34.2%
  • VIC: 19.1%
  • QLD: 17.4%

Key skills required
  • 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


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