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.
Projection: 19% more Welfare Support Workers employed in Australia in 2020 (compared to 2015)
The top three regions for employment as a Welfare Support Worker are:
Prepare yourself for roles in the social welfare industry with a diploma specialising in your area of interest.
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