411711 Community Worker

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
411711
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Community Worker
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
Yes
494: 
Yes
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

411711 COMMUNITY WORKER

Facilitates community development initiatives and collective solutions within a community to address issues, needs and problems associated with recreational, health, housing, employment and other welfare matters.
Skill Level: 2
Specialisations:
Community Development Officer
Community Support Worker
Housing Officer

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
2

4117 Welfare Support Workers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
4117
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Welfare Support Workers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

4117 WELFARE SUPPORT WORKERS

WELFARE SUPPORT WORKERS provide support, information and advice to clients on emotional, financial, recreational, health, housing and other social welfare matters, and evaluate and coordinate the services of welfare and community service agencies.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Tasks Include:

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
preparing submissions for funding and resources, and reports to government bodies and other agencies

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
774.20
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
809.10
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
799.50