Community workers support people to create plans for their community that address local needs and issues; usually related to recreation, health, housing, employment and welfare matters. The purpose of these plans is to solve problems and improve opportunities and conditions for everyone in the local community.
Work is usually based at community centres or offices, with some travel to attend meetings and visit community sites.
Suitable for people who have social awareness, good listening skills and care for the wellbeing of others.
Membership with the Australian Community Workers Association may be useful.
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