Family Support Worker

Family Support Workers assist the work of Social Workers and Welfare Workers by providing services and support to families.

Overview

Family Support Workers assist the work of Social Workers and Welfare Workers by providing services and support to families.

Day-to-day

  • assesses clients' needs and plans, develops and implements educational, training and support programs
  • interviews clients and assesses the nature and extent of difficulties
  • monitors and reports on the progress of clients
  • refers clients to agencies that can provide additional help.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • stressful.

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Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Family Support Worker

  • You usually need a formal qualification in community services, social welfare, health, or another allied field to work as a Family Support Worker. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

    Find a Diploma or Certificate in Community Services

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