Family Support Worker

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

    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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