A welfare worker is a person who is qualified and experienced in working with individuals, families, and groups to ensure they have access to needed services and are supported to achieve and maintain social inclusion.
ABS definition – Welfare Worker ANZSCO-272613
A welfare worker ‘Assists individuals, families and groups with social, emotional or financial difficulties to improve quality of life, by educating and supporting them and working towards change in their social environment.’
Common occupational titles
Intake and Assessment Officer, Housing Officer, Counsellor (AOD, family, grief etc.) Case Manager/Case Worker, Multicultural Support Officer, Child Protection Practitioner, Community Corrections Worker, Parole Officer, Crisis Intervention Worker, Social Worker
PLEASE NOTE: having your occupational title listed does not necessarily mean your work experience is relevant. Please refer to all relevant information.