WHAT IS A COMMUNITY WORKER?

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What is a Community Worker?

By assisting people and local groups to identify their needs and participate in decision making, Community Workers implement initiatives and collective solutions within a community, helping to develop and improve local programmes and facilities.

A Community Worker serves as a source of information, advising individuals and communities regarding the services, facilities and support accessible to them. They are involved in planning and delivering a wide range of policies and schemes such as family support, guidance and counselling, education opportunities, resettlement pathways and children’s services

What do do?

  • Assessing available resources for community services such as health and welfare, housing, recreation, employment and education.
  • Supplying feedback and liaising with local organisations and agencies to improve and develop local services.
  • Identifying client needs by conducting interviews with individuals, families and groups.
  • Facilitating clients’ access to available support, services and programs
  • Providing information on community assets and self-help programmes to assist clients with understanding and resolving problems.
  • Generating case records and reports, following up with clients to monitor progress and continue support.
  • Participating in the implementation of social policies, community development and self-help programmes through the use of practical experience, research and negotiation.

Career snapshot for Community Worker

  • The average age of working is 41.
  • 11.40% of are male.
  • 69.30% of work full-time and on average they work around 35.5 hours per week.
  • With A Bachelor Degree or higher, get paid $1,364 per week Before Tax.
  • Unemployment levels are average.
  • In 2015 records showed 30,800 employed .
  • The projected growth of the profession is estimated to be very strong with employment numbers around 39,500 by 2020.
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