What does Community Worker mean?
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 is a Community Worker's role?
- 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.
Fast Facts - Community Worker
- Average Age: 41
- Male Share: 11.40%
- Full-Time Share: 69.30%
- Average Hours: 35.5 hours per week
- Level of Study: A Bachelor Degree or higher
- Average Salary: $1,364 per week Before Tax
- Unemployment Levels: average
- 2015 Employment Numbers: 30,800
- Projected Growth: very strong
- 2020 Employment Numbers: 39,500