MINOR GROUP 342
WELFARE ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS
WELFARE ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS provide support, information and advice to clients on emotional, financial, recreational, health, housing and other social welfare matters and evaluate and coordinate the services of welfare and community service agencies.
Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.
Tasks performed by Welfare Associate Professionals typically include assessing clients' needs and planning, developing and implementing educational, training and support programs; interviewing disadvantaged clients and assessing nature and extent of difficulties; referring clients to agencies which can provide additional help; monitoring and reporting on the progress of clients; assessing community need and resources for health, welfare, housing, employment, training and other facilities and services.
Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit group: