1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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3421-19 Family Support Worker

Assists the work of social and welfare workers by providing services and support to families.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is 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. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • talks to families to determine their problems
  • assesses client needs and plans and evaluates support and counselling requirements
  • provides support and information to families regarding welfare and other support services
  • may liaise with community groups and assist in the development of support networks for families in need of emotional, financial or social welfare assistance

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