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What does a Family Support Worker do?

Family Support Workers work closely with parents and their families — providing guidance and emotional support, as well as identifying children and families at risk. Your role is varied and could include checking on the welfare of children in foster homes, assisting single-parent families with childcare, or helping a family at risk access emergency housing.

As a Family Support Worker you could be working in child protection, foster care and adoption, domestic violence, community health, or education.

Family Support Worker Courses

There are 7 courses available for people who want to become a Family Support Worker.

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How much do Family Support Workers earn?

In Australia, a full time Family Support Worker generally earns $1,328 per week ($69,056 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience can you expect a higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for Family Support Workers?

Opportunities for Family Support Workers in Australia are expected to grow over the next 5 years, with several hundred new jobs opening up each year. Family Support Workers are employed by healthcare and community service organisations.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Family Support Worker?

To get started as a Family Support Worker you will need a VET qualification or university studies in social welfare and community service. Entry level qualifications include: Certificate IV in Mental Health, Certificate IV in Youth Work, Diploma of Child, Youth, and Family Wellbeing, Diploma of Community Welfare and Wellbeing. These take 12-18 months to complete. Family Support Workers also require a national police check and working with children clearance.

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Related Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within Child Welfare, Youth and Family Intervention and Youth Work.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au