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What does a Outreach Worker do?

Outreach Workers raise awareness and educate the general public about issues in the community, such as mental health, then build relationships with key organisations and individuals (churches, schools, businesses, local government officials, community leaders) to overcome the problems together. They are employed by government departments, healthcare and community service organisations, charities, and churches.

As a Outreach Worker you could be specialising in drug and alcohol, youth, nutrition, domestic violence, LGBT issues, mental health, homelessness), but your core role will be communicating and building relationships.

Outreach Worker Courses

There are 8 courses available for people who want to become a Outreach Worker.

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How much do Outreach Workers earn?

In Australia, a full time Community Outreach 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 Outreach Workers?

There are currently 24,400 community outreach workers employed in Australia — they are mainly employed by healthcare, community service, and government organisations.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Outreach Worker?

You could get started as an Outreach Worker with a Certificate IV in Community Services or the Diploma of Community Welfare and Wellbeing. Supporting qualifications in Mental Health, Youth Work, Ageing, Drug and Alcohol may also be helpful. These take 12-18 months to complete. Outreach Workers usually require a national police check and a 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 Social Work 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