Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Worker

Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Worker

Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers design and implement strategies and programs to meet community and individual needs and assist individuals, families and groups with social, emotional and financial difficulties to improve quality of life by educating and supporting them and working towards change in their social environment. 

Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Worker

Job Demand: High

Average weekly wage: $1,200

Where you could work:

  • Arts agencies: One Arts
  • Community/Social Organisations: Ohana for Youth, Mission Australia, Act for Kids

Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers do the following tasks:

  • researching and analysing community issues, needs and problems
  • developing, evaluating and maintaining community resources and programs
  • evaluating data and writing reports such as submissions requesting funding for continuing programs and new projects
  • identifying issues of local need, concerns and aspirations through community consultation
  • organising local sporting, cultural and recreational events and activities such as community functions, hobby classes, community arts projects and sporting competitions
  • providing support while exploring alternatives with clients who experience difficulties such as marital problems, unemployment, illness and drug abuse
  • assessing risks and providing intensive short-term crisis counselling for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, disasters and other crises
  • assisting to establish and administer neighbourhood houses, community groups, employment training programs and other services