Major Group: 2 - Professionals | Sub-Major Group: 27 - Legal, Social and Welfare Professionals | Minor Group: 272 - Social and Welfare Professionals | Unit Group: 2726 - Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers
Description: Plans, organises and coordinates recreation facilities and programs through organisations such as local governments, schools, church bodies and youth organisations.
Skill Level 1 : Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Alternative titles are any commonly used alternative title (or titles) for the occupation. These alternative titles have the same meaning as the principal title but may be less commonly used.
UNIT GROUP 2726: WELFARE, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY ARTS WORKERS
Description: 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.
Skill Level: Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
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