A Family Support Worker earns an average wage of AU$25.94 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

AU$41,773 - AU$68,830
AU$42K
AU$51K
AU$69K
MEDIAN: AU$51,278
10%
50%
90%
AU$21.54 - AU$32.10
AU$22
AU$26
AU$32
MEDIAN: AU$25.94
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$68K
Salary AU$41,773 - AU$68,830
Bonus AU$1,200
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$44,367 - AU$67,977
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 35
Hourly Data AU$0AU$46
Hourly Rate AU$21.54 - AU$32.10
Overtime AU$47.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$67K
Bonus AU$1,200
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$44,367 - AU$67,977
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 62

Job Description for Family Support Worker

Many different problems may occur to families regardless of size, location, or situation, and a network of social services exists to give these families assistance. The family support worker is the contact between these families and organizations. They communicate with the family, learning about their situation and helping them find potential solutions. They are also in charge of following up with the family over a period of time to make sure that the problems are adequately taken care of and devising alternatives for where they are not. These services vary greatly, from child protection services to drug abuse rehabilitation to food and nutrition assistance to employment assistance. The family support worker should provide a caring attitude and show an investment in their issues. In addition, the family support worker should have a thorough knowledge of the specific services offered and have good attention to detail so that records may be properly kept and maintained.

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Family Support Worker Tasks

  • Manage caseload and follow-up care
  • Assess quality of care by visiting home and residential sites
  • Assist in educating parents in behavior and life skills, individual and group classes
  • Act as a liaison with parents and treatment professionals

Family Support Worker Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$53,324

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Family Support Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Family Support Worker?

Family Support Worker in Parkes:
"Somewhat emotionally demanding."
Pros: Helping people, family friendly, flexible, relatively decent money, good people.
Cons: Emotionally demanding, frustrating, going nowhere kind of industry, feeling unable to make a difference.

Key Stats for Family Support Worker

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Family Support Worker Salaries

▲8%

▲3%

National Average
AU$53,000

▼1%

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 2%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 98%