A Social Worker in Adelaide, South Australia earns an average salary of AU$48,980 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Case Management is associated with high pay for this job.

AU$38,860 - AU$72,529
AU$39K
AU$52K
AU$73K
MEDIAN: AU$52,103
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50%
90%
AU$20.12 - AU$37.51
AU$20
AU$29
AU$38
MEDIAN: AU$29.16
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AU$0AU$76K
Salary AU$38,860 - AU$72,529
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$40,144 - AU$76,727
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 39
Hourly Data AU$0AU$38
Hourly Rate AU$20.12 - AU$37.51
Overtime AU$38.92
Annual Data AU$0AU$76K
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$40,144 - AU$76,727
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

Job Description for Social Worker

A social worker will work closely with patients and their families to assess and treat a myriad of issues, and to help in understanding and coping with emotional and social problems of various natures. Excellent communication skills are integral to the job, as the social worker must be able to facilitate education, work with support groups, and provide referrals to patients. The employee will have the resources and research abilities to find information that is relevant to issues particular to a patient’s case and disseminate that information in a way that the patient and his or her family can understand. A social worker must have good time management and organization skills to maintain a caseload and sufficiently document cases as patients are reevaluated at appropriate intervals throughout their treatment. The worker will be the patient’s advocate and will provide the patient with resources that can help in dealing with his or her issues and learning to function as a normal member of society. Education requirements typically include a master’s degree in social work (MSW), and a social worker must be licensed in the state of employment or must be able to obtain a license before the first day of work. An applicant should be able to work with people of all walks of life, and be comfortable with a diverse patient base as the issues that strike patients do not discriminate on any basis. Knowledge of other languages is helpful for a social worker, but is not a requirement for employment. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


Social Worker Tasks

  • Provide advocacy and resource services for the patient
  • Facilitate education, support groups and referrals
  • Gather relevant information pertaining to case issues
  • Assess and treat patients and their families in understanding and coping with emotional and social problems
  • Maintain caseload, documentation and reevaluate patients at appropriate intervals

Social Worker Job Listings

Key Stats for Social Worker

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Social Worker Salaries

▲19%

▲4%

National Average
AU$55,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries


Counseling
▲4%

National Average
AU$55,000

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 100%