A Family Support Worker earns an average wage of C$18.38 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

C$27,518 - C$59,512
C$28K
C$46K
C$60K
MEDIAN: C$46,227
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50%
90%
C$12.59 - C$23.65
C$13
C$18
C$24
MEDIAN: C$18.20
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$59K
Salary C$27,518 - C$59,512
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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C$26,704 - C$52,685
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 51
Hourly Data C$0C$25
Hourly Rate C$12.59 - C$23.65
Overtime C$20.05
Annual Data C$0C$52K
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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C$26,704 - C$52,685
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 135

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 by Experience Level for Family Support Worker

Pay by Experience for a Family Support Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Family Support Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$37,000 based on 62 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Family Support Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$43,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Family Support Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$40,000 based on 20 salaries. A Family Support Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$48,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$40,435

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 St. Catharines:
"People Contact."
Pros: I enjoy working with people, one-on-one basis evaluating how I can practically help marginalized people.
Cons: I feel as though my current skill set is taken advantage of. Often I am given tasks beyond my job description for my current rate of pay.

Key Stats for Family Support Worker

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Family Support Worker Salaries

▲19%

▲6%

National Average
C$40,000

▼2%

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 33%