Social Worker – ANZSCO 272511

Anzsco Job Descriptons

Description
Assesses the social needs of individuals, families and groups, assists and empowers people to develop and use the skills and resources needed to resolve social and other problems, and furthers human wellbeing and human rights, social justice and social development. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations: Whanau Support Worker (Family Support Worker) (NZ)

Skills Assessment Authority: AASW

Caveats: No caveats apply to this occupation.

Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations: 2511-11 Social Worker

Group: 2725 Social Workers

Description

assess the social needs of individuals, families and groups, assist and empower people to develop and use the skills and resources needed to resolve social and other problems, and further human wellbeing and human rights, social justice and social development.
Tasks
  • acting as a facilitator between clients in need and community services
  • assessing resources for health, welfare, recreation, housing, employment and other community services
  • providing leadership and assistance for the implementation of pilot projects in community development and self-help, and planning and implementing research projects to address client needs, organisation goals and social policy
  • cooperating with community organisations, social agencies and voluntary groups to improve services and develop new services
  • conducting individual and family case interviews to identify the nature and extent of clients’ problems
  • assisting clients to understand and resolve problems by providing information, acting as a mediator and referring them to community and self-help agencies
  • analysing, developing, promoting and implementing social policies through the use of practice experience, research, analytic frameworks, and negotiation skills to respond to social need through a fair, equitable and effective allocation of social resources
  • monitoring the progress of clients by maintaining contact
  • compiling case records and reports
Skill Level
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher 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).

Registration or licensing may be required.

Occupations in this Group
  • 272511 Social Worker

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  1. Hi Mark, I have a BA(Hons) Social Work degree and 6 years post qualifying experience in social work. I am looking for sponsorship in Perth, WA in social work- do you have any guidance/advice around this and if this is possible for oversea candidates?
    Thanks
    Sarah

  2. Hi Mark, I am looking for a sponsorship for a social worker job in Aussie.I am a social worker with 7 years of experience. I would love to be directed to any job opening for that matter.thanks

  3. Hi , am new here and not really sure about where to post. I am highly interested in the Social worker occupations as I am a qualified social worker working overseas and looking into opportunities in Australia.

        1. No worries Judy. Please feel free to start a new post in our forums if you get stuck and we’ll try and guide you where we can.

  4. Hi all, am new here and not sure where to post. I gained a BA in Social Welfare @ Southern Cross Uni Australia. Just wondering if that ,plus my experiences working as a social worker overseas could qualify me for Social worker visa?