The current average salary of an
Community Support Worker
is $50,600 - 61,000 annually
What does a community support worker do?
Community support workers provide social, physical, and emotional support to clients such as the disabled or elderly. Employment for this role is expected to grow very strongly to 2022, from 52,300 workers in 2017 to 63,900 by 2022. 40,000 job openings are expected over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.
Read more about the community services industry.
What skills do you need to be a community support worker?
Community support workers are empathetic, personable, and patient individuals who are able to build trusting, positive relationships with those they care for.
- Strong interpersonal skills for establishing relationships and dealing with client needs on a daily basis
- Strong organisational and observation skills for monitoring the progress of their client programs
- Are proactive and able to develop initiatives that address concerns within their community
- A patience for helping others and working through their physical, social, or emotional issues
- Excellent time management skills for coordinating one’s daily activities
- A background in physical therapy, social work, or education may be required