Welfare professionals n.e.c.


Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2017


Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2015


Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)


Workers in this unit group perform a variety of welfare-related professional occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 244: Welfare Professionals.


Entry is via a variety of relevant academic and/or professional qualifications. Background checks including a CRB check are likely to be required.

Typical tasks

  • provides activities to assist young people develop and fulfil their potential as individuals and within the community;
  • advises and supports families experiencing stress or crisis;
  • acts as an advocate for and represents individuals and families at tribunals and similar hearings;
  • oversees, supervises and provides counselling for the process of adoption;
  • mentors and counsels those with mental health problems;
  • provides rehabilitation services to individuals;
  • manages volunteers and part-time workers, and liaises with other relevant professionals;
  • keeps records and controls budgets.

Common job titles

Officer, health, mental
Guardian ad litem
Organiser, district
Manager, justice, restorative
Aid, family
Officer, guardian ad litem and report
Aide, family
Worker, youth, professional
Guardian, children's
Instructor, mobility, dog, guide
Adviser, court, family
Officer, commission, care
Coordinator, inclusion
Officer, services, social
Officer, offending, youth
Officer, adoption
Officer, team, offending, youth
Worker, support, youth
Worker, youth and community
Mediator, family
Coordinator, disability
Professional, years, early
Officer, rehabilitation
Caseworker, family
Worker, youth

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.