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Welfare professional n.e.c.

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


  • 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.

Typical Education Level

Level 4-6

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

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 20% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for welfare professional n.e.c. is £30,654

465 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 465. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

0 jobs

Job Postings

Over the past year, 0 jobs have been posted for welfare professional n.e.c. roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £30,654 per year. That is about £2,555 per month or £15.72 per hour. New workers generally start on £17,375, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £41,730

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 465 people are employed in the region.

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