Employment Outlook

Youth and Family Services Officer

A Youth and Family Services Officer delivers services and programs to families and individuals to help them in a time of need. They will be required to provide their clients with support and guidance through the programs, to make sure they have the maximum effect.

 

Average wage for

Employment Levels

Around 49,600 people are currently employed as Youth and Family Services Officers in Australia. This is set to increase to 62,800 people by 2019, according to the Department of Employment.

Employment by State

32.4% of all Youth and Family Services Officers are employed in NSW. The area with the lowest number of Youth and Family Services Officers is ACT, with only 1.6%.

Gender Split

This is a very female dominated industry with 25.6% of Youth and Family Services Officers being male and 74.3% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Youth and Family Services Officers is 45-54 years old, with 27.4%. A small percentage (5.2%) of people get into this career path older, aged 60-64. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Youth and Family Services Officers, with 12.3% aged 55-59.

Hours Worked

Youth and Family Services Officers work an average of 36.6 hours a week which is 4.3 hours lower than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Youth and Family Services Officers have a Bachelor Degree qualification (32.6%) or are at a Certificate III/IV level (22.2%). 84% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 16% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Youth and Family Services Officer Duties & Tasks

  • Design initiatives to address various different needs
  • Deliver a range of services and programs to help families and individuals
  • Communicate well with clients, to make sure their needs are met
  • Administration work

 

 

*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only. 

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