How to become a community arts worker

Play a vital role in the community. Develop strategies and programs to help people during difficult times.

Duties and tasks

  • Analyse issues affecting the area
  • Assess risks and provide counseling
  • Create reports and develop funding requests
  • Develop and maintain resources and programs
  • Establish community groups, training programs alternative housing and provide other services to the community
  • Identify the causes of community issues and find solutions
  • Provide support to clients
  • Research the problems, issues and needs of the community

 Skills required

  • Ability to mediate problems
  • Ability to see both sides of issues
  • Ability to think outside of the box for the best solutions to community problems
  • Analytical thinking
  • Genuine concern for people and community
  • Good communication skills
  • Interest in community issues

Working conditions

For the most part, Community Arts Workers perform their duties in climate controlled offices. There are occasions when the workers must go out into the neighborhoods and work with people and groups in the field. This is a high stress position as Community Arts Workers must deal with angry or upset members of the community.

Professional associations / Industry information

Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) 

Community Services & Health Industry Skills Council 

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  • Community Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Recreation Adviser
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  • Social Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Special Care Worker
  • Welfare Centre Manage
  • Welfare Worker
  • Youth Worker

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