Welfare and Housing Associate Professionals

Job holders in this unit group provide pastoral care relating to religious denominations, student support (from 15 years of age), and a variety of welfare-related services including advice on benefits, health, disability and residential care.


New workers
£ 9,982
£ 23,650
£ 33,618

Available jobs

In the past year there were 143,379 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Performs pastoral care duties, preaches sermons and conducts some services in accordance with the relevant faith or denomination.

  • Keeps up to date with legislation.

  • Maintains records and compiles reports on clients.

  • Helps to put together care plans and follows professional’s care plans.

  • Organises day, residential and home care services.

  • Assists and liaises with professionals in social work, the probation service and related welfare areas.

  • Advises individuals and families experiencing problems about available resources to assist them.

  • Advises on rights and entitlements in relation to benefits, health, discrimination and welfare.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Social Work

  • Mental Health

  • Risk Analysis

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Working With Children

  • Auditing

  • Child Protection

  • Project Management

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Marketing

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Customer Service

  • Planning

  • Teaching

  • English Language

  • Leadership

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Organizational Skills

  • Detail Oriented

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.