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

New workers start around £9,982. Normal pay is £23,650 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £33,618.

Available jobs

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


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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.