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Community Welfare Officer

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Most occupations in this zone require job specific training (vocational training) related to the occupation (NFQ Levels 5 and 6 or higher), related on-the-job experience, or a relevant professional award.

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€18k > 40
Welfare Adviser
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€18 - 40
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Last Updated: March, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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At a Glance... header image

Works to ensure that individuals receive any social welfare benefits to which they are entitled.


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Tasks & Activitiesheader image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Answer applicants' questions about benefits and claim procedures.

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Interview benefits recipients at specified intervals to certify their eligibility for continuing benefits.

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Interpret and explain information such as eligibility requirements, application details, payment methods, and applicants' legal rights.

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Initiate procedures to grant, modify, deny, or terminate assistance, or refer applicants to other agencies for assistance.

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Compile, record, and evaluate personal and financial data to verify completeness and accuracy, and to determine eligibility status.

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Interview and investigate applicants for public assistance to gather information pertinent to their applications.

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Check with employers or other references to verify answers and obtain further information.

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Keep records of assigned cases, and prepare required reports.

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Schedule benefits claimants for adjudication interviews to address questions of eligibility.

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Prepare applications and forms for applicants for such purposes as school enrollment, employment, and medical services.

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The following is a list of the most commonly reported work activities in this occupation.

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Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships: Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

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Performing for or Working Directly with the Public: Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.

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Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work: Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

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Documenting/Recording Information: Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

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Performing Administrative Activities: Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.

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Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge: Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

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Assisting and Caring for Others: Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.

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Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates: Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

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Communicating with Persons Outside Organization: Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.

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Scheduling Work and Activities: Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.


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The following is a list of the five most commonly reported knowledge areas for this occupation.

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Customer and Personal Service: Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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Clerical: Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

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Law and Government: Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

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Mathematics: Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

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Administration and Management: Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.

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Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

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Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people.

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Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

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Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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Complex Problem Solving: Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

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Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Organisation: Public Appointments Service
Address: Chapter House, 26/30 Abbey Street Upper, Dublin 1
Tel: (01) 858 7400 or Locall: 1890 44 9999
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