education welfare officer


Education welfare officers address the social and psychological well-being of students. They counsel students concerning their personal issues that affect their school behaviour, performance and social life. These issues may range from attention deficit problems, to social and personal issues such as poverty or domestic and sexual abuse. Education welfare officers also handle the communication between the students, the parents and the school.

Alternative label

  • attendance welfare officer

  • school attendance officer

  • education and family engagement officer

  • social worker in schools

  • senior education welfare officer

  • school welfare officer

  • educational institution social worker

  • education engagement officer

  • social worker in education

  • social worker in education institutions

  • school social worker

  • school-based social worker

  • education social worker

  • education welfare practitioner

  • learning advisor

  • wellfare officer (education)

  • attendance support officer

  • school based social worker

  • pastoral advisor

  • specialist school social worker

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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