community social worker


Community social workers help people in disadvantage or excluded from society to change their situation and handle their integration problems. They work with communities focusing on specific groups. Community social workers liaise closely with social workers, schools, local authorities and probation officers representing people before policy makers at local and national level.

Alternative label

  • neighbourhood worker

  • community outreach worker

  • community support worker

  • housing social worker

  • community welfare social worker

  • outreach worker

  • neighbourhood outreach worker

  • senior community worker

  • estate outreach worker

  • social development worker

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



Concept URI