Top Welfare Officer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Welfare Officer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Welfare Officer resumes they appeared on. For example, 19.1% of Welfare Officer resumes contained Financial Assistance as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Welfare Officer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Welfare Officer resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Financial Assistance

high Demand
Here's how Financial Assistance is used in Welfare Officer jobs:
  • Determine clients' eligibility for financial assistance.

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2. Animal Care

high Demand
Here's how Animal Care is used in Welfare Officer jobs:
  • Respond to Animal Care & Welfare calls for service within our community.
  • Provided direct supervision to animal care personnel and promoted career development.
  • Train new workers in animal care procedures, maintenance duties, and safety precautions.
  • Counseled and educated petowners in regards to animal care, behaviors, and responsible pet ownership.

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3. Child Abuse

high Demand
Here's how Child Abuse is used in Welfare Officer jobs:
  • Work cooperatively with police, hospitals, and other community professionals in responding and investigating allegations of child abuse/neglect.
  • Investigated allegations of child abuse/neglect; testified in court as required; provided community referrals as needed
  • Protect children by conducting uniform investigations into allegations of criminal conduct child abuse.
  • Received reports and conducted investigations of allegations of child abuse and/or neglect.
  • Investigated allegations of child abuse/neglect.
  • Worked as caseworker investigating child abuse and neglect.

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4. Disciplinary Procedures

high Demand
Here's how Disciplinary Procedures is used in Welfare Officer jobs:
  • Performed difficult staffing duties, including dealing with understaffing, refereeing disputes and administering disciplinary procedures.

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5. Morale

high Demand
Here's how Morale is used in Welfare Officer jobs:
  • Improved overall team morale by organizing and funding shipboard activities while on deployments.

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6. MWR

average Demand
Here's how MWR is used in Welfare Officer jobs:
  • Managed finances and operations of military installation MWR department.
  • Initiated and completed all required documentation and coordinated the transfer of Department of the Army facility to SCSC for MWR purposes.
  • Chaired the MWR Committee, developing a robust MWR program for over three thousand Soldiers on Camp Phoenix
  • Managed top-notch MWR program, receiving 98% grade on Navy's 18-month program inspection.
  • Implemented MWR programs throughout the bases working closely with the international USO.

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7. Customer Service

average Demand
Here's how Customer Service is used in Welfare Officer jobs:
  • Coordinated front desk including answering phones, and providing customer service for guests at shelter.
  • Drive increased productivity, quality and customer service.

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8. Law Enforcement

average Demand
Here's how Law Enforcement is used in Welfare Officer jobs:
  • Collaborated with local law enforcement agencies to evaluate evidence and determine child safety.
  • Coordinated interviews with local law enforcement.
  • Coordinate with local law enforcement on child welfare assessments and throughout the life of a case as needed.
  • Staffed and worked closely with the district attorney and law enforcement in investigative and deprived actions.
  • Worked with law enforcement to investigate reports alleging the physical and sexual abuse or neglect of children.
  • Work closely with the family court system and Law enforcement agencies to ensure and maintain child safety.

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9. Police Department

average Demand
Here's how Police Department is used in Welfare Officer jobs:
  • Performed agency assists for police department, utility companies, fire department, etc.
  • Work closely with the Tribal Police Department, FBI and other agencies as necessary.

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10. Court Hearings

average Demand
Here's how Court Hearings is used in Welfare Officer jobs:
  • Completed and gathered paperwork needed for court documentation and provided testimony in court hearings including family court and criminal court hearings.
  • Prepare documents for, attend and participate in court hearings regarding Dependency/Neglect and Juvenile Delinquency.
  • Calculated support and arrears owed, prepared attorneys for court hearings; interviewed custodial parents
  • Attend court hearings and provide necessary case documentation and testimony.
  • Coordinated written reports for court and attended court hearings, providing legal documentation and legal status changes to contractors when necessary.
  • Represented DHS in various court hearings to advocate for children's rights under current Michigan Children's Protective Law.

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11. HR

low Demand
Here's how HR is used in Welfare Officer jobs:
  • Arrange local and overseas adoption through Inter-Country adoption.
  • Job Description: Assess threat, risk, and vulnerability; and make recommendations to reduce staff exposure.
  • Provided case consultation through record reviews and supervisory conferences.
  • Monitored the progress of the clients through visits and/or by phone to foster parents, natural parents, child and schools.
  • Conducted monthly meetings with CFO and VP of HR on financial results for Health and Welfare.
  • Delivered frequent written and oral reports of county's progress to State DHR management team.

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12. Community Service

low Demand
Here's how Community Service is used in Welfare Officer jobs:
  • Facilitate Community Service for juveniles and adults on probation.

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13. IV

low Demand
Here's how IV is used in Welfare Officer jobs:
  • Promoted the inclusiveness of a highly diverse postgraduate student community aimed at resolving long-standing issues with engagement.
  • Maintained administrative support for the Command Family Advocacy Program.
  • Investigate reported cases of individual and domestic conflicts.
  • Organized fundraisers to promote student activities.
  • Prepare and submit Social Case Study Report, Feedback Report and Monthly Statistical and Narrative Accomplishment Report.
  • Place abandoned children in foster homes or orphanages or place them in permanent homes with adoptive parents.
  • Prepared progress reports on activities assigned and under taken to the district officers on a weekly basis.
  • Project culminated in SCSC receiving $185,000.00 grant from NAVSEA for renovation and upgrade of the facility.
  • Worked with a team to increase the live release and adoption rate of animals by 100%.
  • Coached, motivated, and led the division to exceed assigned team recruiting goal by 19%.
  • Conduct field visits (home, school, neighbors and relatives) to verify information reported.
  • Performed the safe handling and impound of stray and aggressive animals and those confined for quarantine.
  • Recognized need for increase medical care which saved 2 lives during my service.
  • Organize a Karaoke and Game nights as recreational and social activities.
  • Worked with teachers in preventive strategies for social and disciplinary matters.
  • Scheduled and planned recreational and social activities for troops.
  • Involved in Trade union negotiations and collective bargaining.
  • Supported the readiness of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet forces to include 376 tenant commands & more than 84,000 active duty personnel.
  • Led programs and activities as Supply NCO and Marine Welfare and Recreation Officer Handled sensitive and confidential material and information.
  • Verify information concerning state of illness of soldiers' relatives, reported being sick in Fiji.

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14. Annual Budget

low Demand
Here's how Annual Budget is used in Welfare Officer jobs:
  • Prepared departmental annual budget and fiscal policy proposals.

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15. Animal Bites

low Demand
Here's how Animal Bites is used in Welfare Officer jobs:
  • Assist the citizens of Oklahoma City file complaints and reports regarding animal bites and/or animal related violations of city ordinance.

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16. Citizen Complaints

low Demand
Here's how Citizen Complaints is used in Welfare Officer jobs:
  • Responded to citizen complaints including the capture of dogs/cats/wildlife and taking bite reports.

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17. Medical Treatment

low Demand
Here's how Medical Treatment is used in Welfare Officer jobs:
  • Examine animals for injuries or malnutrition, and arrange for any necessary medical treatment.
  • Obtained medical treatment, initiated court action, or arranged for substitute care placement for children when necessary.

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17 Most Common Skill for a Welfare Officer

Financial Assistance19.1%
Animal Care13.8%
Child Abuse12.5%
Disciplinary Procedures8.6%
Morale7.2%
MWR5.9%
Customer Service5.3%
Law Enforcement3.9%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Welfare Officer

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Financial Assistance
Financial Assistance
19.1%
19.1%
2
2
Animal Care
Animal Care
13.8%
13.8%
3
3
Child Abuse
Child Abuse
12.5%
12.5%
4
4
Disciplinary Procedures
Disciplinary Procedures
8.6%
8.6%
5
5
Morale
Morale
7.2%
7.2%
6
6
MWR
MWR
5.9%
5.9%
7
7
Customer Service
Customer Service
5.3%
5.3%
8
8
Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement
3.9%
3.9%
9
9
Police Department
Police Department
3.9%
3.9%
10
10
Court Hearings
Court Hearings
3.9%
3.9%
11
11
HR
HR
3.3%
3.3%
12
12
Community Service
Community Service
2.6%
2.6%
13
13
IV
IV
2%
2%
14
14
Annual Budget
Annual Budget
2%
2%
15
15
Animal Bites
Animal Bites
2%
2%
16
16
Citizen Complaints
Citizen Complaints
2%
2%
17
17
Medical Treatment
Medical Treatment
2%
2%

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