What's it like to be an Aged Care Support Worker?
Aged Care Support Workers look after the health and wellbeing of clients in aged care facilities, or help to maintain the independence of those wishing to remain in their own homes. They assist clients with such tasks as personal care, domestic duties and mobility. Aged Care Support Workers also provide companionship and emotional support to improve their quality of life.
Tasks and duties
- Communicating with clients about their care and support requirements.
- Writing personalised care plans in consultation with clients.
- Making home visits and assisting with such tasks as food preparation, personal hygiene and dressing, washing and cleaning.
- Assisting clients with shopping, running errands and social outings.
- Providing companionship, friendship and emotional support.
- Organising appointments, transport, and change in services for clients.
What can I earn as an Aged Care Support Worker?
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How to become an Aged Care Support Worker
- Complete your Secondary School Certificate.
- Complete a Certificate II in Community Services (CHC22015), a Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115), or a Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015).
- Alternatively, complete a Certificate III Individual Support (CHC33015).
- To get experience in this industry and to boost your resume, you can volunteer with Seniors and Aged Care.
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