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Aged Care Support Worker

Aged Care Support Workers are responsible for providing personal, physical and emotional support to elderly clients needing assistance with their daily activities.

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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The most common salary for an Aged Care Support Worker is between $40k and $50k
Source: SEEK job ads

How to become an Aged Care Support Worker

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Most Aged Care Support Workers learn the skills required to work as a carer through experience and training. Courses at the certificate level are the most popular courses for those looking for their first job in the industry.

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What skills are employers looking for?

Employers want:

  • Written skills
  • Customer service
  • Verbal skills
  • Car licence
  • First aid certification

Shortlisted applicants:

  • Resilience
  • Team work
  • First aid certification
  • Time management
  • Adaptability
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Profile data

How do Aged Care Support Workers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 3 Aged Care Support Workers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
5.0
Job satisfaction
5.0
Career progression opportunities
4.3
Job security
4.0
Pay / Salary
4.0
Variety of work
4.3

Latest reviews

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Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Enrolled Nurse Conversion (Medication Administration)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
The good things
The diversity of people & helping them with their daily tasks & wellbeing
The challenges
Sometimes challenging behaviours. We seek support from fellow workers.
Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
cert 4 dementia care
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
The good things
Seniors have a wealth of experience & knowledge they have led very different lives that we do today find their lives very interesting clients pass on advice which can be helpful at times most clients...
The challenges
patience & caring even if you have different views be non judgemental & accepting of clients lifestyles & beliefs respect is extremely important show an interest in your client,s needs & try to meet...
Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Aged Care
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
The good things
Being able to support elderly in their own home prevention going into ages care facility and giving them social aspect in company as a friend
The challenges
Starting with a new client and juggling time to get done what needs to be done
Source: SEEK Role Reviews

Working hours for Aged Care Support Workers

Overtime
Weekends
Shift work
Late nights
Often
Sometimes
Never
Source: SEEK Role Reviews from 3 Aged Care Support Workers

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