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Disability Support Worker

Provide personal, physical and emotional support to people with a disability.

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Latest Disability Support Worker reviews

Latest reviews from 298 Disability Support Workers surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Disability support can be challenging but it is the most rewarding job and I wouldn't do anything else
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate I in Community Services
Experience
Less than a year
Organisation size
I'm self-employed
Specialisation
disability support
The good things
Reasons disability support is a great career; - meeting some amazing people and making positive relationships with your clients - this jobs requires attention to detail which is a great skill to have ...
The challenges
some days it can be emotionally challenging but patience and positivity defeats all challenges in the end, all you need to do is remind yourself you are there to help, to make someones day easier. wha...
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Mar 2021
Disability support worker is a challenging job but very rewarding experience and a personal growth processfor me.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Arts
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Disability
The good things
The good things are being able to work with different clients and help them integrate into different community settings. Flexible shifts. Meeting different support workers. A good opportunity to impro...
The challenges
Having my client throwing tantrum and not settling, while some clients can be physically aggressive, rare though. Always alert and keeping a close eyes on clients as some of have no sense of danger. H...
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