What's it like to be a Home Care Worker?
Home Care Workers provide in-home support to clients including the elderly and those with disabilities or special needs. They are responsible for supporting the wellbeing, lifestyle and independence of their clients.
Home Care Workers assist with cooking, collecting prescriptions, transporting, administering medications and domestic duties. They may also provide social and emotional support to improve a person’s quality of life.
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How to become a Home Care Worker
- Complete a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) (CHC33015) or a Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015). This will give an overview of legal and safety protocols you need to know when supporting people due to ageing, disability or special needs.
- Ensure you have a current police check for your state and consider completing a first aid certificate.
- To develop your skills and knowledge further, considering studying a Bachelor of Social Work.
- To gain experience in the industry and to boost your resume, you can also volunteer in Social Support or as a companion to those in need.
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