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Home Care Worker

Provide support to people in their own homes by assisting with daily activities.

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 Worker

Tasks and duties

  • Preparing and cooking meals.
  • Transporting to appointments, social outings or running errands.
  • Administering medications.
  • Providing companionship.
  • Bathing and dressing.
  • Tidying and cleaning.
  • Communicating with clients and their families about their care and support needs.
  • Assisting with mobility in and around the home.
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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


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To become a Home Care Worker, you are generally required to complete a qualification in individual support. These qualifications provide a blend of theory and practical work experience.

  1. 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.
  2. Ensure you have a current police check for your state and consider completing a first aid certificate.
  3. To develop your skills and knowledge further, considering studying a Bachelor of Social Work.
  4. 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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Certificate III in Individual Support

This certificate gives you the skills to provide person-centred support to people who require assistance due to ageing or disability.
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Bachelor of Social Work

This degree will provide you with the specialist skills and knowledge for a career as a Social Worker.

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Latest Home Care Worker reviews

Latest reviews from 11 Home Care Workers surveyed on SEEK
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Aug 2019
Caring for others has to come from the heart.
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Community Services
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Home Care Worker
The good things
I know that I make a difference in people’s lives. Most clients appreciate the help I give them and the quality of care and service I provide to them.
The challenges
It is a casual job. Some days you can be fully booked, others you may have one or no clients for the day.
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May 2021
making a difference
Reviewer's Qualification
Higher School Certificate
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
person care
The good things
positive impact on someone's life, enable them to stay in there home
The challenges
TIME, need to prioritise needs and wants of client, plan and stick to a schedule
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