What's it like to be a Support Worker?
Support Workers are vital carers for vulnerable individuals and their families. Support Workers provide practical support, such as helping with household tasks, filling out paperwork, administering medication and personal care. They also often provide emotional support, too.
Tasks and duties
- Helping with household tasks.
- Providing personal care support.
- Administering medication.
- Helping clients learn new skills.
- Supporting clients to start employment.
- Doing grocery shopping and preparing meals.
- Working with doctors and therapists to ensure support.
- Demonstrating and supporting new life skills, such as budgeting.
- Adjusting and adapting communication and body language to suit client needs.
- Supporting clients to develop new hobbies and interests.
- Transporting and accompanying clients to appointments.
What can I earn as a Support Worker?
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How to become a Support Worker
- Complete a Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) at a TAFE or registered training organisation.
- Consider undertaking a Provide First Aid certificate.
- It’s also helpful to have an unrestricted drivers’ licence. Check with your local traffic authority for more details.
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