Home Care Worker

Home Care Worker

Home Care Workers are responsible for maintaining the wellbeing and lifestyle of their clients, including people with disabilities and special needs. The average salary of a Home Care Worker is $39,062 per annum.

As a Home Care Worker, you'll have the rewarding duty of providing in-home care for a range of clients from young people through to the elderly.

Salary range
Average salary $39,062
salary range
$35,417
$39,062
$42,707
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
31% by 2020
31%
2015
2020
Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as a Home Care Worker are:
NSW
NSW 25.7%
VIC
VIC 26.6%
QLD
QLD 20.3%
Source: joboutlook.gov.au

Key skills required

The top skills for a Home Care Worker are:
  • Patient, flexible and understanding
  • Supportive and caring nature
  • Commitment to the rights of the elderly and people with a disability
  • Able to accept responsibility
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Able to perform domestic duties efficiently
Source: myfuture.edu.au
Career pathway planner
Starting out
Starting out

Get qualified to work as a Home Care Worker and learn how to support people such as the elderly and disabled to help them maintain their independence.

Moving up in the industry
Moving up in the industry

If you're interested in pursuing more career options in the community services sector, a Diploma or Bachelor degree can get you where you want to be.

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