Personal Care Assistant

Personal Care Assistant

A Personal Care Assistant is responsible for providing quality care to their clients. Duties may include preparing meals, general house cleaning, escorting clients to appointments, grocery shopping, and assisting carers.

As a Personal Care Assistant, your clients may be younger with a disability, or elderly living in an aged care facility. You may also be required to provide in-home care. The average annual salary for this role is $39,912 per annum.

Salary range
Average salary $39,912
salary range
$33,784
$39,912
$46,040
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
12% by 2020
12%
2015
2020
Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as a Personal Care Assistant are:
NSW
NSW 35.9%
VIC
VIC 25.3%
QLD
QLD 20.5%
Source: joboutlook.gov.au

Key skills required

The top skills for a Personal Care Assistant are:
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Able to lift heavy objects
  • Caring and supportive attitude
  • Respect for the rights of others
  • Able to perform domestic duties efficiently
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to follow instructions
Source: myfuture.edu.au
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