Nearly 1 million Australians of working age are unable to work due to a disability. These people are further restricted in the simple things in life that the rest of us take for granted, such as grocery shopping, getting dressed, or even making a cup of coffee. Daily life is a challenge.
This creates employment opportunities for those passionate about helping others. Empathy, Care and a huge smile are the most important fundamentals a Disability Support Worker requires.A career in Disability Support Work is extremely rewarding as you get to put a smile on someone's face every single day.
Daily Duties of a Support Worker
These will depend on the individual needs of the client however duties of a typical in-home disability support worker include:
You will also need to conduct an evaluation of the clients living situation to determine the type of assistance required.You will need to be flexible with their schedules depending on their needs as well.
How to become a Disability Support worker
Their aren't specific education requirements to become a disability support worker however there are some qualifications that will assist you with the skills you need.
Certificate III in Individual Support
Certificate IV in Disability
You will also require a:
National Police Check
A working with Children's Check
Types of Employment Opportunities
You may work for an NDIS provider in a full time, part time or casual capacity. This is your best bet of securing constant work. You may however also want to work for your self and pick and choose your hours. In this instance you will require Business insurance for your Disability business.
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We can set you up for success as a Disability Support worker helping you choose the right course and provide you with job placement as well.