More than ever, disability care workers are in high demand in Australia. Because of that, a lot of people who have never worked as a carer before have given a try to this “new world” and get surprised to genuinely like what they do
Some people get attracted to this job because they love to help others and make difference in people’s lives, but others get attract because of the hour’s flexibility and great salaries that the industry offers. Whatever is your motivation, you will have both!
1 in 5 people living in Australia have some form of disability and many of them have multiple disabilities, that is around 4.3 million. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) allows around 500,000 Australians under 65 years, who have permanent and significant disability, to access funding and support services, which results in thousands of jobs being added out there across the country every week.
The main categories of disability are physical, sensory, psychiatric, neurological, cognitive, and intellectual. A physical disability is the most common type of disability, generally relates to disorders of the musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory, and nervous systems. Followed by intellectual and sensory disability, which involves impairments in hearing and vision.
With salaries starting from $32 per hour during the week and up to $70 per hours on the weekends, a ‘day in the life’ of a disability support worker could involve:
- Providing companionship and support during daily activities;
- Facilitating social activities and outings
- Performing household tasks including planning menus, cooking and serving meals, cleaning, shopping, and general services;
- Helping them develop and maintain independence and safety in personal care, health care and hygiene;
- Helping them to maintain contact with their family, friends and advocates;
- Work with other health professionals to maximise the individual’s physical and mental wellbeing
- Developing and implementing programs to support clients to develop skills and abilities so they are more able to make decisions affecting their lives, live as independently as possible and participate in the community.
How to become a disability support worker?
At Educare College, we can help you get started on your study journey and be job ready into this fantastic and rewarding industry. We not only offer the necessary qualification but also, assist you with sourced placement with one of our approved industry partners for you complete the mandatory Work Placement and get the necessary experience.
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