Residential Care Officer

Residential Care Officers provide care and supervision for children or disabled persons in group housing or institutional care.
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    Overview

    Residential Care Officers provide care and supervision for children or disabled persons in group housing or institutional care.

    Day-to-day

    • supports families and provides education and care for children and disabled persons in adult service units, group housing and government institutions
    • assesses clients' needs and plans, develops and implements educational, training and support programmes
    • interviews clients and assesses the nature and extent of difficulties
    • monitors and reports on the progress of clients.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Requires driving
    • Stressful

    To become a Residential Care Officer

    • You usually need a certificate III, IV or diploma in residential care, individual support, aged care or another related field to work as a Residential Care Officer. Some workers have university qualifications.

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