Aged or disabled carers support elderly and disabled people by helping them with daily activities and personal tasks. This can include assisting with eating, showering, dressing and cleaning, and providing companionship and emotional support.
Work usually takes place within the client home or a residential care facility. Assisting the client with transportation may also be required.
Suits people who are caring, compassionate and reliable, with the ability to communicate with people of all ages and abilities.
Formal qualifications are not required, however a certificate in Individual Support, Aged Care or Disability Care through vocational education and training (VET) studies can improve employability.
Membership with the Australian Community Workers Association may be useful.
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