Special Care Worker

Special Care Workers provide care and supervision for children and young people in residential and institutional facilities, and provide care and support to people in refuges.

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$1341 per week
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    Overview

    Special Care Workers provide care and supervision for children and young people in residential and institutional facilities, and provide care and support to people in refuges.

    Day-to-day

    • planning and implementing programs of supervision and care for children in residential care
    • supervising and arranging activities to enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children in residential care
    • waking children and ensuring they are washed, dressed, fed and ready for educational and recreational activities
    • supervising children during domestic activities such as eating meals and showering
    • maintaining discipline, enforcing regulations and behaviour standards, compiling disciplinary reports and assisting in implementing remedial measures
    • organising refuge accommodation
    • providing emotional support to residents of refuges
    • referring residents of refuges for health and welfare assistance
    • ensuring security of refuge.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Stressful

    To become a Special Care Worker

    • You can work as a Special Care Worker without formal qualifications, however, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in residential care, community services, social services, child, youth, and family intervention, or related studies may be useful.

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