We recognise it takes a special person to want to give back to the community and help those who need extra support to maintain their independence. Disability support work is a career well suited to a wide range of backgrounds including students, those wanting to work while caring for a family, or someone who wants full time employment with opportunities for career advancement. Or maybe you’ve had previous experience working with people with a disability, or an interest in supporting people to achieve their life goals.
You can be any adult age, male or female, just as long as you’re in good physical health and would be willing to undergo further training when needed. It also requires you to be comfortable in helping others, especially with intimate tasks which may include helping consumers to bathe, dress, eat and go to the toilet.
Here’s a quick checklist of the traits we’ve found in many of our happiest support workers, does this sound like you?