Carer

Job Description

Personal Carers are carers for vulnerable individuals, and provide help with daily tasks. This can range from administering medication and helping with household tasks, to providing support with bathing, eating, drinking and dressing.

Careers Ladder

Hours

Primary carers are almost evenly divided across those who provide less than 20 hours a week of care and those who provide more than 20 hours a week care. More than a third are providing more than 40 hours a week of care.

Qualifications

Complete a vocational qualification in disability or community services. This may be a Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) or a Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115).

Ensure you have a current police check for your state. It’s also recommended to hold a current First Aid Certificate.

It may be helpful to hold an unrestricted drivers’ licence. Check with your local traffic authority for more details.

Attributes

  • Calm
  • Cheerful
  • Communicator
  • Devoted
  • Flexible
  • Friendly
  • Honest
  • Interpersonal
  • Patient
  • Reliable

Key Skills

  • Aged Care
  • Drivers Licence
  • Individual Support
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation First Aid Certificate
  • Disabilities
  • Adaptability
  • Written Communicator

Future Prospects

Below are some positions you may like to move or progress into;

  • Special Care Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Aged Care
  • Rostering Administrator