Community Support Worker

Job Description

Community Support Workers aid those within the community that need extra help. They support clients in various ways, such as assisting with personal care including grooming and feeding, household chores such as cooking and cleaning, and arranging transportation and recreational activities. They may consult with social workers and other service providers to find appropriate outside activities and help their clients arrange their schedules. They may also provide companionship for clients.

Careers Ladder

Qualifications

Not all services require formal qualifications, you will require;

  • Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • You’ll need to apply for a police check through us
  • Working with Children Check (if working with children)
  • Mandatory COVID-19 training
  • Two references

Consider completing a Diploma in Community Services.

Another option is to gain work experience in a vocational placement.

Attributes

  • Autonomy
  • Calm
  • Compassionate
  • Communicator
  • Friendly
  • Interpersonal
  • Patient
  • Resilient
  • Reliability

Key Skills

  • Drivers Licence
  • Support
  • Disabilities
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Aged Care
  • Working with Children

Future Prospects

Career progression in this field can lead to other roles such as: