Disability Support Worker
Disability Support Workers provide care, emotional support, physical assistance and supervision for people with physical and/or intellectual disabilities.
It’s possible to work as a Disability Support Worker without formal qualifications, however, many employers require a vocational qualification such as a Certificate III in Individual Support.
Complete a vocational qualification in disability or community services. This may be a Certificate III in Individual Support or a Certificate IV in Disability.
Ensure you have a current police check for your state. It’s also recommended to have a First Aid Certificate.
To advance your career, consider undertaking further study, such as a Bachelor of Social Work.
- Detail Orientated
- Team Player
- Supportive and caring nature
- Emotional Intelligence
- Maintaining Records
- Building Relationships
Career progression in this field can lead to other roles such as:
- Community Support Worker
- Assistant Nurse
- Team Leader