Home Care Worker

Job Description

Home Care Workers or Personal Care Workers provide in-home support to the elderly, individuals who suffer disabilities and permanent injury and help them to live a better quality of life.

Careers Ladder

Qualifications

Home Care Workers are requried to gain qualifications in support. These help to gain nessesary skills and knowledge to provide the best care. Some certficates you may consder are;

  • Complete a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)
  • Certificate III in Individual Support. This will give an overview of legal and safety protocols you need to know when supporting people due to ageing, disability or special needs.
  • Current police checks are required for your state
  • First Aid Certificate

To develop your skills and knowledge further, considering studying a Bachelor of Social Work.

Attributes

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

Key Skills

  • Personal Care
  • Transportation
  • Cleaning
  • Disabilities
  • Aged Care
  • Nursing
  • Emotional Intelligence

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;