Aged & Disabled Care Worker

Aged & Disabled Care Worker
What does a Aged & Disabled Care Worker do?

Cares for the elderly in their homes or in community establishments

  • Helps elderly people to stay in their own homes by vacuuming, cleaning, washing, cooking and shopping for them.
  • Arranges social activities, outings, shopping trips and accompanies the elderly client on the activity
  • Provides companionship, friendship and emotional support
  • Helps patients with coping strategies with aging and or dementia.

What do I need to be good at?

  • Patience and caring
  • Helping elderly people
  • Communicating
  • Commitment to the dignity of life for disabled and elderly people
  • House work
  • Flexibility to work weekends or evenings

How much does a Aged & Disabled Care Worker get paid?

Starts at $41,706 and progresses to $62,122 depending on your experience

How does a Aged & Disabled Care Worker get trained?

  • You can start at school by
    1. Getting involved in the Experience in Community Services Taster for Year 10s.
    2. Enrolling in the VET in Schools Certificate III in Community Services Work or
    3. With a school based traineeship, Certificate III Community Services.
  • After school you can study Certificate III at TAFE or another Registered Training Organisation
  • You can learn on the job

Keep an eye on the Volunteering Geelong website.

Where are the jobs for Aged & Disabled Care Workers?

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Some related jobs are:

Disability Support Care or Home and Community Care Work

What does this job lead to?

Aged & Disabled Care Workers may go on to further training to become:

  • aged and disability care coordinators or managers
  • youth residential care supervisors
  • dietitians
  • health promotions officers
  • occupational therapists
  • recreational therapists
  • lifestyle therapists
  • therapy aides