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
- 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
- Getting involved in the Experience in Community Services Taster for Year 10s.
- Enrolling in the VET in Schools Certificate III in Community Services Work or
- 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?
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
- health promotions officers
- occupational therapists
- recreational therapists
- lifestyle therapists
- therapy aides