How to become a child carer
What does a child carer do?
Duties and tasks
- Assist children with personal care activities such as hygiene, bathing and dressing, and mobility
- Cook and prepare meals, snacks and beverages for children according to centre specifications or parents requests
- Engage children in a variety of stimulating activities to promote their development such as musical activities, outdoor games, reading, basic educational programs, etc.
- Manage and correct children's behavior and implement appropriate disciplinary actions
- Plan or determine daily routine for children set out by parents, caretakers or day care centres and guide children in routine activities
- Prepare materials and pack items needed for educational programs and social and outdoor activities
- Supervise children while partaking in outdoors play, games and activities and ensure safety at all times
- Australian Institute of Welfare and Community Workers
- Australian Youth Affairs Coalition
- Carers Australia
- Aged Carer
- Child Care Worker
- Developmental Care Worker
- Disability Services Officer
- Disabled Carer
- Education Aide
- Residential Care Worker
- Social Worker
- Therapy Aide
- Welfare Worker
- Youth Liaison Officer
- Youth Worker
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