How to become a disabled carer

Assist disabled populations in their daily life and be a supporting companion to them.

Duties and tasks

  • Assist disabled clients with personal care activities such as bathing and dressing, and mobility
  • Cook and prepare meals, beverages and other requested items for clients
  • Evaluate clients needs, circumstances and goals by speaking with the client and family members, health professionals and others who may be familiar with the client
  • Offer emotional and mental support and companionship to clients
  • Organise social activities for clients and help them prepare for it
  • Perform household chores for clients including sweeping, vacuuming, sanitising bathrooms and kitchen
  • Run errands on behalf of clients and shop for food and other house

Skills required

  • Attentive and Compassionate
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Organisational Skills
  • Problem Solving Abilities
  • Social Perceptiveness

Working conditions

Disabled Carers may work in live-in care centre's, private homes, community centre's or come in for daily assistance. They typically work rotating schedules, seven days a week, in order to provide support needed for clients in their everyday lives.

Professional associations / Industry information

Aged Care Association Australia (ACCA) 

Carers Australia Incorporated 

Related jobs and job titles

  • Adult Guidance Worker
  • Care Worker
  • Careers Adviser
  • Careers Consultant
  • Community Development Worker
  • Disabled Carer
  • Home Support Worker
  • Psychotherapist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Youth Worker

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