Special Care Worker

Special Care Workers provide supervision to children in childcare facilities, which can include residential childcare situations as well as childcare in correctional facilities, hospitals, offices, factories and other locations. Wherever there is a need for childcare, you will find special care workers.

Duties and tasks

  • Enforcing established policies and regulations regarding behaviour
  • Maintaining the health and well-being of the children in their care
  • Meeting the basic needs of children; this can include feeding and clothing
  • Overseeing educational activities
  • Overseeing play and recreational activities
  • Supervising and caring for children

Skills required

  • Accurately conveying details to other individuals
  • Awareness of others and ability to understand of their actions
  • Considering and seeking to improve ones own performance as well as that of other individuals
  • Interest in assisting other people
  • Thinking critically and using logic in order to find solutions to issues that arise
  • Viewing text and comprehending sentences and paragraphs

Working conditions

Special Care Workers can work in a wide range of locations and areas. Wherever child caregivers are needed, special care workers can be found.

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  • Disabled Carer
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  • Juvenile Justice Officer
  • Nurse - Enrolled
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Therapy Aide
  • Welfare Worker
  • Youth Liaison Officer
  • Youth Worker

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