Disability support work is a very rewarding profession to get into. Disability support workers jobs involve caring, supervising and supporting people with disabilities in the home, residential premises, clinics or hospitals. Disability support workers also work with other healthcare professionals to maximise the individual's physical and mental wellbeing. These individuals also provide companionship and emotional support, and when possible, promote independence and community participation.
Disability support workers must possess certain skills and qualities, such as:
People are able to work as a disability support worker without formal qualifications, as you will most likely get some informal training on the job. However, entry into this occupation may be easier and better for you if you have the right qualifications or experience working with people who require care and supervision. You may want to consider a VET qualification, like KAL Training’s CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support. Individuals can also become a disability support worker through a traineeship. Entry requirements for traineeships may vary, but employers generally require a Year 10 pass.
In order to work with children, you must first obtain a Working with Children Check, National Police Certificate and Provide First Aid Certificate. A drivers licence and own reliable transport may also be essential for those providing community and home support care.
Disability support workers perform a range of tasks, including:
If you’re passionate about the disability sector, helping individuals with their wellbeing, development and confidence and are looking for a career in which you can show your compassion, KAL Training can help you. Be sure to call 1800-244-438 today and set up a consultation with one of KAL Training’s experts.