Support Workers provide direct care to Carers Link clients in their own home or the community. They may also provide respite to the client’s carer as required.
Host Home Providers provide short term supported accommodation in the Host Home providers own homes to older people or younger people with a disability.
For both support workers and host home providers, responsibilities and duties include:
- Providing care and support to clients with a disability, whom are frail aged and/or their families/carers.
Activities include but are not limited to:
- personal care – showering, dressing toileting
- meal preparation that is consistent with dietary requirements
- transport to appointments
- social support and companionship
- domestic assistance
- medication prompts
- Work in line with the Care Plan and contribute to stakeholder meetings as requested (support workers) or maintain a diary whilst the client is on placement (host home providers)
- Support new staff by acting as ‘buddy’ and reporting back to the coordinator as requested
- Advocate on behalf of clients if necessary
- Observe and report changes in clients health and wellbeing
- Sign and adhere to the code of conduct at all times
- Follow organisational policies and procedures
- Comply with relevant legislation (eg. Disability Services Act 2006, WHS legislation etc.)
- Supply Carers Link with true, correct and professionally written documentation
- Attend Carers Link training sessions as directed
At Carers Link we believe that experience and qualifications are fundamental to providing appropriate quality care to our clients, which is why one of our essential requirements includes having a completed (or are working toward completing) a Certificate III in Aged Care, Disability Work or equivalent.
To become a Carers Link support worker, click here.