Healthcare

Current Demand for:

Support worker

A support worker is a job role within the Australian community services sector.

  • Assisting with domestic tasks and chores such as shopping, menu planning, cooking, washing, toileting and cleaning.
  • Helping with outings, social activities and other daily routines.
  • Providing companionship and support to assist clients to develop their existing skills, abilities and confidence.
  • tend to focus on tasks that alleviate physical discomfort and promote social connectedness, independence, emotional wellbeing and general health.
  • may work in clients’ homes, in specialised care settings, hospitals or other care environments.

Job growth for this high demand role and is expected to increase by 24.7% in the next five years, (Source: SEEK).

Common Salary: $55k – 65k

Recommended course: Certificate III or Certificate IV qualification in community services, disability or similar.

Aged care worker

Aged Care Worker is a job role within the Australian community services sector.

  • Feeding, showering, dressing and administering medications.
  • Preparing meals and drinks.
  • Tidying and cleaning, including sanitising activities.
  • Engaging with family members to offer observations, instructions and updates.
  • Assisting with mobility, providing transport to and from medical appointment and light physiotherapy exercises.
  • Providing social support, such as escorting the client on outings to cafes, shops and going on excursions.
  • Following health and safety guidelines.
  • arrange and facilitate activities designed to enhance the different kinds of wellbeing — emotional, social and physical.
  • Aged Care Workers are generally friendly, patient and compassionate people who enjoy talking with elderly people as much as they enjoy assisting them with their tasks.

Job growth for this role is high and is expected to increase by 24.7% in the next five years. (Source: SEEK)

Common Salary: $50k and $60k.

Recommended course: Certificate III & IV level in individual support or similar.

Personal Care Assistat

A Personal Care assistant is a job role within the Australian community services sector.

  • Assisting with bathing, grooming and dressing.
  • Administering medication and monitoring medical conditions.
  • Tidying and cleaning, including sanitising activities.
  • Providing social support, such as taking clients to appointments or accompanying clients on outings to cafes or shops.
  • Maintaining reports and providing updates to other medical professionals.
  • Assisting with light physiotherapy exercises and mobility.
  • Following health and safety guidelines.

Job growth for this role is high and is expected to increase by 18.8% in the next five years. (Source: SEEK)

Common Salary: $55 – 60k.

Recommended course: BA of Nursing or BA of Social Work.

Mental Health Support worker

Mental Health Support Worker is a job role within the Australian community services sector.

  • Assessing client needs.
  • Monitoring client progress.
  • Delivering counselling (to individuals or groups).
  • Liaising with other community groups and social services.
  • Referring clients to other support groups and social services.
  • Contributing to developing new services and mental health programs.
  • Maintaining client records.

Job growth for this role is high and is expected to increase by 15.2% in the next five years. (Source: SEEK)

Common Salary: $70k.

Recommended course: BA of Nursing or BA of Social Work.

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