The journey to becoming a support worker is one filled with true rewards both helping you to build a career and helping you to feel that you are making a difference in the lives of others.
More about the Disability support worker role:
It is great that you are interested in becoming a disability support worker. It is important to understand that as a disability support worker our staff come from many varied backgrounds and have all types of work experience or lived in experience.
As a support worker you are an important part of the life of a participant. You could be helping them with variety of needs and your focus is to help them achieve their goals as set out in their NDIS plan. This does not mean that the goals need to achieved all in one day. Everyone is different and it is important to understand their individual care plans to help determine how best to assist.
Your role is to help participants build independence and confidence. You are there to support them and it it is important to remember that. We should assist them to achieve things and celebrate in their successes.
Studies: If you have not already you should consider starting studies in either a Cert 3 in Individual support or Cert 4 in Disability. We have a providers who provide the courses and it is important for you to speak to at least 3 providers to find one that meets your study needs.