As a support worker you will be providing assistance to people with disability, assisting in their day-to-day lives, as well as assisting in their homes or in the wider community. The specific duties that you will undertake as a support worker will be set and agreed by the family you are working for.
These tasks could include, but are not limited to:
- getting out and about in the community
- assisting in goal setting and for personal growth and development
- assisting with personal care
- assisting with domestic duties
- transport assistance
- therapy assistance
For your own safety and wellbeing, it is very important that you have a clear understanding of the tasks, activities, and duties you are being asked to perform as a support worker. This job description will provide partial guidance, and you should seek clear instructions from the person you're supporting/family you are working with to fill in any gaps.