Working in the Aged Care sectors is one of the most fulfilling job roles anyone can ever be into.
It enables you to empower and encourage the elderly in the community to live more productive and satisfying lives associated with positive ageing.
What are the different job roles available for your Certification in the Aged Care sector?
Read on and learn the various roles and their specifications/tasks. Know what career path would suit you best!
1. Aged Care Activity Worker
As an Aged Care Activity Worker, you will be responsible for providing assistance to old people either in their homes or in aged care facilities. Some of your tasks may include:
- Assisting clients with personal care activities
- Providing companionship and support during daily activities
- Performing household tasks such as preparing meals, laundry, shopping and cleaning
- Implementing strategies for managing dementia and other health issues
- Delivering activities that promote emotional and intellectual stimulation
- Maintaining a safe living environment by minimising or removing safety risks and hazards
- Implementing care programs for clients in residential care facilities
2. Care Supervisor (Aged Care)
This role is assigned to the medical field. Aged Care Supervisors are primarily responsible for overseeing and directing the care and support an aged patient receives.
They are likely to have little to no direct contact with the patient. Instead, they train staff — which includes nurses and other people who provide direct services to clients. For example, they may educate and coach nurses and staff on treating and providing care to clients who have acute or chronic medical or behavioural health conditions. They may also have initial contact with a prospective client or patient, such as someone considering moving into the nursing home where the supervisor works.
3. Disability Support Worker
The primary role of a Disability Support Worker, also known as a personal support worker, is to provide assistance to individuals with physical, developmental or cognitive disabilities.
They help disabled individuals perform basic hygiene tasks, such as bathing and brushing teeth, in addition to daily living tasks such as cooking, cleaning and doing the laundry.
Disability Support Workers would also be responsible for transporting disabled individuals/elderly to therapy or doctor appointments and take them shopping and completing other chores.
Other duties/responsibilities of Disability Support Workers include:
- Medication administration
- Cleaning rooms
- Behavior observation and support
- Maintaining a record of client progress
- Assessing client to determine continuing needs
- Assistance in building client’s self-image and self-confidence
4. Leisure and Therapy Assistant
This role is responsible for assisting the delivery of high-quality therapy services, including group and individual programs. In addition, you will be actively contributing to the development and implementation of programs that meet the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional needs of elderly patients. Some key responsibilities of this role include:
- ▪ Assist clients with a group or individual activity programs designed to stimulate cognitive activity
- ▪ Contribute to the evaluation of care plans
- ▪ Assist therapists in maintaining/improving the elderly’s functional independence
- ▪ Complete therapy statistics on a daily basis
5. Coordinator of Volunteers (Services to Older People)
This role is highly in-charge of organising activities that involve volunteer operations within an older person’s program or organisation. As Coordinator of Volunteers, you will provide ongoing management and support to volunteers and be the main point of contact for volunteers. Some of the tasks for this role include:
- Build harmonious relationships by using good communication skills
- Manage and promote diversity
- Work legally and ethically
- Be in charge of recruitment and induction of volunteers
- Manage volunteer workforce development and efficiency
- Maintain work health and safety
- Lead team effectiveness
These are some of the roles that you may consider getting into with the Certificate IV in Ageing Support that you hold. If you see yourself in one of the career paths mentioned above then waste no time and do the necessary steps for you to get in!
Be part of a fulfilling career that centralizes on providing care and support for the senior members of our society — they need you now more than ever.
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