Do you want to make a difference in your job, but are unsure which direction to go? Have you considered a career as a disability support worker?
Support workers provide emotional, personal, and physical support to people living with a disability. This support is life-changing for people in care as well as their families.
Working in disability care is a highly rewarding job where you can make a difference in someone’s life. If a career in this sector interests you, completing a Certificate 3 in Individual Support (Disability) would be a great step towards getting a job.
Furthermore, read on for more information about disability support workers.
It’s a career with purpose
A career in the disability sector can offer amazing job satisfaction.
Support workers get to make real, positive impacts in the lives of the people they work with.
Every day is filled with opportunities to make a difference when you work in disability care.
What can be more rewarding than knowing you are helping someone live life to their fullest?
The disability sector offers reliability, stability, and room for career progression.
The demand for qualified support workers has been growing rapidly, and projected job growth of 24.7% over the next 5 years means it will not slow down anytime soon.
If you are looking for a long-term career with room for growth, a job in the disability sector can offer you that.
Work / life balance
Many job opportunities in disability care are part-time and allow you to work flexible hours.
They will often include morning, afternoon, or night shifts, which provide more flexibility when needing to balance other commitments.
Challenging / Diverse
Disability support workers are constantly being challenged and learning something new, about themselves and their clients.
They help clients with a range of tasks such as personal grooming, grocery shopping and social activities – no day is the same.
A role in disability care can be challenging, but you will push yourself to do better and get the best possible outcome for clients.
Ready to make a difference?
Working in the disability sector is an incredibly rewarding job. When you work in disability care, every day is a chance to do something different and make a difference.
Interested in becoming a disability support worker? HITsa offers the Certificate 3 in Individual Support (disability) which will provide you with the skills and knowledge to support people living with a disability, as well as prepare you for a job in disability care.
Need more information? Contact our friendly and professional team on (08) 8375 2800.