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With a large aging population and an increased need of services, aged care is one of the most in demand sectors in Australia. If you’re looking for a stable, gratifying career that makes a direct and positive impact, then working as a carer could be for you.
What Are the Benefits of Being a Home Care Worker?
Working in the care industry is highly rewarding and challenging. However, the pace of work and commitment to the job can be the perfect fit for the right type of person.
Job Growth Opportunities
The aged care sector in Australia is continuing to grow and services related are in high demand. The combination of Australia’s aging population and the introduction and expansion of NDIS services has called for a greater demand for qualified support workers.
With the average age group for a care worker currently 45 to 55 years, we often find that it’s a great fit for people looking for a career change or those looking for an opportunity to return to work.
While the majority of care workers are female, there is a growing trend for male care workers.
One of the major benefits of caring roles is that it offers flexibility with both full-time and part-time opportunities.
This tends to be most suitable for people who have families, are returning to work after time away, empty nesters, students (nurses, doctors), as well as those who have decided to leave corporate careers in search of more rewarding roles with a positive impact.
Working with People
A care worker must have strong communication skills, a positive outlook, a high level of professionalism, and a natural sense of empathy.
Working in the care industry is one that requires your entire humanity. It will bring laughter, tears, and lots of learning as you become an integral part of a person’s life.
A care worker must have the mental and emotional capacity required to work in this type of environment. Compassion and empathy are key ingredients to this type of work.
“I used to want to be a nurse when I was young, this is about the closest thing I could get to it. I love caring for people, especially the elderly. Basically, I just love making a difference in their lives.”
“It’s so rewarding knowing that you just being there is making a difference in their life. I’m honoured to be a part of the team at 365 Care.”
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