Disability support workers help those in need live their everyday lives. This hands-on assistance can take many forms, as these professionals aid aged and disabled patients and clients in an effort to help them live as freely as possible. Duties can include travelling with them to classes and other community programs, running errands, carrying out home-based duties such as cooking, cleaning and personal hygiene and providing overall companionship. The position requires strong personal and communication skills.
The needs and wants of patients and clients will often determine the daily professional obligations of a disability support worker. Sometimes workers will have multiple clients to visit at regularly scheduled times throughout the week. Other times disability support workers will live with those they aid. Because of this, hours and location of work can vary.
There are 2 courses available for people who want to become a Disability Support Worker.