What is a Support Worker?

EPIC are currently hiring Support Workers in Karratha, Hedland and Roebourne!!!
Have you ever wondered what a Support Worker is and what their job looks like, well then read the below. It might surprise you to see what rewards the role of a Support Worker brings. 

WHAT DOES A SUPPORT WORKER DO?

Disability Support Workers are people who have a genuine interest in improving the lives of people with disability. Their main role is to support people to have as much choice and control over their life, by achieving their goals and by empowering independence.

WHAT SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS DO YOU NEED?

Great support workers are highly values driven, reliable, proactive and passionate about people. Past experience working in this industry is not required as we offer extensive training to ensure high quality services. We also offer the opportunity to undertake formal qualifications, such as certificate III and IV traineeship. However, being person focus, having initiative and a positive attitude is essential.

WHAT WILL AN AVERAGE DAY OF WORK BE LIKE?

As a support worker, your day will vary depending on the person you are supporting and their individual goals. The nature of support work is highly flexible as the support delivered is centred around peoples lives. Unlike ordinary 9 to 5 jobs your day will be filled a range of diverse activities and a variety of positive interactions. EPIC delivers services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Depending on the person you are working with, you may be required to work different shifts from day time, evening, weekend and sleep over support.

HOW CAN I BECOME A SUPPORT WORKER?

Empowering People In Communities (EPIC) is a non-profit organisation that provides support and services for people with disability, their families and their carers. If you’re interested in a career as a support worker, or would like more information about the disability sector please contact our friendly HR Coordinator, Tennille Smith on (08) 9144 2429.

If you are interested in becoming a Support worker then apply online here.