Nature of the Job: Care Assistant job provides practical support for individuals with different types of disabilities or special needs. The clients can vary from young to old, individuals or families, and the disabilities can be physical or mental.
- Work closely with individual clients, recognizing and providing their special and social needs.
- Help clients with their daily routines like eating, taking a bath, dressing up, etc.
- Perform basic duties like household chores and doing the grocery.
- Provide assistance to families and help parents adjust to new caring responsibilities.
- Consult and cooperate with other social care workers in making individual care and development plans.
- In a residential setting, performing the role of a ‘key worker’ to one or two individuals.
- Plan and assist in recreational activities
- Accompany clients from the residential home to other locations like school or office.
- Acts as a 'personal assistant' of a disabled person in his/her day to day activities.
Education and Training Requirements:
- Diploma/degree holder in any allied medical field (Nurses, under board RN, PT) with minimum six months working experience, an advantage with elderly set up.
- Proficient in English (speaking & writing skills equivalent to IELTS band of 5.5)
Skills and Competency Requirements:
A care assistant must posses the following characteristics: Friendly, caring, respectful, adjusts and get along well with different types of people, patient, with good sense of humor, reliable, flexible, calm and aware of basic health, safety and hygiene standards.
The work location of care assistants can vary from daycare centers, residential setting, nursing homes, etc.
The full time work is between 37 and 40 hours a week. Some care assistants also work during weekends while others work as a stay-in care assistant.
Employment Opportunities: Care assistants are in-demand in the