Working in The Care Sector

Care workers provide personal, physical and emotional support to people who need assistance with an aspect of their daily life. The level of assistance provided will depend on the ability and health of the client but may include home, work and/or social support. Care workers carry out their duties under direct or regular supervision, and within clearly defined care plans or organisational guidelines. Care workers generally provide care in either a residential care setting, community establishment or in their client's home and may be required to work evenings, weekends and rostered shifts. Care workers, through ongoing study, can go on to supervisory roles or progress towards a career in nursing, as an example.
Care Workers Need

• A caring and supportive attitude.

• Patience, discretion and a high level of professionalism.

• Good communication skills.

• To be physically fit and able to lift heavy objects.

• To be committed to the rights of their clients.

• The ability to work as part of a team.

Care workers are an important part of their client's lives. They need to be aware of any changes in their client's physical and mental health such as increased discomfort, loss of mobility, hearing or loss of sight, signs of depression or anxiety, and report these to the appropriate person. They need to also be on the lookout for any safety hazards that may pose risks to themselves, staff and clients.

School Based Traineeships

School-Based Traineeships provide an opportunity for full time secondary students to begin preparing themselves for a career, allowing students to train in an industry and gain a nationally recognised vocational education and training qualification.

Health Training Australia (Inc.) offers School-Based Traineeships to Year 11 and 12 students. Students enter a training contract with HTA and work towards an industry qualification usually at Certificate II or Certificate III level. Health Training Australia (Inc.) will liaise with the student's school and their parents to arrange for the student to be released for 1-2 days per week, depending on the year of schooling, to undertake 624 hours of paid employment - at least 8 hours per week.

School-Based Traineeships are available in many areas. Health Training Australia (Inc.) specialises in the areas of:

• Hospital support services.

• Health support services.

•Disability support services

• Business / Administration

• The benefits of a School-Based Traineeship through Health Training Australia (Inc.) include:

• Develop work skills and gain workplace experience.

• Paid employment.

• Opportunity to graduate and achieve a Western Australian Certificate of Secondary Education.

• Obtain a nationally recognised Certificate II or III qualification.

• Different pathway to continue studies once a student leaves school.

• HTA is the employer and locates employment positions where the trainee can work with a host employer.

• HTA mentors and supports the trainee over the term of the School-Based Traineeship including organising and oversighting training.

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