Are you looking for a career that is rewarding, challenging and offers you the opportunity to improve the lives of others?
Aged care is a growing sector in Australia, with more people looking for alternative options to residential care when it comes to taking care of their loved ones. Everyone has the right to live comfortably and safely in their own home. That’s why dedicated and compassionate care professionals are in demand around the country.
We take a look at some of the top reasons why you should consider working in aged care.
Make a real difference in people’s lives
Our carers love sharing stories of the special bonds and deep connections they have with the people in their care. Older people often depend on the services of carers for more than just personal care and help around the home. You have the opportunity to provide valuable social interactions and friendship as well. Your work ensures that older people retain their dignity and independence, enhancing their overall wellbeing.
Work with people every day
If you love talking to people, a career in aged care is perfect for you. Working with older people, you get to support clients in all sorts of daily tasks – from medical appointments to community events. Your role can range from assistance with grooming and hair to getting involved in art and craft projects.
Experience new challenges
While working in aged care is extremely rewarding and it can sometimes be lots of fun, the work presents challenges too. Learn how to tackle new problems, how to work outside your comfortable zone, and how to deal with different personalities in a role that presents something new every day.
Set your own work hours
Enjoy greater flexibility and work the hours that suit you. Working in aged care, you won’t be stuck at a desk from nine to five. Instead, you can choose hours to work around your own lifestyle and personal commitments, as well as choosing whether you prefer to work solo or as part of a team.
Be a part of an evolving industry
The aged care sector has seen some major shakeups in recent times, following the recommendations by the Royal Commission into Aged Care. By being part of the Carers’ industry, you have the opportunity to be part of positive change, creating better outcomes for patients and the people in your care.
Think you’ve got what it takes? Keep an eye on our Careers Page for upcoming opportunities.