Good for work flexibility and a variety of different work daily.
Carer (Current Employee) – Mandurah , WA – 9 July 2015
Each night you get your roster for the following day, which allocates you clients and services within an allocated time frame. Services included could be; personal care, medication administration, domestic duties, social support or respite for family members.
The head office is located in Victoria Park (WA) and is contactable via telephone or email. inquiries are delegated to individual members of staff within the office specialising in different fields.
You work independently out in the community so rarely interact with other staff members unless briefly crossing over. However, there is always support given via a phone call from the main office when required.
The hardest part is consistency with hours and times you work throughout the week. It is very hard to plan your personal life when you do not find out your roster until 17:30 the night before, but then during your working day it can still change due to staff calling in sick or shortage of support workers. You cannot budget a household due to not having consistent hours during the week. You may have a 10 hour working day but due to travelling and breaks in between clients, you may only be paid for 5 working hours.
The most enjoyable part is that everyday is different due to visiting a variety of clients daily. You are always kept busy so there's no need to be bored or 'clock watching'. You build a relationship with your clients built on trust and respect and knowing you have made someone else day better can be very fulfilling.
inconsistent work hours