A great place to work, very rewarding and challenging
Casual Carer - Day Club Day Care assistant (Former Employee) – Subiaco, WA – 21 March 2015
This was a casual position doing 2-3 days a week.
A typical day at work involved picking up clients from their homes and transporting them to the day center. Adhering to the days activities as per the activity calender, Serving morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea and taking the clients home at the end of the day.
I learned that with understanding and compassion, you can make a difference in someones day. This applies not only to the Dementia specific clients but also to their families.
This was a very challenging job and working closely with co-workers and management was a must. I found that I made good relationships with both staff and management and worked well with them.
The hardest part of working with people with this illness is the communication barrier and earning their trust and friendship.
This in itself adds to the enjoyment of the job because once those barriers were broken down, it was so overwhelming and rewarding to get a smile when they saw you :-) It was also a big plus to find what they individually enjoyed and to interact with them - for example sing-a-longs, dancing, gardening and craft.
very socially interactive
i can't think of any - there was some like hygiene but that was just a part of the job