Good learning experience, Good teams working within homes
Fulltime Carer (Former Employee) – Sydney Northern Beaches – 4 November 2013
This was my first serious job working inside of the health profession. So naturally it was a real learning experience.
My typical day would be starting early in the morning at one of two group homes with 5 residents in each.
The weekly morning shift included getting all clients up and ready (with the assistance of another worker) for their day.
Incl: Transfer from bed, Shower, PC, Clothing, Breakfast, Packed lunch for the day and all other belongings to go with client.
Cleaning, making beds and washing. On occasion someone would stay home and i would stay to assist.
When the residents come home in the evening, there would be afternoon snacks, showers and activities, dinner and all support to get in bed in time to finish shift at 930 pm.
I completed a number of training courses through the company including,
Bowel care, What is CP, First Aid, Tube Feeding, Health and Safety,
Sexual Harassment, Medication, Work relations, Motor Neurons, food preparation and general knowledge.
I found my experience with the company life changing at the point of time and am very appreciative of all the relationships created.