I am a Support Worker who is devoted to my clients, and I have been working in the sector for around 6 years. Each and every day there are always new challenges to be met in regards to the needs of the children and individuals with special needs.
The support I provide is based around the individual’s goals and needs and I am fully behind the decision of the NDIS scheme to give more power to the clients. NDIS will assist in people being able to make more support decisions for themselves.
I work for Caring Choice in South Australia. Working with this company has improved my skills as a Support Worker – not only as an employee but also on a personal level as well. I find that the management and staff are always such a great support for myself and others. They monitor and make sure our performance standards are met and adhered to. I have much praise for my employers and colleagues. Caring Choice’s head office is located in Malvern however they support individuals in the Adelaide Hills and Metro suburbs along with Regional SA.
I entered this sector based on my motivation to work and care for individuals. By nature I am a passionate and committed person who believes in good work ethics, loyalty, integrity and in helping others in need. I hope this will help others to realise how good it is to become a Support Worker and see how much of a very rewarding career this can be.
My typical day varies based on the clients I am allocated to work with for the day. I might take my clients on an excursion to Victor Harbor, shopping or watching a movie. I also organise fun activities that both the clients and I can enjoy doing together. I will also try to ensure that each day is filled with fun, laughter, joy and fulfilment for my clients.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family, shopping, going on holidays, spending time with my BFF as well as AFL and Rugby.
What I enjoy most about my role is just knowing the difference that I can make to an individual. No matter how little or big a contribution I make or do, I know that every single day, hour, minute or second I go to work I’m helping to improve an individual’s life.