Aged Care as a Career Choice
Aged care is one of Australia’s fastest growing industries and offers exciting career opportunities.
Aged care workers care for elderly people, with needs ranging from basic to quite complex clinical care. They provide personal, physical, and emotional support to older people who require assistance with daily living assisting them getting the most out of life whilst remaining independent living at home.
A lot of Customers require basic care which can include domestic support such as cleaning and cooking, attending appointments or socialising right through to complex care needs to support those living with Dementia and or other medical conditions.
Why is aged care a great career choice?
The need for aged care has continued to grow despite changes in the economy and is one of the biggest growth industries in Australia today. The aged care industry offers secure employment and variety combined with flexibility and opportunities for career advancement.
Aged care employment offers a lot of variety in where you can work and what you do. Aged care services are provided in in residential aged care facilities, directly into people’s homes and in respite and palliative care facilities. Services can include personal care, help around the home, respite and social support.
Aged care work is rewarding in itself and provides the opportunity to meet a wide variety of older people. When you provide support to older people you are able to make a tremendous difference to their quality of life and achieve real personal satisfaction through your work.
The growing demand for aged care services offers you the opportunity to keep progressing in your career. There are a variety of administrative, coordination, training and management roles that can be achieved, at KinCare we have many stories of career succession from some of our amazing team.