A string of reports from former and current aged care workers and families of aged care clients have shone a spotlight on an industry under pressure. Minister for Aged Care, Mr Ken Wyatt, has announced a new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission and a Serious Incident Response Scheme watchdog to clean up Australian aged care services.
We look at how training for new employers and professional development can go beyond the technical skills required to work in the industry, to provide quality care to support the people we love as they age.
Whenever you cross the street, walk down some steps or swim at the beach, you’re making constant assessments about the risks involved. We do this so often that we begin to forget that we’re even doing it. What we may not realise is that our ability to assess risks as an adult is linked to the opportunities we had as children to make our own decisions, good or bad.
While many jobs might become extinct when automation starts to ramp up, jobs that involve caring for others have a bright future ahead.
Aside from having the right skills, knowledge and qualifications to work in the care sector, what are the actual attributes that make a good carer? We know that care in its essence is about compassion, so is there a way of measuring our compassion as individuals? Do some people have more capability to care than others, or is it something we all possess?
If you’re not excited about getting out of bed and heading to work each day, perhaps it’s time to start thinking about a new career? Trying something new doesn’t have to feel like diving off a cliff. Follow our tips below and you’ll be able to make the best possible decision for your career.
A vital part of the role for youth workers is to develop professional working relationships with young people, which are an important source of personal support. Youth workers aim to empower young people to achieve the benefits of full participation in their communities. They enhance the power of young people by making power relations open and clear and by holding those with power accountable.