Our carers' will often offer advice, motivation and supervision to clients who are capable and self sufficient enough to perform small tasks and allowing them to retain their independence.
Domestic tasks include laundry, cleaning, shopping, taking people out to the shops, doctors or other social events.
Family Support Workers Family support workers provide emotional and practical help and advice to families and individuals who are experiencing long- or short-term difficulties. You may show parents how things can be done and then support them until they can carry out the tasks on their own. You would work with a range of health and social care professionals and you would keep accurate and up to date client records. Most employers will want you to have experience and qualifications that demonstrate your ability and potential for this work. You could get the experience you need through paid or voluntary work; For example:
- Children's homes
- Family Refuge Centres
- Probation Services
- Family Community Centres
- Rural Comunities
- Health Agencies
Enhanced CRB must be in place before you can commence working. Within each of these areas, there are qualifications you could take that may give you an advantage when applying for a specific support workers job. These include:
- NVQ levels 2, 3 and 4 in Children's Care, Learning and Development
- NVQ levels 2, 3 and 4 in Health and Social Care
- Mental Health Services
- Youth Work Projects.