support Workers Adelaide

Support Workers Adelaide

Do you need an NDIS disability support worker in Adelaide?  

Home Caring’s experienced support workers are here to support you with daily tasks, so you can live as independently as possible. Best of all, we’re locals. We can connect you with local disability providers, provide tailored support, and work flexibly to your schedule. We’re passionate about make a difference in people’s lives. 

  • Get individual support plans from a registered NDIS service provider with plenty of experience. 
  • Experience person-centred active support that helps you live the life you want. 
  • We’ll match you with a support worker who suits your needs and personality. 
  • Have fun learning valuable skills and doing your favourite activities with friends. 
  • We serve Australia’s multicultural community, and support people from all backgrounds. 

Home Caring Adelaide’s support workers can help you with: 

  • Personal hygiene (e.g. showering and getting dressed) 
  • Medication management 
  • Help with household chores and other independent living skills 
  • Meal preparation support 
  • Social skills, activities and hobbies 
  • Transport support 
  • Assistance with daily activities and core skills to reach your development goals (e.g. budgeting, time management) 
  • Employment support 
  • Help with day trips and community settings 
  • Support with therapeutic activities from allied health professionals (e.g. physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy) 
  • Manual handling and mobility support 
  • Positive Behaviour Support 
  • Help implementing behavioural support plans 
  • Respite care 
  • Help with exercise and outdoor activities 
  • Education support, including assistance in the classroom 
  • Support to work towards NDIS goals 
  • Help with communication 
  • Mental health support 

Our Team 

Need a disability support worker in Adelaide? Home Caring provides a wide range of NDIS support services across Adelaide’s suburbs. We are: 

Experienced – our support workers are experienced at providing quality support for a wide range of conditions and disabilities.
Personal – you’re unique, and your care should be too! We offer tailored support that is suited to your particular needs and situation.
Dedicated – we are passionate about helping people with disability enjoy quality of life, by making a positive difference.
Knowledgeable – we stay up to date with ongoing training and are informed of best practice in disability support.
Positive – we always bring a positive mindset to our services, and motivate you to work towards your goals for a happy, healthy life. 

Home Caring can help you find an NDIS disability support worker in Adelaide North and South who is the best fit for you. For more information, pleaseget in touch. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a support worker?
What qualifications should I look for when choosing a support worker?
How can a support worker benefit me?
What are the different ways you can hire an NDIS support worker?
Can I hire my friend as my support worker?
Can a support worker provide mental health support?
Can a support worker provide services to children?
How do I hire a support worker through the NDIS?

What is a support worker?

A support worker is a care professional who supports someone living with a disability by assisting with daily tasks. They can work in different settings, such as in a person’s home, for disability support services, in nursing homes, or for services in the local community. Qualifications a support worker might have include a Certificate III or IV in Disability or Individual Support.

Some of the tasks a support worker can perform include:

  • Assisting with personal care tasks, such as bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • Ensuring individuals take their prescribed medications correctly and on time
  • Providing a listening ear and emotional reassurance to those facing difficulties or distress
  • Engaging people in social activities, development opportunities, conversations, and outings
  • Assisting with light housekeeping duties, including cleaning, laundry, and grocery shopping
  • Helping people with mobility limitations to move around safely
  • Representing and advocating for individuals' rights, needs, and preferences
  • Supporting people in managing challenging behaviours
  • Maintaining accurate records of activities, progress, and any concerns or incidents
  • Providing immediate assistance and support during emergency situations or times of crisis
  • Helping people learn and develop daily living skills, such as cooking or budgeting
  • Helping people participate in community activities, events, and social groups
  • Collaborating with doctors, therapists, social workers, and other to ensure coordinated support

Are you looking for support workers or NDIS carers in Adelaide? Home Caring has local teams in suburbs across Adelaide, ready to assist with your needs. If you require a disability carer in Adelaide, please get in touch with our care team. We’d love to help.

What qualifications should I look for when choosing a support worker?

Support workers offering their services in Australia don’t require certain qualifications, but in same States and Territories, a Police Check, Working with Children Check (WWCC) or Working with Vulnerable People Check (WWVP) is a pre-requisite. If you are looking to hire a support worker, here are some factors to watch for:

  • An NDIS Worker Screening Check – an NDIS Workers Check is designed to ensure that people working with vulnerable individuals, such as those with disability, have a satisfactory history and do not pose a risk to their safety and wellbeing.
  • Certifications to ensure you stay safe in case of emergency, such as First Aid and CPR certificate
  • An unrestricted driver’s licence, if they need to provide transport services as part of their role
  • Any relevant training programs, workshops, professional or development courses they have completed
  • A Certificate 3 in Individual Support or a Diploma of Community Services at a TAFE or registered training organisation

Do you need a home carer in Adelaide or South Australia? Home Caring’s exceptional support workers are thoroughly screened, well experienced, and up to date with all of their training. If you require a disability carer in Adelaide to provide individualised care, please get in touch for a free consultation. We’re always here to help.

How can a support worker benefit me?

Disability support workers can assist you in many different ways, if you have a disability. They are trained to understand your needs and provide personalised help that is tailored to your situation. Along with providing assistance for daily tasks like getting dressed, bathing, and cooking, they can encourage you to do things on your own with their support, so you feel more independent and confident.

A caring support worker can also take you out to meet people and do fun things, so you don’t become isolated. If you want to learn new skills or improve in a certain area, they can help with that too, and connect you with organisations that can enhance your quality of life. Support workers can also provide respite care, so your loved ones can a break sometimes so they can rest and take care of themselves.

Need a quality community support worker in Adelaide? Home Caring can help you get connected with a collaborative team that helps you stay independent. To find out more and explore your options, please get in touch.

What are the different ways you can hire an NDIS support worker?

Congratulations on qualifying for NDIS funding and having your plan approved! Now, the next step is finding a support worker to help you achieve your goals. There are a few ways you can do this, depending on how much control you want to have. Here are some ways to get started.

  • Partner with an NDIS registered provider. You can team up with a qualified NDIS provider that offers various services. They will match you with a support worker who suits your needs. The best part is, they take care of paperwork such as payroll and insurance, making things easier for you.
  • Use a support worker agency. Some agencies have a have a pool of support workers you can choose from, allowing you to find the right person who meets your needs. If you prefer handling things yourself, such as payments and paperwork, this option is suitable for you.
  • Hire someone directly (self-management). This gives you more control, but it also means more responsibilities for you. You'll be in charge of tasks like hiring, screening workers, and paperwork. If you already know someone you'd like to hire as a support worker, this could be a good choice for you.

Need a personal care assistant in Adelaide? Home Caring is to assist. As a NDIS registered provider, we’ll help you find a personal care worker in Adelaide who is flexible, personal, and compassionate. For more information, please touch with our team.

Can I hire my friend as my support worker?

Under the NDIS, your family members and friends are often called ‘informal supports’. This is because they usually assist you without being paid, and are part of your existing personal support network, whether or not you are living with a disability. This is why the NDIS generally doesn't provide funding to pay a family member or friend to be a support worker.

In some circumstances, the NDIS might consider providing you with funding to pay family members or friends for providing support. If you believe your situation is an exceptional circumstance—for example, you live in an isolated area with limited access to formal disability support services or facing other challenges that make it difficult to hire a support worker—contact the NDIA to talk about your situation further.

Need a social support worker in Adelaide? Home Caring provides personalised support services from healthcare workers and carers who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of people with disability. To chat about being paired with a personal support worker in Adelaide, please get in touch with our client services team.

Can a support worker provide mental health support?

Disability can arise from a mental health condition when a person faces certain barriers in the community – for example, not being able to finish tasks, struggling to cope with social interaction, or not being able to be in certain environments. This is called a psychosocial disability. It can include conditions such as anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia.

The NDIS provides funding for support workers to assist people who are living with a psychosocial disability, so they can live independently and enjoy quality of life. A social worker focussing on mental health can provide assistance, such as:

  • Being someone to listen to, if you need to talk about your problems for peace of mind
  • Helping you attend appointments and access health services
  • Community participation support
  • Helping you develop coping skills, such as regulating your emotions
  • Teaching you problem solving techniques, and self-care practices
  • Helping you with social situations, so you can take part in community life
  • Assisting with practical jobs such as keeping your home clean and tidy
  • Helping you exercise and eat well so you can take care of your health and wellbeing
  • Assisting with de-escalation techniques, safety planning, and emergency procedures
  • Providing support for regular tasks like catching public transport

Need a mental health support worker in Adelaide? With a strong passion for helping people live their best lives, no matter who they are, Home Caring can pair you with a family support worker in Adelaide who helps you recover, stay health and well, and look to the future. For more information, please get in touch with our caring team. We’re here to help.

Can a support worker provide services to children?

Yes, children with disabilities can get help from support workers under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Australia. The NDIS is for people of all ages who have significant disabilities. This includes young people and children.

Support workers can assist children with disabilities by providing personalised help that helps them be more independent. Here are some of the things they can provide assistance with:

  • Self-care and personal care tasks (e.g. getting dressed in the morning)
  • Everyday tasks that foster a sense of independence, such as household chores and cleaning tasks
  • Communication skills, socialising and playing with friends
  • Learning at school and taking part in activities
  • Feeding and eating nutritious meals
  • Assisting with mobility challenges and getting out and about
  • Providing transport to activities and appointments
  • Taking part in their favourite hobbies and trying new things
  • Implementing therapy exercises in day to day life
  • Helping the child develop a regular routine
  • Providing emotional support and someone to process problems with
  • Providing safety by supervising and supporting the child

To ensure that their support meets the child’s needs, family carers work with their child’s NDIS Support Coordinator to create a plan for the child's support. The plan includes the types of help the child needs, how much money is available to pay for it, and how it will meet their child’s needs. Are you looking for a disability care worker in Adelaide for children, or a child and youth worker? Home Caring’s support workers are experienced locals who are passionate about providing quality care. If you need a home support worker in Adelaide for your family or an independent living team, please get in touch to find out more.

How do I hire a support worker through the NDIS?

  • Check your eligibility – before hiring a support worker through the NDIS, you must be eligible for the scheme. To determine your eligibility, you can visit the official NDIS website or contact the NDIS directly. Generally you need to be under 65 years old, living with a disability caused by a permanent impairment, and need supports to complete daily living activities.
  • Develop an NDIS plan – if you are eligible, you need to have an approved NDIS plan in place. This outlines the funding and support you are entitled to receive. You can work with a support coordinator or Local Area Coordinator to assess your needs, and work out the kind of assistance you require. This will help determine how a support worker can help you with everyday tasks.
  • Engage your support worker – There are several ways to engage a support worker through the NDIS. You can use a registered provider that offers a wide range of services for people with disability, including support workers. They can match you with a support worker that best suits your needs, and handle administration tasks. You can also self-manage your NDIS funds and hire a support worker directly, or have your NDIS plan managed by a registered plan manager, who helps you find and engage support workers.
  • If you’re hiring your own support worker, you can advertise on different platforms, and choose the one who best meets your needs. Once you've selected a support worker, you'll need to agree on the terms of employment, including working hours, responsibilities, and payment rates.
  • Review and give feedback – it’s a good idea to regularly review your support worker's performance and the services they provide, to make sure they keep meeting your needs and individual goals outlined in your NDIS plan.

Are you looking for an NDIS personal carer in Adelaide? Home Caring provides experienced and local care services to assist with everyday life. To find a disability worker in Adelaide, please get in touch with our customer service team.

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