Support Workers Brisbane

Support Workers Brisbane

 Disability Support Workers in Brisbane

If you’re looking for an NDIS disability support worker in Brisbane, Home Caring’s local care professionals are here to help.

Partner with experienced and passionate support workers who are fully trained to help you with daily life. Whether you need a hand around the house, support in social settings, or a way to learn new skills, we’re with you – every step of the way.

  • Get tailored NDIS support from a registered service provider that meets your needs.
  • Our team of locals fit in with your timetable and adapt to your lifestyle.
  • Have fun trying new hobbies, learning skills, and taking part in fun activities.
  • We serve the multicultural community, and support people from all backgrounds

Home Caring Brisbane’s support workers provide:

  • Personal hygiene support
  • Medication management
  • Help with daily living activities
  • Meal preparation support
  • Support for social activities
  • Transport to activities, events and medical appointments
  • Skills development (e.g. budgeting, catching public transport)
  • Employment support
  • Support with therapeutic activities (e.g. physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy)
  • Manual handling and mobility support
  • Help implementing behaviour support plans
  • Respite care for peace of mind
  • 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

Looking for a disability support worker in Brisbane? Home Caring provides a wide range of service across Brisbane and regional Queensland. We are:

Experienced – our team of experts has the experience to provide exceptional support for a wide range of disabilities.
Personal – no two people are the same, so we offer individualised support that is tailored to your needs and situation.
Dedicated – we love what we do! We’re here to help you reach your goals and enjoy quality of life, your way.
Knowledgeable – we stay up to date with ongoing training and best practice in disability support.
Positive – we bring a positive mindset, 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 Brisbane who is right for you. To find out more, please get in touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a support worker?
What qualifications does a support worker have?
How can I access a support worker through the NDIS?
Can I change my support worker under the NDIS?
How much does a support worker cost?
What should I look for in a support worker?
Can a support worker provide mental health support?
How do I apply for the NDIS?

What is a support worker?

In Australia, a support worker is someone who provides care services to people living with disability. They work in different places like in people’s homes, disability support services, aged care facilities, or community services.

Disability support workers help people with regular tasks so they can live more independently, have a better quality of life, and be part of their communities. This could be helping them get dressed or take a shower, assisting with medication management, teaching them valuable skills like cooking, or transport to regular activities.

A care support worker can also provide companionship and emotional support, while helping people develop important skills for socialising and communication. They can encourage their clients to take part on community activities, and help reduce social isolation.

Support workers often work with a team of other professionals, like healthcare professionals and allied health therapists, to make sure their client gets all the support they need. They provide individualised support that is tailored to the person’s unique needs.

Looking for support workers or NDIS carers in Brisbane QLD? Home Caring has local teams in suburbs across the city and regional New South Wales, ready to provide effective care. If you need a disability carer in Brisbane, please get in touch with our staff team for more information.

What qualifications does a support worker have?

In Australia, it isn’t mandatory for a support worker to have official qualifications in order to care for people in the community.

In certain states or territories, support workers require a Working with Children Check (WWCC), Police Check, or Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP). The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission also has a NDIS Worker Screening Check, which assesses whether a person who provides support services to those with disability poses a risk to them.

Many disability care providers choose to hire support workers who have achieved a certain level of relevant training and experience, to ensure provision of care meets high standards. Qualifications a support worker might have include:

  • A Certificate III or IV in Disability or Individual Support
  • First Aid and CPR Certification
  • Completing workshops, training programs, or short courses related to disability support

If you are choosing a support worker, it’s a good idea to check their qualifications and previous experience, to see if they are able to provide adequate support. If you are hiring a support worker individually, you can also ask to see their resume and find out about their experience to date.

Need a home carer in Brisbane and the Gold Coast? Home Caring’s experienced support workers are rigorously screened, qualified, and up to date with all their training. If you’re looking for a disability carer in Brisbane to provide individual care for an independent life, please get in touch for our contact details.

How can I access a support worker through the NDIS?

The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) provides funding so Australians living with disability can get the support they need. Participants in the scheme can choose how they are supported, and work closely with providers to create a support plan that best meets their needs.

If you think you need a support worker, the NDIS can provide you with funding, provided you are eligible. To be eligible you must be:

  • Living with a permanent disability that significantly affects your ability to participate in daily activities
  • be aged under 65 at the time of application
  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or a Protected Special Category Visa holder

To apply for support worker funding to meet your needs, visit the NDIS website, or contact them directly on 1800 800 110. You can start the process yourself by filling out an Access Request form, or by asking someone to apply on your behalf. You will also need to provide evidence, such as doctor’s reports and assessments, to demonstrate how your disability impacts your life.

Need a NDIS personal carer in Brisbane? Home Caring provides personalised care from experienced support workers local to your area. To find a disability worker in Brisbane, please get in touch with our customer service team. We’re here to help.

Can I change my support worker under the NDIS?

Yes, you can change support workers on the NDIS if you need to. If your current support worker is not meeting your needs or if you want to try someone else, you have the freedom to make that change.

Before you make a change, you might like to try talking to your current support worker about any concerns or issues you have. If you can’t resolve the situation, you can look for other support workers by talking to your provider or support coordinator. Once you find a new support worker, let the NDIS know about the change, and update your plan if necessary. Make sure to communicate with both your old and new support workers during the transition to ensure a smooth changeover.

Need an experienced community support worker in Brisbane? Home Caring can match you with a NDIS worker in Brisbane who is right for your needs, and you can change to one of our support workers at any time, if you are unhappy with your current services. To find out more, please get in touch with our friendly team. We’re here to help.

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

Under the NDIS, you have the freedom to choose your own support worker. There are several ways you can select someone, depending on how much control you want to have. Here are some options.

  • Partner with an NDIS registered provider. The NDIS has registered disability care providers who have met specific quality and safety standards. They offer a range of services, and can be directly engaged to provide support workers tailored to your needs. The advantage of going with a registered provider is that they also handle administrative tasks, including payroll and insurance.
  • Use a support worker agency. This is a type of network that connects support workers with people requiring assistance. They generally have a pool of support workers available for hire, and can help match you with a suitable support worker based on your specific needs and preferences. They are a good option for NDIS participants who want to manage their funding themselves.
  • Hire someone directly – if you choose to self-manage your NDIS funding, you have the option to hire a support worker directly. This means you take on the responsibility of finding, hiring, and managing the support worker yourself. You can advertise for support worker positions, interview candidates, and negotiate employment terms. Self-management gives you more control and flexibility but also requires you to handle administrative tasks. It can be a good option if you already know someone who you’d like to hire as your support worker.

When you're deciding how to hire a support worker through the NDIS, think about what you like and how much control you want. You should also consider if you're okay with handling paperwork and other tasks. You can talk to the NDIS, local disability organisations, or support worker agencies for advice on which way is best for you.

Need a personal care assistant in Brisbane? Home Caring is here to make a meaningful difference. As a NDIS registered provider, we’ll help you find a personal care worker in Brisbane with flexible hours. For more information, please get in touch with our customer service team.

What should I look for in a support worker?

Finding the right support worker can make a huge difference to your life. Here’s some things to look out for, so you can make an informed decision.

  • Experience – look for someone who has supported people with your type of disability, as they will have more experience providing the kind of services you need.
  • A good listener – look for a support worker who actively listens to you, and communicates clearly and honestly.
  • Compatibility – it might seem simple, but do you get along with your support worker? Consider their personality and how well you connect with them.
  • Reliability – choose someone who will show up on time, provide consistent support, and be a dependable part of your support network
  • A great mindset –a positive attitude can create a friendly and supportive culture, helping you feel motivated to work towards your goals.

Need a social support worker in Brisbane? Home Caring provides personalised support from an experienced team of disability care experts. We’ll pair you with a qualified personal support worker in Brisbane who can help you with independent living. To find out more, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Can a support worker provide mental health support?

Psychosocial disability is when a disability arises from a mental health issue. Someone living with a psychosocial disability faces certain barriers in society, such as being unable to be in certain environments, not being able to concentrate or have stamina to finish tasks, struggling to cope with time pressures, or being unable to interact with others. Some examples of psychosocial disability are mood disorders, bipolar disorder, or anxiety disorders.

The NDIS provides support for people who are living with a psychosocial disability. This provides funding for a support worker who can empower the person to live with confidence. They can help in the following ways:

  • Providing a listening ear when you need to get things off your chest
  • Support to attend appointments
  • Helping participants develop and enhance their coping skills, emotional regulation techniques, problem-solving abilities, and self-care practices
  • Providing support for social settings and increased community participation
  • Helping with practical tasks such as household cleaning
  • Providing support for exercise that improves the person’s wellbeing
  • de-escalation techniques, safety planning, and connecting individuals with emergency services, if needed
  • Providing support for tackling everyday tasks like catching public transport

Are you looking for a mental health support worker in Brisbane? With plenty of experience providing support and care in the community, Home Caring can match you with a family support worker in Brisbane who helps you recover (achieve an optimal state of personal, social and emotional wellbeing). For more information, please get in touch with our customer support team.

How do I apply for the NDIS?

Applying for the NDIS can be a challenging process, but rest assured there is plenty of support available along the way. The NDIS can help people with their applications, and providing the necessary guidance and resources. You can also chat to local disability organisations who offer valuable assistance and advice throughout the application process. They can help you understand the requirements, gather the necessary documentation, and navigate any obstacles that may arise.

To get you started, here are some of the basic steps to apply for NDIS funding in Australia:

  • Visit the NDIS website or call directly on 1800 800 110 to check if you meet the eligibility criteria. To get an idea, you can use the Eligibility Checker tool on the NDIS website, which guides you through a series of questions to determine if you meet the requirements. Generally speaking, you must have a permanent disability that significantly affects your ability to participate in activities, be aged under 65 at the time of application, and be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or a Protected Special Category Visa holder.
  • If you think you might be eligible, contact the NDIS to ask for an application form called an 'Access Request Form', or access one on the website. This is an official document that you need to complete as part of the process to apply for access to the NDIS.
  • Gather information that supports your application, such as medical records, assessments, or reports from health professionals who have diagnosed or treated your conditions. Make sure you collect clear and detailed proof of your disability and how it affects your life. These documents should explain what your disability is, how it limits you, and the support you need. If you're unsure or need help, contact the NDIS or a disability support organisation for guidance on what documents you need for your NDIS application.
  • Complete the Access Request Form, and make sure you accurately provide all the information that is requested. Once the form is filled out, you can submit it to the NDIS online or by mail.
  • The NDIS will review your application and may contact you for additional information or information you’ve provided, including any supporting documentation.

Need a disability care worker in Brisbane? Home Caring provides exceptional services to help people with disability enjoy quality of life. If you’re after a home support worker in Brisbane, please get in touch with our customer service team.

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