Support Workers Gold Coast

Support Workers Gold Coast

Looking for an experienced disability support worker on the Gold Coast?

Home Caring is a NDIS provider with local teams that can support you in everyday life – from helping you with household chores to cooking meals, learning important skills, or helping you socialise in your community. We’re passionate about what we do, and take the time to listen, understand who you are, and provide support that makes a positive difference in your life.

  • Get a support plan that’s tailored to your needs.
  • Learn important skills that boost your confidence and independence.
  • Experience personal and active support that helps you enjoy quality of life.
  • Be matched with an experienced support worker who you can partner with.
  • Have fun being social, trying new things and doing your favourite activities.
  • We serve Australia’s multicultural community, and support people from all backgrounds.

Our support workers in Gold Coast suburbs can assist you with:

  • Personal care (e.g. getting changed, bathing and grooming)
  • Managing your medication
  • Domestic assistance (e.g. laundry and cleaning)
  • Meal preparation, including learning how to cook
  • Developing interpersonal skills
  • Taking part in hobbies and favourite social activities
  • Transport support
  • Meaningful daily life activities
  • Employment and education support (including support at school)
  • Travel support with holidays and day trips
  • supporting someone with an intellectual impairment
  • Implementing exercises from allied health professionals (e.g. physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy)
  • Manual handling and mobility support
  • Implementing behavioural support plans
  • Respite care to give loved ones a break
  • Exercise support
  • Mental health support
  • Meaningful opportunities to learn independent living skills
  • 24 hour support

About Us

Are you looking for a disability support worker or Registered Nurse on the Gold Coast? Home Caring’s dedicated support workers are experienced at providing personalised care that impacts the lives of people with disability. Here’s what you can expect from us.

An experienced pair of hands – our support workers provide a broad range of services with years of experience supporting people with disability.
Personalised service – we’re passionate about helping people achieve their unique goals. We treat each of our clients as people, and tailor our support to their needs.
Expertise and knowledge – we stay up to date with best practice support, and work to exceptional standards to provide quality support for our clients.
A team you can trust – our support workers are flexible and trustworthy. We turn up on time, provide reliable care so family members get a chance to have a break.
A positive attitude – as your cheerleader for life, we focus on what you can do, support you to reach your goals, and enable you to gain confidence for an independent life.

Need support to live independently? Home Caring can help you find an NDIS disability support worker on the Gold Coast who provides professional care services. For more information, please get in touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a support worker?
What qualifications should I look for when hiring a support worker?
Can I receive funding through the NDIS to hire a support worker?
What is a support worker service agreement?
Once you have been approved for an NDIS plan, how do you choose a support worker?
Can I hire my friend as my support worker?
Can a support worker provide mental health support?
How can I find a support worker who speaks the same language as me?

What is a support worker?

A support worker is a care professional that provides assistance to those who are vulnerable. If you have a disability, are struggling with daily tasks as you age, or have a severe mental health condition, a support worker can help you:

Some of the things a support worker can assist with are:

  • Establish a personal care routine and complete self-care tasks
  • Stay on top of your medication
  • Do household chores to keep your home clean and tidy
  • Prepare meals and learn how to cook
  • Developing social skills for meaningful relationships
  • Taking part in hobbies and fun activities
  • Travel to appointments, activities and events
  • Take part in daily activities to promote independence
  • Find meaningful work or learn well at school
  • Travel on holidays or for day trips
  • Organise your budget and daily timetable
  • Implement therapy exercises (e.g. physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy)
  • Stay mobile with manual handling support, if you have a physical disability
  • Implementing behavioural support plans
  • Give loved ones a break from their caring role with respite care
  • Exercise to help you stay fit and healthy
  • Receive mental health support and take care of your wellbeing

Disability support workers can provide their services in different places, such as in your home, at a community centre, in an aged care facility, out in the community, or with a disability service. While you don’t need to have a specific qualification to provide support, most support workers have qualifications, such as a Certificate III or IV in Disability or Individual Support.

Searching for local NDIS support workers on the Gold Coast? Home Caring provides ongoing care to help you reach your goals. If you need a disability carer on the Gold Coast, please get in touch with our customer service team.

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

While a support worker in Australia can provide services without completing a course, it’s a good idea to choose someone who has qualifications, so you know you’re receiving safe, reliable support that meets a certain standard. Some of the common qualifications that support workers in Australia have completed are:

  • Certificate III or IV in Individual Support – these certifications are both nationally recognised in Australia, and indicate the person has completed training that enables them to support vulnerable people in their homes.
  • Certificate III in Disability – this qualification indicates the person is qualified to provide care specifically for people living with a disability.
  • First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificate – these certifications refer to basic first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). It’s recommended to hire support workers with these certifications, due to the nature of the work and the need to respond to emergencies.
  • Working with Children Check (WWCC) or Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) Check – depending on who is being supported, support workers should go through background checks to ensure the safety of their clients.
  • Police Check – many providers require their support workers to undergo a Criminal History Check to ensure they have no relevant criminal history.
  • Additional specialised training – some providers may require additional training or certifications to provide care.

Need a home carer on the Gold Coast or greater Queensland? Home Caring rigorously screens its support workers, so you can be sure to receive direct care to the highest standards. If you need a disability carer on the Gold Coast to provide assistance for daily life, please get in touch with our customer service team. We’d love to help.

Can I receive funding through the NDIS to hire a support worker?

The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) helps Australians living with disability access the support they need, so they can be as independent as possible. This includes government funding to hire a support worker that best meets your needs.

To get funding for a support worker, you have to meet certain requirements and go through an assessment process. The NDIA will look at your specific needs and goals to decide how much help you require. If having a support worker is necessary for you to reach your goals and live a better life, the NDIS may provide funding for you to pay for it. You can find out more by visiting the NDIS website. You can also have someone, such as a family member, apply on your behalf.

If you are already part of the NDIS, you can talk to your NDIS planner or Local Area Coordinator (LAC) about your needs and goals, and they will help you figure out how to get funding for a support worker in your NDIS plan.

Do you need an NDIS personal carer on the Gold Coast? Home Caring provides experienced and local support workers who are committed to providing Gold Coast community services. To access an NDIS disability worker on the Gold Coast, please get in touch with our customer service team. We’re always here to help.

What is a support worker service agreement?

A service agreement with a support worker is a formal written document that outlines the terms and conditions of the working relationship between you and the person providing you with support. It serves as a contract or agreement between you, and helps establish clear expectations and responsibilities.

Service agreements are important as they provide a framework for a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship between you and your support worker. A service agreement typically includes important details such as:

  • Services to be provided – this includes supports like personal care, household tasks, transportation, social support, or any other relevant services
  • The days and times when the support worker will be available to provide assistance
  • The specific goals and outcomes that you want to achieve, with the help of the support worker
  • Payment details, including the hourly rate or total cost of services, as well as the payment frequency and method
  • In some cases, the procedure for cancelling or rescheduling support sessions and any associated charges
  • Confidentiality of personal information and the privacy rights of the person receiving support
  • In some cases, a code of conduct outlining expected behaviours and professional standards for the support worker
  • The circumstances under which either party can terminate the agreement should be clearly defined
  • The signatures of both the person providing and receiving support, to indicate their understanding and acceptance of the terms

Need a community support worker on the Gold Coast? Home Caring can match you with an experienced support worker who is most suited to your support needs. For more information, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Once you have been approved for an NDIS plan, how do you choose a support worker?

Here are some ways you can hire a support worker, once you have been approved for an NDIS plan.

  • Use an NDIS registered provider. This is an organisation or individual that offers services to people with disability, through NDIS funding. The advantage of using a provider is they can pair you with a support worker who suits your situation, while taking care of all the paperwork.
  • Hire someone through an agency. You can use an agency to choose from profiles of available independent support workers who provide services in your area. Some agencies handle things like insurance, invoices, and administration for you, to lessen the load.
  • Choose someone independently. This gives you more freedom and control, but it does mean you’ll need to take care of things like administration, paperwork, invoices, and doing qualification checks. If you already know who you'd like to hire as a support worker, this could be a good choice for you.

Need a personal care assistant on the Gold Coast? As an NDIS disability provider, we can help you find a personal care worker on the Gold Coast who helps you live independently. For more information on our community support services, please get in touch.

Can I hire my friend as my support worker?

Under the NDIS, family members and friends who assist you with daily tasks are referred to as ‘informal supports’. Typically, funding isn’t provided to pay them for their time, as they are part of your existing support network.

In some circumstances, though, the NDIS may consider providing funding to pay a family member or friend for the services they provide. If you think your personal circumstances are exceptional—for example, if you live in an isolated area with little access to official disability support services or you face certain challenges that make it difficult for you to hire a support worker—you might want to get in touch with the NDIA to discuss your circumstances. They can provide you with more guidance and assess if there are possibilities for funding in your situation.

Are you searching for a social support worker on the Gold Coast? Home Caring provides personalised disability services that make a positive impact to daily life. To find a personal support worker on the Gold Coast to provide care support services, please get in touch.

Can a support worker provide mental health support?

Living with a significant mental health issue can be challenging sometimes, especially when it impacts your ability to do daily tasks, such as go out in public, complete tasks, take care of yourself, or communicate with others. This is referred to as a psychosocial disability. It can include mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

The NDIS provides funding so that people with psychosocial disability can access a support worker. This can help you cope better with everyday life, take care of yourself, and gain the confidence boost you need to reach your goals. Here are some of the ways a support worker can help someone living with a mental health condition.

  • Providing a listening ear and keeping you company
  • Assisting you in going to appointments
  • Helping you join in community activities
  • Teaching you ways to cope with challenges and communicate effectively
  • Showing you problem-solving techniques and self-care methods
  • Supporting you in social situations to be part of the community
  • Helping with de-escalation techniques, safety plans, and handling emergencies
  • Providing support for everyday tasks like using public transportation
  • Help you create a routine to take care of your health and wellbeing

Searching for a mental health support worker on the Gold Coast? Home Caring can help you access an experienced family support worker on the Gold Coast to assist with daily life. For more information on accessing customised support services, please get in touch with our customer service team.

How can I find a support worker who speaks the same language as me?

The NDIS can support people living in Australia with a disability by providing access to a support worker. If you or your loved one speaks a language other than English, it’s possible to find a support worker who speaks the same language as you. Here’s some options to try.

  • Talk to your Local Area Coordinator or Support Coordinator. They can help you find a support worker who understands you or arrange for translation services.
  • Use the NDIS website to search for providers in your area. Look for ones that offer services in your language.
  • Reach out to community groups, friends or organisations that help people from your language background. They might know of support workers who can communicate with you. Also check with local community centres, religious places, or cultural groups for a disability support provider that caters to CALD communities.
  • Look for online platforms that help you find support workers who speak your language. Social media groups or forums related to disability might also be a helpful place to look.
  • If you can't find a support worker who speaks your language, ask the NDIS for translation or interpreting services to help you communicate with the one you choose.

Do you need a disability care worker on the Gold Coast? Home Caring’s multicultural support workers and aged care workers have extensive experience, and are committed to meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities in CALD communities. If you are looking for a home support worker on the Gold Coast for you or your family, please get in touch with our customer services team.

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