Support Workers Perth

Support Workers Perth

Looking for an NDIS disability support worker in Perth? Home Caring is here to help.

Our experienced healthcare professionals and support workers can help you with daily tasks, so you can live independently. Best of all, we’re locals. We can connect you with local disability providers, provide tailored support, and work flexibly to your schedule.

  • Get personalised NDIS services from a registered service provider with plenty of experience.
  • 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 Perth’s support workers can help you with:

  • Personal care (e.g. showering and getting dressed)
  • Medication management
  • Help with household chores and other independent living skills
  • Meal preparation support
  • Social support, activities and hobbies
  • Transport support
  • Skills development (e.g. budgeting, time management)
  • Employment support
  • Help with day trips
  • Support with therapeutic activities (e.g. physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy)
  • Manual handling and mobility 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 Perth? Home Caring provides a wide range of services across Perth’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, and being in charge of their support.

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 Perth who is the best fit for you. For more information, please get in touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a support worker?
What checks should I do before hiring a support worker?
How can I access a support worker through the NDIS?
Can I change my support worker under the NDIS?
What are the different ways you can hire an NDIS support worker?
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?

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, 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

Searching for support workers or NDIS carers in Perth, WA? Home Caring has dedicated teams in suburbs across Perth, ready to provide quality services. If you need a disability carer in Perth, please get in touch with our customer service team.

What checks should I do before hiring a support worker?

It’s not compulsory in Australia for a support worker to have specific qualifications before they start supporting people in the community – although in some states and territories, a Police Check, Working with Vulnerable People Check (WWVP) or a Working with Children Check (WWCC) is required. If you are choosing a support worker, here are some of the things that are good to look out for:

  • An NDIS Worker Screening Check – this is a check from the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. It assesses whether a support worker who provides services to someone living with a disability poses a risk to them
  • Relevant qualifications or certifications they may need, such as First Aid and CPR
  • An unrestricted driver’s licence, if they need to transport someone as part of the job requirement
  • Any workshops, training programs, professional development, development opportunities, or short courses they have completed
  • A Certificate 3 in Individual Support or a Diploma of Community Services at a TAFE or registered training organisation
  • previous experience, to see if they are able to provide adequate support suited to your needs.

Are you looking for a home carer in Perth Metro and wider Western Australia? Home Caring’s experienced workers are rigorously screened, highly experienced, and up to date with all their training. If you need a disability carer in Perth to provide personalised care for independent living, please get in touch for a free consultation with our compassionate team. We’re always here to help.

How can I access a support worker through the NDIS?

The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) helps Australians living with disability get the support they need, by providing government funding. This ensures they can access things like mobility equipment, specialised housing, respite care, assistive technology, or a support worker to assist with everyday life.

If you think you need a support worker to manage with day to day living, the NDIS can provide the funding that you need. To be eligible for NDIS funding, you must be:

  • Living with a disability caused by a permanent impairment
  • In need of disability-specific supports to complete daily living activities, or need some supports now to reduce future need for support
  • be aged under 65 at the time of application (if you are over 65 years old, you may be eligible for aged care funding)
  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or a Protected Special Category Visa holder

To apply for NDIS funding so you can access a support worker, you can visit the NDIS website and follow the prompts, or contact the NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency) directly on 1800 800 110. You can begin your application by filling out an Access Request form, or you can ask someone to fill it out on your behalf. You will also need to provide some documentation – for example, doctor’s reports and assessments – to show how your disability impacts your daily life.

Do you require an NDIS personal carer in Perth? Home Caring’s experienced support workers are local to your area, and can provide NDIS-funded support to improve the lives of people with disability. To find a disability worker in Perth, please get in touch with our supportive team.

Can I change my support worker under the NDIS?

Yes, if you need to change your support worker while you are receiving NDIS funding, you can. If your current support worker is not able to meet your needs or you feel someone else may be more appropriate, you can request a change.

First, you may want to consider chatting to your current support worker about any issues or concerns that you may have, in case you are able to resolve the situation. If not, you can ask for another support worker by talking to your NDIS provider, or support coordinator. They can help you find the best person for your needs, and guide you through the process of making a change.

Are you looking for a quality community support worker in Perth? Home Caring can pair you with a NDIS worker in Perth who makes a positive impact on your life. And if you’d like to change your support worker at any time, we can help you make that happen. To find out more and explore your options, please get in touch with our customer service team.

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

So you’ve qualified for NDIS funding, your plan has been approved, and you’ve identified that you need a support worker to help you meet your goals. How do you find one? There are several ways you can go about this, depending on how much control you want to have. Here are some options available to you.

  • Partner with an NDIS registered provider – you can team up with a qualified NDIS organisation that offers different services. They can then pair you with a support worker who suits your needs. The good thing is, they will take care of paperwork like payroll and insurance.
  • Use a support worker agency – there are agencies that connect people with support workers. They have a group of support workers you can choose from, and you can find the right person who fits your needs. If you like to handle things yourself (e.g. payments and paperwork), this option is good for you.
  • Hire someone directly (self-management) – you also have the option to find and hire a support worker by yourself. You will be in charge of everything, like interviewing and dealing with paperwork. This gives you more control but also means more responsibilities. If you already know someone who you would like to hire as a support worker, this could be a good choice for you.

Are you looking for a personal care assistant in Perth? Home Caring is here to help you get the support you need. As a NDIS registered provider, we’ll help you find a personal care worker in Perth with flexible hours, a positive attitude, and plenty of experience at providing person-centred care in the community. For more information, please get in touch with our friendly customer service team.

What should I look for in a support worker?

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

  • Extensive experience – look for a support worker who has provided assistance to individuals 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 makes an effort to listens to you, and communicates clearly and honestly with you.
  • Compatibility with you and your family – Do you get along with your support worker? Does your family get along with them too? Consider their personality and how well you connect with them. This will impact the kind of relationship you will have.
  • Being trustworthy and reliable – choose someone who will show up to work on time, provide consistent support based on your needs, 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.

Are you looking for a social support worker in Perth? Home Caring provides individualised support services from a team of disability care experts who are passionate about providing quality care. We’ll pair you with a qualified personal support worker in Perth who can assist you with day to day tasks. To learn more and chat to someone about your specific needs, please get in touch.

Can a support worker provide mental health support?

Psychosocial disability is when a disability arises from a mental illness. 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 and accessing mental health services
  • 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 Perth? With a strong commitment to providing support and care in the community, Home Caring can match you with a family support worker in Perth who helps you recover and 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?

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.

Need a disability care worker in Perth for NDIS-funded individuals? Home Caring provides exceptional services to help people with disability enjoy quality of life. If you’re after a home support worker in Perth, please get in touch to find out more about community support workers.

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