To help meet this demand, Prestige Inhome Care is investing in educating people of all ages and backgrounds on the benefits of becoming a home care worker.
Our Acting CEO Thea McCroary says: “We’re partnering with local training organisations to help encourage young people to consider a career in home care. We’ll also support them in gaining their qualifications: Certificate IV in Ageing Support.
We’re also exploring further avenues to address people who are working in other industries or are studying to become a home care worker or nurse. Plus, those who are wanting to re-enter the workforce. The flexibility of home care makes it an ideal choice for a person who has young children.”
Aside from the industry’s growth and job security, a drawcard for many who may have experienced reduced work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the benefits we’re advocating include:
A rewarding career
Home care workers form close, meaningful relationships with their clients and provide care that makes a genuine difference to their quality of life.
Opportunities for all
People who don’t yet have the qualifications or experience can start right away as a Home Care Attendant, providing companionship and domestic support to clients, while studying to become a Personal Care Attendant.
McCroary says: “Prestige Inhome Care workers who meet certain eligibility can even complete their studies free of charge through our Prestige Academy.”
Home care is an around-the-clock service, with options to work weekdays, school hours, nights and/or weekends. This flexibility allows home care workers to structure their work around their personal commitments, like studying or caring for their own children or parents.
McCroary says: “We also go one step further here and place our employees’ shifts close to their home and with clients that match their backgrounds and/or interests.”
Ongoing training and development
The industry offers many opportunities to grow and progress through a variety of regular aged care and disability support related training.
McCroary says: “Prestige Inhome Care also offers further training through our cutting-edge online learning platform which is accessible to our employees 24/7.”
For more information on becoming a home care worker, visit our Careers page.