Benefits and excellent work/life balance - life as a support worker offers just that, a life.
Much is made about the rewarding nature of the work, and of being a helping hand within the community that you live.
But it's more than that because your destiny is in your own hands.
The majority of work available is as either a casual employee, or a permanent part time employee.
Don't get me wrong, there is a lot of work available - but working in this industry gives people the unique opportunity to design their life, and decide when they are available to be rostered, and for how long.
Important personal appointments and family events can be worked in with your work, in a way that cannot often be done in your office "9-5" scenario.
In addition, building client relationships provides an interaction that adds to your life in a way that enriches it, and influences your interactions in your personal life.
How do the salaries look?
Pretty good actually.
At Interchange Australia, all our staff are paid under the SCHADSI Award - a federal award that is governed by Fair Work.
Much of the industry works under this award.
Dependent on the type of work that you do, and the complexity of clients that you work alongside - this will influence the size of your pay packet.
The award gives those staff who want to upskill, who want to better themselves, and who are flexible to the everchanging demands of the industry, a clear path to improvement.
So from day one, you will earn a salary equivalent to the work that you are doing, with superannuation, loadings, allowances and room to grow!
Becoming a leader...There is a leader within everyone, and we all exhibit leadership qualities at times in our lives.
This is normally when we are knowledgeable or passionate about something.
When you become a support worker, your leadership skills will improve and bubble to the surface, and you will become a beacon of influence within the circles that you operate.
The relevant Certificates III and IV additionally give you the knowledge and confidence to grow as a leader, and as you progress as a support worker, your skill set will diversify and you will shine as a leader.
If you feel that the leader in you would thrive in these circumstances, contact the human resources team at Interchange Australia, and discuss how you can grow and help others to grow at the same time.
For more on Interchange Australia Support Worker careers, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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