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Top priority skills; Emotional intelligence, Teamwork and communication, Resilience, stress tolerance and flexibility, Problem solving, Self-management, Technical / job specific skills
Employees with technology and interpersonal skills are needed to support persons with chronic health issues, as well as in the fields of dementia care and palliative care. Alzheimer's Australia expects that over one million people will have dementia by 2056. As a result, there is a strong priority on modernising the workforce's skill mix.
Everyone is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution, this is where volunteers are encouraged to share a wide range of talents and hobbies with residents, providing them with new opportunities and experiences. It is also a good way to see if this is the right industry for you.
Whether working in home or residential care your role as a personal care worker entails, physical care, emotional care, assisting with personal hygiene, eating, position change and movement, exercise, documenting and reporting.