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Why you should consider working in Community Services

Posted On February 20, 2017 • No Comments

Community services employment is growing at an unprecedented rate. It is without a doubt the fastest growing sector in Australia.

For example;

    • In 2012 there were 350,000 workers in aged care.
    • By 2050 there will need to be 1.3 million people working in this industry to meet the needs!

Many people enter the community services industry in jobs such as administration, cleaning and support work and climb the ladder to become case workers, team leaders, managers and in some cases do higher level qualifications or even go onto university e.g. become a registered nurse or a social worker. There is such a diverse range of jobs and avenues you can go down and have a very rewarding career.

Like any job it has its ups and downs but when you work in community services you are making a difference in people’s lives. If at the end of each day you can go home and know you have made someone smile, made their day better, helped them through a personally difficult time or provided independence for someone it’s a reward in itself.

Employers are realising that they need a supply of workers coming into the industry who have the right attitude to work with vulnerable people. Skills can be easily taught as long as the individual has the right attitude and is willing to learn and embrace the concepts of client choice and independence.

As a registered training organisation in Newcastle we help people every day to get the skills and knowledge they need to be an effective and supportive community services worker. Whether your passion is in helping the elderly or supporting those with a disability, assisting families in crisis or helping our youth, there is something for everyone.

If you or someone you know would be suited to this type of work, take the next step. Make a change in your life and those you would support in the future.

Aged Carer. Disability Worker. Home and Community Carer. Youth Worker. Social Worker. Domestic assistant. Kitchen Assistant. Programmers. Team leaders. Managers. Support Coordinators. Activity officer. Transport Assistant. Case manager……….

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