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Roles & Responsibility of a Disability Support Worker!

Disability support workers assist clients in increasing their independence and completing tasks more efficiently. It is crucial to recognize the diverse needs and individualized assistance required by people with disabilities to understand the responsibilities of a disability support worker. Since the needs of each client vary, the duties of a disability support worker are not the same for everyone.

In this article, we'll identify the key roles and duties of disability support workers.

Disability Support Workers Roles/Duties

Disability support workers comprise a wide range of responsibilities spanning various areas. These can include:

  • Regular check-ins to monitor physical and mental health, including administering medications, taking blood pressure readings, and assisting with personal hygiene.
  • Providing training to participants on how to live independently in their own homes
  • Maintaining a safe environment for the participants by monitoring surroundings for hazards, such as fire and tripping.
  • Assisting participants with tasks such as getting dressed, bathing, brushing teeth, taking medications, using the bathroom, and similar activities.
  • Assisting with daily living activities such as cooking, cleaning, shopping, and managing finances
  • Collaborating with other healthcare professionals to arrange comprehensive care plans for participants.
  • Organizing indoor activities, such as arts and crafts projects and games, and planning outings for homebound clients.
  • Organizing indoor activities, such as arts and crafts projects and games, and planning outings for homebound clients.

Skill and Qualification of Disability Support Workers

Out of many qualities and skillsets, specific segments can't be ignored while searching for a disability support worker.

  • Diploma (High School) or equivalent (Associate Degree in Allied Health and Human Services)
  • 1+ years of experience working with individuals with disabilities
  • The capacity to successfully pass a background check.
  • Must possess a personality distinguished by their kindness and ability to remain calm and patient in difficult situations.
  • Exceptional abilities in communication, interpersonal interactions, and organization.
  • The job requires a flexible schedule and a willingness to work during evenings and weekends as required.

NDIS Code of Conduct (CoC) for Disability Support Workers

The disability support workers and their respective organizations must strictly adhere to the NDIS code of conduct while providing services and support to people with disabilities.

  • Respect individual rights to expression, self-determination, and decision-making per laws and conventions.
  • Respect the privacy of people with disability.
  • Deliver assistance and services safely and competently with attentiveness and proficiency.
  • Maintain integrity, honesty, and transparency.
  • Promptly report and address concerns regarding the safety of disabled individuals.
  • Take appropriate steps to respond and prevent all types of violence, exploitation, neglect, and abuse against people with disabilities.
  • Promptly respond, prevent, and address instances of sexual misconduct.

The above code of conduct aims to create a safe and supportive environment for disabled individuals to express their interests without hesitation. It applies to both unregistered and registered disability support workers.

Bottom Line

Kindness and support form the foundation of any solid human connection. Every disability support worker should embody these values to improve the lives of people with disabilities in the most effective ways possible. This entails addressing their physical needs and mental well-being, which is especially crucial for them.

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