SPECIAL CARE WORKERS – UNIT GROUP 4234

General Description

SPECIAL CARE WORKERS provide care and supervision for children and young people in residential and institutional facilities, and provide care and support to people in refuges.

 

Indicative Skill Level

ANZSCO Skill Level: 3、4

In Australia the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3); or

In New Zealand the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3); or

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job-training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

The occupation Hostel Parent in this unit group has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job-training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

 

Task Information

    • planning and implementing programs of supervision and care for children and young people in residential care
    • supervising and arranging activities to enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children and young people in residential care
    • waking children and young people and ensuring they are washed, dressed, fed and ready for educational and recreational activities
    • supervising children and young people during domestic activities such as eating meals and showering
    • maintaining discipline, enforcing regulations and behaviour standards, compiling disciplinary reports and assisting in implementing remedial measures
    • organising refuge accommodation
    • providing emotional support to residents of refuges
    • referring residents of refuges for health and welfare assistance
    • ensuring security of refuge

 

Occupations in this group:

(1)423411 CHILD OR YOUTH RESIDENTIAL CARE ASSISTANT
Provides care and supervision for children and young people living in residential or institutional facilities such as group homes and correctional institutions. Registration or licensing may be required.

(2)423412 HOSTEL PARENT

Alternative Title: House Parent
Provides care and supervision for children and young people living in residential facilities such as boarding school residential colleges and hostels. Registration or licensing may be required.

(2)423413 REFUGE WORKER
Provides services and support to people seeking assistance in a refuge.

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