Treat you with care
Turn up when they say they will,
and on time.
Assist with at-home personal and respite care, including nursing and medication.
Help you connect with the community, shopping and meal preparation, transport as well as support and companionship.
Provide you with their mobile number and be available from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
Offer ongoing, continuous support from someone you know and trust.
Our reliable Support Workers are backed by robust systems and processes and
understand the important role they plan in people’s lives.
I need to know more about Support Workers
A Support Worker is someone who helps participants to live their lives more independently by providing both physical and emotional support.
The role can vary, since each participant has unique needs, but normally includes help inside and outside the home.
Auscare Support only provides assistance to participants when they are outside the home. So tasks like cleaning, cooking and looking after a participant’s personal needs are not yet part of our service offering.
Understanding what hobbies and interests you already participate in, finding out some of the things you’ve always wanted to try, and accompanying you as you attend these and connect with your community is definitely something that our Support Workers can embrace.
Revisiting those things you used to enjoy and would like to take up again is also possible.
Attending the footy together, going to talks at the local library, visiting a farmer’s market, learning new skills like cooking and IT, plus attending meetups, are all common activities that participants enjoy with assistance from a Support Worker.
Helping with daily living like attending appointments, banking, shopping or walking the dog are also popular activities.
It’s about being there for you as a companion and mentor and building bridges between yourself and your local community. It’s also about making memories and celebrating your milestones and successes.
Yes, Support Work is funded by the NDIS and it falls under a participant’s Core Supports budget.
Your NDIS budget can be broken down into the following categories:
Support Workers at Auscare Support focus on social and community participation. They assist you with pursuing your hobbies and interests, as well as taking care of the daily tasks that you complete out in your community.
Some components of Support Work include assisting participants with their daily living inside the home like bathing and administering medication. This is not yet part of Auscare Support’s service offering.
Domestic Assistants make sure a participant’s home is well maintained, which could include cleaning, gardening and home maintenance. Auscare Support does not offer a Domestic Assistance service yet either.
A Support Coordinator’s job is to understand the goals that are laid out in your NDIS plan and help bring these to life.
A great Support Coordinator will keep a bird’s-eye view of your budget, often working with a Plan Manager to pay your invoices and look after the administration of your plan.
They might even team up with an Auscare Support Budget Builder to break down your services per provider, or per hour across weeks and months, to make sure your budget is fully allocated by the end of your plan.
A good Support Coordinator will also work out the exact types of supports you need to meet your goals and will have local knowledge of who is good and importantly, who is available.
They can establish Service Agreements and help you with scheduling and managing how you interact with providers.
Support Workers don’t offer the oversight and management of your plan that Support Coordinators do. Their role is to provide personal, on-the-ground assistance with your daily needs.
Support Workers at Auscare Support focus on social and community participation like attending events with you and connecting with groups that you’ve wanted to explore or already have some experience with.
The can also be there to help with your to-do list of tasks like banking and appointments.
In a nutshell, Support Coordination is about management and oversight, Support Work is about being a daily companion and mentor.
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Auscare Support is an NDIS registered provider, specialising in Plan Management,
Support Coordination, Budget Builder and finding the best support staff to assist you in achieving your goals.
We enable you to implement your NDIS plan in a way most suited to you and your unique situation.
That’s fine, you can always build your case load from scratch.
That’s great, it’s always easier to build a case load when you already have some momentum.
You might want to reconsider this role as you do need to build your own client list
That’s great, feeling confident that you have the skills to grow your case load is important for this role
You might want to reconsider this role as building a client list relies on you being able to call up a list of contacts
That’s great, knowing exactly who you’re going to contact so you can hit the ground running is important for this role
You might want to reconsider this role as building a client list relies on you being integrated with your community and its services
That’s great, being integrated with your community and its services is important for this role
You will need to register your own ABN before you can contract with us as a Support Coordinator
That’s great, this is an independent contractor role, which means you will need to contract to us through your own business with your own ABN
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