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Residential Care Officer

Residential Care Officers provide care and supervision for children or disabled persons in group housing or institutional care.

Overview

Residential Care Officers provide care and supervision for children or disabled persons in group housing or institutional care.

Day-to-day

  • supports families and provides education and care for children and disabled persons in adult service units, group housing and government institutions
  • assesses clients' needs and plans, develops and implements educational, training and support programmes
  • interviews clients and assesses the nature and extent of difficulties
  • monitors and reports on the progress of clients.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • stressful.

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To become a Residential Care Officer

  • You usually need a certificate III, IV or diploma in residential care, individual support, aged care or another related field to work as a Residential Care Officer. Some workers have university qualifications.

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