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What is Support Work?

Support work is a vital service for many individuals, particularly those participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This blog aims to shed light on the various aspects of support work, its significance, and how it operates within the NDIS framework.

What is Support Work?

Support work encompasses a range of services intended to assist individuals with disabilities in leading fulfilling and independent lives. These services can be tailored to meet the unique needs of each person, ensuring they receive the right level of support to achieve their personal goals and live as independently as possible.

Types of Support Work

Support work is diverse and can be categorized into three primary types:

1. In-Home Support

In-home support involves providing assistance within the comfort of an individual's home. This can include help with daily living activities such as:

  • Personal care (bathing, dressing, grooming)

  • Meal preparation

  • Household chores (cleaning, laundry)

  • Medication management

In-home support ensures that individuals can maintain their independence while receiving the necessary help to manage their daily routines.

2. Community Support

Community support focuses on assisting individuals to engage and participate in their local community. This type of support can include:

  • Attending social events and activities

  • Going grocery shopping or running errands

  • Participating in recreational activities

  • Accessing public transport

Community support helps individuals build social connections, develop new skills, and enjoy a fulfilling social life.

3. Supported Independent Living (SIL)

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is designed for individuals who require more intensive support to live independently. This service often involves:

  • 24/7 care and supervision

  • Assistance with personal care and household tasks

  • Support with managing finances and budgeting

  • Help with developing life skills

SIL enables individuals to live in their own homes or shared accommodation while receiving the support they need to lead independent lives.

Support Work in NDIS Plans

For NDIS participants, support work services are charged under specific categories in their NDIS plans. The plan will outline the types and amounts of support that are funded, ensuring that individuals receive the appropriate services to meet their needs. These supports are typically categorized under "Core Supports".

  • Core Supports: These are everyday activities that help individuals with their daily living needs.

NDIS participants can work with their support coordinators to allocate their funding appropriately, ensuring they receive the necessary support services.

Services Available in Perth and Melbourne

District 360 is proud to offer comprehensive support services in both Perth and Melbourne. Our dedicated team of professionals is committed to providing high-quality support to individuals with disabilities, ensuring they have the assistance they need to achieve their goals and live independently.

For more information about our services or job vacancies, please visit our website or contact us directly.

Casual Workforce and Job Vacancies

Support work is often a casual workforce, providing flexibility for both workers and participants. This allows support workers to offer their services at times that suit the participants' needs while balancing their own schedules.

At District 360, we currently have support work job vacancies in Perth and Melbourne. If you're passionate about making a difference and helping individuals live their best lives, consider joining our team.

Whether you're an NDIS participant seeking support or someone interested in a rewarding career in support work, understanding the various aspects of this essential service is crucial. With the right support, individuals can lead independent, fulfilling lives, and contribute to their communities.

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