At Community First, meals on wheels are part of our home support and aged care services which also helps with career support in Perth. Our meals on wheels service provides nutritious meals to younger people suffering from disabilities.
Community service jobs are those jobs, which are done in order to make the community or the community that you live in and are a part of, a better place. People from all over the area take part in these services with the hope that their community will have happy people.
A lot of these services are done for the elderly and for the disabled. There are certain skills that are needed to do these tasks, and although it may not pay a lot, working on these jobs does give you the feeling of joy.
Senior community support worker: The main task that is done by this person is to help senior citizens or the elderly in their day to day activities. Usually, these elderly people who are given this help, are those who are too frail to do it on their own or are suffering from some kind of mental condition like Alzheimer’s or dementia, which makes it difficult for them to do daily chores. A certain level of experience in dealing with such situations, leadership skills, and compassion is what is looked by the employer in this community service job.
Community support worker (casual): This is a more general sort of work that has more hours that are flexible. There are various not for profit organizations who hire people for this particular type of community service, and the tasks here involve activities like taking care of the elderly, taking care of the elderly with mental conditions, taking care of disabled persons, and disabled elderly persons.
Support worker: These are the ones who take of people at their homes. For example, a nurse hired to take care of a heart attack patient. They perform tasks like preparing food for the patient, bathing them, and changing their clothes, giving them their medicine on time, and so on. Since in this case, a person is going to work in another’s home, people tend to hire community service workers who are represented by either a non-profit organization, which provides such services. Also, past experience in dealing with such patients and a basic knowledge about nursing is sought after in these cases.
Children residential support worker: This job requires one to provide nursing and health care help to kids at their homes. It is like hiring a nanny, the difference being that here the nanny must have some nursing skills so that she can help the child who is recuperating.
All of the above-mentioned jobs required the person to have a certain level of compassion for the people for whom they are working. These jobs can sometimes have really long working hours, which start from seven in the morning and go on till late in the evening. Also, having a few years experience to back you up helps a lot in getting hired in community service jobs Perth since people are always looking for someone with experience.