How to Become a Community Support Worker

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What do I need to study to become a Community Support Worker?

The online CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health from Open Colleges in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd, gives you the skills to provide professional support to people with mental illness. View course information
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Become a part of the solution and help people deal with addiction issues with this CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs offered by Open Colleges in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd. View course information
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Help those struggling with addiction and mental health with this online Dual Qualification: CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs and CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health course, offered by Open Colleges in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd. View course information
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Learn how to deliver activities that enrich the lives of clients in aged care, health and community services with this online CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health course offered by Open Colleges in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd. View course information
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Add a new dimension to your knowledge by learning to understand people and drive your career to new heights with this Graduate Diploma in Psychology from RMIT Online qualification. View course information
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If you are looking for a career in healthcare, and have a high degree of passion for improving people's quality of life, then this dual HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) qualification from Foundation Education could be ideal for you. View course information
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This nationally recognised Certificate III in Community Services (CHC32015) qualification from Industry Skills Training is a perfect qualification for people looking to commence a career in individual and community services. View course information
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This Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) qualification from Industry Skills Training will give you all the skills and knowledge you need to start a rewarding career in community care fields such as aged or disability support. View course information
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If you are passionate about helping others overcome various obstacles to live their best lives, then this CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs qualification from Hader Institute of Education could provide you with exceptionally rewarding career options. View course information
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Turn your strong sense of empathy and passion for helping others into a rewarding career with the CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs qualification from Hader Institute of Education. View course information
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If you are looking for a gratifying career based on helping others live their best lives by helping them overcome issues associated with mental health, then this CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health qualification from Hader Institute of Education is the perfect course to get you started. View course information
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If you enjoy helping people in your community overcome various challenges and are looking for a gratifying career, then this CHC42021 Certificate IV in Community Services qualification from Hader Institute of Education could be the right choice for you. View course information
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Employ your great empathy and communication skills to build a gratifying career with this CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services qualification from Hader Institute of Education. View course information
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Turn your strong sense of compassion and the love for helping others around you into a rewarding career with this CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) qualification from Collaboration Learning. View course information
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Turn your strong sense of compassion and love for helping others into a fulfilling career with this CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) qualification from Insight Training. View course information
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Use your sense of compassion and great communication skills to commence a rewarding career in aged care with this CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification from Melbourne College of Further Education (MCFE). View course information
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If you're looking to start or boost your career in aged care, health, or community services, then this CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support qualification from Phillips Institute could be perfect for you.   View course information
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Use your passion for facilitating positive transformations in individuals' lives and build a rewarding career in Community Services with this CHC42021 Certificate IV in Community Services qualification from GROW Training Group. View course information
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If you are looking for a way to start working in the disability industry, or a way to meet the entry requirements of the disability certificate qualifications, then this CHCSS00081 Induction to Disability skill-set course from Open Colleges could be ideal for you. View course information
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If you are a compassionate person looking to commence working in the community support setting, then this CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification from Gateway Training Academy could be just what you're looking for. View course information
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Use your sense of compassion to commence a rewarding career with this CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support qualification from Hader Institute of Education. View course information
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Use your sense of compassion to commence a rewarding career with this CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support qualification from Hader Institute of Education. View course information
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Use your sense of compassion to commence a rewarding career with this CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support qualification from Hader Institute of Education. View course information
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Definition of Community Support Worker

Community Support Workers implement and administer social aid programs and community services in a variety of settings; assisting struggling people such as the unemployed and those with substance abuse problems, homeless persons, pregnant teenagers and children with special needs.

They are employed by government and social service agencies, group homes, correctional facilities, and other organisations, with the aim to encourage their clients’ independence and enable them to function successfully within a community.



A Community Support Worker interviews clients to determine their requirements and investigates their eligibility for benefits and social services. Once they have devised a care plan, the Community Support Worker arranges or carries out a number of tasks to assist the client in dealing with their personal and social issues.

These duties might include facilitating life skills workshops, rehabilitation programs and local group activities; or home care services like driving to appointments, arranging shopping, assisting with medications, preparing meals and other domestic upkeep.



Working with groups or individuals of all ages, Community Support Workers provide care and monitor their clients’ progress, checking in regularly to assess the success of outreach programs and services and, where appropriate, referring clients to specialist and other social services.

Career Outlook for Community Support Worker

The average age of people working as is with of them being male. of are employed full-time and they typically work around hours per week.

 

Unemployment is and, with A Bachelor Degree or higher, the average Community Worker can earn around . In 2015 there were working and the future growth of the profession is predicted to be , with numbers around in 2020.