Employment Outlook

Support Worker (Assisting Children with Disabilities)

A Support Worker's role is to analyse the needs of others and help them through their difficulties. No one day will be the same, making it an exciting and varied role. A Support Worker may have a specific role where they assist children with disabilities. 

 

Average wage for

Employment Levels

Around 23,000 people are currently employed as Support Worker (Assisting Children with Disabilities)s in Australia. This is set to increase slightly to 27,100 people by 2019, according to the Department of Employment.

Employment by State

37% of all Support Workers (Assisting Children with Disabilities) are employed in NSW. The area with the lowest number of Support Workers (Assisting Children with Disabilities) is NT, with only 1.4%.

Gender Split

This is a very female dominated industry with 18.5% of Support Workers (Assisting Children with Disabilities) being male and 81.5% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Support Workers (Assisting Children with Disabilities) is 45-54 years old, with 22.4%. A small percentage (10%) of people get into this career path older, aged 65 and over. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Support Workers (Assisting Children with Disabilities), with 15.2% aged 35-44.

Hours Worked

Support Workers (Assisting Children with Disabilities) work an average of 40.5 hours a week which is 0.4 hours lower than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Support Workers (Assisting Children with Disabilities) have a Post Graduate/ Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate qualification (49.2%) or are at a Bachelor Degree level (34.4%). 100% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 0% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Support Worker (Assisting Children with Disabilities) Duties & Tasks

  • Analyse children’s needs
  • Put a plan in place to make sure you assist the child with their disability in the right way
  • Make sure the child has enough emotional support from friends and family
  • Arrange activities where the child can interact with others
  • Support the families, helping them understand how they can help provide assistance

 

 

*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only. 

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