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A Dream Job for Support Workers: Travel and Work

Have you ever had the dream to work AND travel at the same time? But thought, “That won’t ever be possible in my line of work”.Well, think again! We’re on the hunt for dedicated Support Worker to travel and work for 6 months on a European dream holiday! This will be the trip of a lifetime for our client, but we want to find the right person- and also want them to have a good time. There is no itinerary set in stone, so there is room for flexibility and input. This will be your holiday too.

We live by, “If it’s not fun, don’t come” and always aims to inject a strong sense of fun and vibrancy into everything we do. We are passionate about our delivery of professional, compassionate care for individuals living with complex needs while ensuring that we empower, engage and provide development opportunities to all of our employees across the organisation. Our furry friends roam at our feet and we look out for each other’s wellbeing using company initiatives such as PT sessions!

The Client:

Is a 20 something male with a free spirit and a yearning for the summer. “I’m thinking next year after March sometime depending on the support workers schedule. I’d love to explore Europe, (UK, Germany, Italy, France and Greek Islands are definitely my no-brainers) however, the others will depend on the similarities we have with each other. It’s their holiday too!

I’m open to most possibilities but the holiday would be planned together. The only places off the cards is anywhere cold, I’m chasing summer!”

Ben, the Client

Assistance Required:

  • Transfer in and out of bed 
  • Morning routine, shower, bowel care, getting dressed and breakfast (2 hours) 
  • “During the day, I may need assistance through inaccessible places/tours but other than that we can see Europe together some days or part ways for half the day and meet up later (depending on where we are).” – Ben

What’s Included?

  • Approx. pay for 6 hours per day 
  • Costs of flights and accommodation will also be negotiated with the right candidate

To be considered for these positions, you MUST have:

  • Certificate III or higher in Aged Care, Disability Services or Community Services
  • Current DCSI Clearance or willingness to obtain
  • CurrentProvideFirst Aid Certificate – issued within the last 3 years
  • Current Manual Handling Certificate including the use of mechanical lifters – issued within the last 12 months
  • Current Passport 

To be successful, you will also be able to demonstrate:

  • An evident passion and commitment to your role as a Support Worker
  • The ability to empower the client and encourage independence
  • Be reliable and flexible to meets the needs of our client
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to provide client-centered service
  • Have prior experience providing community-based care
  • Possess excellent personal hygiene and presentation

Photo: Ben Everson (right) is always down for a good time in the sunshine, just like on the SACARE wheelchair accessible houseboat Imagination