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Home Support Worker, Caregivers and Related Cccupations

Median hourly wage:

$22.76/hr

What you do:

Home support workers, caregivers and related occupations, provide personal care and companionship for seniors, persons with disabilities and convalescent clients. They provide care in the client's residence, where they may also reside. They are employed by home care and support agencies, private households, or they may be self-employed.

Main job duties:

  • Provide care and companionship for individuals and families during periods of incapacitation, convalescence or family disruption
  • Administer bedside and personal care to clients such as aid in ambulation, bathing, personal hygiene, and dressing and undressing
  • Plan and prepare meals and special diets, and feed or assist in feeding clients
  • May perform routine health-related duties such as changing non-sterile dressings, assisting in the administration of medications and collecting specimens under the general direction of home care agency supervisor or nurse
  • May perform routine housekeeping duties such as laundry, washing dishes and making beds.

Skills:

Interpersonal communication skills
Problem-solving
Empathy
Flexibility and adaptability
Assisting with personal hygiene and dressing

Job title examples:

Home support worker
Attendant for persons with disabilities – home care
Respite worker – home support
Family caregiver
Live-in caregiver – seniors
Personal aide – home support
Personal care attendant – home care
Respite worker – home support

Includes: Doula

Hourly wages:

$17.64 low

$22.76 median

$30.72 high

Education & Training:

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