Frequently asked questions about working as a Community Support Worker
Are you looking for a role as a Community Support Worker?
Here are the answers to some FAQ's about working in this role.
Use the tabs below to see the answers to:
- What is a Community Support Worker?
- What are the roles & responsibilities of a Community Support Worker?
- What qualifications do I need to be a Community Support Worker?
- Can you be a Community Worker with no experience?
- How to become a Community Support Worker
What is a Community Support Worker?
A Community Support worker role is great for someone who’s chatty and bubbly. Your main task will be visiting people in their homes, ensuring they are safe, healthy and happy!
The majority of your clients won’t need around the clock support, your role is to make sure they’re making the right decisions and assisting them with any issues they have, whilst also empowering them to continue being independent.
You're responsible for:
- Making sure your clients are healthy and happy
- Supporting them in whatever they do
- Assist them with any bill payments or any other domestic needs around the house
What are the roles & responsibilities of a Community Support Worker?
A Community Support Worker will visit residents in their homes, to ensure everything is OK and to assist them with their day-to-day tasks.
Your roles/responsibilities are:
- To encourage and empower your client to remain independent / make their own decisions
- Help them with tasks such as paying bills, domestic cleaning etc
- Taking them to doctors appointments
- Supporting them in whatever they need
A lot of the time, the clients don't need round the clock care, they're very independent. Your job is to be friendly, make them laugh and assist them where you can, whilst making them feel independent and empowered.
What qualifications do I need to be a Community Support Worker?
For a lot of these roles, no qualifications are needed and full training is provided on the job. However a NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care (or something similar) is desirable. Don't let this put you off though, if you have a kind and caring nature, with the drive to work hard and help others - you'll be perfect for this role.
Can you be a Community Worker with no experience?
No experience is needed working as a Community Support Worker.
You'll need these skills:
- Excellent communication skills
How to become a Community Support Worker
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