Thank you all for the input/stories/experiences, it is much appreciated that you took time out of your day to reply.
I am pretty sure i will end up doing the course so thank you all for helping me make up my mind
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24-10-2013 16:44 #33Senior Member
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I enrolled today in the Cert 3 Aged Care through TAFE fr 2014.. its 18 weeks and will cost me $480 ish... i dont have any concessions..
decided this is going to be the start of the new me
24-10-2013 17:14 #34
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24-10-2013 18:50 #35
I think that everyone has summed up really well the job description pay etc. I have worked in aged care for four years. I spent three years working in home and community care and one year in high care facility. I love community work and I currently work in home care as a disability support work which I love. I got burn out with residential aged care to be honest. If you can find a good facility it's a great job but unfortunately I worked for a for profit company that really didn't care for residents. I had a resident pass away while I was showering her and the manager said "great now I have to fill that bed" when I told her
It's a great carer I now love working with disabled people of all ages, it's very family friendly hours, not bad pay with salary packaging and I really feel like I make a difference.
Good luck if you decide to persuade aged care it really teaches you so much about life, deaths and what's important in life.
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24-10-2013 18:54 #36Senior Member
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I worked in aged care for 8 years before I had kids (been a SAHM since), but I loved the work. I even had one of the residents attend my wedding.
Sadly, I was suffering burn out just before I left and I really don't want to return when I rejoin the work force.
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12-11-2013 14:33 #37Senior Member
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My course through a training facility in Geelong, cost $272, I don't have a concession card.
I have just finished my placement hours. At first it was daunting, the unknown, even though I had finished my theory. I found it rewarding and have found that I appreciate the little things in life more.
Now to do a resume, not sure how to go about this having been a SAHM for 9 years. And also deciding on what course to do next that will fit around family life, maybe Cert IV in disability.
12-11-2013 14:59 #38
=Myztiks#1Fan and CMF are spot on.
I somehow missed this thread. This is basically my day in a nutshell too (high care. I also administer medications as well god knows how we get it all in!)
Day shifts are much harder then arvos and nights but suits me better.
Nice to see its not just my place where the staff are all struggling and the grass isn't always greener in other facilities. I have been doing it for 9 years though and wouldn't change it for the world
Edit: good luck finding a job there's plenty out there, some may want you to volunteer for a day or two just to test you. Plenty of women who have been out if the workforce for many years or ppl that have unemployed all can get a chance, as long as you are qualified and show your passion you will find something promise
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12-11-2013 15:18 #39
Oh mum2EandR I do believe your place is the exception. Sounds fantastic! I hate dragging residents out if bed at 645 especially in winter because if they don't get up then we won't be able to get them up at all.... And yes, some residents are put to bed at 4pm, some even spend one day in and one day out of bed sigh.
Still, I id my best by the residents and I feel I am doing good work
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