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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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UNIT GROUP 4234 SPECIAL CARE WORKERS


    SPECIAL CARE WORKERS provide care and supervision for children and young people in residential and institutional facilities, and provide care and support to people in refuges.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

    In Australia:

      AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

    At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

    Registration or licensing may be required.

    Tasks Include:

    • planning and implementing programs of supervision and care for children and young people in residential care
    • supervising and arranging activities to enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children and young people in residential care
    • waking children and young people and ensuring they are washed, dressed, fed and ready for educational and recreational activities
    • supervising children and young people during domestic activities such as eating meals and showering
    • maintaining discipline, enforcing regulations and behaviour standards, compiling disciplinary reports and assisting in implementing remedial measures
    • organising refuge accommodation
    • providing emotional support to residents of refuges
    • referring residents of refuges for health and welfare assistance
    • ensuring security of refuge

    Occupations:
      423411 Child or Youth Residential Care Assistant
      423412 Hostel Parent
      423413 Refuge Worker

423411 CHILD OR YOUTH RESIDENTIAL CARE ASSISTANT

    Provides care and supervision for children and young people living in residential or institutional facilities such as group homes and correctional institutions. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 4


423412 HOSTEL PARENT

    Alternative Title:
      House Parent

    Provides care and supervision for children and young people living in residential facilities such as boarding school residential colleges and hostels. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 4


423413 REFUGE WORKER

    Provides services and support to people seeking assistance in a refuge.

    Skill Level: 4



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