Welcome to the latest edition of the Work 'n' Care newsletter. Each month we try and bring you stories that embody all aspects of a carers life. Our aim is to empower you in your caring role and to make your life a little easier. Contact us with your experiences and ideas as the process of sharing can make a carers life just that little bit easier. Read the latest edition below or use the links on the right to navigate our story archives.

 

Integrated Carer Support Service: Regional Delivery Model

Share your thoughts on the Integrated Carer Support Service Regional Delivery Model

On 5 March 2018, the Australian Government announced additional funding of $85.6 million over four years for the introduction of new services for carers. The new services form part of the Integrated Carer Support Service (ICSS).

(Source: https://engage.dss.gov.au/integrated-carer-support-service-regional-delivery-model/)

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Quality Jobs and Quality Care project

Many working carers will ultimately rely on the care provided by the aged care sector to their loved ones, so any research that supports better care is a ‘must-read’ for older people, their care providers and their carers.

Quality Jobs Quality Care

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How your LinkedIn profile can help you land a job

Prospective employers spend a great deal of time skimming through LinkedIn profiles looking for potential job candidates.

There are simply hundreds of candidates and it is all too easy to give the flick to those who don’t immediately hit the mark. We give our working carers some tips to help you stand out from the crowd.

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Disability employment and digital economies

Digital technologies – like computers, the internet, smart phones, and apps – are helping to overcome some of the usual access barriers to economic participation faced by people with disability.

If you support a person with disability, new research may give you some valuable insights into how you can best enable the person with disability in your life to benefit from the digital economy.

Disability IT

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Work as a ‘mystery shopper’ for great job flexibility

Being a mystery shopper or doing paid online surveys may provide the job flexibility you need as a working carer.

The skills you need are an eye for detail, accuracy and attention to detail, excellent written communication skills, a great memory, flexibility, your own transport, and the ability to complete jobs and submit reports on time. You must have a computer and be able to connect to the internet.

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