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Goals & Disability Support Seekers

Everyone has unique goals. At Careseekers we strive to ensure that through choice, control and affordability every person seeking disability support through our platform can achieve their goals.

When you post a job on the Careseekers platform, we will ask you about what goals you are hoping to achieve with your support services.

So how do you identify your goals and how can support workers from Careseekers help you achieve them?

Identifying your goals

When trying to identify what your goals might be, it can be helpful to start by focusing on small steps and short term goals and build up to larger goals over time.

The NDIS recommends using these questions to start thinking about your goals:

When you think of yourself being happy and living a good life, what comes into your mind? What do you see? Does anything need to change so that you can have that life?

How do you see the future, how would you like things to be?

What is working well in your life now? How do we keep these things happening?

What is not working well in your life now? What needs to happen to change this? How do you think we could improve the situation?

What is the most important thing to you right now?

What do you see your life looking like by Christmas time, or your next birthday? What would be different from now?

What are your future hopes for work or study?

Are you working now?

Are you looking for a job?

Are you in your final year of school and thinking about what type of job you might like?

Are you thinking about different pathways to finding a job that involve:

  • education, vocation or training courses
  • community participation
  • volunteering
  • new skills, such as learning to use public transport, managing daily activities and routines, improving understanding of social cues

What are your future hopes for getting involved in social and community activities?

Are you involved in social and community activities now? For example, playing sport for your local club. Do you want to be more involved?

What are the things you would most like to change in the future?

How can a Careseekers support worker help you achieve your goals?

It is important that you chat to your support worker and share with them what goals you are looking to achieve. From there, your support worker can help you pursue and achieve your goals.

Independence means different things to different participants. Examples include help with personal care needs each morning/evening, help with learning how to budget and/or organise one's day or learn how to cook healthy meals and take travel on public transport independently.

A support worker who is committed to help a participant gain these essential skills will support a participant to thrive. Support workers on Careseekers have a variety of skills they can bring to a role, some of these may be learned from formal education such as social work degrees, certificates in Disability Support but other skills come from life experience and other work experience. By choosing your own support worker with the right set of skills the goal of independence can be achieved on a daily basis.

For example:

Goal: I'd like to learn how to plan, shop for, prepare and cook my own meals.

A support worker from the Careseekers platform can help the participant achieve this goal by helping with meal plan research, community access to shop for ingrediants, assistance with meal preparation and cooking support.

To find disability support services, please visit www.careseekers.com.au/services/disability-support-workers

To find aged care services, please visit www.careseekers.com.au/services/aged-care-workers

To become a care or support worker, please visit www.careseekers.com.au/carer

To make a referral, please visit https://www.careseekers.com.au/referrals