IS THE SITE AUSTRALIAN ONLY RESTRICTED?
Although this website is an Australian based, but it is open for the whole international community. And it'll be such a pleasure for us to see other people from around the world using it, and we encourage everybody to register and use our service wherever they are, and wherever they want to go.
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR MEMBERS TO KNOW:
The screening is the responsibility of the families at all times and Disability Support Workers Australia takes no liability.
WHAT IS A SUPPORT WORKER
A support worker is a person that assists someone with special needs on a daily basis with their personal needs and teaches living skills where possible.The most important quality a Support Workers needs is a real passion about supporting people to live as independently as possible.
This passion can come out of many different situations. Whatever the case, the support worker must have that passion, as well as excellent communication skills, empathy and respect for people of all backgrounds. We regard having the right attitude more important than experience, to provide the best quality care and the need to be willing and eager to learn. A support worker can be hired on an hourly basis or can be a live-in arrangement and a set wage each week on an agreed arrangement
WHAT IS AN AUPAIR
An au pair is a young person between 18 and 30 years who becomes a temporary member of your family. Usually, it's a young adults that are taking the opportunity to improve their language skills and get acquainted with a new culture.
In exchange for free board and lodging, a private room and pocket money (in the Australia usually between $100-$250 per week), the au pair will take care of your children and help with light housework including vaccuming, dusting, preparing the table for meal times and emptying the dishwasher. The cost of the flight are usually paid by the au pair.
The term au pair is French which means on equal terms .
Why should I register as a Support Worker / Au Pair or Family / Carer?
In order to contact any support worker/au pair or family/carer through Support Workers Australia, you must first register as a Family or Support Worker/Au Pair. We will create your personal profile with the information you provide during the registration. Every au pair or family who searches will be able to view your profile. Without a profile, it wouldn't be possible for others to know more about you or contact you.
Which countries have agreements with Australia for Working Visas?
Below is a list of countries and regions that participate in the Working Holiday Maker program.
Countries with Working Holiday visa arrangements:
Belgium, Canada, Republic of Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom
Countries with Work and Holiday visa arrangements:
Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, United States of America