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The Importance of a Disability Support Worker

Updated: May 8, 2023

The front line of care for people with a disability are their support workers.

We take a look at why they are vital to a successful service provider and how to look after your staff.

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When you think of disability support workers, what's the first thing that comes to mind?

Compassionate? Hard-working? Professional? Patient?

The truth is it's all of these. Support workers perform an essential role in society. They support our most vulnerable and complex citizens, so it's right that they also get the support they need. That's why at Sunnysights we put a huge emphasis on fostering a safe, fun and respectful culture for our staff.

How do we do this? Simple! By putting our staff needs front and centre of our service delivery. This includes;

  • Stationary Staff: Sunny's staff are chosen specifically for our participant's needs. This means they should expect to work the hours they need at one home. This is great for both the participant and their support, as we strive to create a safe family environment. It also means consistency for the staff, knowing their participant, commute and roster well in advance.

  • Better Than Award: Sunny's staff are paid above and beyond industry awards. Why? because we make sure that the right people to support our participants are rewarded for their years of experience, loyalty, dedication and hard work.

  • Training For Perfection: Our staff are continually trained internally and externally by our Allied Health partners. We want them to be the best they can be so our participants can trust in their skills and experience.

  • Company Culture: Having a safe, fun and positive culture is imperative to happy staff. Sunnysights has worked tirelessly to ensure our staff are respected, listened to, upskilled, and provided with industry-leading time off.

Sunnysights staff are vital to the health and happiness of our participants and our organisation. That's why we treat them like family.

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