Caring for a sick, elderly or terminally ill family member at home is a daunting task. The daily routines of dispensing their prescribed medication, ensuring their hygiene needs are met, that they eat a suitable yet nutritious meal and trying to keep their (and your) spirits up can feel never ending. Providing the right kind of care at the right time can feel overwhelming. More and more families are faced with these often stressful challenges as the cost of medical care soars beyond reach.
Community Health Workers (CHW’s) are valuable and trusted members of local communities and play a vital role in ensuring the good health of their clients and community as a whole. Living in the same areas as many of their clients these health workers have an insight and understanding of the unique challenges faced on a daily basis. They are trained to provide basic health care services to the numerous households which they visit and are able to identify ‘at risk’ clients and refer them to the appropriate organisations for specialist help.
If you would like to pursue Community Health as a career, St John offers nationally certificated Community Health Worker courses to help you realise your dream.
Download our National Certificate in Community Health Work Level 2 brochure here.