There are different facilities that cater to the needs of vulnerable individuals. Such facilities include homes for the elderly, adoption homes, and even foster homes. These facilities provide the basic needs of their residents, such as food, water, shelter, and clothing. One important need that is often neglected is the need for companionship or support. Given this, such facilities hire support workers. Support workers provide help for individuals in the facilities. They look after the holistic well-being of the residents.
They also ensure that the residents' lives are at the most comfortable, such that the residents can still live independently. Support workers may also act as confidantes of the residents. They help residents maximize their potential in various facets of well-being. At times, support workers may even help in household chores.
If you are a service-oriented individual, being a support worker would be a fulfilling job for you. This is best for people who are empathic, hard-working, and passionate.