Early Links Supporting Inclusion

Support Workers

Welcome to Early Links Support Workers

Our support workers help children, teens, and adults living with a disability and/or additional needs to live independently and reach their goals. Support workers aid people in their day-to-day lives and assist in various ways depending on their individual needs. Our support workers are passionate and professional, and can help make a difference in your family’s life.

What does a support worker do?

Support work involves helping people to live their life as independently as possible. Support workers help NDIS participants reach their NDIS goals by assisting them in their day-to-day lives. Support work varies depending on the needs of each client and can include tasks such as:

  • Supporting clients to attend appointments, community groups, and social events
  • Supporting clients to be included in their community, such as taking clients to the park, sporting events, special interest activities, etc.
  • Helping with food and meal preparation
  • Light cleaning duties and helping with general housework
  • Assisting with day-to-day tasks
  • Helping clients put into practice the skills they are learning in therapy sessions
  • Providing emotional support

Who can our support workers help?

Our support workers work with children, teens and adults with additional needs who need extra support in their everyday lives. This includes clients who need one-on-one support and support in social settings or the classroom.

    Our support workers are highly qualified

    Our support workers are all first aid trained and must have an NDIS check and a Working with Children check before commencing with Early Links. Many of our support workers are also studying for a qualification in other therapy and support services.

      Which areas do our support workers cover?

      Aberdeen, Abermain, Bellbird, Beresfield, Bolwarra, Branxton, Cessnock, Chisholm, Cliftleigh, Dungog, East Maitland, Gillieston Heights, Greta, Heddon Greta, Hinton, Kurri Kurri, Laguna, Lochinvar, Lorn, Maitland, Morpeth, Muswellbrook, Paterson, Raworth, Raymond Terrace, Rothbury, Rutherford, Singleton, Stroud, Tarro, Telarah, Tenambit, Thornton, Vacy, Windella, Wollombi, Woodberry and more.


      How do I start support work with Early Links?

      If you’re ready to get started or just want to find out more, you can use the form below to get in touch with us.

      We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have, explain what would be involved and tell you all about the support we can offer.

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        Frequently Asked Questions

        What is the difference between a support worker and a social worker?

        Support workers support individuals and families with their daily living, capacity building, and supporting their independence and autonomy.

        Social workers support individuals and families by building their capacity, independence, and autonomy by providing strategies that build on a person’s strengths and resources. Social workers also advocate for and support people navigating and accessing complex or oppressive systems and services.

        Who do support workers work with?

        Support workers assist children, teens, and adults with various disabilities and/or additional needs.

        Do support workers travel?

        Yes, our support workers can provide transport for clients to assist them in reaching their goals, such as getting clients to therapy appointments and group activities.

        Can support workers administer medicine?

        Yes, support workers can administer medication if it is in its original packaging, is clearly labelled, or is in a Webster-pak.

        How can a support worker help me?

        Support workers can help you build your skills and put new skills learnt in therapy to practice in everyday life. Support workers can assist you in reaching your goals and help you live independently.