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Of­ten an en­try-level role in aged care, so­cial co-or­di­na­tors plan and ar­range ac­tiv­i­ties for clients so they can en­gage with other peo­ple. “Par­tic­u­larly those liv­ing with de­men­tia – who are at home, of­ten have a part­ner or carer liv­ing with them, or the peo­ple liv­ing on their own – they come on a daily ba­sis to one of our cen­tres to en­gage in so­cial pro­grams,” Pan­ter says.

“It’s giv­ing mean­ing and pur­pose in their lives. They can con­tinue liv­ing at home rather than go­ing into a nurs­ing home.”

He says no spe­cific qual­i­fi­ca­tions ex­ist for this role and work­ers are re­cruited based on their back­ground and ap­ti­tude, how­ever, an aged care qual­i­fi­ca­tion can be an ad­van­tage.

Women re­turn­ing to the work­force af­ter hav­ing chil­dren and mi­grants are among the com­mon ap­pli­cants.

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