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For Annie, becoming a support worker happened ‘by accident’.
She explains, “I was trying to earn some money to go overseas and applied to Subway and a disability organisation. I got both jobs but chose to work in the disability sector because I could work night shifts and those would pay better.”
While Annie eventually earned the money she needed to go overseas, she didn’t know how much the experience of providing support would stay with her.
Annie says, “I hadn’t expected to love it so much! I was actually sad to leave and eager to get back to my job.”
My kind of independence
Annie is one of the people featured in Mable’s new campaign.
Annie says, “When I saw the ad, I thought it captured the experience of a support worker and displayed those key values of Mable.”
And what does Mable’s campaign ‘My kind of independence’ mean to her?
“Independence is different for everyone. ‘My kind of independence’ is about flexibility, choosing my own hours, how far I drive to work, who I work with, and what work I do with the client,” Annie says.
Becoming a support worker on Mable
For Annie, being an independent support worker on Mable has given her complete freedom to decide how she wants to work.
For those who want to choose this career path, Annie suggests, “If you’re thinking of becoming a support worker, I highly recommend it because my job allows me to be me. I can provide the support my clients need with a little bit of that ‘Annie’ touch to it.”
“I love that each support worker is unique, there’s no cookie cutter, anyone can be a support worker. It’s such a great career to have,” she adds.
Annie’s favourite thing about her work is the opportunity to meet people and to get to know them. She adds, “It’s a privilege to be with them in their house and supporting them to access their community, I think it’s the best job ever.”
Benefits of being a support worker on Mable
By joining Mable as an independent support worker:
- You can choose your clients, set mutually-agreed rates with clients and choose the hours you work
- You’ll be covered by our suite of high-level insurances
- You have access to over 170+ free training courses and 24/7 counselling and wellbeing support.
If you, too, would like to build your business as an independent support worker on Mable, sign up for free and get started.