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Personal care workers

Description

Code

53

Description

Personal care workers provide care, supervision and assistance for children, patients and elderly, convalescent or disabled persons in institutional and residential settings. Competent performance in most occupations in this sub-major group requires skills at the second ISCO skill level.
Tasks performed by workers in this sub-major group usually include: assisting with mobility, washing and other personal needs; assisting children individually to learn social skills; supervising and participating in activities that enhance children’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual development; observing and reporting concerns to appropriate health or social service workers.
Occupations in this sub-major group are classified into the following minor groups:
531 Child Care Workers and Teachers’ Aides
532 Personal Care Workers in Health Services

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