What Is The Difference Between A Mentor And A Support Worker?

Mentors work under the supervision of an allied healthcare professional. They offer therapy-focused support with a clear , outcome-based method.

The mentors give feedback to the therapists about the progress made towards the goals, and also any issues that might have arisen. This ensures that the therapists can reduce or alter the amount of mentorship necessary to effectively establish and manage plans. They also offer a mentoring program to help the participants on a daily basis.

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The term "support worker" refers to providing support and services within the home or community of a person. It can include, but is not only the following daily activities of life:

  • household chores or help with domestic tasks
  • assistance with transport
  • community access
  • social assistance
  • garden maintenance and maintenance for your home
  • respite care

The Difference

The plans are available for both that are intended to be used in an individual's home, in schools and/or other settings in the community.

Mentors meet regularly with health professionals from allied health staff to ensure that the program is appropriate and current. Whereas support workers work independently of allied health.

Mentors are employed at fixed, structured or fixed hours every week/fortnight. Support workers are able to work on any day, and are more flexible, and are available 24/7. Are able to be substituted at very short notice.