Helper FAQ

As a Five Good Friends Helper you will enjoy unique benefits.

  • Earn more for your skills.
  • Manage your own time and be your own boss.
  • Choose people with whom you are well-matched.
  • Technology to make you more efficent and effective.
  • Enjoy a variety and diversity of work.
  • Work close to home in your local community.

What kind of help and care does a Five Good Friends Helper provide?

  • Domestic assistance. Provide general help around the home including cleaning, laundry, shopping and meal preparation.
  • Personal care. Respectful and caring help with personal needs including assistance with medications, showering and dressing.
  • Yard maintenance. Keeping the gardens beautiful and the grounds around the home manicured and tidy.
  • Domestic assistance. Provide general help around the home including cleaning, laundry, shopping and meal preparation.
  • Home administration. Help Members organise and plan everyday activities including making appointments, general administration and using technology.
  • Companionship. Keeping people company through friendships, interests and sharing activities.
  • Home handyman. Doing odd jobs and minor repairs in and around the home.

What is a Five Good Friends Member looking for in a Helper?

  • Reliability. Someone they can count on to be there to provide the help they need when they need it.
  • Respect. Showing regard for the feelings, wishes and rights of others whilst respecting their dignity.
  • Trust. Truthfulness and honesty that builds a relationship based on confidence and integrity.
  • Consideration. Being fully engaged and thoughtful in the approach to understanding and helping.
  • Positivity. A pleasure to be around and make others feel happy by focusing on the good things about the day.
  • Engagement. Open to learning more about who they are and their life stories.

Ready to be a Five Good Friends Helper? Here’s what you will need.

  • A reliable, smart phone with data;
  • An Australian Business Number (ABN) or willingness to obtain one;
  • Skills, licences, qualifications, and/or experience relevant to the services you would be providing;
  • Be an Australian resident or provide evidence that you can work legally in Australia.
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