5322-Home-based Personal Care Workers

Job Title: 

Home-based Personal Care Workers

Job Description: 

Home-based personal care workers provide routine personal care and assistance with activities of daily living to persons who are in need of such care due to effects of ageing, illness, injury, or other physical or mental condition in private homes and other independent residential settings.


Maintaining clients' environmental hygiene standards, such as changing bed linen, washing clothes and dishes, and cleaning living quarters

Linked Education ( CESM Codes ) : 

913 - Public Health

Specific Occupations: 

532201 - Residential Care Officer
Description : Provides care and supervision for children or disabled persons in group housing or government institutions.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No

532202 - Aged or Disabled Carer
Description : Provides general household assistance, emotional support, care and companionship for aged or disabled people in their homes.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Carer For Aged and Persons With Disabilities, Geriatric Care Giver, Home Support Worker (Aged or Disabled), Personal Care Worker (Aged or Disabled), Personal Carer (Aged or Disabled), Rest Home Worker

Additional Notes: 

NOTE: This Unit group includes workers who provide personal care in independent residential settings (including retirement communities with minimal or no on-site medical or nursing supervision)and includes home birth assistants, who provide emotional support and general care and advice to women and families during pregnancy and labour, but not delivery care to reduce health risks. Workers who provide personal care to residents of medical and health care facilities that have permanent medical or nursing supervision (such as in hospitals and nursing care homes), and therefore work under the direct supervision of health professionals or associate professionals, are classified in Unit group 5321, Health Care Assistants. Care workers who provide care and supervision for children in residential home and care centres are classified in unit group 5311, Child Care Workers.

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa