There’s nothing more important than finding a support worker or finding an aged care worker who suits your needs as much as possible. That is one of the fundamental values of the Careseekers platform! One of the best ways to do this, is to create the perfect job post for what you require. It may be confusing or overwhelming knowing what information to include or what to specify, so we’ve put together a list of things to ensure you find the right care or support worker for your needs.
We recommend being specific about what you want from a care or support worker, so don’t be afraid to give detailed information. Start by working out what you need care and support with; whether that be help getting to and from appointments, help with meal preparation or personal care.
Don’t forget to include what kind of sort of care and support worker you’d like to match with. Include things such as experience, personality traits, if you require getting out and about and whether they can drive or have a vehicle. Remember, the more information you provide about the job, the better chance you have of finding the right care or support worker for you.
Include the days and times you require a care or support worker
Where possible, include what days you require your care or support worker and the times or hours you’d like them. If you need someone for specific times or on a specific day, then include it in your post. This will also help in cutting down on people who aren’t available on the days or time you’re after.
You can even note on the job post whether you are flexible, or whether you need someone for the specific days/times you have listed. Other things you can include is whether the job is a one-off, if you need someone short term or if the job is on-going.
Identify what the job will require
Include what jobs you require from the care or support worker. Don’t be afraid to make a list of jobs you explicitly need, and then a separate list of jobs that may be required from time to time. For example, if you need someone to help with domestic duties every Tuesday and Wednesday, or help with morning/evening routines, but then only need someone to drive you to the doctors once and month or on the odd occasion. Remember, it’s about finding someone who suits your needs.
Mention what sort of care or support worker you are looking for
It is often helpful to include what sort of care or support worker you are looking for. Do you need someone who has hoist experience? Will you feel more comfortable with someone who has years of experience as opposed to months of experience? Would it be helpful to have a care or support worker who can speak your native language? Or perhaps it’s important for you to have someone who is patient, someone who has a sense of humour, or both? Feel free to list the things that would make an ideal care worker for you.
Ready to give it a go? You can start creating your job post on the Careseekers platform today.
Remember that Careseekers is more than just a platform. Our customer service team is here to make sure that things run smoothly. Whether you need help with posting a job, or if you’re still unsure of what to include in your job post, please get in touch with our team and we’ll make sure we find the best care or support worker to suit your needs.
To become a care or support worker, please visit www.careseekers.com.au/carer
To find aged care services, please visit https://www.careseekers.com.au/services/aged-care-workers
To find disability support services, please visit https://www.careseekers.com.au/services/disability-support-workers