Are you looking for aged care or disability support services? At Careseekers, we understand how important “Meet and Greets” are in finding the perfect aged care or disability support worker for you. It’s like a friendly job interview where you and the worker get to know each other better to see if you’re a great fit.
We want to make sure you have the best experience possible, so we recommend always having a Meet and Greet before making any commitments. This way, you can be sure that your needs and preferences align with the worker’s abilities, ensuring a positive and fulfilling support relationship.
Before the Meet and Greet, it’s essential for both you and the worker to be well-prepared. Think about your requirements and what you’re looking for in a worker. Also, consider any questions you may want to ask them to better understand their suitability.
The Careseekers platform provides a secure message feature that allows you to communicate with workers and keep track of your conversations. It’s a helpful tool for identifying any deal breakers or clarifying important details beforehand.
Before meeting face-to-face, consider having a chat or video call with the worker. This way, you can discuss your needs, schedules, and any preferences you may have. It’s essential to feel comfortable and confident about the match before proceeding.
Here are some sample questions you might ask during the conversation:
- What specific support and services can the worker provide?
- Do they have availability that aligns with your schedule?
- What experience and skills do they have in aged care or disability support?
- How can they best meet your individual needs?
- What will a typical day or support session look like?
- When it comes to discussing rates, it’s best to understand the support hours you require before finalising anything. Some workers may be flexible with their rates based on the level of support you need.
For the Meet and Greet, consider a public space like a coffee shop or park as a safe and comfortable location. However, if you prefer to meet at your home, feel free to discuss that option with the worker. If meeting at home isn’t suitable for them, you can agree on a nearby alternative.
We want you to feel confident in your choice of worker, so don’t hesitate to request to see their relevant documents and qualifications. This will give you peace of mind and ensure their professionalism.
The Meet and Greet is an excellent opportunity to get to know the support worker better. Feel free to ask about their background, interests, and what motivated them to provide support services. Likewise, share your needs and expectations to see if there’s a good fit.
Building trust and open communication during the Meet and Greet sets the foundation for a successful support relationship. Remember, it’s essential to feel comfortable and positive about the match before proceeding.
At Careseekers, we’re here to support you in finding the right worker for your unique needs. By recommending friendly and informative Meet and Greets, we want the process to be as smooth and enjoyable as possible for you. Good luck, and we’re here for you every step of the way!
To find aged care services, please visit www.careseekers.com.au/services/aged-care-workers
To find disability support services, please visit www.careseekers.com.au/services/disability-support-workers
To make a referral, please visit https://www.careseekers.com.au/referrals
To become a care or support worker, please visit www.careseekers.com.au/carer