There are so many ways to source disability support workers, but did you know that Carer Solutions remains the only provider in Australia that enables you to become the employer of support workers you already know?
The possibilities of who you can employ are practically endless. It could be a teacher’s aide, a sporting coach, a friend or even a neighbour. The main thing is, that you can chose someone your child already has a rapport with, and make sure it’s someone you trust.
For many parents, choosing someone to care for your child is a confronting task. How can you be sure that they will look after them the way you want and need them to?
Carer Solutions take care of all the time-consuming employer obligations such as payroll and PAYG tax, leaving you more time to do what you love.
Mum of five and Carer Solutions Partner (client), Katrina knows better than anyone just how difficult it can be to source and manage support workers.
Equally as complex and challenging, is finding people who genuinely connect and engage with her three young children – each living with multiple disabilities, as well as her husband John, who has early onset dementia. They all require ongoing, round the clock support.
Katrina needed a solution that enabled her to be in charge of who her support workers are, and when they are rostered on – all without the headache of becoming a mini–support worker agency herself.
Katrina has been a Carer Solutions Partner for over four years now, and she says it was a “game changer” for her and her family. Carer Solutions’ Direct Employ model means parents like Katrina can formalise arrangements with people they already know and trust.
Katrina and her family now have a team of 11 support workers who all know the family, and she can call on them as needed.
“All I have to do is send a group text message to my team, asking for a shift to be filled, and within five to ten minutes, it’s done! That’s the great benefit of working with Carer Solutions – I do the rosters, so I am in control of who comes into my home, and when.” Katrina explains
Mum of three autistic children, Elizabeth struggled for many years to find the perfect support worker solution for her family.
After discovering Carer Solutions and their Direct Employ model at a local disability expo over four years ago, Elizabeth knew this was the solution she had been searching for. It meant that she could keep her current support worker Sebastian, but formally employ him and pay him a wage that they both agreed on. Plus he was getting superannuation and being taxed correctly.
“We are just a family that needs support, and the Carer Solutions model has allowed our family to access the specific support we needed.”
Find out more about Carer Solutions and their unique Direct Employ service by visiting the Carer Solutions website or giving their friendly team a call on 1300 729 839.