Choosing the right person to help you with your support is a deeply personal thing. It’s a bit like choosing a best friend, except it’s so much more than that.
The person you choose to support you needs to be a person you can rely on; a person who not only understands where you’re coming from, but also where you’re going to. They need to be able to help you through the tough times as well as celebrate the good, no matter how big or small. They need to be professional, with the skills to support you to achieve your goals. And at the most fundamental level, they need to be someone who makes your world a happier place simply by being a part of it.
When you are supported by someone who wants you to succeed as much as you do, or maybe even more at times, then you will be encouraged and challenged to grow and flourish.
From a staffing perspective, we know that support workers are the most engaged when they are working with someone they genuinely respect and want good things for. As you are achieving your goals, so too are they. Your best day should be your support staff’s best day at work, too.
Great in principle, right, but how do we make this happen?
Over the past 15 years we have gained extensive industry experience hiring hundreds of support workers and we have learnt what makes a difference. The personalised recruitment process we use at Flying Kites can be simplified down into three key steps:
- Define - Clearly defining the qualities you want this support person to have
- Plan - Working out where to find these types of people and what they are looking for
- Match – Taking clear steps to ensure the wants and needs of both parties are aligned
While this process does take some effort, it is much easier to put the work into finding the right person than it is to put the work into getting rid of the wrong person. Through our personalised recruitment service, we want to make sure you have everything you need to put the right support people in place, now and into the future.
Ultimately, we want to live in a world where you feel comfortable with every person who comes into your home, and where you anticipate with joy the arrival of your support worker. Our job is to help bring that to life.