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Support Worker interview questions can help you find the right people.
Getting the right NDIS Support Workers or team of Support Workers can have a big impact on your quality of life. It’s important to take the time to carefully interview Support Workers. You want to ask questions and get to know people.
It’s about the right fit for you or your family and those NDIS goals!
The more you plan your support, the simpler things become!
It’s likely you’ll need to interview Support Workers from time to time. You might need a mix of great questions – focused on personality, behavioural styles, experience, and even hypotheticals. Start creating your toolkit!
By learning about common interview questions for Support Workers, you can refine your approach over time. Learn what works best and what doesn’t.
You want to ensure interviewing Disability Support Workers is time well spent!
Sure, you pay them to help with your needs, but you’re likely going to be spending a lot of time together. It’s essential you choose Support Workers you get along with and trust. Yep, Support Worker interview questions matter.
Tip – before inviting and scheduling Meet & Greets, plan the right Support Worker interview questions. It kinda helps keep the ‘horse before the cart’.
Here are a few things you’ll likely need to consider.
The more you plan your support, the simpler things become.
By working out the list of NDIS support services you need, you’ll be able to decide which Support Worker interview questions are the most relevant.
You can interview Support Workers for all types of services.
These include things like:
Tip – Write a simple list of the NDIS support services you need.
If your NDIS plan doesn’t include funding for Item X,Y,Z…
… there’s no point in interviewing Support Workers for services X,Y,Z.
Before planning your Support Worker interview questions and reaching out to people, it’s important to double-check your NDIS plan – all the ins and outs!
Be sure you have a clear understanding of the services your funding covers.
The NDIS website has lots of info about supports funded by the NDIS.
Remember, the NDIS likely won’t fund support if it’s:
Tip – Check your list to ensure your NDIS funds cover them.
Why plan a job interview for an Astronaut if you need or Dolphin Trainer?
It’s the same for interviewing Support Workers. Everyone’s needs are unique, so create your own Support Worker interview questions, based on your needs.
You also need to think about your deal-breakers!
Do they need to have a driver’s licence?
Is it important they have specialised qualifications?
Would you prefer experience with autism?
Have they supported someone with a physical disability?
Any preferred genders or cultural backgrounds?
Do they need to speak French or ASL?
Once you know what you want, you can narrow down your shortlist.
That’s where Kynd’s website or app can help, with filters and search keywords.
Search for the right Support Workers and read more with their online profiles.
Tip – Write a list of your needs and preferences for your Support Workers.
Next, plan out your schedule and yes, your schedule should be your choice!
If you find the right Support Workers, it’s great to mutually agree schedules.
Think about what’s right for you (and others).
Knowing this will help to tailor your Support Worker interview questions.
Naturally, some NDIS Participants need daily support, and that’s critical. Other Participants might want ad-hoc help and have extra flexibility with their plans.
Tip – Give Support Workers a clear idea of your ideal schedule and flexibility.
You’ve done the planning, so now you can invite people for Meet & Greets.
Welcome to our list of Support Worker Interview Questions.
It’s a guide and knowing your needs and preferences, you can create your own!
Tip – Create your Interview Questions list and keep it for the future.
Everyone is unique! See what interview questions for Support Workers suit you.
Lots of people like to set up a trial booking or two… to ensure a great mutual fit.
Once you’ve both agreed you’re happy to continue, it’s best to add in repeating bookings, which helps ensure your Support Team are available when you need.
It’s a good idea to have a shortlist of 2-3 Support Workers.
With a team, you’re likely covered if one of your support workers is away.
Finding the right support starts with open, full, and honest conversations.
And now, you’ve got choice and you’re in the drivers seat!
We recommend taking the time to get to know people and asking questions.
And You? Let us know how you like to interview Support Workers, or your best Support Worker interview questions. Share with our NDIS community!
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