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10 Mar 2020

Getting the right in home disability support for children

When it comes to choosing in home disability support for your child, finding the right support worker is crucial. Your child’s in home support worker may spend a lot of time with your child and your family in your home.  So how do you find the right support? This easy process may help when searching for in home disability support for children.

Research

First thing’s first -  do your research. The internet is the best place to start to get a good idea of all of the providers that offer in home disability support for children. From here, create a short-list of providers that seem like they might be a good fit for your child and your family based on the information provided on their website and social media pages.

Call

From your short-list of providers, take the next step and call each of them for further information. Some of the key questions you’ll want to ask include:

 

  • Do you have Support Workers available in my area?
  • If not immediately, how long is your waitlist?
  • What is your process for taking on new clients?
  • What tasks can your Support Workers undertake? (Ask about specific tasks required)
  • What training do your Support Workers receive?
  • Do all of your Support Workers have the relevant checks and qualifications required?

Meet

Finally, meet with potential Support Workers and make sure that they’re the right fit for your family and your child. You will likely be spending a lot of time together in your home, so the “fit” needs to be right for your child and for everyone in your family.

Further information

Get further information on Xavier Support Workers